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<p>Photo: Zuma Press</p>

SWAT Response to the War on Police  

The questions many in the SWAT community are asking is what can SWAT-trained officers do to help protect fellow officers during demonstrations and other incidents and how this might affect the way SWAT teams operate in the future.

<p>Photo: Silynx Communications</p>

Next-Generation Headsets and Mics  

Law enforcement officers accustomed to using smartphones with wireless devices in their personal lives are itching to use the same type of technology on duty. And manufacturers of headsets, microphones, and wireless devices are working to meet that challenge.

<p>Photo: National Shooting Sports Foundation</p>

SHOT Show 2016: Report from the Aisles  

The 2016 version of the Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor trade (SHOT) show was held last month in Las Vegas, and it revealed once again that law enforcement and personal defense products have taken primacy at the world's largest gun show more than ever before.

<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.

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Deputy Killed, Chief Hurt in Arkansas Shooting; 1 in Custody

One of two law enforcement officers shot while responding to a call in western Arkansas Wednesday has died.

Video: Oregon Officer Saved by Vest, Gunman Wounded in Hostage Standoff

A SWAT team rescued a woman held hostage by a shooting suspect to end a standoff at a Subway restaurant in Gladstone, OR, Monday night, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said.

Instagram Posts May Have Escalated Fatal Maryland Standoff, Police Say

During the standoff, which lasted several hours, videos from inside the apartment were posted to the Instagram account of the woman, Korryn Gaines, 23, whose 5-year-old son was also in the home, according to the Baltimore County Police Department.

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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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