Lt. Dale Massey and other members of LMPD's SWAT team told the Profession Integrity Unit in interviews after Taylor’s death the three officers involved violated a basic rule of policing — identifying your target and what's in the background before you shoot.
October 22, 2020
A member of the Philadelphia Police SWAT team was shot and killed while serving a warrant and attempting to arrest a murder suspect at a residence on Friday morning.
March 13, 2020
In the Lenco SHOT Show booth, a company rep explains how its X3 FireCat armored vehicle allows a tactical team to enter a hostile situation and put out a fire started by a suspect without needing to bring in the fire department.
February 14, 2020
A woman has filed a lawsuit against the Denver Police Department one year after her home was destroyed by fire reportedly started by a SWAT team attempting to arrest her 35-year-old son, Joseph Quintana.
January 29, 2020
Is SWAT overused? What missions should it be assigned? Is it too costly? And now that patrol officers have rifles and other special gear, is it still needed?
August 16, 2019
POLICE has covered lessons learned, weapons of mass destruction, and capital punishment.
May 31, 2019
Transcend Tactical has launched a gas deployment system that can be added to its Vantage robot to deploy two hot or cold gas grenades remotely and with mobility.
May 2, 2019
In past March issues, POLICE has covered how to transition from revolvers to semi-automatics, awards for outgunned officers, and the first national tactical standards.
March 4, 2019
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
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
One police officer was shot and a second was hurt while running for safety after a gunman fired at them from inside a southeast Austin, TX, home Sunday night. The SWAT team then reportedly fatally shot the suspected shooter as he tried to run away from the home with a woman.
March 26, 2018
One police officer was shot and a second was hurt while running for safety after a gunman fired at them from inside a southeast Austin, TX, home Sunday night. The SWAT team then reportedly fatally shot the suspected shooter as he tried to run away from the home with a woman. More Here.
March 26, 2018
The American Sniper Association has been providing information and training on criminal snipers in classes for nearly 20 years. This article includes some updates reflecting the lessons re-learned in Las Vegas.
December 8, 2017
A criminal sniper shooting people from an elevated "hide" presents an extreme tactical challenge for law enforcement.
December 6, 2017
A San Marcos, TX, police officer was shot and killed Monday afternoon while serving a warrant in the Cottonwood Creek subdivision.
December 4, 2017