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Bob Parker

Bob Parker

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.

Jose Medina

Jose Medina

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.

Blog - SWAT - August 2008

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Get Ready for Riots  

August 20, 2008

Despite the many advancements and improvements in police riot response, major riots remain among the most devastating and dangerous events any city and its police force can face. When it comes to riots, it’s far better to prevent them than to cure them. However, that’s not always possible, and the reality is police must always be prepared and capable of controlling riots with rapid, effective police response.

Sound Off About SWAT  Law Enforcement Only

August 6, 2008

Consider this your opportunity to share your thoughts and opinions about SWAT with a large law enforcement audience. I want your ideas, thoughts, and opinions to lead to an open dialogue about SWAT. 

A Tale of Two SWAT Shootings  

August 5, 2008

While the vast majority of SWAT operations are resolved peacefully, a few end in violence. What follows are two tales of tragic SWAT-involved incidents: one in upstate New York and the other in Lima, Ohio. Details of both incidents come from published news reports.

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