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<p>In Colorado Springs officers used armored rescue vehicles to remove wounded from the Planned Parenthood Building and ferry them to waiting ambulances. (Photo: Zuma Press)</p>

Lessons Learned from a Very Bloody Week  

It will be many months before we have the final reports on the Colorado Springs and San Bernardino active shooter attacks. But initial reports can give us an outline of what occurred during these two bloody incidents and perhaps enough insight to yield some important lessons learned.

<p>The ReconRobotics Throwbot can run ahead of a team to provide valuable intel.<em> Photo via Recon Robotics</em></p>

Police Robots on Land and Sea  

Some of the top police and sheriff's departments in this country have fielded robots for a variety of tasks since the 1990s. But we are now seeing a broad expansion of the types of robot tools available to law enforcement and a reimagining of what they can do.

Police Product Test: Vertx VTX1100 Core Casual Pants  

Vertx VTX1100 Core Casual Pants and Angel Armor Truth Series Trauma Plate are two additions two products you won't want to miss.

<p>The TacVent attaches to the carrier and lifts the carrier and armor one-half inch from the wearer to allow cooling air flow. (Photo: TacVent)</p>

TacVent: Cooling System  

Jeff Shelton says throughout much of his law enforcement career he wouldn't wear body armor for the same reason that many officers refuse to wear their vests, heat and discomfort.

<p>Photo: Laser Technology Inc.</p>

Laser Technology: Finding Your Target  

Many patrol officers know Laser Technology Inc. for its speed measurement devices. But using lasers to make detailed calculations from a distance is also ideal for shooters.

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Standoff Ends at Oregon Wildlife Refuge, Suspects Surrender to FBI

Agents "moved to contain" the holdouts Wednesday night after one allegedly drove outside previously-established barricades and then back in at high speed when approached by the FBI, the bureau said in a statement.

Revision Aided Sting Operation Against Chinese Counterfeit Ballistic Eyewear

Revision Military aided a sting operation to arrest owners and representatives of a Chinese company illegally manufacturing and selling counterfeit eyewear. Revision worked in conjunction with the Dearborn and Ohio County Prosecutor's Office in Indiana to execute this action.

Video: G-Shock MUDMASTER GWG1000 Watch Made for Hard Use

Built to prevent intrusion by sand, mud, or dust and to ensure reliable operation in the harshest environments, the G-Shock MUDMASTER GWG1000 watch from Casio features a tough structure that's resistant to both vibration and debris.

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In SWAT Blog

Suicidal Active Shooter: The Answer

You've only got two options with the information you've received. Shoot the suspect or get him to place his weapon on the floor...

Hardening Physical Targets

With the exception of the military-related attacks at Fort Hood and the Washington Navy Yard, terrorists and criminals are more...

What LE Can Learn From the Kenya Mall Attack

These types of attacks illustrate the pattern that terrorists are committed to inflicting death and destruction anywhere to...

   
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Tactical Apparel 2015
When your assignment calls for something different than a...
<p>The <a href=&quot;http://www.dickies.com/&quot;>Dickies</a> Ventilated Ripstop Tactical Shirt offers a lightweight, flexible fit with moisture-wicking fabric that is perfect for warm weather conditions. The shirt includes chest storage pockets, a pencil sleeve pocket, a dedicated sunglass loop, and a hidden document pocket to keep your hands free and your mind on the task at hand. This 4.75-ounce shirt features ripstop flex fabric for comfort and ease of movement and features ventilated mesh panels to help keep you cool in hot environments.</p>
Hot Weather Wear 2015
You can still keep your cool on duty this summer in garments...
<p>The ProTech Shift 360 Scalable Armor System is a sleek and innovative plate rack design that offers the operator ultimate scalability based on mission-specific requirements. It can be worn in its most basic form as a plate rack system with the ability to build protection by adding optional accessories to transform into a fully loaded tactical carrier. Featuring the new Advanced Webless System (AWS) Honeywell Spectra Composite, this material combined with carrier design reduces overall weight by approximately 30% compared to standard modular webbing versions.</p>
Tactical Armor 2015
Take a look at this armor and consider taking it with you on...
 
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