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Responding to the Active Shooter

Nearly two decades after Columbine there shouldn't be any question as to what we as law enforcement should do in an active shooter situation. We have to respond as safely as possible, grab what we have with us, and stop the killing.

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Improving SWAT Operations

Experts say the chance for positive outcomes during tactical team callouts will increase with better selection of team members, organization of teams, training of operators and commanders; and with more effective use of equipment and technology.

Video: 2 Texas Officers Injured Responding to 911 Call, Suspect Dead

One police officer was shot and a second was hurt while running for safety after a gunman fired at them from inside a southeast Austin, TX, home Sunday night. The SWAT team then reportedly fatally shot the suspected shooter as he tried to run away from the home with a woman.

2 Texas Officers Injured Responding to 911 Call, Suspect Dead

One police officer was shot and a second was hurt while running for safety after a gunman fired at them from inside a southeast Austin, TX, home Sunday night. The SWAT team then reportedly fatally shot the suspected shooter as he tried to run away from the home with a woman. More Here.

What Law Enforcement Needs to Know About Criminal Snipers

The American Sniper Association has been providing information and training on criminal snipers in classes for nearly 20 years. This article includes some updates reflecting the lessons re-learned in Las Vegas.

Lessons Learned from the Vegas Sniper Attack

A criminal sniper shooting people from an elevated "hide" presents an extreme tactical challenge for law enforcement.

TX Officer Killed Serving Warrant

A San Marcos, TX, police officer was shot and killed Monday afternoon while serving a warrant in the Cottonwood Creek subdivision.

Houston SWAT Team Rescues 4-Year-Old, 2 Adults from Gunman in Apartment

A Houston SWAT team rescued three people, including a 4-year-old girl, from a southwest Houston apartment Thursday after a family member held them inside at gunpoint, police said.

Vegas Massacre Could Change Active Shooter Tactics

Former and current law enforcement chiefs and other experts predicted that Sunday’s shooting could alter the training at many police forces to include more of a focus on the threat posed by high-rise snipers or others who kill from long distances.

Special Ops Bunker: The Collapsible Bunker

The SOB by Special Ops Bunker offers tactical teams protection from rifle rounds in a mobile, portable system that can be easily deployed.