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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.
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Tactical Operations Training at TREXPO West  Law Enforcement Only

April 29, 2009
For two days I found myself totally immersed in tactical operations, and emerged with newfound tactical knowledge learned from the “best.” I’ve been in the SWAT business in various capacities for many years, yet continue to have a thirst for tactical knowledge that will never be quenched.

Massacre in Pittsburgh: The Unthinkable Strikes Again  

April 15, 2009
SWAT took up positions around the suspect’s brick house as the firefight raged. SWAT’s Lenco BEAR armored rescue vehicle withstood numerous bullet hits, including two very visible hits to the front windshield.

Survival Lessons from Oakland and Pittsburgh  Law Enforcement Only

April 15, 2009
The lesson all of us must learn from the Oakland and Pittsburgh tragedies is to honor our fallen brothers in blue by doing whatever it takes to not only survive, or even to win, but to prevail.

The Aftermath of the Oakland Massacre  

March 30, 2009
How we honor them and all of our thousands of fallen brothers and sisters is to continue to do our job to the utmost of our ability with dignity and honor, no matter the obstacles. We are the thin blue line, and if we don’t do the job of protecting society, no one will.

What It Was Like to Watch the Oakland Tragedy Unfold on TV  

March 27, 2009
At first, details were sketchy. “Breaking News: Four OPD officers shot…two motorcycle and two SWAT…gunman also shot…No word yet on the conditions of the officers or the gunman.”

Crime Suppression Surges  Law Enforcement Only

March 18, 2009
Lately, much has been said about a new term to describe a longtime law enforcement strategy. The new term is "surge," and is borrowed from the military's successful strategy in Iraq that is about to also be employed in Afghanistan.

Police Manhunts  

March 18, 2009
The events that necessitate massive, intense manhunts occur suddenly and violently. Although we can't predict where or when deadly rampages will occur, what's certain is they will occur—somewhere—because no one is immune.

SWAT Raids and Searches Part Six: The Aftermath  Law Enforcement Only

March 3, 2009

The search or raid entry is over; the subjects are secure and being guarded; and the detectives are gathering their evidence. SWAT’s portion of the mission would appear to be over. So is it time to stand down and relax?

SWAT Raids and Searches Part Five: The Hit  Law Enforcement Only

February 26, 2009

Dynamic entries depend on “surprise, shock, and speed” and you go to the suspects. With deliberate entries like “surround and callout” the suspects come to you. Knock and announce requirements vary for each jurisdiction and must be followed.

SWAT Raids and Searches Part Four: Containment and Cover  Law Enforcement Only

February 18, 2009

Remember Murphy's Law. Unexpected obstacles, dogs, darkness, etc., can throw off even the best-laid plans. Effective perimeters don't happen by accident. They require tactics, planning, and precision coordination.

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