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Don't Go With Them  

May 1, 2005
One of the most difficult situations that an officer can face is a confrontation with an individual who wants to die. These extremely dangerous people fall into three primary classes: terrorists on a suicide mission, criminals who won’t be taken alive, and emotionally disturbed people who want to take their own lives and choose a police officer as their unwitting accomplice.

TREXPO West 2005  

May 1, 2005

On the patio outside the Long Beach Convention Center there was a clear reminder of what the conference/trade show inside was all about. There, the Long Beach Police Department parked three tactical vehicles, and officers attending the recent Tactical Response Expo (TREXPO) West show had to pass by each to get into the doors.

Beyond the Darkness  

May 1, 2005
Around midnight. Aug. 13, 2003. Officer Kyle Olinger of the Montgomery County (Md.) Police Department patrolled the central business district of Silver Spring.

Market Report  

May 1, 2005

Economically speaking, street drugs and club drugs are commodities. They are mass-produced products subject to fluctuations in price due to changes in supply and demand. The way you track the demand on a commodity is to check its market value. But there’s no organized commodity market for illegal drugs, so to gauge demand you have to do a little research, you have to talk to the people who know the drug market.

How to Start a Dive Team  

May 1, 2005

There are all sorts of things that can take place in or hide in bodies of water. Some will be the result of criminal actions; some will be accidental. Many will require police to respond in order to recover evidence or further an investigation, and this requires personnel specially trained and equipped for such duty: a dive team.

More Tactical Communications Gear Companies  

March 1, 2005

To supplement the story, "Can You Hear Me Now?" in the March issue of Police, this is an additional resource of companies that sell tactical communications equipment.

Going for the Gun  

March 1, 2005

It was something out of a movie or TV show. A suicidal man who was about to shoot himself with a .38 revolver was saved by a SWAT sniper who shot the gun out of his hand.Some were impressed and they felt it was a tactic that merited practice and consideration. Others took a more skeptical stance, recognizing the dangers inherent in this course of action.

Can You Hear Me Now?  

March 1, 2005

When you’re in a high-risk situation, nothing is more important than effective communication to keep you and fellow officers alive. Equipment that keeps you in touch with other tactical officers is invaluable at such times.

Camelbak’s newest innovation is a 3-liter reservoir constructed of material that protects the user’s water supply from chemical and biological contaminants.

TREXPO East: Report from the Show Floor  

November 1, 2004

Tactical show offers look at new equipment for SWAT and patrol.

TREXPO East: Hard Lessons  

November 1, 2004

Anti-terror seminars spell out brutality of the enemy to conference attendees.

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