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February 03, 2016
Debriefing a siege: What the Ala. bunker standoff can teach cops about successful hostage rescue Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

Debriefing a siege: What the Ala. bunker standoff can teach cops about successful hostage rescue

Successful planning, rehearsal and execution can only be achieved through well-trained and capable SWAT operators - Full Story
January 22, 2016
SHOT Show 2016: 5.11 offers a sneak-peek into new uniforms targeted to special ops units Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

SHOT Show 2016: 5.11 offers a sneak-peek into new uniforms targeted to special ops units

In addition to all the new products on display in the booth, 5.11 Tactical offered a sneak-peek at the XPRT Uniform, a line of apparel targeted to special operators - Full Story
December 23, 2015
Pulse of Policing: How private enterprise is supporting American cops Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

Pulse of Policing: How private enterprise is supporting American cops

Companies in the law enforcement realm commit vast amounts of time, energy, and capital toward ensuring that officers are safer - Full Story
December 08, 2015
Why cops need armored vehicles: 13 times BearCats saved lives Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Why cops need armored vehicles: 13 times BearCats saved lives

BearCats are not tanks — they are vehicles of refuge which serve to protect police and civilians alike - Full Story
December 08, 2015
How NYPD’s Hercules team serves as a model for counterterrorism Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

How NYPD’s Hercules team serves as a model for counterterrorism

The NYPD Hercules team’s message is that NYC is not an easy target - Full Story
December 02, 2015
Rapid Response: How the San Bernardino massacre differs from other mass killings Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

Rapid Response: How the San Bernardino massacre differs from other mass killings

The manner in which the assault on the Inland Regional Center was carried out holds some hallmarks of attacks we have seen overseas such as in Paris and Mali last month, and Mumbai in 2008 - Full Story
November 06, 2015
P1 Photo of the Week: Catching smiles PoliceOne Members - Photo of the Week

P1 Photo of the Week: Catching smiles

(PoliceOne Image) Exeter Township (Pa.) Police Officer Sean Fullerton has been taking photos since he... - Full Story
October 07, 2015
3 lessons from a K-9 attic standoff deployment Brad Smith - K-9 Tactical Operator

3 lessons from a K-9 attic standoff deployment

The following debrief from Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s use of a K-9 during a standoff with a suspect hiding in an attic is one of several nominees for NTOA’s K-9 SWAT Deployment Award - Full Story
September 28, 2015
Cold Steel's newest blade is a modern take on a historical weapon Sean Curtis - Tactical Know-How

Cold Steel's newest blade is a modern take on a historical weapon

The Kukri, or Khukuri, was made famous by Nepalese soldiers (Gurkhas) who used the weapon in many battles ranging from the Gurkha War through WWII - Full Story
September 16, 2015
Feeling overheated from your body armor? Here's a solution Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

Feeling overheated from your body armor? Here's a solution

The TacVent adds air circulation and cooling - Full Story



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