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Suicidal Active Shooter: The Answer

Suicidal Active Shooter: The Answer

You've only got two options with the information you've received. Shoot the suspect or get him to place his weapon on the floor and submit to arrest.

October 17, 2013

Suicidal Active Shooter: What Would You Do?

Suicidal Active Shooter: What Would You Do?

Your team responds to a suicidal teenager at the local high school. When he points a gun at his head, it's decision time. Give us your solution to this dilemma.

September 12, 2013

Campus IED Attack: The Answer

Campus IED Attack: The Answer

With this SWAT blog, we're answering a question proposed in the May 29 blog, "Campus IED Attack: What Would You Do?" You told us how you would handle the scenario of a campus active shooter suspect with IEDs. Here's the answer.

June 14, 2013

Domestic Hostage Barricade: The Answer

With this SWAT blog, we're answering a question proposed in the earlier blog, "Domestic Hostage Barricade: What Would You Do?" You told us how you would handle the scenario of a suspect who has taken his ex-girlfriend hostage in a residence. Now, we'll give you the actual outcome from the incident.

June 4, 2012

Domestic Hostage Barricade: What Would You Do?

An ex-boyfriend holds a female hostage at gunpoint as deputies decide whether to enter the house or contain, control, and call SWAT. Tell us how you would handle the situation by adding a comment below.

May 9, 2012

5 (More) Active Shooter Training Scenarios

5 (More) Active Shooter Training Scenarios

In an earlier blog post, we presented five training scenarios to help your team better prepare to meet the threat of the active shooter, or active killer if you prefer. Here are five additional training scenarios.

January 12, 2012

5 Active Shooter Training Scenarios

5 Active Shooter Training Scenarios

Staying ready to meet the threat of an active shooter should be one of the primary goals of your tactical unit. With that in mind, let's cover five training scenarios to sharpen your saw.

December 29, 2011

The High Cost of a Dynamic Entry

In an earlier blog post, we asked you to consider a scenario and decide whether to forcibly enter a residence to remove a high-risk suspect. Here's how the scenario played out and what lessons can be learned.

September 30, 2011

Is Dynamic Entry Worth the Risk?

Is Dynamic Entry Worth the Risk?

We have the signed no-knock. Do we serve it by initiating a dynamic entry? Or do we explore other options to take the suspect into custody and secure the evidence?

August 24, 2011