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Safariland's Protech Tactical Brings Quick Release Carrier

December 5, 2011
Safariland has introduced the APV QR (All Purpose Vest, Quick Release) carrier under its Protech Tactical line. The APV QR incorporates the same features of the standard APV tactical vest and adds a quad-release QR system ideal for maritime operations or for agencies requiring quick doffing capabilities.

Memorial for Fallen Calif. SWAT Cop Draws Thousands

December 1, 2011
Vallejo (Calif.) Police Officer Jim Capoot was not your average cop, and that's what endeared him to many in the community. On Wednesday, 4,000 people turned out for his funeral.
<p>Photo: Vallejo PD</p>

Vallejo Suspect Pleads Not Guilty In Cop's Death

November 29, 2011
A man accused of gunning down a Vallejo (Calif.) Police officer while trying to flee the scene of a bank robbery has pleaded not guilty to murder charges.
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L.A. Under Tac Alert, Occupiers Seek Court Order to Stay

November 28, 2011
The Los Angeles Police Department declared a citywide tactical alert early Monday, as officers continued to try to peacefully remove Occupy Los Angeles protesters from City Hall property.

Phoenix Cops Ambushed At Trailer Park

November 26, 2011
A suspect inside a trailer park opened fire on two Phoenix Police officers responding to a trespassing call, critically wounding one and pinning down a second before additional officers could arrive.

Ex-Employee Opens Fire In Chicago FedEx Building

November 17, 2011
A former employee opened fire in a FedEx facility near Chicago's Midway International Airport this morning, sending workers scrambling for cover before turning the gun on himself.

N.C. University Forms SWAT Team

November 10, 2011
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) has formed a 13-member SWAT team with special training, gear, and weapons. The team trains in campus buildings and dormitories to learn the layout in case of a real emergency.

N.C. Student Standoff Sparks Campus Lockdown

November 9, 2011
A Campbell University student suspected of stealing weapons surrendered to Harnett County deputies Wednesday afternoon, ending a three-hour standoff that put the Buies Creek campus on lockdown.
<p>Photo: Vermont State Police.</p>

Vermont State Police Acquire Lenco G3 Armored Truck

November 7, 2011
The Vermont State Police have acquired a Lenco G3 armored truck that the agency will make available to city and county law enforcement agencies who may face an active shooter, high-risk warrant subject, or barricaded suspect.

Tactical Training Conference Benefits NLEOMF

November 2, 2011
Awareness Protective Consultants (Team APC) will host a tactical training conference in February for law enforcement officers to benefit the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
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