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NTOA to Hold Covert Lock Defeating Seminar at Annual Conference

The National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) has announced a Covert Lock Defeating Seminar to be held during the 31st Annual Tactical Operations Conference & Trade Show, September 21–26, 2014 at the Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center in Mobile, Ala.

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Video: Officers Test Skills in Oklahoma SWAT Competition

Police officers from Bartlesville, Edmond, Norman, and Broken Arrow along with agents from the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangers Drugs Control took part in the six-course Oklahoma SWAT Competition Wednesday.

BART Officer Killed by Friendly Fire Wanted SWAT for Similar Searches

BART police Sgt. Tom Smith had asked his superiors to assign the department's SWAT team to take part in high-risk searches of residences to ensure safety, but was rebuffed, before he was shot dead last month by a fellow officer during a search in a Dublin apartment.

Defense Technology Flash-Bang Simulator Training Kit

You want to be as prepared as possible to use less-lethal devices during call-outs. But if you could limit the cost and danger needed to train in their use, why wouldn't you? That's the idea behind Defense Technology's Low Roll Training Simulator Starter Kit.

N.J. Officers Train to Engage Active Shooters

An active shooter drill today at Liberty Middle School in West Orange, N.J., tested the response of a dozen law enforcement agencies to a situation similar to last year’s mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

Conn. SWAT Challenge Features Lenco BearCat

The 2013 Connecticut SWAT Challenge will feature Lenco's BearCat G3 armored vehicle at the tactical competition scheduled for Aug. 20-22 and hosted by the West Hartford Police Department.

Incorporate Fitness Into Your SWAT Training

Part of the SWAT lifestyle is fitness; make no mistake about it. Teams should not have the "look" of a model but actually just good sound fit individuals to hold things together in a time of crisis.

Rethinking SWAT Training

What SWAT fitness experts are discovering is that some of this wear and tear and incapacitation can be avoided with "smart" training instead of "hard" training. Smart training is real-world oriented and job applicable. It's not just training for the sake of training.

Report: FBI Agents Died In Fall From Helicopter

The two special agents were fast-roping to the ship when the helicopter encountered difficulties and the agents fell "a significant distance."

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FBI HRT Operators Killed In Training Accident

Two members of the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) died Friday during a training exercise off the coast of Virginia Beach. Special agents Christopher Lorek, 41, and Stephen Shaw, 40, had served the FBI for 17 years and eight years respectively.

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