Shadowboxing — Solo training to maintain tactical readinessBy ASP Trainer Jim Klauba
"It would be nice if tactical training and readiness were as easy as buying a bunch of gear and keeping it in a box until it’s needed. But in our world, the tools need to be up and ready to go at a moment's notice. And more importantly, we need to be trained to use them, at a high level of competency—and that means practice, practice, practice."
Tactical Breathwork—the Key to Staying Calm under PressureBy ASP Trainer Jim Klauba
"Anyone who has done competitive fighting—boxing, MMA, take your pick—has done something akin to tactical breathing techniques. After a round, the corner man takes out the fighter's mouthpiece and says something to the effect of “take two deep breaths.” This simple step calms and focuses the mind for the next round, because when you are out of breath, the mind tends to race."
“I Graduated from the Academy, Now What?” Tips for the rookie police officerBy ASP Trainer Jim Klauba
"Do not become complacent on the job; awareness and vigilance are priority one. Be alert. Constantly scan the street. When approaching people, look at areas accessible to their hands"
Oleoresin Capsicum— The Science Behind Pepper SprayBy ASP Trainer Jim Klauba
"Direct exposure to OC results in a painful burning sensation of the skin and mucous membranes. It causes stinging, redness and an involuntary closing of the eyes. OC can also cause a variety of immediate but temporary respiratory symptoms, which could be coughing, gagging and an inability to speak. OC has the potential to work quickly, but full effect can take approximately 30-45 seconds. Effects can last from 30-45 minutes, depending on the individual and any decontamination procedures used."