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Calif. cops refocus training after excessive firing

The department’s response to a 2014 bank robbery and hostage crisis highlighted the need to train for the unexpected - Full Story

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Fla. deputy critically injured after ambush, shootout

Deputies were ambushed as they approached a home to serve a search warrant as part of a prostitution investigation - Full Story

Columns

Why patrol K-9s and handlers belong on SWAT Brad Smith - K-9 Tactical Operator

Why patrol K-9s and handlers belong on SWAT

If selected properly, any patrol dog can be a SWAT dog, and a properly trained and motivated patrol dog handler can be a SWAT dog handler - Full Story

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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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