You can learn a lot from the police. Their training, and
what they face daily, is especially heavy-duty stuff.
If you want that extra measure of preparedness, go this
extra mile. Beyond the value as training material, you'll
be able to deal with a police officer better next time
you meet one.
INSTINCT COMBAT SHOOTING: DEFENSIVE HANDGUNNING FOR POLICE
by Chuck Klein, $17.95
Law enforcement insight into a popular approach to threat response, which can make a life-or-death difference in an armed encounter. Klein, the pioneer developer of “instinct shooting,” shares understandable, common-sense instruction into conditioning yourself to fire quickly and accurately without losing valuable time scrambling for sight pictures.
DEVELOPING THE SURVIVAL ATTITUDE: A Guide for the New Officer
by Phil Duran, $11.95
This book is about attitude -- attitude that makes an officer a symbol of authority when arriving on a scene, and attitude needed to survive on patrol or in any other law enforcement assignment. Officers face dangers beyond what the public generally endures, making this high-octane training for most people.
ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO HANDGUNS
Firearms Instruction for Personal Defense and Protection
by Stephen R. Rementer, Bruce N. Eimer, Ph.D., $24.95
Combination gun catalog and gun-use book. This is how police think about gun selection, carry and use. Looks at the major handguns available today, support gear and suppliers, but the best part is all the info on being sufficiently prepared to act in self defense, choosing tools best suited to your abilities. Very usable advice from the people who make it their living on a daily basis.
By Lou Savelli and Stuart Moss 140 p. #CJ $9.95
Lighten up with the hysterical book by former police officers who've collected humor for years about their profession, victims, criminal offenders, the justice system, no one is immune from their scathing wit, I laughed out loud a lot. How many cops does it take to throw a guy down the stairs? The guy fell.
TERRORISM PREVENTION & RESPONSE
by Cliff Mariani, $16.95
Police are rapidly developing tactical plans, emergency protocols, new approaches to intelligence and information, as the War on Terror ramps up. Here is an inside view to those plans and mindsets, guaranteed to expand your thinking and preparation for “asymetyrical threats.” Key agency contacts, antiterrorism checklists, crucial mass-emergency response information, extended discussion of the nature of the enemies, detecting activity, types of threats, illicit money handling, the real effect of the color warnings, evacuation plans, much more.
A PROACTIVE LAW ENFORCEMENT GUIDE FOR THE WAR ON TERROR
by Lou Savelli, $9.95
A compact Pocket Guide, with valuable counter-terror intelligence in a quick-hit format. Includes: Spotting out-of-the-ordinary people and situations that can indicate trouble; The killer-terrorist mind-set; Suggested counter-terror tools officers should carry; Identifying fake documentation, Terrorism investigation strategies; Known domestic terrorist groups; plus a glossary of terrorism lingo.
Preserving Your Personal Safety Through Awareness, Attitude & Armed Action
by Ed Lovette and Dave Spaulding, $12.95
A defensive training guide to keep cops safe, presented in a way that’s practical for a family to use to protect themselves, too. Hard-earned, expert-level LE & military experience, this treasure chest of self-protection wisdom covers everything from mental conditioning for effective response to defensive driving tactics and medical self-help techniques. Learn pre-attack signals: home protection vs. home defense, the life-changing “X’s & O’s Awareness Test,” more.
Use of Force
by Brian A. Kinnaird, $14.95
Understand what the police know about force—why and when it’s needed, justified, how much to use (it’s much more than just gunfire) ethical and moral ambiguities, acting within department policies, and protecting yourself legally after the fact. Learn to interpret dangers, assess risks and act decisively. Includes a sample Use of Force Policy.
Constitutional standards, federal policy guidelines, and officer survival
by John M. Callahan, Jr., $8.95
Avoiding legal complications after an incident is serious business. This is a guide for officers to protect themselves from civil liability, criminal prosecution and physical harm. Discusses law and court findings for use of deadly force by police. Legal constraints on police differ from those on the public, provides perspective. Author is a former FBI division chief counsel.
ADVANCED PATROL TACTICS
Skills for Today's Street Cop
Michael T. Rayburn, $16.95
More than 200 photos and diagrams show officers how to effectively and safely perform their job. Covers instinctive shooting tactics, low light and close-quarter shooting, building clearing, what really is cover, how to prepare for a confrontation, off-duty survival, special problems of domestic violence calls, more.
POLICE OFFICER’S RESPONSE GUIDE TO CRIMES IN PROGRESS
by Nate Tanguay, $39.95
Model your own defensive responses on professional police expertise. Here are effective strategies for more than 60 different calls, including hit-and-runs, assaults, suicides, riots, rape/sexual assaults, gunshot/stab wounds, kidnappings, hostage situations, domestic violence, drunk drivers, gangs, armed suspects, cults, more. Summarizes what police have found from countless incidents, no fluff, right down to evidence collection—critical for winning cases (and self defense) later.