Category: Disarm and Disable

Is your child’s school prepared for an Active Shooter?

This blog is meant to raise awareness of all concerned about school safety by asking questions and not to expose here any vulnerabilities a school may presently have. There are a number of components to prepare the school for an Active Shooter such as: Physical Security, Overall Defense Training, Shooter Ambush Training, and Emergency Trauma

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Helping those who help us!

Having been a street cop in the Reno, Nevada area for twenty-five years, I have had numerous experiences where the suspect forced or attempted to use force to evade an arrest.  By the time I joined the force, I had just received my 2nd degree black belt and somewhat prepared for these physical confrontations. The

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Disarm and Disable

The “What If” questions for Active Shooter Defense

On a very busy Saturday morning, a lone gunman appeared in the parking lot of a Walmart store in El Paso, TX and using a semi-automatic rifle shot and killed twenty-two people in the span of just a few minutes.  The police responded and was able to take the young adult male into custody without

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A question of true identity

Police in El Monte, California have a case where a man impersonating a police officer stopped a woman driving her vehicle.  The man ordered the woman from her vehicle and subsequently sexually assaulted her.  The woman lived to eventually make a police report of the sexual assault and provide law enforcement of the suspect’s physical

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Safe Dating in the 21st Century

During June of 2019, a female college student from Utah went missing after taking a late-night Ride Share to a park. Law enforcement discovered during their investigation that the female had arranged to meet a man in person that she had met on-line. The meeting took place in a park during the early morning hours.

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Deadly Errors of an Active Shooter Defense program

Committing any one or more of these deadly errors by either a person or an organization can result in the tragic loss of life.  Anyone wishing to survive an armed encounter with an Active Shooter/Assailant would do well to heed this advice and avoid these errors. ONE: Improper Active Shooter Defense Training: Training should not

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Child Safety 2019

This is a very difficult subject to discuss and can sometimes be so uncomfortable, that most people cannot consider having to warn their child of these dangers.  One of the worst fears a parent can have is one of their child being sexually molested or abducted.  These horrific crimes can be committed in the blink

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Dangers of Domestic Disputes

In Albuquerque, NM a postal worker came to the aid of a woman who was involved in a domestic dispute with her seventeen-year-old son.  As the altercation deteriorated, the postal worker felt compelled to intervene.  When the postal worker became the focus of the woman’s son, the postal worker used his chemical spray on the

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Ride Share Personal Safety

When discussing personal safety during a Ride Share, we will discuss the critical perspective of the safety of the passenger or passengers.  While violent crimes do happen where the driver is targeted, most of the items that make the news are crime stories related to the passengers. Curious readers can just conduct an internet search

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Critical Incident Tape Loop

One of the things that should be discussed is the aftermath of a violent encounter and what you may experience for the days and nights to come.  First of all, if you have survived a violent encounter, you did it right!  The most important aspect of defending yourself is to survive.  Having done that, you

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How bad can it get?

During the early part of February 2019, a female college student at Ohio State University should have had the time of her life.  Instead, she had been kidnapped by her ex-boyfriend (who she has a child with) and killed in a deadly confrontation when the police caught up with them.  Both the suspect (ex-boyfriend) and

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Everybody is on Edge!

During the early part of 2019, the northern Nevada area was rocked with four murders that occurred in a relatively short period of time.  The first murder occurred in a town called Gardnerville, NV. In that murder, a female was murdered in her home and no further details were given.  Approximately four days later, a

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