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Rappelling: Stopping the Fall  

Rappelling is an important skill for law enforcement tactical teams, but improper training can lead to fatalities. 

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Hurst StrongArm: A Fistful of Hydraulic Power  

The StrongArm is a lightweight, compact battery-driven hydraulic tool. It can break open metal or wooden doors and cut through chains, rebar, security bars, and even two-by-fours.

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Critical Incident Drills: Staging a Dress Rehearsal  

Before a sheriff or chief is going to sign off on committing resources to a practical critical incident exercise, you will have to convince him or her of need. And he or she will likely be more receptive to the idea if you have done some work and determined what bugs need to be worked out in your response plan.

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Police Product Test: Chinook Medical Gear Life Kit  

The Life Kit contains the bare essentials for quick treatment of major bleeding or penetrating wounds, all in a super-compact package that can be carried in any cargo pocket.

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Tuff Products Dual-Purpose Tactical Kit  

The T.A.S.K. with P.T.K. is a leg rig that holds four AR-15/M4 magazines, EMT shears, latex gloves, surgical tape, modular bandage, tourniquet, and a chest seal. It's made of rugged 1680-denier black ballistic nylon and double-layered scuba webbing.

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Atlanta Area SWAT Unit Receives Bergara Rifles

Bergara USA, a division of BPI Outdoors, has delivered on its third Bergara rifle contract received from a Georgia police department. The Douglasville Police Department SWAT team selected the Bergara Premier Tactical chambered in .308.

NTOA Announces Sheriff David A. Clarke as Keynote Speaker for Annual Conference

The National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) has announced that Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. of Milwaukee County, Wis., will be the keynote speaker at the 2015 Tactical Conference Awards Banquet, to be held Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015.

Video: Toledo K-9 Killed by Suspect During Standoff

Police say the K-9, Officer Falco, was shot by the suspect after his handler sent him into the home. Hours later police were able to safely enter the home.

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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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