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Traffic Stop Safety – Part II

After setting up a safe traffic stop you must then prepare to interact with the officer and practice your own calming techniques. You have already done everything in your power to ease the anxiety the officer feels in approaching your car. And about the stop…

Traffic Stop Safety – Part I

Although police officers are killed more in other encounters each year “Traffic stops” are found to be the one thing officers do each day that scares them the most. Not many officers are willing to admit to the fears associated with traffic stops but they…

Exercising Extreme Control in a Violent Encounter

An example of exercising extreme control in a violent encounter takes me back to January 2001. I was an active police officer and the lead instructor for Oklahoma City Police department. I already had over 5 years experience training police officers and civilians in self…