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N.J. SWAT Team Subdues Suicidal Intestine Tosser

June 4, 2012
Tactical officers who arrived on the scene went off the playbook, after several attempts to subdue him with less-lethal force weren't successful. Officers used pepper spray, sprayed his face with water from a fire extinguisher, and fired 13 40mm "sponge rounds" at Wayne Carter.
<p>Photo: LASD</p>

LASD Seizes $10M In Marijuana From Warehouse Grow Operation

May 26, 2012
Los Angeles County Sheriff's detectives seized more than 2,000 marijuana plants valued at $10 million from a sophisticated indoor warehouse grow operation capable of producing $30 million a year of marijuana.
<p>Photo: Raytheon</p>

Raytheon Brings Hollywood Motion Capture Technology To LE Training

May 25, 2012
The VIRTSIM system applies Motion Reality's patented motion capture technology to allow a tactical team of up to 13 individuals to interactively train with complete freedom of motion. Unencumbered by wires or cables in a 360-degree virtual environment, trainees experience realistic sensory feedback as they interact with live people or avatars.

Montana Park Rangers Get Active Shooter Training

May 21, 2012
Law enforcement Park Rangers at Glacier National Park in Montana teamed up with tactical operators with the Flathead County Sheriff's SWAT team to learn how to deal with an active shooter.

Fla. Mother Kills Children, Self During Standoff

May 15, 2012
Brevard County (Fla.) Sheriff's tactical deputies entered a Port St. John home Tuesday morning to find a mother and three children dead in a murder-suicide. A fourth child had been fatally shot earlier in the day.
<p>Members of the Border Patrol&#39;s elite BORTAC unit train in El Paso. Photo: CBP</p>

Congresswoman Questions Border Patrol Chief's Strategic Plan

May 8, 2012
Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher faced tough questioning from Rep. Candice Miller (R-Mich.) during the Tuesday hearing about the 32-page strategic plan she said "lacks a tangible way to measure our efforts on the border."
<p>Photo: Revision</p>

Revision Offers Batlskin Headgear To Law Enforcement

May 4, 2012
The Batlskin System includes the front mount, mandible guard and visor. It provides light-weight protection from blunt force, blast and ballistic threats. The system was designed for use with the U.S. military's Advanced Combat Helmet (ACH).
<p>5.11 Tactical&#39;s MiniRam. Photo: 5.11 Tactical</p>

5.11 Tactical Introduces Tactical Breaching Tools

April 27, 2012
5.11 Tactical will release its line of breaching tools in the fall that offer lighter weight tools for patrol officers as well as a heavy kit and hydraulic training door for entry teams, the company announced.

NTOA Announces New Executive Director

April 19, 2012
The National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) has named Mark Lomax as its new executive director. Lomax, according to a release, "brings us a unique set of qualifications, with an exceptional blend of law enforcement, training and academic experience."

Barricaded Suspect Who Shot Calif. Deputy Planned Ambush

April 18, 2012
The former security guard suspected of gunning down the Stanislaus County (Calif.) Sheriff's deputy and locksmith who tried to evict him had planned an extended ambush of officers.
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