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December 13, 2013
Examining a year of fallout from Sandy Hook Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

Examining a year of fallout from Sandy Hook

With the release of the preliminary report on the Newtown massacre, we can assess what could and couldn’t have saved lives - Full Story
December 13, 2013
Active shooters in schools: How far have we come since Sandy Hook? Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Active shooters in schools: How far have we come since Sandy Hook?

In committing his unspeakable crime in Newtown, did Adam Lanza also reshape our approach to preventing — and responding to — active shooters in schools? - Full Story
November 25, 2013
Surprises, frustrations, lucky breaks: Lessons from the NJ mall shooting Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Surprises, frustrations, lucky breaks: Lessons from the NJ mall shooting

When a 20-year-old white male stepped through the door with an assault rifle, it turned out to be a lucky night for police and patrons at New Jersey's largest shopping mall - Full Story
November 05, 2013
Urban Shield 2013: So much more than a 'SWAT thing' Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Urban Shield 2013: So much more than a 'SWAT thing'

Urban Shield is designed to strengthen preparedness— whether for a natural disaster, a terrorist attack, or a lone gunman in an elementary school - Full Story
October 28, 2013
Urban Shield 2013: Don’t forget the ‘victims’ Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Urban Shield 2013: Don’t forget the ‘victims’

Behind the scenes with the countless volunteers who make Urban Shield training so valuable — ‘victims’ will never fully know the good they did this weekend - Full Story
October 28, 2013
Urban Shield 2013: Embedding firefighters and EMTs into a SWAT response Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Urban Shield 2013: Embedding firefighters and EMTs into a SWAT response

Scenario #19 at Urban Shield 2013 challenged the competing SWAT teams to incorporate personnel from the Fremont (Calif.) Fire Department into their plans to deal with an active shooter - Full Story
October 22, 2013
Active shooters in schools: Keeping kids safe isn't a plan, it's a process Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Active shooters in schools: Keeping kids safe isn't a plan, it's a process

When naming Abington, Pennsylvania as one of the top 100 places to live, Money Magazine identified safety and education as the top two aspects of their evaluation - Full Story
October 21, 2013
A brief précis on the 2012 Urban Shield Exercise PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

A brief précis on the 2012 Urban Shield Exercise

By Sheriff Greg Ahern PoliceOne Special Contributor The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, along... - Full Story
October 09, 2013
Are you ready to repel a Kenya-style mall attack? Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

Are you ready to repel a Kenya-style mall attack?

Taking on two squads of attackers who are likely to be trained in military tactics will be daunting for an unprepared police officer - Full Story
September 30, 2013
Gunfight at the Sikh temple: Lessons learned Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Gunfight at the Sikh temple: Lessons learned

What we can learn from the heroism and difficulties officers experienced at Oak Creek - Full Story



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