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Killing Urban Shield

Last month activists and politicians in Northern California pulled the plug on America's best scenario-based SWAT training exercise.

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IACP 2018: Watching Trump's Speech to Law Enforcement

Trump slammed the Obama administration for restricting law enforcement's acquisition of military surplus equipment based on concerns of militarization. He called that "a very strange reason" for keeping life-saving equipment away from officers. "People are shooting at you and some people are worried about how you look,"

How To Survive the Academy

Police Academy Instructor Patrick Martin shares 10 tips to help prospective officers meet the rigors of police training.

North Carolina City Prohibits Police Training Exchanges with Israel

Proponents of the petition claim that Israeli tactics promote racial bias and militarization of police. Its opponents, including the group Voice for Israel, call those claims false, politically-motivated, and antisemitic.

Florida Sheriff Challenges Obama on Militarization of Police After Orlando Massacre

A statement from Lee County (FL) Sheriff Mike Scott in the hours following the mass shooting in Orlando has drawn mixed reactions from the public.

Video: Minneapolis SWAT Dumping Camo Uniforms to Minimize Militarized Look

The Minneapolis Police Department's SWAT team is getting new uniforms to minimize the perception of a "militarized" look.

Minneapolis SWAT Dumping Camo Uniforms to Minimize Militarized Look

The Minneapolis Police Department's SWAT team is getting new uniforms to minimize the perception of a "militarized" look. More Here.

Attack on Dallas Police Reloads Debate Over Officers' Firepower

For many officers, Saturday’s attack on Dallas police headquarters was the latest proof that they’re under siege — and further evidence that they need more weapons to combat the threats against them.

Obama Restricts Law Enforcement Access to Some Military Surplus Gear

To be eligible to purchase controlled equipment, agencies must adopt "robust and specific written policies and protocols" covering not just the use of the federal equipment, but their policing practices in general.

Tampa to Build $5.4 Million Police Shooting Range

Despite one council member's objections, police officers in Tampa, Fla., will once again be able to conduct firearms training inside their city, thanks to a City Council vote to spend nearly $4.8 million on a new police shooting range and firearms training facility.