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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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Another School Year, Another School Shooting  

September 12, 2008
With the school year barely begun, there has already been another school shooting to report. This time, at South High School in Willoughby, Ohio. Fortunately, this time, no one was shot. However, the close call sent shockwaves of fear throughout this suburban Cleveland community.

Prove SWAT's Necessity to Your Agency  

September 12, 2008

For the first time in its 40-year history, SWAT isn't always the answer for what are clearly dangerous, high-risk situations. Some even question if there's any need for SWAT at all.

SWAT and Patrol Grow Closer  

September 3, 2008

The active shooter track courses I sat in on at TREXPO East indicate active shooter strategy continues to evolve.

SWAT Teams Take Cues from LAPD  

September 3, 2008

Whether you're a SWAT commander, supervisor, team leader, or operator. Whether you're at the front, middle, or back end of your career. Whether you're a current, former, or aspiring SWAT member. Every single one of you has a stake in what happens within SWAT.

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.

The 40th Anniversary of the Glenville Riot and Shootout  

July 23, 2008
It's rare to receive a formal invitation to remember a shootout and riot. But that's what participants, like myself, received for this year's 40th anniversary commemoration of the Glenville Shootout and Riot.

2008 Officer Survival Midterm Report  

July 22, 2008

The preliminary 2008 midterm report on U.S. law enforcement deaths by the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Fund shows a significant, 41 percent, reduction compared to the same period in 2007—the lowest total in more than four decades. On the surface, this is very good news for us—the fewer police deaths the better. But does this mean that police work is 40 percent safer in 2008?

The Power of the Team  

July 9, 2008

The magnetism of the team is so powerful that those who miss the "big one" for any reason will often feel badly about it for many years.

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