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What Law Enforcement Needs to Know About Criminal Snipers

December 8, 2017

The American Sniper Association has been providing information and training on criminal snipers in classes for nearly 20 years. This article includes some updates reflecting the lessons re-learned in Las Vegas.

Lessons Learned from the Vegas Sniper Attack

December 6, 2017

A criminal sniper shooting people from an elevated "hide" presents an extreme tactical challenge for law enforcement.

TX Officer Killed Serving Warrant

December 4, 2017
A San Marcos, TX, police officer was shot and killed Monday afternoon while serving a warrant in the Cottonwood Creek subdivision.

Houston SWAT Team Rescues 4-Year-Old, 2 Adults from Gunman in Apartment

November 17, 2017
A Houston SWAT team rescued three people, including a 4-year-old girl, from a southwest Houston apartment Thursday after a family member held them inside at gunpoint, police said.

Vegas Massacre Could Change Active Shooter Tactics

October 4, 2017
Former and current law enforcement chiefs and other experts predicted that Sunday’s shooting could alter the training at many police forces to include more of a focus on the threat posed by high-rise snipers or others who kill from long distances.

Special Ops Bunker: The Collapsible Bunker

September 1, 2017

The SOB by Special Ops Bunker offers tactical teams protection from rifle rounds in a mobile, portable system that can be easily deployed.

NY Officer Shot Responding to Call, Suspect Barricaded

August 10, 2017
A New York City police officer has been shot and wounded in Brooklyn, but may have been saved from more serious harm by a bulletproof vest.

SWAT in the 21st Century

August 3, 2017

Equipment, tactics, and technology are obvious changes in SWAT, but there have been much more subtle developments in SWAT philosophy, especially in terms of training and standards.

Video: TX Officer Run Over, Pinned Under SUV by Drug Suspect

August 1, 2017
A Waco, TX, officer is in critical but stable condition and the suspect is dead after the officer was pinned under a vehicle while attempting to serve a search warrant.

StrongArm

March 24, 2017
StrongArm from Hurst Jaws of Life is a portable hydraulic power tool that cuts, lifts, and spreads, replacing a number of single-purpose hand tools for police and SWAT teams.

Armed Robbers Shoot at TX Police, Escape

January 3, 2017
Five to 10 armed men escaped police Monday night after robbing a home in north Harris County, TX, and firing dozens of rounds toward responding officers, police said.

Man Accused of Shooting TX Officers Acquitted

December 14, 2016
A Nueces County, TX, jury acquitted a man who shot Corpus Christi police officers executing a raid on his home, saying a "botched" operation and contradicting testimony led to their decision.

Video: TN Officer Shot, Suspect At Large

December 1, 2016
A manhunt is underway for a suspect who shot a Chattanooga, TN, police officer three times around 9:30 a.m. Thursday at an abandoned house.

TN Officer Shot, Suspect At Large

December 1, 2016
Police are offering a $6,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect who shot a Chattanooga, TN, police officer three times around 9:30 a.m. Thursday at an abandoned house. More Here.

FL SWAT Team Rescues Hostages, Ends Bank Standoff

December 1, 2016
A bank robbery suspect who took hostages Thursday morning inside a Community First Credit Union in Jacksonville, FL, is in custody and the 11 hostages were freed safely thanks to the SWAT team, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Video: CA Robbery Suspect Opens Fire on SWAT Team, Dies in Shootout

November 22, 2016
A robbery suspect exited a convenience store in La Mirada, CA, and opened fire on an L.A. County SWAT team early Tuesday morning, prompting deputies to return fire, fatally shooting him, authorities said.

CA Robbery Suspect Opens Fire on SWAT Team, Dies in Shootout

November 22, 2016
A robbery suspect exited a convenience store in La Mirada, CA, and opened fire on an L.A. County SWAT team early Tuesday morning, prompting deputies to return fire, fatally shooting him, authorities said. More Here.

Beware Armchair SWAT Commanders

September 1, 2016

Real armed conflicts are not video games. The combatants don't have a god-like view of all aspects of the engagement and there are absolutely no do-overs.

SWAT Response to the War on Police

August 9, 2016

The questions many in the SWAT community are asking is what can SWAT-trained officers do to help protect fellow officers during demonstrations and other incidents and how this might affect the way SWAT teams operate in the future.

'Helluva' Shot Stopped Gunman in Baton Rouge, Officials Say

July 18, 2016
On Sunday, the Baton Rouge SWAT team's training kicked in and the team performed flawlessly in responding to an ambush on officers, an emotional Dabadie said at a press conference.
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