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Responding to the Active Shooter

November 9, 2018

Nearly two decades after Columbine there shouldn't be any question as to what we as law enforcement should do in an active shooter situation. We have to respond as safely as possible, grab what we have with us, and stop the killing.

The Evolution of SWAT Operator Selection

August 8, 2018

The SWAT candidate assessment process at a South Carolina agency shows how tactical teams are looking for more than just extreme athletes and great shots.

Improving SWAT Operations

August 8, 2018

Experts say the chance for positive outcomes during tactical team callouts will increase with better selection of team members, organization of teams, training of operators and commanders; and with more effective use of equipment and technology.

Female Officer Becomes Ninth Woman to Join Elite NYPD Unit

April 5, 2018
Officer Emily Werfel, 27, is now one of just nine female members of the NYPD's elite Emergency Service Unit .

Motor Units Are Resource Multipliers

April 2, 2018

Are your agency's motorcycle officers being used to their full advantage?

When seconds count …

March 27, 2018

The G-Shock Mudmaster GG1000-IA5 timepiece provides officers in today’s demanding enforcement world with a timepiece they can count on by answering four key questions officers have regarding their gear.

When seconds count…

March 22, 2018

In a world where seconds count, officers cannot afford for their timepiece to fail.

Texas Constable Dies During Tactical Team Qualifications

September 8, 2017
Precinct 5 Deputy Constable Mark Diebold of Tarant County, TX, died Thursday during tactical team qualifications.

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.

Boston Mayor Opposes Military Gear for Officers

April 3, 2017
Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh voiced concern last week about issuing military-grade equipment to police, even as he backed war-inspired training for Boston officers.

NTOA to Hold Covert Lock Defeating Seminar at Annual Conference

July 9, 2014
The National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) has announced a Covert Lock Defeating Seminar to be held during the 31st Annual Tactical Operations Conference & Trade Show, September 21–26, 2014 at the Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center in Mobile, Ala.

Video: Officers Test Skills in Oklahoma SWAT Competition

May 8, 2014
Police officers from Bartlesville, Edmond, Norman, and Broken Arrow along with agents from the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangers Drugs Control took part in the six-course Oklahoma SWAT Competition Wednesday.

BART Officer Killed by Friendly Fire Wanted SWAT for Similar Searches

February 10, 2014
BART police Sgt. Tom Smith had asked his superiors to assign the department's SWAT team to take part in high-risk searches of residences to ensure safety, but was rebuffed, before he was shot dead last month by a fellow officer during a search in a Dublin apartment.

Defense Technology Flash-Bang Simulator Training Kit

January 6, 2014

You want to be as prepared as possible to use less-lethal devices during call-outs. But if you could limit the cost and danger needed to train in their use, why wouldn't you? That's the idea behind Defense Technology's Low Roll Training Simulator Starter Kit.

N.J. Officers Train to Engage Active Shooters

August 20, 2013
An active shooter drill today at Liberty Middle School in West Orange, N.J., tested the response of a dozen law enforcement agencies to a situation similar to last year’s mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

Conn. SWAT Challenge Features Lenco BearCat

August 16, 2013
The 2013 Connecticut SWAT Challenge will feature Lenco's BearCat G3 armored vehicle at the tactical competition scheduled for Aug. 20-22 and hosted by the West Hartford Police Department.

Incorporate Fitness Into Your SWAT Training

August 12, 2013
Part of the SWAT lifestyle is fitness; make no mistake about it. Teams should not have the "look" of a model but actually just good sound fit individuals to hold things together in a time of crisis.

Rethinking SWAT Training

June 13, 2013

What SWAT fitness experts are discovering is that some of this wear and tear and incapacitation can be avoided with "smart" training instead of "hard" training. Smart training is real-world oriented and job applicable. It's not just training for the sake of training.

Report: FBI Agents Died In Fall From Helicopter

May 21, 2013
The two special agents were fast-roping to the ship when the helicopter encountered difficulties and the agents fell "a significant distance."

FBI HRT Operators Killed In Training Accident

May 19, 2013
Two members of the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) died Friday during a training exercise off the coast of Virginia Beach. Special agents Christopher Lorek, 41, and Stephen Shaw, 40, had served the FBI for 17 years and eight years respectively.
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