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2019 Mountain States SWAT Training and Competition
Responding to the Active Shooter

Responding to the Active Shooter

Nearly two decades after Columbine there shouldn't be any question as to what we as law enforcement should do in an active shooter situation. We have to respond as safely as possible, grab what we have with us, and stop the killing.

November 9, 2018

The Evolution of SWAT Operator Selection

The Evolution of SWAT Operator Selection

The SWAT candidate assessment process at a South Carolina agency shows how tactical teams are looking for more than just extreme athletes and great shots.

August 8, 2018

Improving SWAT Operations

Improving SWAT Operations

Experts say the chance for positive outcomes during tactical team callouts will increase with better selection of team members, organization of teams, training of operators and commanders; and with more effective use of equipment and technology.

August 8, 2018

Female Officer Becomes Ninth Woman to Join Elite NYPD Unit
Motor Units Are Resource Multipliers
Texas Constable Dies During Tactical Team Qualifications
SWAT in the 21st Century

SWAT in the 21st Century

Equipment, tactics, and technology are obvious changes in SWAT, but there have been much more subtle developments in SWAT philosophy, especially in terms of training and standards.

August 3, 2017

Boston Mayor Opposes Military Gear for Officers

NTOA to Hold Covert Lock Defeating Seminar at Annual Conference

The National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) has announced a Covert Lock Defeating Seminar to be held during the 31st Annual Tactical Operations Conference & Trade Show, September 21–26, 2014 at the Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center in Mobile, Ala.

July 9, 2014

Video: Officers Test Skills in Oklahoma SWAT Competition

Video: Officers Test Skills in Oklahoma SWAT Competition

Police officers from Bartlesville, Edmond, Norman, and Broken Arrow along with agents from the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangers Drugs Control took part in the six-course Oklahoma SWAT Competition Wednesday.

May 8, 2014

BART Officer Killed by Friendly Fire Wanted SWAT for Similar Searches

BART Officer Killed by Friendly Fire Wanted SWAT for Similar Searches

BART police Sgt. Tom Smith had asked his superiors to assign the department's SWAT team to take part in high-risk searches of residences to ensure safety, but was rebuffed, before he was shot dead last month by a fellow officer during a search in a Dublin apartment.

February 10, 2014

Defense Technology Flash-Bang Simulator Training Kit

Defense Technology Flash-Bang Simulator Training Kit

You want to be as prepared as possible to use less-lethal devices during call-outs. But if you could limit the cost and danger needed to train in their use, why wouldn't you? That's the idea behind Defense Technology's Low Roll Training Simulator Starter Kit.

January 6, 2014

N.J. Officers Train to Engage Active Shooters

An active shooter drill today at Liberty Middle School in West Orange, N.J., tested the response of a dozen law enforcement agencies to a situation similar to last year’s mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

August 20, 2013

Conn. SWAT Challenge Features Lenco BearCat

The 2013 Connecticut SWAT Challenge will feature Lenco's BearCat G3 armored vehicle at the tactical competition scheduled for Aug. 20-22 and hosted by the West Hartford Police Department.

August 16, 2013

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