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Taking Down Tsarnaev

April 3, 2014

Last April 19, Revere, Mass., Police Chief Joseph Cafarelli was leading the North Metro SWAT team as it participated in a massive manhunt. Units from federal, state, and local agencies—including North Metro SWAT—were literally going street to street and even building to building searching for the surviving Boston Marathon bomber.

Police Cell Phones and Social Media

March 20, 2014

Unbelievable as it may sound, this was probably the first recorded tactical law enforcement call-out conducted over Facebook. Even though I rarely use Facebook, I knew my officers did and better yet they monitored it. The call-out was successful and the suspect was apprehended.

Police Product Test: Gerber Downrange Tomahawk

December 23, 2013

Gerber has deemed the Downrange Tomahawk a "three tiered" breaching tool. The axe head serves as a hammer, chopper, and leverage point for prying.

Video: Ark. Man, 107, Shot at Officers Before Being Killed

November 25, 2013
The Pine Bluff, Ark., officer who fired the shots that killed 107-year-old Monroe Isadore on Sept. 7 told the special prosecutors assigned to the case he did not know how many rounds he fired, but said he had no other choice because the man was shooting at him and fellow officers,

Escape International AirTEP Platform

November 4, 2013

Even when the AirTEP is deployed and hanging from a helicopter carrying a full load of passengers, it's possible to fly the craft at up to 100 knots for several miles until everyone can be brought to safety.

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.

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.

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.

Video: Phoenix Police Ram Kidnapping House

May 21, 2013
The Phoenix Police Department's tactical unit rammed a house where a kidnapping suspect held his 3-year-old son and several adults hostage to help end a standoff that began Monday night.

ACLU Questions Police Agencies About Militarization

March 6, 2013
The ACLU will request information about SWAT teams, such as how often and for what reasons they're deployed, what types of weapons they use, how often citizens are injured during SWAT raids, and how they're funded.

Rethinking Active Shooter Response

February 25, 2013

The threat of active shooters is on the minds of both the public and law enforcement. Now that so many people in law enforcement and the public are looking for ways to prevent active shooter attacks, it's time to rethink the way that we respond to these attacks.

Sheriff: Charred Body Is Dorner's

February 14, 2013
San Bernardino County (Calif.) Sheriff's officials have positively identified the charred remains found in a mountain cabin Tuesday as being the body of Christopher Dorner.

Inside the FBI's Alabama Bunker Raid

February 5, 2013
The carefully orchestrated raid that ended a hostage standoff at a survivalist's bunker in Midland City, Ala., was a SWAT tactic of last resort for the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team (HRT).

Every Officer Should Be Trained In SWAT Basics

January 31, 2013
Shouldn't every good basic cop have the ability to quickly stack, flow into a room, hold a position if a SWAT team leader stated, "you two post this hallway," and back-clear or secondary search several rooms?

Mumbai: What Law Enforcement Learned

November 27, 2012
The Mumbai terror attacks still hold potent lessons for police responders four years after they raised the ante on counter-terrorism response and active-shooter training.

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.

Robots at the Ready

March 2, 2012

The Greensboro (N.C.) Police Department ended a stand-off with a naked man using two tactical robots, after neighbors called 911 to report he was standing on his porch with a firearm, calling to God.

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.
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