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SWAT Tactics

BWC Video Shows CA SWAT Hostage Rescue

The Sacramento Police Department released body-worn camera (BWC) video of SWAT officers rescuing a woman and children being held hostage by a man armed with a sword inside a home.

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WI Police Use Drone to Locate Suspects Hiding in Movie Theater

“All five subjects were located hiding behind the theater screen in various locations. They were located using traditional search methods that police usually do and also technological methods as well, including the use of an interior drone by members of our SWAT team.”

Louisville SWAT Team Criticized Breonna Taylor Raid During Internal Interview

Lt. Dale Massey and other members of LMPD's SWAT team told the Profession Integrity Unit in interviews after Taylor’s death the three officers involved violated a basic rule of policing — identifying your target and what's in the background before you shoot.

Philadelphia Officer Shot, Killed During Warrant Service

A member of the Philadelphia Police SWAT team was shot and killed while serving a warrant and attempting to arrest a murder suspect at a residence on Friday morning.

(Video) Lenco Shows X3 FireCat for Tac Teams at SHOT Show 2020

In the Lenco SHOT Show booth, a company rep explains how its X3 FireCat armored vehicle allows a tactical team to enter a hostile situation and put out a fire started by a suspect without needing to bring in the fire department.

Denver Woman Sues Police Over House Fire During Standoff

A woman has filed a lawsuit against the Denver Police Department one year after her home was destroyed by fire reportedly started by a SWAT team attempting to arrest her 35-year-old son, Joseph Quintana.

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?

Looking Back: Tragedy, Invisible Killers, and the Death Penalty

POLICE has covered lessons learned, weapons of mass destruction, and capital punishment.

Transcend Tactical Introduces Mobile Gas Deployment System for Robots

Transcend Tactical has launched a gas deployment system that can be added to its Vantage robot to deploy two hot or cold gas grenades remotely and with mobility.

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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.

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