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Lt. Robert Parker served with the Omaha (Neb.) PD for 30 years and commanded the Emergency Response Unit. He is responsible for training thousands of law enforcement instructors in NTOA's Patrol Response to Active Shooters courses.



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Officer Jose Medina is an active member of the Piscataway (N.J.) Police Department's SWAT team and runs Awareness Protective Consultants (Team APC) tactical training.
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Blog - SWAT - May 2007

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Officer Ambushed! Officer Down!  Law Enforcement Only

May 30, 2007
This Memorial Day was an especially reflective one for me, with another tragic police death only three days before on May 25.

Lessons from Virginia Tech  

May 30, 2007
"When you aren't practicing somewhere someone is and, when you meet him, he will win." This thought-provoking saying was passed along to me many years ago by Terry Thorpe, a warrior friend who lost his courageous final battle with Agent Orange.

Dealing with Vicious Dogs  Law Enforcement Only

May 9, 2007

Law enforcement training covers practically every conceivable aspect of use of force. However, an area that is glossed over by many agencies is policy, training, and tactics for dealing with vicious dogs.

Vicious dog attacks account for more than 100 fatalities and thousands of serious injuries every year. Police are usually the first responders to vicious dog reports and are often attacked by these dogs.

Full-Time vs. Part-Time SWAT  

May 9, 2007

There is a quiet debate in SWAT that starts with the question: Which team is the “best?” Followed by: Which teams are “better.”

The only time SWAT teams compete against each other is during SWAT competitions for “bragging rights.” And while such competitions are important, SWAT’s real opponents are the bad guys. That’s the competition you can’t afford to lose.

Thoughts on SWAT  

May 9, 2007
Welcome to Police Magazine’s weekly online SWAT column. This column will discuss SWAT/Tactical issues facing law enforcement today.
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