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BWC Video Shows OK Officers Being Ambushed While Clearing Trailer

"When the mattress was lifted officers saw suspect Johnson hiding in the storage area armed with a pistol. He aimed the pistol at the officers, which resulted in an exchange of gunfire,” says Capt. Valerie Littlejohn.

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Point of Law: Using Informants to Conduct Searches

While investigating a public employee, the FBI used a disgruntled associate to search for evidence. It didn’t go well.

First Look: The Building Search Drone

The Sky-Hero Loki Mk2, distributed by Aardvark Tactical, is designed to keep officers safer by locating hidden suspects inside structures.

Lights On or Lights Off

Light on or light off when conducting building searches? After conducting a year of very specific testing, my answer remains the same: Turn the building or room lights on, if you can.

Tactical 'Bounce' Camera Scouts Out Unseen Hazards

A "bouncy-ball" camera being developed by a Massachusetts company would help SWAT officers uncover hidden threats before entering a dangerous situation.

Gunman Kills 3, Commits Suicide at Wis. Spa

The result of Sunday's shooting rampage, at a prominent salon and spa in Brookfield, sounded all too familiar: Three people murdered, four others injured and a lone gunman dead by suicide.

N.Y. Officer Trapped In House Fire Suffer Minor Injuries

Two Schenectady (N.Y.) Police officers suffered minor injuries today searching for residents of a house fire. The officers were treated and released.

Getting the Most Out of K-9 Units

K-9 teams are considered force multipliers. One K-9 team can do the work of many officers, which frees up officers for other duties. A K-9 team is an effective tool if its use is understood by those that call on them to support their operations.

St. Petersburg After-Action Report (1 of 2)

There were three rapid gun shots, and the Marshal saw the K-9 officer roll off the suspect. The Marshal transitioned to his firearm and was shot twice (lower front vest and groin) and fell back through the attic opening onto the detective and onto the floor. The suspect began to fire rounds from the attic through the ceiling at officers.

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