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Reaction Time  

March 1, 2002

Things are getting more dangerous out there. Whether you are functioning as a member of a SWAT Team or conducting routine patrol duties, you are responding to more and more calls with firearms drawn.

Repercussions  

March 1, 2002

On a muggy summer night in Georgia, it feels like you can reach out and squeeze water out of the air. Such were the conditions on July 23, 1999, when officer Jorge Mestre of the Cobb County Police Department was dispatched to a house in the Atlanta suburb of Austell, Ga.

Sometimes it’s hard to tell who the bad guys are  

February 2, 2002

Just Give Me A Hundred Good Cops, And a ton of ammunition... That's what I was thinkin' when I reviewed the situation in Lagos, Nigeria.

The Leupold Mark 4 CQ/T 1–3x14mm Scope was specifically designed for police and military applications. The illuminated circle dot reticle and variable power make it extremely versatile for police rifle applications.

Leupold Mark 4 CQ/T Sight  

February 1, 2002

With today's cutting-edge rifle systems like the AR platform, the performance possibilities inherent in these designs have generated a high level of interest in correspondingly high-tech optical sights.

The Well Dressed Cop  

January 1, 2002

Today's police uniforms run the gamut from comfortable fleece to all-business pathogen-repelling outerwear fabrics. Where does your department fit in and how does your uniform reflect societal trends?

Who's A Warrior?  

January 1, 2002

Not just anyone who decides to become a cop can claim hero status.

SWAT Teams Take on Fire and Smoke  

December 1, 2001

The husband grows increasingly despondent and says he is going to kill his daughter and himself. To keep SWAT officers from entering he sets his home on fire and retreats to a back bedroom. The only way to rescue the young girl is to make an entry. Is your team prepared to deal with the hazards of fire and smoke?

While it looks like the sort of move you’d think typical of recreational ATV riders, this slide stop is one of the more advanced skills taught in SSI’s ATV Police Patrol Operations Course. From here, the officer can perform a tactical dismount, simultaneously drawing his sidearm and using his ATV as cover, keeping it between himself and a suspect.

ATV Training for Cops  

December 1, 2001

Given the increasing sophistication of today’s criminals and crime, it’s no surprise that today’s law enforcement agencies are fighting back by employing a staggering array of tools. This includes not only computerized hardware and software, but weapons (including less-than-lethal options, of course), training and vehicles, among other items.

The Los Alamos forest fire in New Mexico pressed local EOC capabilities to the limits.

Emergency Management and Emergency Operations Centers  

November 1, 2001

Disasters can happen anywhere and, as so poignantly demonstrated in New York, it's our job to manage and mitigate them.

A member of the Italian “GIS” armed with the 9mm H&K MP5 SMG. Note the special flashlight/foregrip combination used on this specific weapon.

Euro Counter-Terrorism  

April 1, 2001

Conventional police forces deployed in large and normally  slow-to-react formations were not capable of dealing with small, clandestine terrorist cells, striking swiftly and melting into the civil scenery.

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