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Recently we published a Whiskey5 article on NLB Tactical. Understandably, some readers were skeptical as few people outside of a relatively small circle have heard of this company. But, they’ve been training the Detroit Police, as well as others, for years, so when I saw this testimonial, I thought it was worth a share.
This is amazing story of officer survival from an EDP Emotionally Disturbed Person call. Please read and share! This story will have you on the edge of your seat and very proud of those who serve us.
To : Whom it may concern
From: Police Officer Edward A. Pawlowski III
Detroit Police Department
While attending the Detroit Police Academy in 2016, I received a knife defense class designed by NLB Tactical / No Lie Blades. Little did I know that within a year of this class, I would use what I learned to save not only my life, but the life of one of my fellow officers…
The class itself was very easy to pick up. It taught various ways a knife can be used against you, and several easy movements to defend each attack. The class also had a realistic set of scenarios of surprise knife attacks by academy staff, headed by Corporal Hunt of the Detroit Police Department, that helped the class apply the techniques to real life situations. Now on to where it helped me…
Shortly after the New Year in 2017, I was dispatched to a run on the south end of the 10th precinct in Detroit. The only details we had on the run was that we had a suicidal female who kicked her roommate out and she was threatening to blow up her house. Once we arrived on scene, I made contact with the female from the porch of her residence, because she had barricaded herself inside of her house. I advised her multiple times that we just wanted to get her some help and we were not there to hurt her. She began screaming that the only way we’d get her to a hospital was to “shoot her in the head and drag her out of the house dead”. Multiple back-up units arrived.
Once more officers were on the porch, the door began to open slightly and officers slowly approached the open door. The woman then lunged out the door, stopped only by her own barricade and swung a pair of open scissors at another officer, just missing his face. At that point another officer tried getting into a window behind her, and she came running to that window, swinging the scissors at the other officer, just missing his midsection. Pepper spray was used multiple times, with no effect on her.
Finally, officers were able to distract her long enough at the door, that my partner was able to enter the house and grab onto the woman. I entered next, just in time to see the woman attempting to stab my partner in his back with the scissors. The training from my class just kicked in without thought. I was able to approach the two struggling, deflect the arm of the female away without getting cut and without my partner getting stabbed. We were then able to get the female to the ground, pin her arm down, get her to drop the knife, and get her into handcuffs with no injuries to her or the officers involved.
During that situation, I was able to just act without thinking and defuse the situation, without having to resort to deadly force and without anyone getting hurt. And I have the training I received to thank for that. With just the short, one day of training I received designed by NLB Tactical / No Lie Blades, defending that knife attack was almost like an instinct for me. I wish I was able to get more training designed by them, because I can only imagine how many other situations they can better prepare me for.
So, I would like to say thank you to NLB Tactical / No Lie Blades for the training course they designed. For not only preparing me for the altercation, but for saving my life and the life of my partner that day. And I look forward to the day another round of their training makes it to my area, because I will be first in line to receive it.
Police Officer Edward A. Pawlowski III
Detroit Police Department
NLB Tactical can be found online at
You can also acquire NLB training services on GSA through their Prime vendor partnership with MJL-Enterprises at www.mjl-enterprises.com/tactical-training.
The Rampart CEW testing chamber is a laboratory tested and certified device that is designed to dramatically improve workplace safety when handling Conducted Energy Weapons.
-A safe way to prevent serious injuries when performing function tests or scheduled downloads
-Safely contains probes during accidental discharge
-Laboratory tested & certified – NON conductive
-CEW decibel output decreased by over 50%
-Made in Canada – Patent Pending
-Currently in use with Canadian Law Enforcement Services
The new Beretta APX has been released into the LE/Military Channel and is available exclusively to LE/Military/1st Responders for the next 30 days before being released fully into the commercial market.
-Striker Deactivation Button – Field strip without pulling trigger
-Ambidextrious Slide Catch
-Automatic Striker Block Safety
-Reversible Magazine Release
-Interchangeable Grip Frame
-Flat-Faced 6lb Trigger
-Low Barrel Axis
Magazine: 17 Rounds (Includes 3 Magazines)
Rifling Pitch: 10in/ 250mm
Rifling: R.H. – 6 Grooves
General Operation: Semiautomatic, short recoil system
Locking System: Tilt-barrel, locked breech
Sights: Removable front and rear sights
Chassis frame: Stainless steel
Grip frame housing: Fiberglass reinforced technopolymer
Slide: Steel with black Nitride finishing
Barrel: Steel with black Nitride finishing
Action: Striker fired
Safeties: Striker deactivation button, firing pin block safety, trigger safety
If you are Military (Active/Reserve/Retired), Law Enforcement (Active/Retired) or 1st Responders, you can purchase yours at one of Quantico Tactical’s stores or on their website.
WAVE Plus is a critical incident notification system. Already installed at over 2,000 facilities in the US and Canada, it instantly transmits detailed messages directly to law enforcement officers and other first responders over up to four networks already used by local law enforcement agencies and other first responders.
-Instantly transmits detailed alarm message by radio to law enforcement
-Sends e-mail and text messages to personnel without radios
-Broadcasts alarm or lockdown message over PA system and Digital Signage
-Triggers access control system to lockdown
-Brings up correct cameras on CCTV system
-Switches on strobe lights or sirens
New fabric made from next-generation Honeywell Spectra® fiber offers breakthrough lightweight protection
MORRIS PLAINS, NJ, Jan 12, 2017 — Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it has released Centurion™, a composite fabric designed to make law enforcement apparel and equipment 35 to 40 percent lighter. Centurion is the latest performance fabric made from Honeywell Spectra® fiber and is suitable for any type of application where the product needs to be strong but lightweight.
Traditionally, law enforcement officers have carried extra gear such as ammunition and radios by attaching them to modular lightweight load-carrying equipment (MOLLE) web designs that include straps sewn onto their tactical vests. MOLLE straps add extra weight and can make movement more difficult for officers.
By contrast, vests made with Centurion fabric are 35 to 40 percent lighter because they do not require extra fabric. Centurion is laser-cut according to user preference, resulting in slits along the vests from which officers can hang, hook or tie gear as needed. Because nothing needs to be sewn into these vests, they are lighter and more comfortable for officers to wear, as well as faster and easier for manufacturers to produce. Combined with Spectra fiber’s strength, Centurion-made vests are resistant to cuts, abrasion and water, making them suitable for many tough environments.
“Centurion represents the next evolution of lightweight law enforcement equipment, removing several pounds from the more than 20 pounds that an officer can typically wear while on patrol,” said Lori Wagner, armor marketing manager for Honeywell Packaging and Composites. “At the core of Centurion fabric’s remarkable properties is Spectra, Honeywell’s next-generation fiber that is the material of choice for law enforcement agencies around the world as well as the U.S. military. Honeywell’s armor technology not only provides life-saving materials, but also produces industry-leading, high-performance, lightweight fabric like Centurion, designed to help those who protect us.”
Spectra fiber is made from ultra-high molecular-weight polyethylene using a patented gel-spinning process. Pound for pound, Spectra is 15 times stronger than steel, yet light enough to float. It has up to 60 percent greater strength than alternate aramid fiber. Spectra fiber is used to create Spectra Shield®, an advanced ballistic-resistant material. Honeywell’s Shield technology is a patented Honeywell process designed to optimize the ballistic performance characteristics of Spectra as well as aramid fiber in Gold Shield® materials.
Spectra Shield and Gold Shield products have been widely adopted and proven for the most advanced armor applications globally, from bullet-resistant vests, breast plates and helmets to combat vehicles and military aircraft – all which require lightweight solutions and superior performance.
Honeywell maintains an active Spectra fiber and ballistic materials research program focused on continuous improvement and development of high-performance materials. For more information about Spectra fiber, visit www.honeywell-spectra.com.
FirstSpear would like you to help them “Back the Blue”.
For every Thin Blue Line shirt sold from now until SHOT Show 2017, they will donate $10 from each sale towards the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Fund. Additionally, they’ll include their all new Thin Blue Line Sticker with every shirt.
ROCHESTER, NEW YORK – December 19, 2016 – The Spirit of Blue Foundation is excited to have been chosen to receive support from Mossy Oak’s newest initiative – Sportsmen Organized for Law Enforcement. The goal of Sportsmen Organized for Law Enforcement (S.O.L.E.) is to raise awareness and funds that will be divided equally among three existing 501(c)(3) organizations that already know where help is needed. Those organizations are Below 100, Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) and the Spirit of Blue Foundation. S.O.L.E. will harness the respect for law enforcement and generosity of the outdoor sports community, along with manufacturers in the industry who create the products and services that sportsmen utilize in their sport.
“No group of people is more giving or grateful for those that serve for our safety than outdoors men and women. The outdoors industry has always stepped up to lead the charge in conservation and will no doubt get involved to help the great people of law enforcement and let them know that we support them and appreciate what they do every day,” said Toxey Haas, founder and CEO of Mossy Oak. “In the coming weeks and months, Haas Outdoors will put the marketing experience of Mossy Oak behind this effort. We hope to make S.O.L.E. as well known in the outdoors arena as possible. I predict the response from these great people and companies will be swift and generous.”
“We were overwhelmed when Mossy Oak first approached us with this opportunity” explained Ryan T. Smith, Executive Director of the Spirit of Blue Foundation. “It is tremendous to have an industry partner of this size take such a bold and meaningful stance on the protection of law enforcement officers and care for the families who have experienced a loss. This is the type of industry leadership that the law enforcement community needs to help overcome the challenges they have been faced with.”
For more information on Sportsmen Organized for Law Enforcement and the charities to be benefitted, go to www.soleamerica.org. Donations for S.O.L.E. are made through CREATE Foundation, a 501(c)(3) community foundation established to aid in the collection of charitable funds. For donation options go to www.soleamerica.org/donate.
Strike Force Energy’s President Sean Matson was on Fox and Friends last week sharing their story about supporting Law Enforcement officers.
Strike Force Energy has partnered with Blue Lives Matter in an effort to provide support for law enforcement officers and their families across America. Strike Force Energy will donate 10% of gross sales to Blue Lives Matter as a tribute to our nation’s finest.
“America’s law enforcement officers protect our way of life, without them and their supportive families, we could not enjoy the safety we do. As Military Veterans, it is our responsibility to support them in any way we can”
-Sean Matson, Co-Founder Strike Force Energy
Your purchase will contribute to the Blue Live Matter’s program that will provide an immediate check for $10,000 to any family of any officer who may tragically die in the line of duty.
“Blue Lives Matter is honored to be working with Strike Force Energy, a veteran owned company that knows the importance of supporting American heroes. With their help and their premium products, we can do something great for the law enforcement community.”
-Blue Lives Matter
If you are law enforcement or a family of law enforcement, we encourage you to sign up for the Blue Lives Matter community effort.
Please visit the Strike Force Energy website to purchase your product and use the promo code:
VANCOUVER, B.C. – December 13, 2016 – Mission Ready Services Inc. (“Mission Ready” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: MRS) is pleased to announce the initial order of its No-Contact Riot Shield Covers for use in a military application. Developed and fulfilled through the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Protect The Force Inc. (“PTF”), the modest sub $9,000 order of 12 units represents the official commercial launch of this now market-ready product.
The No-Contact Shield cover, upon activation, releases a strong electrical pulse and an electrical shock sound and spark that deters an assailant. Similar to stun guns, the No-Contact technology is uniquely engineered into a textile composite that can be applied into any type of shield cover, including riot control and correctional facilities types as well as other form factors.
Requirements for this unique patented technology have been established through a product development effort that was initiated in FY2016 and has resulted in further intellectual property claims being filed by the Company. This order further validates No-Contact as a less than lethal technology that supports the unique mission sets of those who protect us.
The manufacturing of the No-Contact Shield covers will be done at the Company’s PTF Manufacturing Inc. facility in Jacksboro, TN and the key electronic components will be manufactured at the Company’s laboratory in Boston, MA.
Francisco Martinez, CTO states: “This small but fundamentally significant order is a milestone for the Company and the commercialization process. We strive to meet the changing demands being placed on military and law enforcement personnel and we believe this product provides them with another tool to help them successfully complete their mission. In addition to the application for this order, we have developed No-Contact Shield Covers for riot control units and for correctional facilities.”