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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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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.

Recovery and Recuperation  

July 7, 2008

Law enforcement is replete with stories of true warriors whose will to prevail often defies even the most daunting odds.

Terror and Tragedy in Turlock  

June 18, 2008

The pilot made a skillful, night emergency landing as closely as possible in a field. It was a cow pasture separated from the road by a daunting obstacle electrified, barbed wire fencing.
Immediately upon landing, the Modesto officer sprinted 20 yards to the fence – commanding the suspect to cease his brutal attack against the helpless baby. The suspect’s response was to say “I’m not going to prison.” He raised his middle finger to the officer and continued kicking and stomping the

Active Shooters and SWAT  

June 11, 2008
In Columbine’s wake, the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) developed the rapid deployment first-responder team tactic currently in use throughout the nation. But in many, if not most, departments, officers from the SWAT team conduct the active shooter training program.

Active Shooter Response Revisited – PART 2  

June 6, 2008

Ultimately, each of us is responsible for our own actions. And there will be times in our careers when we have to take exceptional risks. The outcomes, however, will be based on far more than dedication and courage. It takes sound tactics to win. Absent sound tactics, the outcome is left to luck.

Active Shooter Response Revisited: Part 1  

May 28, 2008
After Columbine, American law enforcement was forced to take a long, hard look at active shooter response. Now a new report challenges our current thinking on response to such incidents.

Train to Keep Your Name Off the Wall  

May 20, 2008
Law Enforcement Memorial Week just ended. So I wanted to take a few moments to reflect on this time of remembrance for our fallen brothers and sisters and what it really means to us.

Illegal Street Performances – Coming to a Town Near You  

May 14, 2008

If you haven't heard of illegal street performances called "sideshows," read on. Law enforcement needs to be aware of the potential dangers resulting from these increasingly popular gatherings.

Crime Blooms in the Spring and SWAT Answers the Call for Crime Suppression  

May 7, 2008

A growing number of tactical teams are increasingly becoming involved in crime suppression. Some established teams have been doing crime suppression for many years, including LAPD SWAT, SFPD SWAT, and NYPD ESU. Advantages of using SWAT for crime suppression include putting them out on the street, available to respond to crime and assist patrol. SWAT’s presence, tactics, and teamwork are highly effective in diffusing potential street confrontations, and are reassuring to patrol officers

Why You Should Attend Tactical Conferences  

April 28, 2008

Those who attend police and tactical conferences, courses, seminars, workshops seem to be cut from the same cloth. No matter what their agency, position, or geographic location, they share a common purpose. They want to not only better themselves, but also improve their agencies, and ultimately the law enforcement profession.

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