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Judge Clears LAPD SWAT In Toddler's Death

August 3, 2009
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against the city of Los Angeles by the mother of a 19-month-old toddler who was shot and killed by a bullet from SWAT officers during an attempted hostage rescue in 2005, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Florida Man Assaults SWAT Officer

July 27, 2009
A 30-year-old man who threatened to kill his mother was arrested, after a SWAT unit used gas to expel him from his home in Port St. Lucie, Florida, TCPalm.com reports.

The State of Law Enforcement In 2008

July 10, 2009

In each monthy issue during 2008, Police Magazine's editors examined the state of American law enforcement. The series won a prestigious magazine award and gave us new insight into the challenges faced by police now and in the years to come. This editorial from December 2008, which is titled "The State of American Law Enforcement," sums up the series.

Ecumenical Panel Will Investigate Oakland SWAT Tragedy

June 2, 2009
A board that will include law enforcement experts from across the state and the nation will conduct a "complete review" of the March 21 fatal shootings of four police officers, the Oakland Tribune reports.

Oakland SWAT Captain Asks to be Reassigned After Team Expresses "No Confidence"

May 14, 2009
Capt. Ed Tracey made his request after a meeting with the 24-member SWAT team, during which officers said they "weren't confident in him" because of his conduct during the March 21 incident, a law enforcement source said. Two SWAT officers died in the raid.

Massacre in Pittsburgh: The Unthinkable Strikes Again

April 15, 2009
SWAT took up positions around the suspect’s brick house as the firefight raged. SWAT’s Lenco BEAR armored rescue vehicle withstood numerous bullet hits, including two very visible hits to the front windshield.

The Aftermath of the Oakland Massacre

March 30, 2009
How we honor them and all of our thousands of fallen brothers and sisters is to continue to do our job to the utmost of our ability with dignity and honor, no matter the obstacles. We are the thin blue line, and if we don’t do the job of protecting society, no one will.

What It Was Like to Watch the Oakland Tragedy Unfold on TV

March 27, 2009
At first, details were sketchy. “Breaking News: Four OPD officers shot…two motorcycle and two SWAT…gunman also shot…No word yet on the conditions of the officers or the gunman.”

Standardizing SWAT

March 1, 2009

Last year—40 years after the creation of SWAT teams—the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) established the first-ever national SWAT standards. That's something that many SWAT practitioners and observers consider long overdue.

What Does Mumbai Mean for Us? (Part 2 of 2)

December 19, 2008
Mumbai is a "shot heard round the world." It's a clear warning to law enforcement of what's headed our way sooner or later. The real question is will we or won't we be ready?

What Does Mumbai Mean for Us? (Part 1 of 2)

December 9, 2008
The Mumbai terror attack was a basic raid. It was a version of the same highly effective tactics employed by most SWAT teams, especially for multiple, simultaneous raids and searches. It was a testament to the devastating and deadly effects of stealth, surprise, shock, and speed.

Talking Strategy and Tactics

November 26, 2008
I’m a strong believer that once SWAT takes over a situation, SWAT should determine and carry out the tactics. Period. There are many horror stories where interference and micro managing resulted in bad outcomes and tragedies.

Gunman Arrested After Santa Barbara Standoff

November 3, 2008
A masked gunman who was waving an American flag on a 101 Freeway overpass in Santa Barbara was taken into police custody Monday after an hours-long standoff that shut down the freeway in both directions and caused a rush-hour traffic snarl, officials said.

The State of American Law Enforcement - SWAT: Breaking the Mold

August 1, 2008

LAPD brass is still trying to mold SWAT into a softer, gentler special unit that won't offend the politically correct sensibilities of community activists. But now for one of the few times in its distinguished history, SWAT is actually vulnerable to such pressure.

The Tactical Use of TASERs

December 1, 2007

The tactical teams portrayed in the movies and on television typically use an assortment of automatic weapons and high-powered rifles to shoot down terrorists and hostage takers. But those of us in the business know that the vast majority of our missions do not involve the use of deadly force.

To Rappel or Not to Rappel: That is the Question

July 31, 2007
From SWAT's earliest days, Hollywood has shown SWAT teams rappelling from great heights, crashing through windows, doing dive rolls worthy of Olympic gymnasts, coming up with long gun in hand, to save the day—lone and unhurt. At least that's how they did it in the 1970s hit TV show "SWAT."

TREXPO West 2007: Something for Everyone

May 1, 2007

TREXPO is both a trade show and an educational conference for law enforcement officers. And this year’s TREXPO West held recently in Long Beach, Calif., offered excellent training opportunities for both SWAT and patrol officers.

Patriot3 Modular Ballistic Wall

October 1, 2006
Patriot3’s new Modular Ballistic Wall (MBW) is a complete mobile ballistic barrier system. Each section can be assembled in varying heights of 60 inches and 80 inches, assembles in only a few minutes, and can be disassembled for use elsewhere. Each section has the ability to stand alone or can be connected to other sections.

Responding to School Sieges

September 1, 2006

Someday in the near future, an American community—probably far from an urban center—will find that one of its schools has been taken over by Muslim terrorists who are holding the students hostage. The time for American law enforcement officers to think about this possibility and train how to respond to it is now.

TREXPO West: School Days

May 1, 2006

It’s easy to think of TREXPO as primarily a trade show. After all, some of the most interesting news to come out of each TREXPO usually involves some intriguing weapon or training aid. But the training and instruction that officers receive during the conference program at TREXPO can pay real dividends in the field. TREXPO West 2006 at the Los Angeles Convention Center was no exception.

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