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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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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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<p>Officer James Capoot. Photo: Vallejo (Calif.) PD</p>

Decorated SWAT Cop's Watch Ends Too Soon  

November 28, 2011
In the days following Officer Capoot's death, we learned more about the man. Jim was a dedicated, respected, and outstanding police officer, as well as a warmly generous human being.

Black-Bloc Anarchists: Revolution for the Hell of It  

November 22, 2011
Even though anarchists who use black-bloc tactics are relatively few in number, their strategy and tactics of wreaking havoc, chaos and mayhem provides them with the sensational news coverage they crave.
<p>Photo: Alameda County Sheriff&#39;s Office</p>

Urban Shield 2011: Enhancing Mutual Aid  

November 21, 2011
When a law enforcement agency calls for mutual aid help in northern California, arriving responders are usually on the same page, due to their participation in tactical training at Urban Shield.

Zanesville Animal Farm: Wrecking Noah's Ark  

November 9, 2011
When thinking about the Muskingum County tragedy, the natural question that needs to be asked is "could this happen again?" Most zoos have enclosures, fences, contingencies, and trained armed personnel to deal with this possibility. What about private animal farm that operate without oversight, regulations, or precautions?
<p>Photo: Alameda County Sheriff&#39;s Office.</p>

Urban Shield 2011: Bound by Duty  

October 31, 2011
Leadership starts at the top, and spreads throughout the entire Alameda County Sheriff's Office. This is the reason Urban Shield continues to offer the "best of the best" training for first responders.

Two California Manhunts End In Gunfire  

October 21, 2011
Two of Northern California's most intense manhunts in decades ended in deadly gunfire, when sheriff's deputies shot and killed murder suspects in Mendocino County and Cupertino only five days apart.
<p>Photo: <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/51446894@N07/&quot;>Emergency Services Of Metro Vancouver</a>.</p>

Fighting for Survival In Harsh Economic Times  

October 17, 2011
The lingering bad economy continued to cause havoc on American law enforcement. Many law enforcement agencies have been forced to downsize dramatically, including laying off officers in unprecedented numbers. So-called "non-essential" services are being eliminated.
<p>A view into a redwood forest in Mendocino County. Photo: <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/kindofblue115/&quot;>kylewm</a>.</p>

Grueling Searches: The Mendocino Manhunt  

October 7, 2011
Every tactical team should realistically assess whether they're capable and ready to handle a challenging and sustained manhunt in difficult terrain. Even the most built-up urban cities have outdoor areas with large, rugged places for dangerous suspects to hide. If your team isn't ready, now is the time to get up to speed.

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."
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