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How the North Hollywood Shootout Changed Patrol Arsenals
Are We Teaching Cops To Run?

Are We Teaching Cops To Run?

When a gunfight begins you need to end it, period. But many of you have been taught that your first need is to find cover. Which may be teaching you to run away from a fight instead of doing your duty, which is to "run toward the gunfire."

August 19, 2011

In the Crosshairs

In the Crosshairs

What happened that day in Texas should have served as a wake-up call to law enforcement agencies worldwide. But the Texas Tower incident was treated as an anomaly, a once-in-a-lifetime event that couldn't possibly happen again. And the law enforcement community has chosen to largely ignore this threat.

March 1, 2004

Dialing Long Distance

Dialing Long Distance

We all know that most police-involved shootings develop at a range of just a few feet. But there are exceptions. It’s not easy to hit a target in combat at long range with a pistol. But it can be done.

November 1, 2003

War on Wise Street

War on Wise Street

Alexandria (La.) PD’s Special Response Team was executing a detailed plan to serve warrants and search for evidence to connect Anthony Molette, 25, to recent ambush attack. Intelligence gathered before the assault told them that Molette would not be home. It was wrong.

September 1, 2003

Outgunned

Outgunned

There is a tendency among all law enforcement to believe that no matter the odds, their bravery and training can save the day. It’s an instinct that a good SWAT officer must overcome. Because believe it or not, there are times when even a SWAT team may be outgunned or otherwise need help.

March 1, 2003

Outgunned—The Politics of Being Outgunned

One of the problems that all SWAT teams and all police departments face is that their need for weaponry or equipment conflicts with their local governments' desire to avoid the appearance of "heavy-handed" law enforcement.

March 1, 2003

Who's A Warrior?

Who's A Warrior?

Not just anyone who decides to become a cop can claim hero status.

January 1, 2002

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