The SWAT topic page gives tactical officers and cops who want to join the ranks of the elite special units in their departments wide variety of news, tips, columns, commentary, and articles to achieve the objective. The latest techniques being tested by leading edge departments and the tried-and-true tactics upon which the foundations of SWAT were built can be found here.
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.
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
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
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