Welcome to BlueSheepdog.com, your source for free law enforcement training, information and reviews. Let us introduce the site to you…
Although we fully believe in the concept that the more you sweat in training, the less you bleed on the street, we actually think it should be painless to locate and access quality law enforcement training on the ‘net. That is our first mission at BlueSheepdog: provide information the street cop can use.
BlueSheepdog.com attempts to help officers by providing a wealth of information in all kinds of formats. Our cadre of writers are all dedicated law enforcement professionals with many years of experience in diverse specialties.
The blog contains frequent updates with shorter training tips and information, while more in-depth articles and videos can be found under one of five headings: DUI training, field training, firearms training, general training and officer safety training.
Some of the videos will literally have your heart racing as the encounter unfolds. Consider the training implications for this video as a pursuit terminates and the suspect rushes officers with a butcher knife. What about this one where a deputy was in a fight for his life with an armed gunman at about 4 am.
Our second core mission is to provide you with no-BS reviews of gear and firearms. Cops don’t make a lot of money, and you
likely don’t have the desire to waste any of it on inferior gear. If something sucks, we’ll tell you. Likewise, when something surpasses expectations we will gladly pass that along as well.
Richard Johnson founded BlueSheepdog in 2007 and continues to publish it today.
Prior to moving into publishing full-time, he was a sworn police officer and trainer in both Florida and Georgia. During his time, he served as a patrol officer, field training officer, corporal, sergeant, lieutenant and commander of a field training and evaluation program.
Richard has extensive experience and training in domestic violence, crisis intervention, firearms, officer safety, legal research and supervision. He won numerous awards for his actions as a police officer.
In addition to BlueSheepdog, Richard also publishes GunsHolstersAndGear.
Richard has provided commentary in a variety of media outlets including Newsweek, Cam & Co and a variety of local newspapers. He has also consulted with local and national politicians on the topics of law enforcement and firearms.
Richard continues to write and his work can be found at a variety of print and online outlets including Shooting Illustrated, Ballistic, Combat Handguns, Personal Defense World, School of Guns, The Firearm Blog, and Imminent Threat Solutions.
Richard has been recognized for excellence in investigative reporting and photojournalism.
Aaron is a career cop who started writing for BlueSheepdog nearly a decade ago.
Currently serving as a patrol sergeant with a large mid-western police department, Aaron is also a SWAT sniper, drug recognition expert and trainer. He has experience as a full-time DUI officer, field training officer and served on a multi-jurisdictional HIDTA task force.
Outside of law enforcement, Aaron is an experienced hunter proficient in the use of both firearms and bow.
Randall is another career cop and has more than 30 years of experience with a large central Florida city department.
Although he is an administration-type now, he has decades of experience as a patrol officer, K9 officer, field training officer, SWAT officer, homicide investigator, patrol supervisor and commander of the K9 program.
It would be tough to find someone with more experience in law enforcement than Randall.
Outside of law enforcement, Randall is a knife collector and artisan. His blade technique is amazing. Although his administration duties preclude him from writing much, he publishes ThinBlueFlorida.