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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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ALS To Open Tactical Training Center  

March 28, 2013
AMTEC Less-Lethal Systems (ALS) is on track to open a tactical training center this summer in Perry, Fla., to offer less-lethal training to law enforcement, corrections, and military personnel.
<p>Branch Davidians fired this .50-caliber Barrett rifle at ATF agents during the Waco raid. Photo courtesy of NLEOMF.</p>

Lessons Learned from the ATF Waco Raid  

February 27, 2013
A trio of ATF commanders have offered new details about the failed Waco raid and outlined changes within the agency since 1993, as the agency remembers its four fallen agents on the 20th anniversary.
<p>Photo via <a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>davidsonscott15</a>/Flickr.</p>

Recognizing Fake Cops  

February 21, 2013
There is a criminal element that will use the veil of a police disguise to further their illegitimate activities. These fake cops will use their disguises to gain the edge against the public and law enforcement.
<p>FBI HRT operators (not at Alabama hostage site). Photo courtesy of FBI.</p>

Inside the FBI's Alabama Bunker Raid  

February 5, 2013
The carefully orchestrated raid that ended a hostage standoff at a survivalist's bunker in Midland City, Ala., was a SWAT tactic of last resort for the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team (HRT).
<p>Photo courtesy of Jose Medina.</p>

Every Officer Should Be Trained In SWAT Basics  

January 31, 2013
Shouldn't every good basic cop have the ability to quickly stack, flow into a room, hold a position if a SWAT team leader stated, "you two post this hallway," and back-clear or secondary search several rooms?

U.S. Schools Beef Up Security  

December 17, 2012
Not surprisingly, in the wake of the Connecticut mass shooting that occurred on Friday, school districts around the nation are taking a closer look at how they are securing their campuses. Here's an overview of what some districts are considering.

Can You Multi-Task During an Active Shooter Event?  

December 13, 2012
Basically, human multi-tasking is a myth. Dr. Edward Hallowell wrote that multi-tasking is "mythical activity in which people believe they can perform two or more tasks simultaneously as effectively as one."
<p>The Taj Mahal hotel, two weeks after the attacks. CC_Flickr: <a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>Alagu.</a></p>

Mumbai: What Law Enforcement Learned  

November 27, 2012
The Mumbai terror attacks still hold potent lessons for police responders four years after they raised the ante on counter-terrorism response and active-shooter training.

Going 'Hands On' During an Entry  

October 30, 2012
How well prepared you are to make entry into a structure, order subjects to the ground, and transition to hands to place handcuffs or control subjects on the ground?
<p>Photo is illustrative. Photo: POLICE file</p>

Gathering Intel for Dynamic Entries (2 of 2)  

September 3, 2012
With this SWAT blog, we're answering a question proposed in the July 26 blog, "Gathering Intel for Dynamic Entries (1 of 2)." A few of you told us how you would handle the scenario proposed.
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