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Street Survival Tactics for Armed Encounters

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This book teaches survival procedures.

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    soxgirl0150, Fri, 17 Aug 2007 22:49:00 UTC.
    1st review

    I love this book! Not only does it teach you what to do in survival situations but it also highlight just how dangerous being an officer is. It shows what having the Superman Syndrome can do to you and how these things can happen to anyone.

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    bighead, Tue, 04 Sep 2007 07:59:44 UTC.

    This classic text from the Caliber Press is a must read by anyone who works in the street. Originally published in the 1970's many of the tactics in this text are still sound today. More importantly the mental preparation and survival mindset developed in this book are timeless. Gritty and true to life.

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    masiemens, Thu, 06 Sep 2007 06:25:45 UTC.

    All the Street Survival books are wonderful and full of useful info.
    If you ever have a chance to attend in person a Street Survival course it is well worth your time and energy.

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    onegoodcop, Mon, 10 Sep 2007 10:05:13 UTC.

    this is a great book for a rookie cop or even the veteran cop. so much information in this book that can help any officer.

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    Anonymous, Mon, 17 Sep 2007 17:02:11 UTC.

    Great book, a must read for all L/E....

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    TheSarge, Sun, 30 Sep 2007 15:24:18 UTC.

    A trusty volume. Heck, mine was only $20+ back in the day. You can't lose with this basis volume.

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    darelady142, Sat, 06 Oct 2007 05:31:04 UTC.

    Great book for New and Old Officers, the Street Survival Seminar is a must. And yes this book was only about $20 00 back in the day. Good book to review often.

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    libidibibo, Mon, 15 Oct 2007 13:57:51 UTC.


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    Tony_Riffel, Tue, 23 Oct 2007 19:55:16 UTC.

    The first in a series of three books that lays the foundation for survival on the street. Should be required reading in every academy across the nation.

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    Anonymous, Thu, 25 Oct 2007 09:08:16 UTC.

    While Street Survival is an older book, the information contained in it is timeless. Clothing styles and what’s in and hip may change, but as we well know a crook is a crook is a crook. These are basic procedures that will stand the test of time, because they are sound and true. I learned quite a bit from this book and pick it up again every five years to cover it again and glean more from its pages. I highly recommend this book to both old and new officers.

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    bad_LT, Tue, 20 Nov 2007 18:00:29 UTC.

    A must read for all cops i keep re-reading mine

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    JIMROC, Sun, 25 Nov 2007 01:48:45 UTC.

    excellent book for officers to have in their library.

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    ohcop, Sun, 25 Nov 2007 01:59:25 UTC.

    the complete street survival series should be mandatory for FNG's and cadets

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    Retleo, Thu, 29 Nov 2007 06:52:51 UTC.

    An absolute must for everyone working the streets, don't wait, get it now, it just might save your life. This was our "Bible" when teaching recruits at the Academy.

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    Marine4life, Sat, 01 Dec 2007 09:16:25 UTC.

    Good book a little outdated but it sure reminds you to be mindful of the basics.

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    rjstark, Tue, 18 Dec 2007 03:41:23 UTC.

    I found Street Survival Tactics for Armed Encounters to be an extremely beneficial tool to add to my utility belt. I have often thought about the practical information and techniques this text offers. Originally given to me by a retired Montgomery Alabama police officer in 1994, I have referenced this book throughout my career in law enforcement. Despite your duties, this text offers you a plethora of well founded advice to keep you and your partner(s) safe. Regardless whether you are thinking about getting into law enforcement or are a well seasoned officer or agent Street Survival Tactics for Armed Encounters can prevent you from loosing your edge to every peace officer’s worst enemy – complacency.

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    ccso8462, Wed, 19 Dec 2007 23:03:22 UTC.

    This book is fantastic. Don't just borrow it, buy your own. Then go back through it every once in a while to keep your edge. Very valuable for reference and refresher.

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    gkelly, Fri, 11 Jan 2008 05:46:56 UTC.

    solid read for the new LEO. also good refresher read for experienced officer.

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    dramos1019, Sat, 26 Jan 2008 01:58:07 UTC.

    This is a Bible of Law Enforcement knowledge. If you haven't read it, your lacking the edge everyone should have on the scum bags!

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    Hosnegotiator, Sat, 26 Jan 2008 05:05:35 UTC.

    Wow, does this bring back memories. Consider it to be one of three "bibles" I kept from my CJ courses (mid 1980's).

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    pongo4385, Wed, 13 Feb 2008 20:16:55 UTC.

    Excellent book, wherever I go around the world, this book goes with me.

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    LawdawgTRAV, Thu, 14 Feb 2008 23:10:30 UTC.

    I love these books!!! They have taught me so much, and I am always referring back to them for training and memory purposes. I think every officer should have the 3 books published through Calibre Press.

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    hbg522, Fri, 07 Mar 2008 01:00:20 UTC.


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    CSL, Fri, 07 Mar 2008 21:39:01 UTC.

    A must read.

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    Dayngerus, Thu, 20 Mar 2008 04:39:23 UTC.

    This is where your training should start. Although the text and pics are dated, the information is not. It's still as relevant as ever.

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    jcurtman, Wed, 02 Apr 2008 01:57:27 UTC.

    Excellent book. I have it and keep it in the station for all of my officers to review!

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    tbarber, Wed, 09 Apr 2008 01:32:47 UTC.

    Another good book that provided numerous tactics for survival.

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    Radcop88, Sun, 20 Apr 2008 22:44:24 UTC.

    One of the best books written for Survival on the Streets! Thank you Calibre Press !

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    Sheepdog267, Tue, 06 May 2008 22:44:11 UTC.

    This is a must-have book for every police officer and should be kept handy at all times.

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    Taul, Sat, 17 May 2008 12:20:42 UTC.

    Even for a 24 year veteran who trains other officers, I found some ideas within the covers of this book.

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    klamm143, Sat, 17 May 2008 21:46:24 UTC.

    Another great TOOL for your TOOLBOX....

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    Oreto401, Sat, 14 Jun 2008 03:21:40 UTC.

    good training tool.

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    Steelshot315, Tue, 05 Aug 2008 19:51:26 UTC.

    should be required reading for the academy

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    acso512, Thu, 18 Sep 2008 20:17:40 UTC.

    great book have it sitting in my office! bunch of old school lessons learned!

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    mjdep, Mon, 29 Sep 2008 01:03:48 UTC.

    Awesome product filled with great info...a must read.

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    Anonymous, Mon, 29 Sep 2008 01:30:12 UTC.

    Ok, I'm a little biased since I work for Calibre Press, but I read this book over 20 years ago, long before I became a trainer and an author. I still turn to it regularly to research a specific tactic or just to remind of my mission to continue to be a %5-er. This is a "must have" book for anyone in law enforcement, from patrol to dispatch to supervision.

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    Anonymous, Sun, 26 Oct 2008 02:15:43 UTC.

    Outstanding training aid. All LEO should read and have this book for survival training.

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    Anonymous, Thu, 30 Oct 2008 03:04:29 UTC.

    great book to read

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    recon2rb, Fri, 31 Oct 2008 18:43:01 UTC.

    This was the first book I read as a police explorer back in the early 70's and it made me realize that we took things for granted back then. This book was an eye opener for me and I still refer it to friends today.

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    dino98, Mon, 10 Nov 2008 15:18:52 UTC.

    While definately an older book (ignore fact that most of the police look like 70's porn stars), but chock full of very good advice. The book is also filled with references to real situations of what NOT to do - which helps cement correct tactics in your mind. Seems to have weathered the test of time. Buy it!

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    vlouie, Tue, 13 Jan 2009 16:32:40 UTC.

    Great book, Alot of information. A must book for all patrol officers.

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    Anonymous, Sat, 07 Feb 2009 01:26:38 UTC.

    Great book to remind you things you have forgotten.

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    waterlove121620, Sun, 22 Mar 2009 17:37:03 UTC.

    it give you, all the tactics of street survival

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    Anonymous, Sat, 11 Apr 2009 06:18:08 UTC.

    A must read for all officers. Gets your mind thinking as to what can happen and how to prepare for most anything

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    LakewoodSgt19, Fri, 11 Sep 2009 20:48:35 UTC.

    The photos are dated but the survival information is still first rate. This is a MUST READ for anyone who straps on a gun, and pins on a badge!

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    Sharkman, Wed, 24 Mar 2010 22:03:56 UTC.

    I first bought this book, in the early 80's. It was instrumental in our department changing to semi-autos, from .38 spl revolvers. I only wish it had been able to convince the powers that be, to choose a .45, rather than the 9mm. But, this book is a must read, and must have, in your personal library. I made the mistake of loaning mine out to a fellow who shortly later left our department, and moved out of the area. I never saw that book again. I recently purchased a couple of used copies, and gave one to my youngest son, who is now considering a foray into Law Enforcement. It will make you think, and will change your WAY of thinking, about dealing with the public, in ways that are necessary, in today's society

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    copgirl48, Mon, 05 Apr 2010 06:00:29 UTC.

    Had this book and passed it on - great one - great author!

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    USLawman1983, Mon, 12 Apr 2010 04:35:35 UTC.

    I bought and read Street Survival in my rookie year of 1983. Over the years, with al the other Officer Safety books that have been written and published, Street Survival is still the benchmark. I have all three books in the series now.
    Thank you Lt. Remsberg, Lt. McTernan and SA Adams. Your teachings have saved many a cops' a$$es, including my own.

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    sirengirl55, Tue, 26 Jul 2011 18:42:41 UTC.

    okay product.

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