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NCJ Number: 71035 Find in a Library
Title: Will To Live - Five Steps to Officer Survival
Author(s): G W Boyd
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 141
Sponsoring Agency: Charles C. Thomas
Springfield, IL 62704
Sale Source: Charles C. Thomas
2600 South First Street
Springfield, IL 62704
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Based on the tenet that survival is primarily the police officer's responsibility, this text discusses the five basic components of the officer survival system.
Abstract: The beginning chapter defines the survival attitude, describes how this attitude is related to officer survival, and discusses the survival attitude as a self-fulfilling prophecy in which a person's beliefs tend to subconsciously affect that person's behavior. Physical conditioning and its importance for self-defense is examined, and recommendations are made for a physical fitness program and for mandatory standards for officer fitness. Other chapters give an overview of the technological progress and recent advances in protective equipment for law enforcement officers and emphasize the need for ongoing, practical, job-related training, including problem simulation and training within smaller agencies. Survival tactics ranging from use of secondary weapons to proper search and traffic stop procedures are discussed. A final chapter describes some particular survival problems of plainclothes personnel and recommendations for improvement. Photographs are included.
Index Term(s): Body armor/Personal protective equipment; Police attitudes; Police defensive training; Police recruits; Police weapons use; Protective equipment; Protective masks; Protective shields; Self defense training; Weapons handling safety guidelines
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