POLICE Magazine

JUL 2018

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Winning is much more than surviving conflict. Be completely prepared for your challenges with our inspiring and world-renowned classes with Dave "JD Buck Savage" Smith, Sgt. Betsy Brantner Smith, Nancy Fatura & team. PoliceMag.com 29 Now take your flashlight and shine it onto one of the two walls that make up a corner of the room. If the wall is painted a light color, you can make the direct light from your flashlight bounce over and re- flect onto the other wall in the corner. Even if the wall is painted a dark color, you can still make your light bounce over onto the other wall, it just won't be as bright. e lighter the color the object is, the more reflective qualities it has. FLASHLIGHT TECHNIQUES N ow that we've discussed the three elements of low light, here are a few other tips you can use to your advantage when you find yourself operating in a low- light environment. e first is to use your flashlight spar- ingly and intermittently. ere is no need to keep the light on constantly as you're clearing a building, or walking up to a ve- hicle on a traffic stop. By doing this you are not only broadcasting your location to the suspects, you're also not taking advantage of any ambient light or reflective light that may be present. Imagine walking up a set of stairs with your flashlight on the entire time. It wouldn't take a rocket scientist to figure out when you were going to reach the top of the stairs. Instead, use your light intermittently and flash it in the direction or area you want to move to. Move after the light is off, and continue flashing your light and moving with the light off until you get to the location you want to be in or until the terrain makes it difficult to move with your light off. If you're traversing rough terrain, and don't want to give your position away by turning your flashlight on, all you have to do is pick your feet up a little higher than you normally do. e U.S. military has been walking in the dark this way for a long time. All you're doing is raising your knees up a little higher than you normally do. It takes a little longer to get to where you're going to, but you'll get there without turning your flashlight on. Another tactic is to walk by placing your feet flat on the ground. Normally we walk heel-to-toe. Our heel hits the ground first, followed by our toes. Instead, pick your feet up and place them flat on the ground as you walk. It's a little slower than the method of raising your knees a little TRAIN TO WIN Bring the best in law enforcement training to your agency: CLASSES: The Winning Mind The Winning Mind for Women Career & Officer Survival For Dispatchers The Winning Edge (NEW 2-day class) Developing Successful Staff Skills (630) 399-1645 Winning is much more than surviving confl ict. Be completely prepared for your challenges with our inspiring and world-renowned classes with Dave "JD Buck Savage" Smith, Sgt. Betsy Brantner Smith, Sgt. Nancy Fatura & team. IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL - Kel-Tec SUB-2000 Rifles Kel-Tec CNC Industries, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of SUB-2000 rifles because of a heat treatment issue that could potentially cause the barrel to rupture when a cartridge is fired and could result in serious personal injury. The SUB-2000 rifles affected by this recall are a select number that were manufactured in 2017. If your SUB-2000 was purchased in 2017 or 2018, do not load or fire it. Please contact Kel-Tec immediately via our website https://recalls. keltecweapons.com/, by email recalls@keltecweapons.com, or by telephone at 321-631-0068, extension 136 (M-F 9-4 EST), to see if your serial number is affected and for instructions on how to return your SUB-2000 rifle to have its barrel replaced free of charge.

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