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SEP 2017

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PoliceMag.com 23 Continuing in 2017, American Military University (AMU) will be hosting 1-hour webinars without cost to help law enforcement officers* stay current on topics covering: Webinar attendees may receive a 5% tuition grant and fee waiver for degree and certificate courses at AMU. TO REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR SERIES VISIT INPUBLICSAFETY.COM/WEBINAR OR CONTACT INSTRUCTOR JIM DEATER AT JDEATER@APUS.EDU. LAW ENFORCEMENT WEBINAR SERIES 2017 CERTIFIED IN-SERVICE TRAINING WITHOUT COST AMU is part of the accredited American Public University System and certified to operate by SCHEV. *The webinars include law enforcement-sensitive information; therefore all registrants will undergo a verification process to ensure they are current law enforcement officers, analysts, or law enforcement support personnel. • DarkNet Awareness • DarkNet Investigations/Operations • Digital Currency Awareness • Social Media/Apps Part 5 • UAV/Drone Operations for Law Enforcement • UAV/Drone Counter Measures • Social Media Monitoring during civil disturbance • Islamic Radicalization • Domestic and International Kidnapping Investigations • Drug Smuggling Tactics and Money Laundering (Digital currency) tractions in your drills. In my training courses we use a tennis ball as the mind distraction to add the urgency of time and create a level of realistic stress. You should be standing with all of your duty gear and a safe and clear firearm (meaning no ammunition is on your body and the firearm has a train safe orange blocker inside the barrel or you are using safe and inert training props). Below are examples of drills you can conduct with each item on your duty belt. Examples of Access and Drawing Drills: Firearm—In the standing position, holding the tennis ball in your support hand, toss the ball up into the air arm-high. Quick- ly access and draw your firearm before you catch the ball, as a way to add time urgency. Magazine Pouches—In a kneeling position, holding your (clear and safe) firearm in a low-profile carry position, and the tennis ball in your support hand, toss the ball up into the air arm- high. Quickly access and draw your magazine and load (your un- loaded) magazine into your firearm before the ball bounces the second time. Baton—While running in place, holding the tennis ball in your support hand, toss the ballt up into the air arm-high. Quick- ly access and draw your baton, extend it, and hit the ball before it bounces the second time. Chemical Aerosol Sprays (OC)—While standing and hold- ing the tennis ball in your support hand, toss it up into the air arm-high. Quickly access and draw your OC unit before you catch the ball. Electronic Device—While standing and holding the ten- nis ball in your support hand, toss it up into the air arm-high. Quickly access and draw your electronic device before you catch the ball. Handcuffs—While standing and holding the tennis ball in your support hand, toss it up into the air arm-high. Quickly ac- cess and draw your handcuffs in a loaded position before you catch the ball. Flashlight—While standing and holding the tennis ball in your support hand, toss the ball up into the air arm-high in front of you. Quickly access and draw your flashlight and shine the light on the tennis ball before it bounces the second time. Keys—While standing by your car, holding the tennis ball in your support hand, toss the ball up into the air arm-high. Quick- ly access your car keys and place them inside the key hole before the ball bounces the second time. Dave Young is the founder and director of Arma Training, respon- sible yearly for training thousands of police, corrections, and mili- tary instructors around the world on surviving force-on-force at- tacks. He is also the co-founder of Vistelar. Young graduated from his first law enforcement academy in 1985, and has over 30 years of combined civilian and military law enforcement experience and training. He is a long-serving member of the POLICE Advisory Board. freeinfo.policemag.com/750716

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