So if emergency medical response during critical incidents is now going to be performed by patrol officers and individual SWAT operators, do law enforcement agencies still need tactical medical support? The experts say yes and for a variety of reasons.
As a trauma surgeon and a tactical medical specialist, I am often asked by law enforcement officers what caliber and type of handgun ammunition offers the most stopping power. I can't answer that question. Let me explain why.
Medical doctor and longtime SWAT medic Dr. Dan Olesnicky has stepped in to fill that gap. With his company SWAT Fuel, he has developed the first product in a comprehensive line of supplements to aid military, law enforcement, and shift workers in efficiently using and maintaining energy.
Every officer should have a minimum amount of medical equipment as well as training to use the equipment. As I have stated at POLICE-TREXPO in some of my presentations, my dream is for a small kit with the essentials to appear on the belt or in a pocket of every LEO.