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How visualization and contingency planning help SWAT operations Dan Danaher - Tactical Encounters

How visualization and contingency planning help SWAT operations

All SWAT officers should use pre-mission visualization and try to plan for every contingency — both as a team and as individual SWAT operators — because it can mean the difference between life and death - Full Story

Columns

The C-Clamp: Are SWAT cops using a sub-optimal technique? Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

The C-Clamp: Are SWAT cops using a sub-optimal technique?

Advocates of this technique claim that it is more accurate, more ergonomic, reduces recoil, increases target transition speed, and squares off the body armor toward your adversary - Full Story

Columns

5 steps to becoming a SWAT counter-sniper Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

5 steps to becoming a SWAT counter-sniper

If you aspire to be a police counter-sniper, you can do all of these things outlined here and still not be selected, so be prepared to stay the course and try again - Full Story

Columns

P1 Photo of the Week: Eyes on the prize PoliceOne Members - Photo of the Week

P1 Photo of the Week: Eyes on the prize

(PoliceOne Image) This week's photo of the week comes from Detective Tommy Russell of the Bend Police... - Full Story

Videos

Military Arms Channel (MAC) – Shooting Steel Targets

Visit: www.challengetargets.com | Military Arms Channel (MAC) & Challenge Targets team up to discuss and demonstrate various topics relating to shooting steel targets.

News

Suspect in Ariz. shooting rampage appears before judge

Suspect in Ariz. shooting rampage appears before judge

Ryan Giroux was booked Thursday on suspicion of murder and other crimes, including armed robbery, auto theft, kidnapping and aggravated assault - Full Story

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Armed man wearing vest killed by police in Minn. standoff

Neighbors heard the man yelling that he hated police, "F--- America", and that he was going to shoot cops - Full Story

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Chief: Gang-related gunfire injured 2 LAPD officers

Police Chief Charlie Beck said Tuesday that the shooting stemmed from an ongoing feud between two prominent street gangs in the area - Full Story

Videos

Man, 2 kids found dead after 24-hour Mo. standoff

Standoff began when police responded Sunday night to a "check person" call at an apartment, where officers encountered an armed man.

News

Man, 2 kids found dead after 24-hour Mo. standoff

Man, 2 kids found dead after 24-hour Mo. standoff

Standoff began Sunday when police responded to a "check person" call and encountered an armed man at an apartment - Full Story



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