About the Authors
The ink was scarcely dry from the initial press run of the original Street Survival book when an officer from Indiana wrote to say that the book saved his life.
He was in a foot pursuit of an armed felon one night when a diversionary tactic he’d learned from the book enabled him to discover, before it was too late, that the fleeing suspect had hidden and was lying in wait with a .45-caliber pistol pointed at the spot where he expected the officer to appear.
That was the first “save.”
Across the years since then, literally hundreds of law enforcement officers of all ranks and from all types of agencies have written, phoned, or delivered in person the same heartening message: “That book saved my bacon!”
Street Survival and the seminar that grew from it are credited with having revolutionized officer survival training, providing a common core of instruction to protect police professionals physically, emotionally, and legally in more than 50 countries worldwide. It is believed to have been in print—and in demand—longer than any other tactical book ever written for law enforcement.
Now thanks to the effort and insights of two highly skilled and experienced co-authors, Dan Marcou and Jim Glennon, the classic Street Survival has been revamped to continue its unique protective role for those on the job in a new millennium. Having “been there” for a combined total of 68 years, Marcou and Glennon came to this project well-equipped to add extensive new and cutting-edge content to the book’s enduring fundamentals, all dead-on relevant for officers facing today’s heightened dangers.
When my then-professional partner and Calibre Press co-founder Dennis Anderson and I were researching the original Street Survival, we picked the brains of officers and trainers from coast to coast to gather tactical principles and practices that could be shared with officers everywhere. One reader said the end result was “like riding with a thousand training officers.”
That same determination to ferret out the proven best from myriad sources has driven the work of Marcou and Glennon as well. So welcome to the fruit of a new thousand minds. Our goal continues to be the same now as in the beginning: When you need it most, Street Survival will be there.
There will be those moments in your career where there is fine line between your name being placed on an award, or a wall. That line will be drawn in advance by you, with your training.