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LAPD Chief Discusses 25th Anniversary of North Hollywood Shootout
Chief Michael Moore, who's been a part of LAPD for more than 30 years, spoke with Eyewitness News on Monday about how the shootout has changed how the department responds to active shooter situations. He said it truly changed the course of American policing forever.
March 1, 2022
Looking Back: Semi-Autos, Shootouts, and SWAT Standards
In past March issues, POLICE has covered how to transition from revolvers to semi-automatics, awards for outgunned officers, and the first national tactical standards.
March 4, 2019
Learning from the Past
By studying the threats faced by officers years ago, today's police can prepare themselves for what they might face and develop the tactics, the training, and the mindset to prevail.
October 16, 2017
LAPD Honors Heroes of North Hollywood Shootout on 20th Anniversary
“And with that series of broadcasts to that chaos and initial terror began an incident that ended with a true demonstration of the character of this organization that we call the Los Angeles Police Department — a demonstration of valor,” said Capt. Donald Graham, commander of the North Hollywood Division.
March 1, 2017
North Hollywood Shootout: Baptism of Fire
The officers returned fire under a hail of withering fire. The cars they were using for cover were being riddled. Officer Zboravan pumped out 12-gauge buck shot at Phillips; he knew he was hitting him.
February 8, 2017
Fighting the "Never Say Die" Killer
Taking the one-percenter out is problematic. You're no doubt familiar with the extremely popular cable television series "The Walking Dead" in which you have to shoot the brain to put down the monster. This often holds true in getting the one-percenters to go "lights out," too.
February 24, 2014
Why Patrol Rifles Need a Suppressor
Now that many patrol officers are commonly equipped with the AR platform, these officers and their trainers have identified a valid concern for high frequency decibel gunfire generated by these weapons.
July 15, 2013
Choosing Optics for Patrol Rifles
With the increased use of rifles by patrol officers, there comes the need for modern modifications to make them more effective and to better fit the task at hand. One of the most obvious and likely the most effective is the use of modern optical sighting systems.
January 9, 2013
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 9, 2012
Select Fire Carbines vs. Submachine Guns
After the infamous 1997 North Hollywood Shootout in Los Angeles where the bad guys were equipped with armor that stopped pistol rounds, law enforcement agencies began adopting M16s, AR-15s, and M4s as "patrol rifles." But many tactical officers stuck by the pistol-caliber subgun.
May 14, 2012
How the North Hollywood Shootout Changed Patrol Arsenals
On the 15th anniversary of one of the fiercest gun battles in modern law enforcement history, patrol officers are much better armed, equipped, and trained than they were in 1997.
February 27, 2012
Survivalists and the Harrowing Norco Bank Robbery
The careful study of the Norco incident reveals many outstanding training lessons about non-traditional and unusual criminal groups, multiple advisory shootings, IEDs, ambushes, response tactics to critical incidents, and officer survival.
June 13, 2011
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