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Fighting the "Never Say Die" Killer

February 25, 2014

Taking the one-percenter out is problematic. You're no doubt familiar with the extremely popular cable television series "The Walking Dead" in which you have to shoot the brain to put down the monster. This often holds true in getting the one-percenters to go "lights out," too.

Why Patrol Rifles Need a Suppressor

July 16, 2013
Now that many patrol officers are commonly equipped with the AR platform, these officers and their trainers have identified a valid concern for high frequency decibel gunfire generated by these weapons.

Choosing Optics for Patrol Rifles

January 10, 2013

With the increased use of rifles by patrol officers, there comes the need for modern modifications to make them more effective and to better fit the task at hand. One of the most obvious and likely the most effective is the use of modern optical sighting systems.

The Rural Officer's Arsenal

July 10, 2012

It is our job to win the fight with the bad guys, whether we serve in the nation's most populated cities, smallest towns, or most isolated counties. To win that fight, we need the right firearms and the right ammo.

Select Fire Carbines vs. Submachine Guns

May 15, 2012

After the infamous 1997 North Hollywood Shootout in Los Angeles where the bad guys were equipped with armor that stopped pistol rounds, law enforcement agencies began adopting M16s, AR-15s, and M4s as "patrol rifles." But many tactical officers stuck by the pistol-caliber subgun.

The North Hollywood Bank Robbery

February 28, 2012

Officer John Caprarelli was one of the first Los Angeles Police Department officers to arrive at the scene of the Bank of America in North Hollywood on Feb. 28, 1997. Officer Caprarelli gives a personal first-hand account of the 44-minute gun battle with two heavily armed suspects in his new book, "Uniform Decisions." Officer Caprarelli discusses other events during his 27-year LAPD career.

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.

Survivalists and the Harrowing Norco Bank Robbery

June 14, 2011
The careful study of the Norco incident reveals many outstanding training lessons about non-traditional and unusual criminal groups, multiple advisory shootings, IEDs, ambushes, response tactics to critical incidents, and officer survival.

5 Gunfights That Changed Law Enforcement

May 4, 2011

The gear and training employed by officers is much different today, partly as a result of the FBI Miami shootout. There have been other game-changing gunfights in the last quarter century. The following article examines each of them and how they changed your tactics, procedures, and policies.

Police Shootouts: How Soon We Forget

July 25, 2007

Every day, police throughout America respond to dangerous situations that often turn into armed, deadly confrontations. When circumstances and time allow, police hold things down until SWAT arrives and takes over. At least that's the plan, but we all know about plans.

Don't Believe the Hype

May 1, 2004

Lest we all get too caught up in a case of the "gotta-have-its," we elected to take a quick look at the need for change, and how it must be balanced with an agency's budget, real-world threats, and ability to train its officers.

Outgunned—The Politics of Being Outgunned

March 1, 2003

One of the problems that all SWAT teams and all police departments face is that their need for weaponry or equipment conflicts with their local governments' desire to avoid the appearance of "heavy-handed" law enforcement.

Communicate, Move, Shoot

July 1, 2001

These three skills can offer simple solutions to often complicated problems in the field.

LAPD Faces Urban Warfare In North Hollywood Bank Shoot-Out

April 1, 1997

Imagine yourself working uniformed patrol at 9:15 a.m. on a warm sunny day and you suddenly find yourself in Beirut, Bosnia, or back in the Mekong Delta. You go from thinking about where you'll stop for the next cup of coffee, to having your black-and-white shot up with full automatic AK-47 rounds.

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