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SI58 – Compassionate Policing/The Ultimate in De-escalation Part 2
In Part Two of this two-part training program, we talk with Line of Duty Technical Adviser Mark DiBona. As a retired (33-year veteran) law enforcement officer, Mark shares important lessons learned from his past experiences.
SI57 – Compassionate Policing/The Ultimate in De-escalation Part 1
In Part One of this two-part training program, we talk with Line of Duty Technical Adviser Randy Sutton. As a retired law enforcement officer, Randy reflects upon his career and talks about how his philosophy of policing changed early on because of the advice from his training sergeant.
SI56 – I Can’t Breathe | Critical Do’s & Don’ts What It Means For Police
In this new police training program, In the Line of Duty technical advisers analyze and discuss the topic that has become a world-wide law enforcement issue, media topic and the center of national protests; “I can’t breathe.”
SI55 – Randy Sutton/Great Cops Share Their Greatest Lessons Learned
In this training program, we talk with Retired Lieutenant Randy Sutton of the Las Vegas (NV) Police Department. He is also a Technical Advisor for In the Line of Duty. This program features great life-saving and career-saving lessons from one of America’s most-decorated officers. The program has been structured into short, classroom-ready segments.
SI54 – Surviving Terrible Gunshot Wounds & the Power of the Mind
In this training program, we talk with Dr. Andrew Dennis about surviving wounds; whether it is a gunshot, knife wound, etc. He states that what people see on television cop shows isn’t very accurate when it comes to being shot and the ability to survive that wound. One shot to the chest doesn’t mean that you are dead or are going to die. Street cops need to know that even if they do get shot, in many instances they can stay in the fight and survive.
SI53 – Post-Traumatic Stress/You Can Overcome
In this training program, we talk with Jaime Bridges, a licensed clinical social worker and nationally-renowned police counselor. Jaime was instrumental in helping Ret. Sgt. Mark DiBona, who is the subject of two of Line of Duty’s programs (Special Issues/Suicide Prevention #44 and 45). Mark credits Jaime with tremendous guidance that got him back on the right path. Mark says he really connected with her because she was ex-law enforcement and truly understood the anguishing issues that he was dealing with and how to cope with them.
SI52 – Fear of Retribution/What Every Cop Needs to Know
In this training program, we examine an ongoing problem that runs throughout law enforcement: fear-based lack of reporting. Lower-ranking officers may be afraid to correct or report superior officers for fear of retribution. Rookie and young officers new to law enforcement may well be fearful of “stepping on toes” or branded as “rats”.
SI51 – Death of George Floyd/The Response That Might Have Been
In this training program, we examine the incident that might change the course of law enforcement forever.
The death of George Floyd and the tactics used by the Minneapolis Police Department are discussed in great detail by our Line of Duty technical advisors.
SI50 – The Rule of One More Revised/What Every Cop Needs to Know
In this training program, we examine the age old ‘rule of one more.’
The ‘rule of one more’ has long been a law enforcement axiom for always being aware that a suspect may have more than one weapon, more hidden drugs, contraband, or issues you need to be aware of at all times.
SI49 – Coronavirus and Safety/What Every Cop Needs to Know
In this training program, we talk with Dr. Andrew Dennis, a nationally-prominent trauma surgeon who also happens to be a full-time cop. Dr. Dennis talks about policing during a pandemic and what changes law enforcement may go through in the future. He also covers training and safety during these challenging times.
SI48 – The Hard Lessons of Deputy Dinkheller’s Murder Shared by his Father
In this training program, we talk with Kirk Dinkheller, father of Dpty. Kyle Dinkheller, who was shot and killed on a traffic stop in Georgia in 1998. Kirk spends much time traveling to departments all over the country telling the story of Kyle. His hope is that, in death, Kyle’s story will be a warning to other officers and potentially help save their lives.
SI47 – Are Welfare Checks Cops’ Most Dangerous Calls?
In this training program, we talk with one of the Las Vegas Metropolitan P.D.’s most decorated officers, Randy Sutton. The topic is checking the welfare calls. Sutton breaks down an incident in Fort Worth (TX) that garnered national and international media attention.
SI46 – Betty Shelby and Surviving the Aftermath of a Fatal O.I.S.
In this training program, we discuss how to deal with the aftermath of being in the national spotlight after a fatal officer involved shooting. Officer Betty Shelby was in the middle of a media firestorm when video of her officer-involved shooting was released for the entire world to see.
SI45 – Suicide Prevention/ The Amazing Journey of Sgt. Mark DiBona Program #2
The Amazing Journey of Sgt. Mark DiBona- Part II is a continuation of Part I, and includes specifics for establishing a successful peer-to-peer support program, the critical nature of having a program, and exactly who departments should name to head up their programs. Also, Part II has detailed information for traumatic incident debriefings.
SI44 – Suicide Prevention/ The Amazing Journey of Sgt. Mark DiBona Program #1
In this training program, we discuss the topic of suicide among law enforcement officers and first-responders. This problem has reached what some are calling epidemic proportions.
SI43-Great Cops Share Their Greatest Lessons Learned/Sgt. Adam Plantinga Program #2
In this training program, we talk with Sgt. Adam Plantinga of the San Francisco Police Department. He is a 17 year veteran of law enforcement and has authored two books dealing with police and policing.
SI42-Great Cops Share Their Greatest Lessons Learned/Sgt. Adam Plantinga Program #1
This training program covers many topics from dealing with street gangs to working in a multi-cultural district. We talk with Adam Plantinga. He is a 17 year veteran of law enforcement and has authored two books dealing with police and policing.
SI41 – How Not to Get Shot, Sued, or Thrown in Jail
This course covers the topic of officer liability and the many factors that contribute to officers using excessive force, hurting himself or others, he/she getting killed.
SI40 – De Escalation Training : Communications Skills for Police
This program covers one of the biggest hot-button issues in law enforcement today…..De Escalation Training for Police.
SI39 – Opioid Epidemic : Ohio First Responders Deal with Hell on the Streets
This training program is about one hard hit Ohio city’s first responders’(police, fire and EMS) response to dealing with the Opioid crisis.
SI36 – Carfentanil and the Gray Death: What Every First Responder Needs to Know
There is a new danger on the streets today. It is a drug (synthetic opioid) known as Carfentanil.
SI35 – AMBUSH Recognition: What Every Cop Needs to Know
Instructor Dick Fairburn presents an in-depth course on ambush recognition.
SI33 – Col Dave Grossman: Identifying and Stopping Active Killers
Active Killers: Who are they? What are their traits? What can cops, and the hundreds of thousands of gun-free zones in America, do to stop them?
SI32 – What Would You Do? Cop Confronts Murderer on T.S.; DUI Checkpoint Scammer
First incident, an Ohio officer shows tremendous restraint ...
In the second incident, new tactics are being used to get around DUI checkpoints.
SI31 – What Would You Do? Couple Plays Cop; Language Barrier Tragedy
Two law enforcement incidents that erupted into national headlines are examined by graduating recruits at the St. Louis(MO) County and Municipal Police Academy.
SI27 – Rapid Response: Saving Lives in the Golden Hour
How critical is the need for an integrated approach to rapid response and one that includes every member of the public safety community? Find out how Hillsboro, OR Police, Fire, and EMS made this approach a reality, and see the effect it has had on their emergency response times and level and effectiveness.
SI14 – Pit Bull Fighting: What Every Cop Should Know
Brutal, bloodthirsty dogfighting has become a billion dollar "industry" worldwide The U.S. is now the leading provider of fighting dogs internationally. Now, learn how you can stop it on your turf ...
SI11 – We’ve Got a 962 With Fire; Officer Burning Alive
By any standard, this remarkable Phoenix officer should have died when his cruiser was rammed by a taxi and burned furiously with him inside.
SI10 – Animal Abuse: Why Cops Can and Need to Stop It
Far too often when law enforcement officers run across cases of animal abuse, they slough it off as 'kids being kids'. It is much more than that.
SI08 – What Every Street Cop Needs to Know About Terrorists
This program is complete with vital information on dealing with the new terrorist threat in this county, including what to look for and what to do when you find it.
SI04 – The Murder of Georgia Deputy Kyle Dinkheller
Georgia deputy made a low-risk stop for speeding, little did he expect a gunfight for his life --- a gunfight he would lose.