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Video: San Diego Standoff Shuts Down Airport

November 5, 2015
A relentless shooter armed with a high-powered rifle terrorized a San Diego neighborhood Wednesday, opening fire on police officers and bringing air traffic to a halt before ultimately being taken into police custody.

Video: Detroit Officer Wounded During Drug Raid

November 2, 2015
The unidentified officer and others were fired upon around 11 a.m. Saturday as he approached a home with a warrant during a drug raid on the city's west side. Police say flying shrapnel injured the officer's leg when the gunman used a "high-powered weapon" to shoot through a metal door.

NTOA Releases Updated SWAT Standard for Law Enforcement

October 21, 2015
The new SWAT Standard has been renamed the NTOA Tactical Response and Operations Standard due to expansion beyond SWAT teams.

Mississippi Standoff Ends with Suspect Dead, 2 Officers Injured

October 13, 2015
Officers pumped tear gas into an apartment, then shot and killed a Brookhaven man who emerged firing at them at the end of an hours-long standoff.

Man With Knife, Gun Shuts Down CO Police Headquarters

October 5, 2015
Police in Arvada, CO, surrounded their own headquarters on Friday after a man walked into the lobby with a knife and a gun.

Police Say 13 Dead in Mass Shooting at Oregon Community College, Suspect Dead

October 1, 2015
Oregon State Police report 13 people are dead in a mass shooting at Umpqua Community College near Roseburg. The suspect is one of the dead, according to 911 dispatch.
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Bergara Completes Custom Build Rifle for Cobb County S.W.A.T.

September 24, 2015
Bergara USA, a division of BPI Outdoors, announced today that it has completed its custom build tactical rifle for the Cobb County (Ga.) Police Department S.W.A.T. unit. The rifle is based on its "Heavy Tactical" model and includes various customized features and components.
<p>Vermont Trooper Kyle Young died after collapsing during training.</p>

Vermont Trooper Collapses During Training, Dies At Hospital

September 18, 2015
Vermont State Trooper Kyle D. Young, 28, who was assigned to the New Haven barracks, has been identified as the police officer who died Thursday after experiencing a medical incident during training at a Jericho firing range.

5.11 Tactical Announces New "Ready. Like You." Campaign Focused On Versatile Pant Line

September 10, 2015
Today, 5.11 Tactical announced the launch of its "Ready. Like You" Campaign, a three-month cross-medial celebration of the company's versatile pant product line.

SWAT Officer Invents Passive Body Armor Ventilation System

September 10, 2015
The TacVent achieves separation of the armor from the wearer's body with space rather than material, using a corrugated panel of soft, rubbery plastic comprised of vented, vertical grooves. This panel pushes the armor away from the body by a half inch, which allows heat to escape from the torso and flow upward, uninhibited and out of the vest. Shelton says this effect cools the wearer's body surface by up to 14.5 degrees.
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