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Arizona Online News Outlet Uses "Lawmen" in Headline

Is anyone else a little bothered by this headline? 

"Tucson police, Pima Sheriff hiring lawmen"

I'm a part time resident of Tucson, and I received this article today in my email. I was never particularly offended when I was called a…


Added by Betsy Brantner Smith on June 4, 2012 at 5:15pm — No Comments

National Patrol Rifle Championship

Seven days until the NPRC!  WOWs will resume in mid-June.  I'll be doing some gear write-ups of new stuff I'm trying out there, look for that in late June.  

Any other WTA members going?  First 10 people to stop and say "Nanoo, Nanoo" get a free Sniper girl patch!


Added by Kim Heath on May 27, 2012 at 12:31pm — 1 Comment

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

WTA Members,

I have several slots available for a Combat Lifesaver course held in Springfield June 18 - 20, 2012.  The CLS is an advanced …

Added by Karen Bartuch on May 16, 2012 at 11:22am — No Comments

3 Woman's Only Basic Pistol Classes Scheduled for summer 2012

We have scheduled 3 Womans Only NRA Basic Pistol Class for this summer.  My husband and I will be teaching them. Two of the classes will be held at Gander Mountain on Randall Road in Geneva with the live fire exercise the following day at Aurora Sportsman Club in Waterman.  The third class will be at Camp Tuckabatchee.  The third one (Camp Tuckabatchee) is a fund raiser for them with $50.00 per person of the registration fee going to the camp.  Camp Tuckabatchee is located near Wedron…


Added by Laurie Dougherty on May 14, 2012 at 8:39pm — No Comments

Sniper Girl Patches have landed!

Get your super cool, dark, subdued embroidered Sniper Girl patch!  $8 each, which includes shipping!  They are 3.5"x1.75", black and grey background, tan and brown on the Sniper Girl, hook velcro on the back.  The picture doesn't quite match the real colors, but it's pretty close.  

You can mail a money order, made out to: Kim Heath, P.O. Box 282, Elwood, IL…


Added by Kim Heath on April 22, 2012 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

Rifle 104

I got to spend the day attending Kim Heath's Rifle 104 class for seven hours of trigger time and quality instruction.

We began by firing single rounds downrange and then taking a step back to warm up.  We then moved on to lateral movement drills as standing still while shooting should feel ackward to police officers.  Then it was on to malfunction clearing drills, transitioning from rifle to pistol, shown some alternative ways to hold the rifle, did some weak hand shooting…


Added by Kenneth Mescall on April 6, 2012 at 7:58am — 2 Comments



Added by Karen Bartuch on March 30, 2012 at 3:09pm — No Comments

Building Warrior Women Training Event

LouKa Tactical Training is the only all female-owned and staffed performance improvement company in the United States for emergency service professionals. We have a training staff of 10 women officers with very diverse qualifications including firearms instructors, fitness instructors, tactical team members and instructors, former tactical team commanders, defensive tactics instructors, one is an officer/paramedic/EMT/firefighter/HAZMAT technician,…


Added by K Vonk on March 27, 2012 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

WOW 3/25/12

Hello everyone and welcome back to the Women’s Tactical Association Workout of the Week.  We are going to switch gears and start working with our rifles.  If you don’t have a rifle, feel free to follow along with your shotgun. 

Make sure your rifle is unloaded first.  I’m a big fan of the CBD, Chamber Blocking Device.  It does just that, and gives an excellent visual indicator to everyone else around that your chamber is blocked.  When you want it out, you…


Added by Kim Heath on March 22, 2012 at 11:13pm — No Comments

Own Those Effin' Pull-ups, Woman!

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Unless you are Starla from Napoleon Dynamite, pull-ups pretty much suck for women. My original plan for this installment of Fight Like a Girl was to research the anatomical differences that account for the upper body strength disparities among men and women but then I though…who gives a crap? If you are a police officer, the bad guy certainly doesn’t care if you stand up or sit down when…


Added by Karen Bartuch on March 20, 2012 at 9:01am — No Comments

It's a Knife Kind of Day By Kim Heath

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I used to work in an outdoor gear store that sold knives and I became particularly fond of a piece by William Henry.  It had a carbon fiber handle that fit my hand well, and a blade that was razor sharp.  The shape of the blade was a little bit wider than normal.  It could cut me out of most anything I’d get…


Added by Karen Bartuch on March 19, 2012 at 3:21pm — No Comments

woman's career and tactical survival class

To summarize this class and what I learned was that women are different than men, to keep in the mindset of being a warrior, and to learn not only from those who have fallen but from those who have won.  Sgt. Smith is an incredible speaker who can relate to the students. 

Not only keeping myself guarded and in the game, a lesson that I found interesting was about the analogy of the different usages of the hemisphere's of the brain (Male and female).  Sgt. Smith gave the students…


Added by Heidi Sonntag on March 14, 2012 at 10:05am — 1 Comment

Workout of the Week info.

Workout of the Week will be starting again soon. Is there anything specific you would like to see or areas you guys need to work on? If you have any.requests for drills or exercises, let me know!

Added by Kim Heath on March 11, 2012 at 1:20am — No Comments

PoliceOne's First Women's eNews!

VERY proud of our initial newsletter. For some reason, pregnant cops continues to be a perplexing issue for some police agencies:

Added by Betsy Brantner Smith on February 23, 2012 at 10:19pm — 2 Comments

One Soldier’s Ability to Adapt and Overcome

Although he is most famous for shaking his bum on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars; J. R. Martinez is much more than a dancer. He spoke at the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas on Feb. 21.; I was honored to hear his story firsthand. As the entire audience hung on his every word, J.R. laughed and joked about the deepest darkest times in his life and how helping others helped to save…


Added by Karen Bartuch on February 23, 2012 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

IPhone App

For those of us that have Iphones I was just recently advised of an app called Field Contact. It cost 4.99 but it is well worth the cost. With this app you can enter contact information plus photo and stop location right on your phone and it is password protected. Ive had it for a couple weeks and so far found it useful. Hope this helps

Added by Lisa Brennan on February 23, 2012 at 2:58pm — 1 Comment

Must Read for Police re: ammunition cycling.

Our friends over at Bolo Report recently posted this article about the dangers of repeated chambering of the same bullet(s).  If you routinely unload and reload a firearm, as most cops do, this is good information to have.

Have you dry fired today?


Added by Kim Heath on February 18, 2012 at 8:25pm — No Comments

Thesis Survey for the Blue Ceiling

Ladies - I am a patrol sergeant for an agency in Florida and I am currently working on my double thesis for my Master's degree. I am requesting you to participate (it is anonymous) in my online survey for the "Blue Ceiling." It is based on the invisible barrier(s) that effects the hiring, retention, and advancement of women in law enforcement. The link to the survey is …

Added by Jennifer D on February 16, 2012 at 1:49pm — 5 Comments

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