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<p>SWAT officers are often equipped with tools that police critics say should be restricted to military use. (Photo: File Photo)</p>

Attack on Dallas Police Reloads Debate Over Officers' Firepower

June 15, 2015
For many officers, Saturday’s attack on Dallas police headquarters was the latest proof that they’re under siege — and further evidence that they need more weapons to combat the threats against them.

Video: Retired Judge Fires on LAPD Officers He Called to Home

June 12, 2015
Los Angeles police said they arrived at Bascue's West L.A. townhouse to find him inside holding two guns. Authorities said he fired on officers, prompting a standoff with a SWAT team that ended with the arrest of the 75-year-old retired judge.

Bates Strike Boot Available in Two Styles at OfficerStore

June 5, 2015
OfficerStore, an online source for law enforcement professionals, now proudly features two styles of the brand-new Bates Strike Boot: a six-inch pair and an eight-inch pair.
<p>Photo: East Point (Ga.) PD</p>

Georgia Police Detective Dies in Surgery

June 1, 2015
An East Point (Ga.) PD detective and member of the SWAT team died in surgery Thursday due to health problems caused by an on-duty injury 12 years ago.

Armour Wear Announces New Lightweight Steel Plate

May 29, 2015
The AR680 plate is a full size 10 X 12-inch, shooters cut, single curve hard steel plate that can thwart multiple hits from “green tip” M855 5.56mm rounds (at 3,200 FPS), or M193 5.56mm rounds (at 3,300 FPS).

Video: Texas Car Chase Ends in Crash With SWAT Vehicle

May 28, 2015
A Fort Worth SWAT BearCat slammed into the side of the car, causing it to strike a center concrete barrier on eastbound I-30 near Ballpark Way in Arlington.
<p>screenshot: WABC-TV</p>

New Jersey Hostage Taker Killed, Toddler Son Unharmed

May 28, 2015
When officers arrived, police say the mother of the child had fled from the house. She reported that McAllister was intoxicated and had beaten her, and that he was armed with a knife and threatening to harm their child.

Video: Suspect in South Carolina Deputy Shooting Killed; Found Using DNA

May 21, 2015
The man police suspected in the attempted murder of Berkeley County, S.C., Deputy Lt. Will Rogers was identified through a DNA match, and was fatally shot by police after opening fire on them, bringing an end to a 10-hour standoff in downtown Charleston.

Charleston Police in Standoff with Suspect in South Carolina Deputy's Shooting

May 21, 2015
Agents from the State Law Enforcement Division, as well as SWAT members from the Charleston Police Department and hostage negotiators are on the scene. The operation started about 4 a.m.

Video: Police and Bikers Exchange Fire During Massive Texas Melee, 9 Suspects Killed, 192 Arrested

May 18, 2015
Waco police spokesman Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said some of the dead and wounded may have been struck by gunfire from law enforcement. SWAT and patrol officers responded to the melee.
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