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Police Product Test: Shieldspike's Hammerspike Glass-Breaker

May 17, 2012

Shieldspike has developed the Hammerspike specialty tool, designed specifically to eliminate the window glass in a building or vehicle. This close-quarters tool weighs only 1.5 pounds and is easily deployed with one hand.

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.

Deploying a Ballistic Shield

April 26, 2012
The most common ballistic rating carried today by officers is a Level IIIA shield. Level IIIA shields handle the job and are also much more affordable than Level III or Level IV shields. Once the levels go up, so does the weight, as well as the price.

Video: Footage Shows Chaotic, Deadly Utah Raid

April 10, 2012
Newly released dash-cam video shows the chaotic scene during a task force raid in January that resulted in the death of an Ogden (Utah) Police officer and the wounding of five other officers.

4 NYPD Officers Shot In Hostage Stand-off

April 9, 2012
Four NYPD officers were wounded in a Sunday gunfight in Brooklyn with an ex-con, after he held hostage his pregnant girlfriend and their infant son. Three of the officers were shot in the leg, and one was grazed in the face. None of the four were seriously hurt.

14-Hour Standoff In Penn. Ends with Death of Gunman

March 14, 2012
A Pennsylvania State Police sniper ended a Wednesday standoff with a disturbed man who fired more than 50 rounds at responding troopers.

Undercover Lifeline Training: 7 Scenarios

November 1, 2011
Personnel who are well trained will "react" rather than panic when the time comes to take action. The more you train and the more confident you are, the less you will fall victim to the devastating effects of tunnel vision. Here are seven exercises to cover the more common scenarios that may arise.

How to Improve Back-up for Undercover Units

October 18, 2011
To understand the complexities of mounting a take-down operation such as rescuing an undercover agent from a secure location under the control of armed violators, undercover agents must be trained as a SWAT operator. There's no in-between here.

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?

Safariland Adds Protech Type IIIA Breacher Shield

April 29, 2011
The shield and viewport are rated to defeat five impacts from 9mm 124 gr. FMJ, .44 Magnum 240 gr. LSWC, Tokarev 7.62x25mm 85 gr. FMJ (steel jacket), 5.7x28mm 28 gr. SS195/HP, 5.7x28mm 40 gr. SS197/Blue Tip, Winchester Ranger 9mm 127 gr. +P+ SXT, and .357 SIG 125 gr. TMJ.

BlackHawk Offers Mini Deployment Entry Kit

March 17, 2011
The Mini Deployment Kit consists of the Mini Deployment Bag with individual tool compartments for reduced noise signature and a secure carry of the Mini BoltMaster, Mini Breacher and the Micro ThunderSledge entry tools.

Officer Sacrifice Brings Lessons for Two Tactical Teams

December 3, 2010
The mission for both New Orleans and San Antonio PD SWAT is crystal clear. They, too, need to recover, rebound, and rebuild from the major "hits" each team has taken.

A Tough Year for SWAT Teams

October 28, 2008
How is your SWAT team doing so far this year? At one extreme, some teams have been called out only a few times this year. Other teams have been called out for hundreds of incidents and operations. Some of these callouts have turned out well, others not so well.
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