Category Archives: Articles Written by Scott Reitz

Sound Bites

In past years I have been interviewed across local and national radio, TV news, various newspapers and such. These venues of modern communications are constantly searching for the one ubiquitous sound bite that will sum up a lifetime of experience… Continue reading →

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Looking Back: Simpler Times

Since my father was a U.S. Navy Captain for 27 years I’ve moved around quite a bit in my life. From Washington D.C. to Hospital Point, Hawaii to Levittown, New Jersey to Naples, Italy to Chelsea, Massachusetts to Bowie, Maryland… Continue reading →

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Breaching – Training for any Obstacle

Not everyone willingly opens their doors for the police…especially those given towards a bent of the entrepreneurial persuasion when purveying in goods which are not entirely “above board.” This leads us to the subject of “breaching,” which essentially is gaining… Continue reading →

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Perception Matters

Juries are not always sympathetic to an officer’s actions in the field. In some cases this is justified and in others it is not. One should be circumspect in what one says and the manner in which one comports themselves… Continue reading →

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The ITTS Family!

Brett and I never realized some of the ancillary results of ITTS when we started some 27 plus years ago. The best one is, of course, saving lives and keeping you out of bad situations. One side effect we are… Continue reading →

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Looking Back: Growing up “Claming”

All of us have events which shape us into who we are today. Events both large and small lead us to various points in life. The following is one example of a bygone era in my personal history which I… Continue reading →

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“The Mad Woman of Cimarroncita”

Not everything ‘Uncle Scotty’ has done in the past has anything to do with either police work, tactics, deadly force or other activities along such lines. The following is a case in point. The year, if I’m not mistaken, was… Continue reading →

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An Important Factor in Use of Forces Cases

For those of you either military, police or civilian, who have trained with us it is important to note that the decision to apply deadly force also entails those events preceding such application. In other words, what events transpired prior… Continue reading →

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Looking Back: Things Aren’t Getting Any Easier for Officers

Police work has changed… dramatically! Options used to be fewer, weapons were simpler and procedures less complicated. Reports did not involve orbital mechanics or complex MIT equations. You had a revolver and 18 rounds, two sets of handcuffs and a… Continue reading →

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A Dangerous Line

According to the Los Angeles Police Protective League, a recommendation was made by the Los Angeles Police Commission, which stated that when confronting an armed suspect officers should either back up or run away from a potential threat. Now, the… Continue reading →

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