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How to Get Into SWAT Shape  

November 1, 2006

By Stew Smith

Training for any agency’s SWAT team is physically, mentally, and tactically challenging. Add in long and changing shift work hours, family obligations, and not enough time in the day, and your goal of joining a SWAT team appears even more difficult. The goal of this article is to assist those police officers currently on the force in achieving the fitness level of Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) officers.

Combative Ground Fighting  

November 1, 2006

By Louie Marquez

Combative Ground FightingWhen you work the street, things can go bad in a split second. You have to be ready for anything and that means you also have to be ready to fight from any position, including the ground.

Tactical Body Armor  

November 1, 2006

By David Griffith

Body armor has come a long way since the days of knights. But even in today’s police and military operations, the armor is specialized according to the user’s need.

The Wisdom of Warriors  

October 1, 2006

By David Griffith

Attendees to this year’s TREXPO East had the opportunity to attend presentations by two of the most passionate and inspirational speakers on the law enforcement lecture circuit: Lt. Col. Dave Grossman and Col. Danny McKnight, both retired U.S. Army Rangers.

30 Years and Still Going Strong  

October 1, 2006

By David Griffith

Give or take a few weeks, Police Magazine was born 30 years ago this month as Police Product News. The magazine was the brainchild of Rodney A. Dornsife, its first editor and a San Diego cop. And like many small magazine startups it was a family project. Rod’s brother Chad was the advertising director, and according to Chad their father worked distribution.

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Responding to School Sieges  

September 1, 2006

By John Giduck

Someday in the near future, an American community—probably far from an urban center—will find that one of its schools has been taken over by Muslim terrorists who are holding the students hostage. The time for American law enforcement officers to think about this possibility and train how to respond to it is now.

Tactical and Practical Handcuffing  

August 1, 2006

By Greg Amundson

Patrol handcuffing techniques vary by department policy and individual officer preference. The goal should always be simple and direct: Get the handcuffs on the suspect. However, being prepared with a handcuffing strategy and technique will improve your confidence on the streets.

Tactical Preplanning  

August 1, 2006

By Bryn Bailer

With an unlimited supply of public safety emergencies facing communities today, it’s never too late for police to plan ahead. It’s a simple but powerful precaution and one that more law enforcement agencies are taking to heart in the post-9/11 world.

Eyes Wide Shut  

June 1, 2006

By David Griffith

Many Americans have failed to learn the real message of that day. We were not attacked by a small band of zealots with box cutters but an ideology that still thrives in the world and must be defeated before there can be peace.

TREXPO West: Best of Show  

May 1, 2006

By David Griffith

Yes, the age of the tactical robot has truly arrived. So it's little wonder that robots were some of the stars of the show floor at the recent TREXPO West trade show in Los Angeles.

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