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C.S.I. Aurora: Forensics, Leadership, and the Batman Movie Shooting
Taking Command at Active Shooter Incidents

Taking Command at Active Shooter Incidents

When seconds mean lives and officers and other public safety professionals are responding from all directions, it's critical that someone shows leadership.

August 19, 2020

Great Cops are Both Helpers and Warriors
Active Shooter Response from the Survivors' Perspectives
Talking to the Community About Active Shooters
Working with Event Security After Vegas
SWAT Response to the War on Police

SWAT Response to the War on Police

The questions many in the SWAT community are asking is what can SWAT-trained officers do to help protect fellow officers during demonstrations and other incidents and how this might affect the way SWAT teams operate in the future.

August 9, 2016

Lessons Learned from a Very Bloody Week

Lessons Learned from a Very Bloody Week

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

Rage Against Active Shooters

Rage Against Active Shooters

Given the alarming increase in active shooter incidents, Americans are now forced to construct a mental pre-set to prepare for a lethal encounter with a madman. Fighting back is obviously easier said than done, but playing possum is not a viable survival option.

November 13, 2015

Police Product Test: TSSI TacOps Active Response Bag

Police Product Test: TSSI TacOps Active Response Bag

TSSI has joined the bail-out bag army with its Active Response bag. The main features of any rapid response bag are here for sure, with the addition of a couple of very smart improvements over the traditional nylon pack.

October 30, 2015

Tuff Products Dual-Purpose Tactical Kit

Tuff Products Dual-Purpose Tactical Kit

The T.A.S.K. with P.T.K. is a leg rig that holds four AR-15/M4 magazines, EMT shears, latex gloves, surgical tape, modular bandage, tourniquet, and a chest seal. It's made of rugged 1680-denier black ballistic nylon and double-layered scuba webbing.

March 9, 2015

Combined Response to Active Shooters

Combined Response to Active Shooters

The final element of an active threat incident is the response. This encompasses the police response to end the attack, Fire/EMS response to aid and evacuate the victims, and even law enforcement containment response to seal off the scene and preserve evidence.

August 22, 2014

Movement to Contact

Movement to Contact

For us, the purpose of MTC is stop the threat, deny the suspect movement, deny an advantageous tactical position, or collect information to be used in critical next-step decision-making.

November 14, 2013

Beware the Lone Wolf

Beware the Lone Wolf

Lone wolves operate on the fringes of extremist movements, with such loose associations being encouraged by terrorist organizations such as al-Qaeda and Hezbollah, and that makes them harder to detect.

October 17, 2013

Quicker Response to Active Shooters

Quicker Response to Active Shooters

Despite its traditional mission, I always thought our motor unit could assume a more tactical posture and play less of a support role, especially when responding to school shootings. Since motors are such a specialized unit, it is easier to pull them off of their primary missions and redirect them whenever necessary.

October 16, 2013

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