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Suicidal Active Shooter: The Answer

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.

October 17, 2013

Heckler & Koch HK45 Compact Tactical

Heckler & Koch HK45 Compact Tactical

You can tell very quickly when you open the box that the HK45CT is more than just an update of the combat proven HK USP Compact. Ergonomically, this is a 21st-century pistol all the way, but it offers the reliability and toughness of a classic HK.

October 10, 2013

Suicidal Active Shooter: What Would You Do?

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.

September 12, 2013

The Value of Tactical EMS Training

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.

July 22, 2013

Campus IED Attack: The Answer

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.

June 14, 2013

Campus IED Attack: What Would You Do?

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.

May 29, 2013

Recognizing Fake Cops

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.

February 21, 2013

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."

December 13, 2012

Gathering Intel for Dynamic Entries (2 of 2)

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.

September 3, 2012

Gathering Intel for Dynamic Entries (1 of 2)

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.

July 26, 2012

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.

June 4, 2012

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.

May 9, 2012

5 Drills To Improve Weapon Handling

5 Drills To Improve Weapon Handling

These five range drills will improve your shooting, moving, weapon manipulation, reloading, and transitioning from one weapon to another. To up the ante, use a stopwatch to time the drill to improve stress inoculation.

March 8, 2012

How the North Hollywood Shootout Changed Patrol Arsenals
5 (More) Active Shooter Training Scenarios

5 (More) Active Shooter Training Scenarios

In an earlier blog post, we presented five training scenarios to help your team better prepare to meet the threat of the active shooter, or active killer if you prefer. Here are five additional training scenarios.

January 12, 2012