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Active Shooters, Gun Control, and Mental Health
If we are truly serious about reducing active shooter deaths, we must stop the political posturing and the self-serving, useless rhetoric and commit ourselves to the many viable solutions that are out there. We owe it to our children to find a way.
Suicidal Active Shooter: The Answer
You've only got two options with the information you've received. Shoot the suspect or get him to place his weapon on the floor and submit to arrest.
Hardening Physical Targets
With the exception of the military-related attacks at Fort Hood and the Washington Navy Yard, terrorists and criminals are more likely to assault a facility where resistance is minimal—a "soft" target.
What LE Can Learn From the Kenya Mall Attack
These types of attacks illustrate the pattern that terrorists are committed to inflicting death and destruction anywhere to generate headlines and rally other lunatics to their cause. They are prepared to do anything to win.
Suicidal Active Shooter: What Would You Do?
Your team responds to a suicidal teenager at the local high school. When he points a gun at his head, it's decision time. Give us your solution to this dilemma.
Incorporate Fitness Into Your SWAT Training
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.
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The Value of Tactical EMS Training
When responding to violent events such as an active shooter, after we've neutralized the threat, we can extend our life-saving abilities by managing and treating the damage done by the perpetrators.
Campus IED Attack: The Answer
With this SWAT blog, we're answering a question proposed in the May 29 blog, "Campus IED Attack: What Would You Do?" You told us how you would handle the scenario of a campus active shooter suspect with IEDs. Here's the answer.
Campus IED Attack: What Would You Do?
You respond to a Columbine-style school attack by suspects with guns and IEDs. Tell us how you would handle the situation by adding your comment below.
How To Start a Tactical Team
There are plenty of behind-the-scenes preparations needed to form a tactical team. It's not just gathering a group, getting fancy tactical dress, and heading out for some shooting.
ALS To Open Tactical Training Center
AMTEC Less-Lethal Systems (ALS) is on track to open a tactical training center this summer in Perry, Fla., to offer less-lethal training to law enforcement, corrections, and military personnel.
Lessons Learned from the ATF Waco Raid
A trio of ATF commanders have offered new details about the failed Waco raid and outlined changes within the agency since 1993, as the agency remembers its four fallen agents on the 20th anniversary.
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