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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.

<p>Photo courtesy of Team Wendy</p>

Police Product Test: Team Wendy Bump Helmet  

A good helmet is an essential piece of kit for any tactical operator. The helmets of today are lighter, stronger, provide better protection, are customizable, and are comfortable. Team Wendy's Exfil LTP Tactical Bump Helmet fits all of these criteria.

<p>Photo courtesy of Smith &amp; Wesson Footwear</p>

Police Product Test: Smith & Wesson Tac Side-Zip Boots  

Out of the box I was impressed with the Tac boot's clean, classic styling. The leather construction makes these puncture resistant and windproof, keeping your feet safe and warm in the colder months.

<p>Photo courtesy of Defense Technology</p>

Defense Technology Flash-Bang Simulator Training Kit  

You want to be as prepared as possible to use less-lethal devices during call-outs. But if you could limit the cost and danger needed to train in their use, why wouldn't you? That's the idea behind Defense Technology's Low Roll Training Simulator Starter Kit.

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Video: Protesters Clash with Police Over Albuquerque PD Shootings

What began as a peaceful protest on a sunny day in Albuquerque turned more and more unruly Sunday, as hundreds of people marched back and forth on Central Avenue until police threw more than two dozen canisters of tear gas and arrested at least half a dozen protesters.

Lenco Introduces "BombCat" ARV

Lenco Industries, Inc., designer and manufacturer of armored police vehicles, has introduced the BearCat EOD "BombCat" armored response vehicle for EOD and IEDD first responders.

Suspect Shot, Killed After Atlantic City Police Pursuit

One man is dead after a police pursuit and shooting in the middle of a busy Atlantic City street. The shooting occurred on the 2100 block of Atlantic Avenue at around 1:00 p.m. Thursday.

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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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