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Can You Hear Me Now?  

March 1, 2005

By Melanie Basich

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

By David Griffith

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

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TREXPO East: Hard Lessons  

November 1, 2004

By David Griffith

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

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Five Minutes to Live  

November 1, 2004

By Dr. Lawrence Heiskell

Educating cops how to save themselves and others in dire medical emergencies when seconds count is the goal of a new interactive training program from the The Backup Training Corp.

Anxiety Attack  

September 1, 2004

By Shawn Hughes

As terrorists continue to expand their knowledge base, their capability to unleash weapons of mass destruction on the American public moves from the realm of fictional thrillers to all-too-real concerns for public safety.

Seeing Soft Spots  

September 1, 2004

By Tracy-Paul Warrington

It’s important for you to be able to analyze vulnerabilities in your community, prioritize potential targets, and plan for a response. In other words, to protect your jurisdiction from dedicated and motivated fanatics, you need to look at it through their eyes.

Gas Pains  

August 1, 2004

By R.K. Campbell

No piece of necessary equipment is more debilitating under the stress of violent aggression and physical exertion than a gas mask. If you’re on a SWAT team, it’s inevitable that you will have to deploy in a gas mask. Which means that SWAT trainers must train you to work, move, and fight in a respirator. It’s not as easy as it looks.

How to Select and Train SWAT Snipers  

August 1, 2004

By Derrick Bartlett

The position of police sniper is one of the most unique and difficult in all of law enforcement. It carries with it high expectations and great responsibility. Yet, many agencies put little thought into setting a proper foundation for an effective sniper program.

Blood Clotters  

August 1, 2004

By Dr. L. Heiskell, Dr. B T. Olesnicky, & Dr. S. Vail

Medical personnel have known for years that approximately 80 percent of combat deaths occur within 30 minutes of wounding, often because of loss of blood

Bullet Barriers  

July 1, 2004

By Melanie Basich

Body armor is sometimes all that lies between you and a suspect's attack. It has saved officers' lives countless times. Not wearing it is not an option. As a law enforcement officer you're a walking target and, like it or not, a ballistic vest is the best protection you have against the bad guys' bullets.

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