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5th victim dies in attack on Tenn. military sites

5th victim dies in attack on Tenn. military sites

On Saturday, Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith, a reservist serving on active duty at the Chattanooga center, died, bringing the death toll to five - Full Story

Videos

What cops should know about the crisis box concept

P1 Editor in Chief Doug Wylie interviews Ron LaPedis about the concept of a crisis box - materials and information gathered together (such as master key cards and building maps) that a law enforcement team can access when they arrive on site during a critical incident.

Columns

Where does EMS fit into active shooter response? Lessons from Aurora theater shooting Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

Where does EMS fit into active shooter response? Lessons from Aurora theater shooting

There are plenty of firefighters and EMS personnel willing to respond to these dangerous active shooter incidents when they know that they have the proper equipment, training, and police assistance - Full Story

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Need a mobile command unit? These 7 companies will build them for you

Need a mobile command unit? These 7 companies will build them for you

The versatility of a mobile command vehicle underscores how much of an asset it can be - Full Story

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Police: No evidence of shooting at Washington Navy Yard

Police: No evidence of shooting at Washington Navy Yard

Police said someone had called from inside a Navy Yard building to report possible sounds of gun shots. However, investigators found no sign of a shooting - Full Story

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Church shootings a reminder of homegrown extremists

Church shootings a reminder of homegrown extremists

The shootings, experts say, are a reminder of the persistent dangers posed by disaffected people who are bent on violence but whose statements before they act may skate below the radar of police - Full Story

Columns

P1 Photo of the Week: Hostage training PoliceOne Members - Photo of the Week

P1 Photo of the Week: Hostage training

(PoliceOne Image) This week's photo of the week comes from Sergeant Michael Parise of the Ramsey Poli... - Full Story

Columns

7 keys to successfully policing a potentially unruly crowd Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

7 keys to successfully policing a potentially unruly crowd

A large disturbance is an opportunity for officers to look very good or very bad in front of millions; use the Madison Method to peacefully and successfully police a crowd - Full Story

Columns

Why SWAT teams need a 'hands-free' operator Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Why SWAT teams need a 'hands-free' operator

It’s not only awkward, but dangerous to try to handcuff a suspect while carrying a long gun, a shield, or a baton — the officer trying to accomplish this is in a less than advantageous position - Full Story



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