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Recognizing Fake Cops
There is a criminal element that will use the veil of a police disguise to further their illegitimate activities. These fake cops will use their disguises to gain the edge against the public and law enforcement.
Inside the FBI's Alabama Bunker Raid
The carefully orchestrated raid that ended a hostage standoff at a survivalist's bunker in Midland City, Ala., was a SWAT tactic of last resort for the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team (HRT).
Every Officer Should Be Trained In SWAT Basics
Shouldn't every good basic cop have the ability to quickly stack, flow into a room, hold a position if a SWAT team leader stated, "you two post this hallway," and back-clear or secondary search several rooms?
U.S. Schools Beef Up Security
Not surprisingly, in the wake of the Connecticut mass shooting that occurred on Friday, school districts around the nation are taking a closer look at how they are securing their campuses. Here's an overview of what some districts are considering.
Can You Multi-Task During an Active Shooter Event?
Basically, human multi-tasking is a myth. Dr. Edward Hallowell wrote that multi-tasking is "mythical activity in which people believe they can perform two or more tasks simultaneously as effectively as one."
Mumbai: What Law Enforcement Learned
The Mumbai terror attacks still hold potent lessons for police responders four years after they raised the ante on counter-terrorism response and active-shooter training.
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Going 'Hands On' During an Entry
How well prepared you are to make entry into a structure, order subjects to the ground, and transition to hands to place handcuffs or control subjects on the ground?
Gathering Intel for Dynamic Entries (2 of 2)
With this SWAT blog, we're answering a question proposed in the July 26 blog, "Gathering Intel for Dynamic Entries (1 of 2)." A few of you told us how you would handle the scenario proposed.
Profiling an Active Shooter
Just like other criminals, active shooters fit a profile. Read this guide to identify their six common traits.
Gathering Intel for Dynamic Entries (1 of 2)
A SWAT team's raid of a home in Evansville, Ind., raised many questions, especially after officers encountered a grandmother and 18-year-old watching TV. Here's a similar scenario for you to resolve. Read it and respond with a comment about what you would do.
Domestic Hostage Barricade: The Answer
With this SWAT blog, we're answering a question proposed in the earlier blog, "Domestic Hostage Barricade: What Would You Do?" You told us how you would handle the scenario of a suspect who has taken his ex-girlfriend hostage in a residence. Now, we'll give you the actual outcome from the incident.
Domestic Hostage Barricade: What Would You Do?
An ex-boyfriend holds a female hostage at gunpoint as deputies decide whether to enter the house or contain, control, and call SWAT. Tell us how you would handle the situation by adding a comment below.
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