The best part of the current In-Service is that everyone is equal. In the past, patrol, detectives, and command all had their own In-Services. Now, everybody has to run through the same scenarios and tactic class.
The second best part of In-Service, is seeing officers I have not worked with in years.
It was the first time we shot in In-Service in the years.
Holding the slide of a Glock to fire at extreme close range is possible, but unpleasant to the support side thumb.
Edge was cut under his lip by ricocheting shrapnel.
Message from the Detective Division:
Always make a crime scene larger.
When providing a statement, if suspect gives an obvious lie, write it down. Lies can be proved to be untrue.
Blood Bourne Pathogens:
Alcohol was needs "dwell time" to cook the bugs off your mitts.
The city attorney's office is the 11th largest law firm in the state.
In legal terms, "pattern and practice" is determined by anecdotal evidence and not by determinable facts.
In 2011, 129 people were shot by the police.
In that same year, 6739 African Americans were murdered by other African Americans.
In my pond, the biggest chunk of people suing the police are gangsters. The second largest group of litigants are low level offenders. The most common suits are unlawful stops and minor uses of force such as having handcuffs on too tight.
Anticipate being sued.
During DTs, I popped my left index finger out of socket and back in again.
The department is teaching trauma care to all officers.
Tourniquets need to be at least one inch wide to applied without an subsequent significant injury to a limb.
Keys, sergeant strips, and gloves can all hinder the tourniquet.
Apply a tourniquet as high on a limb as possible. When you think you are tight enough, make one more turn.
When tourniquets are properly applied, they hurt. Do not leave a person you have applied a tourniquet to. They may try to take it off.
I had bruises on my right arm from where I self applied mine.
On Social Media:
The speed of dissemination is more important than the facts.
People view sites that in line with their views.
Blogging becomes the truth.
Incidents that occur in other parts of the country are connected locally.
Next year, the X26 is being retired in favor of the X2. The X26 is 2003 technology.
The city has spent $1.55 million on the upgrade. Training starts in January.
Per One PVO Instructor, this is the first time the department
has had us practice P.I.T.ing since 2005.
Overhead an Attorney:
The definition of a judge is a lawyer who is friend of the governor.