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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.

Doug  Wyllie

Doug Wyllie

Doug Wyllie has authored more than 1,000 articles and tactical tips aimed at ensuring that police officers are safer and more successful on the streets. Doug is a Western Publishing Association “Maggie Award” winner for Best Regularly Featured Digital Edition Column. He is a member of International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), an Associate Member of the California Peace Officers’ Association (CPOA), and a member of the Public Safety Writers Association (PSWA).

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 - May 2009

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Embrace the Ripple Effect  

May 27, 2009
The loss of multiple officers in a single incident results in a ripple effect that almost always results in significant departmental changes, and is never forgotten. This ripple effect often reaches far beyond the effected agency itself.

Two California Departments Reeling From Officer Deaths  

May 26, 2009
To understand the gravity of controversy involving police actions, we need look no farther than the 1992 Los Angeles Riot, the deadliest riot in modern U.S. history, sparked by the acquittals of four LAPD officers. Or the more recent series of violent protests and clashes with police in Oakland, Calif., stemming from the January 1 controversial BART Police shooting of an unarmed man.

National Police Memorial Week: Never Forget  

May 13, 2009
Law enforcement deaths could easily weaken our profession's resolve to protect and serve. However, the exact opposite is true. Instead of weakening us, our thin blue line strengthens into a solid steel band of brothers. We may bend, but we will never break.

Lifesaving Products and Training Featured at TREXPO West 2009  

May 8, 2009
In this column, I'm writing about technology used to create the new, innovative tactical medicine products for law enforcement on display (and for sale) at TREXPO West 2009.
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