Training & Education

RECOVERY POSITION, BREATHING AND IN-CUSTODY DEATHS: MYTHS VS. SCIENCE

John G. Peters, Jr., CLS, Ph.D. ©2021. A.R.R. Your partner, Officer Don, arrested and fought a resisting male, wrestled him to the ground, applied metallic handcuffs, and then rolled the facedown person onto his side. A few moments later, the male barely muttered, “I’m having difficulty breathing,” and then suddenly, without making sounds or movements, became nonresponsive and died. You and others question how this could have happened. After all, he had remembered to use the Recovery Position to improve…

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Shooting Steel – Up Close and Safe

Todd Fletcher For years, firearms instructors and officers have enjoyed the benefits of training with steel targets. The immediate feedback from steel indicates the successful application of marksmanship and it is one of the best features of training with steel targets. However, it doesn’t take long to figure out that a disadvantage of training with steel targets is that bullet splatter can come back towards the shooter, potentially causing discomfort or injury. The Fragshield, from Take Aim Targets, can reduce…