It will be many months before we have the final reports on the Colorado Springs and San Bernardino active shooter attacks. But initial reports can give us an outline of what occurred during these two bloody incidents and perhaps enough insight to yield some important lessons learned.
January 28, 2016
The Jeffrey Stenroos case is the law enforcement version of the "Boy Who Cried Wolf." And as every schoolchild knows, crying wolf when there isn't one is a good way to get eaten.
March 8, 2011
So should you chase or contain? It depends on the situation and what agency you work for. Just as there are a variety of threats to consider about suspects in flight, so too are there differences of opinion as to how to address the problem.
July 31, 2010
For two years the Alameda County (Calif.) Sheriff’s Department has organized and hosted Urban Shield, the nation’s largest SWAT exercise. The 48-hour competition involves 25 tactical teams working 24 realistic scenarios. This year’s event was held Sept. 12–15, and POLICE editor David Griffith was on the scene.
November 1, 2008