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Suicidal Active Shooter: The Answer

October 17, 2013
You've only got two options with the information you've received. Shoot the suspect or get him to place his weapon on the floor and submit to arrest.

Heckler & Koch HK45 Compact Tactical

October 10, 2013

You can tell very quickly when you open the box that the HK45CT is more than just an update of the combat proven HK USP Compact. Ergonomically, this is a 21st-century pistol all the way, but it offers the reliability and toughness of a classic HK.

Suicidal Active Shooter: What Would You Do?

September 12, 2013
Your team responds to a suicidal teenager at the local high school. When he points a gun at his head, it's decision time. Give us your solution to this dilemma.

The Value of Tactical EMS Training

July 22, 2013
When responding to violent events such as an active shooter, after we've neutralized the threat, we can extend our life-saving abilities by managing and treating the damage done by the perpetrators.

Campus IED Attack: The Answer

June 14, 2013
With this SWAT blog, we're answering a question proposed in the May 29 blog, "Campus IED Attack: What Would You Do?" You told us how you would handle the scenario of a campus active shooter suspect with IEDs. Here's the answer.

Campus IED Attack: What Would You Do?

May 29, 2013
You respond to a Columbine-style school attack by suspects with guns and IEDs. Tell us how you would handle the situation by adding your comment below.

Recognizing Fake Cops

February 21, 2013
There is a criminal element that will use the veil of a police disguise to further their illegitimate activities. These fake cops will use their disguises to gain the edge against the public and law enforcement.

Can You Multi-Task During an Active Shooter Event?

December 13, 2012
Basically, human multi-tasking is a myth. Dr. Edward Hallowell wrote that multi-tasking is "mythical activity in which people believe they can perform two or more tasks simultaneously as effectively as one."

Gathering Intel for Dynamic Entries (2 of 2)

September 3, 2012
With this SWAT blog, we're answering a question proposed in the July 26 blog, "Gathering Intel for Dynamic Entries (1 of 2)." A few of you told us how you would handle the scenario proposed.

Gathering Intel for Dynamic Entries (1 of 2)

July 26, 2012
A SWAT team's raid of a home in Evansville, Ind., raised many questions, especially after officers encountered a grandmother and 18-year-old watching TV. Here's a similar scenario for you to resolve. Read it and respond with a comment about what you would do.

Domestic Hostage Barricade: The Answer

June 4, 2012
With this SWAT blog, we're answering a question proposed in the earlier blog, "Domestic Hostage Barricade: What Would You Do?" You told us how you would handle the scenario of a suspect who has taken his ex-girlfriend hostage in a residence. Now, we'll give you the actual outcome from the incident.

Domestic Hostage Barricade: What Would You Do?

May 9, 2012
An ex-boyfriend holds a female hostage at gunpoint as deputies decide whether to enter the house or contain, control, and call SWAT. Tell us how you would handle the situation by adding a comment below.

5 Drills To Improve Weapon Handling

March 8, 2012
These five range drills will improve your shooting, moving, weapon manipulation, reloading, and transitioning from one weapon to another. To up the ante, use a stopwatch to time the drill to improve stress inoculation.

How the North Hollywood Shootout Changed Patrol Arsenals

February 28, 2012

On the 15th anniversary of one of the fiercest gun battles in modern law enforcement history, patrol officers are much better armed, equipped, and trained than they were in 1997.

5 (More) Active Shooter Training Scenarios

January 12, 2012
In an earlier blog post, we presented five training scenarios to help your team better prepare to meet the threat of the active shooter, or active killer if you prefer. Here are five additional training scenarios.

5 Active Shooter Training Scenarios

December 29, 2011
Staying ready to meet the threat of an active shooter should be one of the primary goals of your tactical unit. With that in mind, let's cover five training scenarios to sharpen your saw.

The High Cost of a Dynamic Entry

September 30, 2011
In an earlier blog post, we asked you to consider a scenario and decide whether to forcibly enter a residence to remove a high-risk suspect. Here's how the scenario played out and what lessons can be learned.

Is Dynamic Entry Worth the Risk?

August 24, 2011
We have the signed no-knock. Do we serve it by initiating a dynamic entry? Or do we explore other options to take the suspect into custody and secure the evidence?

Active Shooter at Nursing Home: The Answer

June 10, 2011
With this SWAT blog, we're answering a question proposed in the earlier blog, "Active Shooter at Nursing Home: Engage or Wait for Backup?" You told us how you would handle the active-shooter scenario proposed. Now, we'll give you the actual outcome from the incident.

Active Shooter at Nursing Home: Engage or Wait for Backup?

May 25, 2011
With this SWAT blog, we're presenting an active-shooter scenario for your consideration. We'd like to know how you would handle it, so please add your comments below. The scenario is based on an actual incident.
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