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<p>Photo: St. Petersburg (Fla.) PD</p>

How to Use a Pole Camera to Clear an Attic  

Known as perhaps the most dangerous "fatal funnel" in police work, police officers clearing attic spaces are placed at a significant tactical disadvantage in which they are extremely vulnerable to attack. Tactical pole cameras are recommended technology for officers to reduce their risks when clearing attics, basements, or crawlspaces.

<p>Photo courtesy of Chris Felski/ATF</p>

Tactical Medicine in Transition  

So if emergency medical response during critical incidents is now going to be performed by patrol officers and individual SWAT operators, do law enforcement agencies still need tactical medical support? The experts say yes and for a variety of reasons.

<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

Radios: Your Lifeline is Evolving  

Officers have come to rely on both their in-car and portable radios for critical intelligenc. Here's a look at some trends in police communications today and some evolving technologies that will radically change them in the near future.

Taking Down Tsarnaev  

Last April 19, Revere, Mass., Police Chief Joseph Cafarelli was leading the North Metro SWAT team as it participated in a massive manhunt. Units from federal, state, and local agencies—including North Metro SWAT—were literally going street to street and even building to building searching for the surviving Boston Marathon bomber.

<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

Lowering the Shields  

Whether you work for a large department or a small department, if you're responsible for keeping the peace, then you should be training in the latest mobile field force tactics.

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Standoff Ends as Officers Storm Illinois Home, Free Hostages and Capture Suspects

About two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago's southern suburbs Wednesday to free four hostages and capture two suspects, ending a 20-hour standoff that police say began as a robbery attempt.

Video: Tactical Team in Ferguson Comes Under Fire, Responds with Tear Gas

The video, which was shot with a head-mounted GoPro camera capture an incident at about 2:45 a.m. when shots were fired by the demonstrators and officers responded with tear gas.

Video: Veteran LAPD Officer's Leg Shattered in Running Gun Battle

An LAPD SWAT officer was seriously wounded and a man was killed Monday morning in a “running gun battle” after a vehicle pursuit ended in the South-Central neighborhood of Los Angeles, authorities said. Another occupant of the vehicle was in custody.

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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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