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May 29, 2014
Project aims to improve planning and training for SWAT operations the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) - TechBeat

Project aims to improve planning and training for SWAT operations

Several years ago, the Tactical Operations Technology Working Group identified the need for an affordable and realistic training environment specifically focused on SWAT operations - Full Story
May 06, 2014
4 must-have abilities of an aspiring SWAT officer Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

4 must-have abilities of an aspiring SWAT officer

Tactical teams vary from one agency to the next, but there are some consistencies I’ve observed in my non-SWAT law enforcement career - Full Story
May 06, 2014
8 things for leaders to consider when scouting for SWAT members Dan Danaher - Tactical Encounters

8 things for leaders to consider when scouting for SWAT members

SWAT is a specialized unit and those selected to be members of that unit should be special people who possess extraordinary skills and abilities - Full Story
May 06, 2014
9 ways to increase your chances of making SWAT Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

9 ways to increase your chances of making SWAT

In most tactical responses, 10 people working as a team can accomplish more than 20 working as individuals - Full Story
April 28, 2014
Safely transport flash bangs with compact Bang Box Loraine Burger - For Cops, By Cops

Safely transport flash bangs with compact Bang Box

The Original Bang Box is a heavy-duty and powder-coated wood-interior box designed to legally transport 2 flash bangs - Full Story
April 04, 2014
15 years after Columbine: How the media turned me into a 'gun control advocate' Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

15 years after Columbine: How the media turned me into a 'gun control advocate'

If an active shooter is not stopped as they progress through the first four phases, the only way they can be stopped is by my version of gun control during the fifth phase — here’s my definition of gun control - Full Story
February 24, 2014
How words can help improve active-shooter response Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

How words can help improve active-shooter response

Three police trainers agree that forging a common terminology can help police, fire, and EMS agencies implement a truly multi-disciplinary response to active-shooter incidents - Full Story
February 12, 2014
What went right in the Dorner manhunt? Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

What went right in the Dorner manhunt?

There are many examples of what went right in the Dorner manhunt — this is only a small sampling of the tenacity and bravery that every American law officer is willing to put forward when the time calls - Full Story
February 12, 2014
A year after Dorner: Are you committed to training? Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

A year after Dorner: Are you committed to training?

The Dorner incident has not yet changed law enforcement training, tactics, mindset, and methods to the extent that I believe it could (or should!) and it’s on us — you and me — to make that change happen - Full Story
February 07, 2014
P1 Photo of the Week: Tac team training PoliceOne Members - Photo of the Week

P1 Photo of the Week: Tac team training

(PoliceOne Image) This week's photo of the week comes from Sgt. K. Phillips of the Bates County... - Full Story



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