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The Active Shooter topic gives patrol officers and SWAT team members an invaluable resource to find news articles, tactical tips, and expert commentary for active shooter response - from setting up an outer and inner perimeter, to new breaching techniques and advanced precision rifle skills, to advice to pass to your family in the event of an off-duty active shooter encounter.
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July 23, 2012
Colo. massacre: Educating the public on the five phases of the active shooter Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Colo. massacre: Educating the public on the five phases of the active shooter

We need to energize the public and educate them on how they can do a great deal to prevent these shootings - Full Story
July 23, 2012
Colo. massacre: Where were the superheroes? Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

Colo. massacre: Where were the superheroes?

Let’s look at a number of factors that may have put this particular attacker at such an advantage that almost no spontaneous resistance could be effective - Full Story
July 20, 2012
Colo. massacre: Chemical smoke in active-shooter response Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

Colo. massacre: Chemical smoke in active-shooter response

If our vision is obscured or our breathing is labored, our effort to stop the active shooter and rescue victims will be difficult - Full Story
February 28, 2012
Command and control in tactical environments Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

Command and control in tactical environments

The lack of command and control we saw in Mumbai is a classic example what can happen without a clear mission with objectives to achieve. - Full Story
February 06, 2012
Loaded for bear: Keep a 'GO' bag handy Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

Loaded for bear: Keep a 'GO' bag handy

Every agency or shift has one. I refer to the officer who is prepared (some would say over-prepared)... - Full Story
December 29, 2011
Looking ahead to the Southeast Regional Warrior Symposium Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Looking ahead to the Southeast Regional Warrior Symposium

There will be a series of seminars addressing topics such as National Security, Mass Casualty Response, and Active Shooter Threat Planning and Preparation - Full Story
November 23, 2011
10 years after 9/11: Are American cops ready for a Mumbai-style swarm? Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

10 years after 9/11: Are American cops ready for a Mumbai-style swarm?

Three years after a three-day siege in Mumbai, India, we must contemplate the possibility a of multiple-location multiple-attacker assault happening here - Full Story
November 09, 2011
Dynamic entry... via squad car Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

Dynamic entry... via squad car

When lives are at stake, it may be necessary to roll the dice with outside-the-box thinking - Full Story
September 30, 2011
10 years after 9/11: Police watch for 'lone wolves' following death of Anwar al-Awlaki Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

10 years after 9/11: Police watch for 'lone wolves' following death of Anwar al-Awlaki

To many people in the English-speaking world, al-Awlaki has been the face of al Qaeda since SEALs killed Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan - Full Story
August 01, 2011
Video: The Israeli 'limited tactical entry technique' for hostage rescue clears Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Video: The Israeli 'limited tactical entry technique' for hostage rescue clears

Because the overall operational goal is to save the life of the hostage (or hostages), shots must be “straight, fast, and coming from multiple barrels” in order to increase the chances of the threat going down immediately - Full Story



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