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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 2011

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A Plan Is a Plan, Until...  Law Enforcement Only

May 27, 2011
The Osama bin Laden raid ranks among the most significant raids in modern military history. History is replete with similar military raids — some have been successful, others less so — that reinforce the reality that the vast majority of such operations are rarely ever known outside a circle of the select few on a need-to-know basis.

Active Shooter at Nursing Home: Engage or Wait for Backup?  

May 25, 2011
With this SWAT blog, we're presenting an active-shooter scenario for your consideration. We'd like to know how you would handle it, so please add your comments below. The scenario is based on an actual incident.

Friendly Fire: Operational Considerations  

May 20, 2011
Operational friendly fire erupts suddenly without warning, and once bullets start flying, it's too late. In the old days, before we were trained with "finger OFF the trigger" unless you're shooting, virtually all LEOs had their finger ON the trigger when they had their guns out.
<p><em><strong>The DSM Safety Banner provides instant identification for an officer responding in plainclothes. Photo: DSM Safety Products.</strong></em></p>

Friendly Fire: Identify Yourself As an Officer  

May 16, 2011
SWAT officers often respond to call-outs while off duty and driving their personal vehicles. And they often arrive before the rest of SWAT. Thought needs to be given to how identifiable they are when arriving on scene, particularly in swirling, chaotic, life-threatening situations, and especially when there's a chance on-scene officers might not know they're SWAT.
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