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November 05, 2013
Urban Shield 2013: So much more than a 'SWAT thing' Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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
September 25, 2013
'Tactical Loitering': Suicide is not part of your job description Dave Grossi - Tactics & Training

'Tactical Loitering': Suicide is not part of your job description

A counterpoint to Chuck Remsberg’s thought-provoking article on tactical loitering - Full Story
September 16, 2013
What can we learn from the Navy Yard attack? Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

What can we learn from the Navy Yard attack?

The attack on Building 197 in the Washington Navy Yard underscores similarities in response for active shooter and terror scenarios, and reinforces the lesson that training should be multi-disciplinary and multi-jurisdictional - Full Story
August 21, 2013
Why 'tactical loitering' doesn't cut it anymore Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

Why 'tactical loitering' doesn't cut it anymore

In an active shooter situation, there's no time to wait for backup - Full Story



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