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Urban Shield 2009

December 2, 2009

Urban Shield is a premier SWAT, fire and EMS training event that occurs annually in northern California. It was developed by Sheriff Ahern of the Alameda County Sheriffs Department and is widely attended by law enforcement agencies across the nation.

Original S.W.A.T. Cancels Tactical World Cup, Sues Operator's Edge

October 16, 2009
Original S.W.A.T. Footwear Co. has canceled the planned Original S.W.A.T. Tactical World Cup and initiated a lawsuit against partner Operator's Edge, who could not deliver the event, according to the company.

Condemned Homes Provide Minn. Tactical Unit Training Opportunity

August 19, 2009
The Dakota County (Minn.) SWAT unit is deploying today to a neighborhood of West St. Paul to practice their building-search skills in several buildings that have been identified for demolition, KSTP TV reports.

Backing Into Space

August 7, 2009

Dave Smith recounts his LAPD SWAT training, when he was "in the midst of a training scenario requiring a Spiderman-like trip from the top of a very tall building to a window on the sixth floor ... With only the hookers and cabbies of downtown Los Angeles to bear witness, I stepped backward into space 14 stories above the street."

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.

Urban Shield: The Best Training Anywhere

November 1, 2008

For two years the Alameda County (Calif.) Sheriff’s Department has organized and hosted Urban Shield, the nation’s largest SWAT exercise. The 48-hour competition involves 25 tactical teams working 24 realistic scenarios. This year’s event was held Sept. 12–15, and POLICE editor David Griffith was on the scene.

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.

Riot Act

August 1, 2007

R Block of the West Virginia State Penitentiary at Moundsville. Inmates are holding a hostage. His hands are bound with a strip of cloth that's tied around the crossbars of one of the cells. A negotiator has been called in to hear the inmates' demands and to try to secure release of the hostage. The ringleader of the riot, a young loudmouth called K-Dog, yells at the negotiator who is on the stairs above the showers, "You better take care of your boy!"

Tactical Preplanning

August 1, 2006

With an unlimited supply of public safety emergencies facing communities today, it’s never too late for police to plan ahead. It’s a simple but powerful precaution and one that more law enforcement agencies are taking to heart in the post-9/11 world.

A Solid Foundation

August 1, 2005

Whatever the nature of a tactical callout, one thing is sure—you’ll be on your feet and they need to perform. After all, your feet are as much a “tool” as the rest of your equipment. If you have taken as much care with the selection of your boots as you have with the rest of your gear, you should be able to get through any callout in good condition.

How to Select and Train SWAT Snipers

August 1, 2004

The position of police sniper is one of the most unique and difficult in all of law enforcement. It carries with it high expectations and great responsibility. Yet, many agencies put little thought into setting a proper foundation for an effective sniper program.

Mock Prison Riot Showcases Corrections Technologies

April 2, 2004
The eighth annual OLETC Mock Prison Riot is designed to showcase new and emerging corrections, law enforcement, and public safety technologies by allowing teams of officers to experience them firsthand in various scenarios.

Origins of SWAT

May 1, 2003

SWAT teams have been part of the capabilities of police agencies since 1967 when the Los Angeles Police Department organized its special weapons and tactics unit to respond to critical incidents.

How to...Start a SWAT Team

March 1, 2003

Somewhere between the images, the perceptions, and accusations lies a truth: If ever an entity embodied the philosophy of "hope for the best, but plan for the worst," it is the SWAT unit.

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