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Great Cops are Both Helpers and Warriors
Talking to the Community About Active Shooters
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

Can You Prevent Mass Shootings?

Can You Prevent Mass Shootings?

Thanks to two active shooters, it's been a summer of terror for the American public. What's good is that people are actually talking about what can be done to curb these shootings and how to respond to them. And that includes law enforcement.

September 12, 2012

Police Readers Support Concealed Carry, Romney for President

Police Readers Support Concealed Carry, Romney for President

The vast majority of working law enforcement officers in the United States support the Second Amendment right to bear arms and plan to vote for presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney this fall. That's the findings of a survey conducted by POLICE Magazine this summer.

September 12, 2012

Is Mass Murder on the Rise?

Is Mass Murder on the Rise? "Yes," says Todd McGhee. "No," says Jack Levin. Each can defend his answer.

August 17, 2012

The High Price of Fame

The High Price of Fame

The Columbine killers, the Virginia Tech murderer, and the Aurora shooting suspect have all become household names. And I believe that the desire for stardom is at least part of the motivation for these massacres.

August 17, 2012

Lessons Learned From Aurora

Lessons Learned From Aurora

The Aurora incident drives home the need to train today's first responders in medical response and triage. In a mass shooting there will be many victims with traumatic injuries and there will be a need to prioritize victims and administer advanced first aid.

August 17, 2012

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