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Orange County SWAT Rescues Baby During Standoff

September 30, 2009
The Orange County (Fla.) SWAT unit rescued an 8-month-old baby from the home of a suspect accused of battering a pregnant woman in an Orlando home before sending tear gas into the property, WESH.com reports.

Florida Officers May Have Compromised Arrest by Playing Wii Bowling During Raid

September 22, 2009
As investigators searched the home for drugs, some drug task force members found other ways to occupy their time. Within 20 minutes of entering Difalco's house, some of the investigators found a Wii video bowling game and began bowling frame after frame.

Condemned Homes Provide Minn. Tactical Unit Training Opportunity

August 19, 2009
The Dakota County (Minn.) SWAT unit is deploying today to a neighborhood of West St. Paul to practice their building-search skills in several buildings that have been identified for demolition, KSTP TV reports.

Deputies Exonerated In Shooting of Mayor's Dogs

June 24, 2009

The Prince George's County sheriff's office has concluded that SWAT deputies did nothing wrong when they charged into the home of the mayor of Berwyn Heights during a drug investigation last summer and fatally shot his family's two dogs, the Washington Post reports.

Armed Suspect Sneaks Out Before SWAT Ends 7-Hour Standoff

June 24, 2009
After what they thought was a seven-hour standoff with an armed suspect, an Arcadia (Calif.) Police Department SWAT team stormed a house to discover the man they were looking for left before police arrived, the Pasadena Star-News reports.

Suicide Ends Manhunt in Philly Kmart Shooting

December 4, 2008
The man accused of shooting a Kmart store worker Tuesday shot and killed himself yesterday as police tried to arrest him in Northeast Philadelphia.

Modular Shoot House

June 1, 2007
RATPAC is a totally reconfigurable modular shoot house designed for police, soldiers, and drug-enforcement personnel. RATPAC (an acronym for Reconfigurable Armored Tactical Personnel And Collective) is an easily transportable modular building constructed with pre-fabricated units that are reconfigurable internally and externally.

Responding to School Sieges

September 1, 2006

Someday in the near future, an American community—probably far from an urban center—will find that one of its schools has been taken over by Muslim terrorists who are holding the students hostage. The time for American law enforcement officers to think about this possibility and train how to respond to it is now.

Knock Before Entry

February 1, 2004

Is it always necessary to comply with knock notice before forcing entry to serve a search warrant?

Structure Searches

September 1, 2003

Thousands of times a day in this country peace officers search homes, businesses, schools, and other structures for hidden offenders. Structure searches can turn into a high-risk assignment for the officers performing them.

Preventing Training Tragedies: Living And Dying On The Edge

January 1, 2003

The danger is, of course, part of the appeal of being a SWAT officer. But it's also why SWAT training must be approached with the greatest level of precision and precaution.

Breaking and Entering

May 1, 2002

As the number of tactical teams across the nation has increased for the past several years, the number of lawsuits being brought against tactical teams has also risen dramatically.

Repercussions

March 1, 2002

On a muggy summer night in Georgia, it feels like you can reach out and squeeze water out of the air. Such were the conditions on July 23, 1999, when officer Jorge Mestre of the Cobb County Police Department was dispatched to a house in the Atlanta suburb of Austell, Ga.

Sometimes it’s hard to tell who the bad guys are

February 2, 2002

Just Give Me A Hundred Good Cops, And a ton of ammunition... That's what I was thinkin' when I reviewed the situation in Lagos, Nigeria.

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