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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 25, 2011
Enabling rapid police response to remote areas Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Enabling rapid police response to remote areas

Pre-incident planning must take place, with things like airborne and maritime assets specifically considered in mutual-aid capability assessments - Full Story
July 25, 2011
Active shooters: The killing will not stop until we stop it Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Active shooters: The killing will not stop until we stop it

You can’t predict where or when you may encounter an active shooter — whether it’s on or off duty — so be prepared always - Full Story
July 18, 2011
Beyond the patrol rifle: Adding a 'Designated Marksman' capability Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

Beyond the patrol rifle: Adding a 'Designated Marksman' capability

The U.S. military refers to them as 'Designated Marksman,' and I propose we adopt similar terminology and the same weaponry for perhaps one in 10 patrol officers - Full Story
June 17, 2011
Active shooter response for the individual officer Chuck Joyner - Survival Sciences

Active shooter response for the individual officer

In the post 9/11 world, we now know if active shooters or terrorists take over a hotel, public event, or school, they probably have no interest in escape - Full Story
March 10, 2011
Technology to help respond to an active shooter or large attack the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) - TechBeat

Technology to help respond to an active shooter or large attack

Originally developed as a spreadsheet after Columbine, the system has evolved into a sophisticated Internet-based program that can be accessed from desktops, police cruisers and PDAs/smartphones - Full Story
February 01, 2011
Is your SWAT team ready for rampaging Jihadis? Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

Is your SWAT team ready for rampaging Jihadis?

Preparing for combat with one or more Jihadist extremists expecting to die while carrying out his/their attacks is the biggest problem facing law enforcement - Full Story
January 21, 2011
The active shooter assassin Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

The active shooter assassin

Jared Lee Loughner is truly a never-been-seen-before aberration — something that has never been done before in history - Full Story
January 20, 2011
P1 First Person: Changing the mindset PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: Changing the mindset

By Sergeant James Magas Lee County Sheriff's OfficeLet’s go back to September 10, 2001. What would... - Full Story
January 10, 2011
Arm yourself for an active shooter incident off duty Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Arm yourself for an active shooter incident off duty

Preparing for that moment when a person like Jared Lee Loughner opens fire in your immediate vicinity involves both hardware and software — solid hardware on the hip and sound software between your ears - Full Story
August 17, 2010
Suspect dead in attack on Texas PD Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Suspect dead in attack on Texas PD

The attempted assault on Texas police by 29-year-old Patrick Gray Sharp included an improvised explosive device, an "assault rifle," a shotgun, and a .45 pistol - Full Story



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