Every cop I know carries at least one knife on them. When asked in public, most of them will say they are tools for opening things or, my favorite, freeing motor vehicle accident victims by cutting off the seatbelt. However, ask the same cops in the locker room and they will all state that they carry a knife as a deadly force option in a lethal struggle.
Well, I think it is time for cops, and administrators, to publicly acknowledge that knives are self defense tools in deadly force situations. More importantly, it is time for departments to incorporate knives into their training so the officers have the needed skills to use the knife if they ever have to. [Read more…]