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Can Mumbai Come to America?

Can Mumbai Come to America?

The failure of any law enforcement agency to equip and train its personnel, and help its officers prepare to manage a large-scale terror or active shooter event is a recipe for failure.

August 6, 2013

Rethinking Active Shooter Response

Rethinking Active Shooter Response

The threat of active shooters is on the minds of both the public and law enforcement. Now that so many people in law enforcement and the public are looking for ways to prevent active shooter attacks, it's time to rethink the way that we respond to these attacks.

February 25, 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

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

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

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

The Rural Officer's Arsenal

The Rural Officer's Arsenal

It is our job to win the fight with the bad guys, whether we serve in the nation's most populated cities, smallest towns, or most isolated counties. To win that fight, we need the right firearms and the right ammo.

July 10, 2012

POLICE-TREXPO 2011: Grossman on Media Violence
Patrol Shields Vs. Active Shooters

Patrol Shields Vs. Active Shooters

Newer shields developed with patrol officers in mind are lighter weight and designed to allow officers to shoot while carrying them. They can also easily fit in a patrol car.

August 12, 2011

Responding To the Tucson Shooting

Responding To the Tucson Shooting

For policing professionals, the Tucson shooting offers another opportunity: to analyze the local public safety response to learn what worked, what could have been done better, and what takeaway lessons might help other agencies respond to a mass-casualty incident in their own city.

July 18, 2011

Shots Fired: Panama City, Florida 12/14/2010

Shots Fired: Panama City, Florida 12/14/2010

At the sight of the man with the gun, word spread quickly throughout the building, reaching Mike Jones, chief of safety, security, and police for Bay District Schools, who was in his fourth floor office. Running downstairs, Jones arrived to find Clay A. Duke casually swinging the barrel of his gun back and forth at the men assembled frozen before him.

May 17, 2011

5 Gunfights That Changed Law Enforcement

5 Gunfights That Changed Law Enforcement

The gear and training employed by officers is much different today, partly as a result of the FBI Miami shootout. There have been other game-changing gunfights in the last quarter century. The following article examines each of them and how they changed your tactics, procedures, and policies.

May 4, 2011

Off-Duty Capitol Police Officer Stops Schizophrenic Shooter

Off-Duty Capitol Police Officer Stops Schizophrenic Shooter

As the officer got into his Dodge Ram truck, the man with the duty belt started firing on his vehicle. Thornton lay down along the front seat as glass from his truck's windows shattered around him. He kept peering up to check the assailant's location.

December 20, 2010

Global Terror, Local Targets

Global Terror, Local Targets

The following is a quick look at where and how some of the leading experts on terrorism believe our enemies may strike. It's in no particular order because each scenario is a nightmare, and how do you rate a nightmare?

September 30, 2010

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