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2019 Mountain States SWAT Training and Competition

Law enforcement from all over the country came to Utah's Spanish Fork Canyon for the fifth annual Mountain States SWAT Training and Competition in early September.

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1 Thing to be More Outraged Over than the Jussie Smollett Debacle

Am I outraged about the 16 felony charges against Jussie Smollett being summarily dropped? Sure, but I'm also utterly unsurprised. Here's something that recently happened which did surprise me, and has me pretty hot under the collar.

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.

The Evolution of SWAT Operator Selection

The SWAT candidate assessment process at a South Carolina agency shows how tactical teams are looking for more than just extreme athletes and great shots.

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.

Female Officer Becomes Ninth Woman to Join Elite NYPD Unit

Officer Emily Werfel, 27, is now one of just nine female members of the NYPD's elite Emergency Service Unit .

Motor Units Are Resource Multipliers

Are your agency's motorcycle officers being used to their full advantage?

Texas Constable Dies During Tactical Team Qualifications

Precinct 5 Deputy Constable Mark Diebold of Tarant County, TX, died Thursday during tactical team qualifications.

SWAT in the 21st Century

Equipment, tactics, and technology are obvious changes in SWAT, but there have been much more subtle developments in SWAT philosophy, especially in terms of training and standards.

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Boston Mayor Opposes Military Gear for Officers

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh voiced concern last week about issuing military-grade equipment to police, even as he backed war-inspired training for Boston officers.

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