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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 - September 2011

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The High Cost of a Dynamic Entry  

September 30, 2011
In an earlier blog post, we asked you to consider a scenario and decide whether to forcibly enter a residence to remove a high-risk suspect. Here's how the scenario played out and what lessons can be learned.
<p>Photo:  <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/judemat/&quot;>judemat</a><strong id=&quot;yui_3_4_0_3_1316744152890_1000&quot;>.</strong></p>

Sports Riots: The Other IED  

September 22, 2011
Sports violence has even been identified by some as a medical disorder called Intermittent Explosive Disorder—"the other IED." It may be fueled by unusually high amounts of testosterone and caused by "idiots acting like fools."
<p>Photo: <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/cianobasmith/&quot;>Cian Oba Smith</a>.</p>

How Will U.K. Police Respond To the London Riots?  

September 16, 2011
To quell riots, London Met Police called in 16,000 officers. Police authorized plastic baton rounds, armored vehicles, and considered imposing a curfew. These are common U.S. police riot responses, but are practically unheard of in the U.K.
<p>Photo: POLICE file art.</p>

Armored Rescue Vehicles: 3 Effective Deployments  

September 8, 2011
ARVs are one of the many specialized "tools" in the SWAT toolbox. As such, they're usually employed only for high-risk situations and community relations initiatives. The end result is that ARVs are employed very selectively and infrequently.
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