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LAPD and LASD Equip 180 SWAT Officers With Team Wendy Helmets

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) have purchased Team Wendy's EXFIL Ballistic SL helmet for their tactical teams.

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Illinois Trooper Shot, Suffered Life-Threatening Injuries Executing Search Warrant

An Illinois State Police trooper was shot and suffered life-threatening injuries executing a search warrant in East St. Louis early Friday, leading to a standoff at a house in a residential neighborhood.

Answering SWAT Critics

Is SWAT overused? What missions should it be assigned? Is it too costly? And now that patrol officers have rifles and other special gear, is it still needed?

Philadelphia Suspect in Custody After Hours-Long Standoff, 6 Wounded Officers OK

The suspect in Wednesday's hours-long standoff in Philadelphia in which six officers were shot surrendered to authorities just after midnight Thursday, exiting the residence with his hands in the air.

Body Armor 101: How to Choose

To better understand the choices, let’s go step by step through the various types of armor, threat levels, and certification processes.

3 Detained After 8-Hour Standoff in California Home

According to CBS News, the standoff began when police responded to the call of a man with a gun on Sunday.

Louisiana SWAT, K-9 Units Quickly End Barricaded Suspect Incident

The Bossier Parish (LA) Seriff's SWAT Team and K-9 Unit quickly ended a barricaded suspect situation on Wednesday.

Lake Assault Boats to Build Versatile Patrol and Emergency Response Craft for PA Unit

The City of Pittsburgh (PA) River Rescue Unit has selected Lake Assault Boats to construct a 30-foot EMS river rescue vessel. "This new rescue vessel will respond to just about any emergency – from a medical situation on a river cruise ship, to a SWAT team's mission or a fire on a fishing boat," said Division Chief Raymond S. Everitt.

CA Officer Fatally Ambushed on Domestic Call, Suspect Surrenders After Standoff

Authorities identified the officer as Tara O’Sullivan, 26, and said she had been shot by a man wielding a rifle while trying to help a woman move belongings out of a home. O’Sullivan had been with the department for only a year.

Video: Active Shooter Killed by Federal Officers Outside Dallas Courthouse

Clyde's Facebook page reportedly featured rants about the U.S. government — including talking about Ruby Ridge and the Branch Davidians.