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Breaking and Entering

March 31, 2010

Wall is the inventor of the WallBanger DoorKey, a device distributed by Safariland that uses the explosive element of a flash-bang grenade to breach even some of the toughest doors.

Not Going for the Kill

March 31, 2010

A SWAT team is called out to a barricade situation. A man holed up in his house claims to have a hostage, and negotiators are getting nowhere as the subject refuses to surrender. Now tactical teams can employ multiple less-lethal options to help end such a situation at different points throughout an incident without employing lethal force.

See Safariland's New WallBanger Bang Pole on Video

February 2, 2010
Retired Houston SWAT officer Sandy Wall demonstrated his new The WallBanger bang pole for POLICE Magazine at the Safariland booth at SHOT Show 2010. Wall gives us a hands-on demo of this tactical equipment that deploys distraction devices prior to a building raid.

Dallas SWAT Takes Down a Pair of Crack Houses

January 8, 2010

The Dallas PD's SWAT unit takes down a pair of fortified crack houses and overwhelms the suspects, who have little time to react before they find themselves wearing handcuffs.

Probe: Missteps Led to Oakland Police Killings

January 7, 2010
An independent report on the March 2009 slayings of four Oakland police officers released Wednesday concluded that two SWAT team members lost their lives in a poorly planned "ad hoc" raid in search of the killer that should have been called off.

Oakland SWAT Ambush: After-Action Report

January 7, 2010
The report details a cascade of mistakes that led to the tragic deaths of Sgt. Mark Dunakin, Officer John Hege, Sgt. Ervin Romans, and Sgt. Daniel Sakai. It faults the Oakland PD for poor communication, weak command and control, and poor planning.

Urban Shield: Super SWAT Shape Required

November 23, 2009
Each scenario designed to test officers' tactical skills and teamwork to the limit was scored and timed, with points deducted for mistakes. Exercise #1,SWAT Fitness Assessment, tested the mettle of even those in "Super SWAT Shape."

Urban Shield: Training for the Unthinkable

November 19, 2009
Training for the "unthinkable" is what Urban Shield is all about because the "unthinkable" can, and does, happen. And like lightning in a thunderstorm, you never know where or when the next strike will occur.

Florida SWAT Unit Clears Hostages From T.J. Maxx After Standoff

November 18, 2009
SWAT members helped hostages leave the store and were seen using a blanket to drag out a women who had been injured when one of the gunmen pushed her to the ground.

Texas Town's New SWAT Unit Arrests Six In First Raid

November 10, 2009
The Jacksonville (Texas) Police Department's newly established SWAT unit made its first raid, arresting six suspects after a yearlong narcotics investigation, that the police chief said went off flawlessly, the Daily Progress reports.

Urban Shield 2009 Dedicated to Oakland’s Fallen Officers

November 5, 2009
For the next two days, the teams will be competing in 25 challenging real-world scenarios, with very little rest or sleep. This is a true test of tactical skills, physical endurance, and mental resolve.

TREXPO East 2009: Active Shooter Panel Focuses on Tactics and Training

October 30, 2009

More than 60 officers attended an Active Shooter Panel discussion at TREXPO East, participating in a lively discussion of how to respond to lone gunmen, coordinated attacks, and even terrorist incidents.

Man Arrested In RV After 8-Hour Standoff

October 12, 2009
The wife of the suspect told police their two children (ages 9 and 12) may be with the man. Police were not able to convince the man to surrender, despite phone calls, public-address messages and flash-bang grenades.

How to Coexist with a K-9 Unit

October 7, 2009
Unless there is animosity between SWAT and K-9, or their tactics are incompatible, they should be able to work out mutually acceptable tactics to accomplish most missions.

Police Sniper Ends Standoff With Armed Man

October 6, 2009
Renardo Antonio Flores, 32, fled to the backyard of the house with an assault rifle, after officers used flash-bang grenades and tear gas in the house. It was there that a Pleasant Hill police sniper shot him.

K-9 Unit Pros and Cons for SWAT

October 1, 2009
There's an ongoing, lively debate in SWAT about incorporating K-9s into SWAT operations. There are pros and cons to both schools of thought.

Dog Days of Summer (Part 4): Shooting to Kill

September 16, 2009
The use of deadly force in certain circumstances is readily justifiable, especially if you've attempted a less-lethal option first. Have a game plan for such eventualities at the outset.

Dog Days of Summer (Part 3): Less-Lethal vs. Vicious Dogs

September 10, 2009
Without formal training, police must rely on their preservation instinct and use whatever force is deemed necessary against attacking dogs. While lethal force is acceptable, it's a last resort. There's a less-lethal alternative that's proven effective, one I've personally employed countless times and highly recommend.

Dog Days of Summer (Part 2): Don't Just Shoot Them

September 3, 2009
Whenever another "family/friendly" dog is shot by LE, the condemnation by critics is immediate. I believe the days of the "just shoot them" policy are over. And if we don't solve the problem, someone from the outside will do it for us.

Breacher Paste for Entry Teams

August 19, 2009
Sentry Solutions' Breacher Paste is non-corrosive and works as an intermediate between the target and the explosive breaching charge. It assists in holding the charge to the target, while still permitting precise adjustment of the charge or easy removal of the charge if the shot is aborted.
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