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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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6 wounded, suspect dead in shooting at FedEx center

6 wounded, suspect dead in shooting at FedEx center

A FedEx employee wearing ammunition draped across his chest "like Rambo" opened fire Tuesday at a center outside Atlanta - Full Story

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Suspect in LAPD station shooting dies

Man suspected of wounding an officer while shooting up a Los Angeles police station died Thursday at a hospital more than two weeks after the attack - Full Story

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Family of slain TSA agent files $25M claim

Claim alleges the city "failed to properly hire, supervise, train, staff, and plan for the protection and safety of individuals and personnel" - Full Story

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Ga. governor signs 'guns everywhere' bill into law

Ga. governor signs 'guns everywhere' bill into law

Law allows guns in bars without restriction and in some churches, schools and government buildings under certain circumstances - Full Story

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How the story of the Columbine gunmen defies any prototype

How the story of the Columbine gunmen defies any prototype

Klebold and Harris managed to forever change the way law enforcement looked at active shooter situations - Full Story

In-depth News

15 Years after Columbine: 15 'big ideas' for stopping school massacres

15 Years after Columbine: 15 'big ideas' for stopping school massacres

It’s been 15 years since Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold committed their attack on Columbine high school, and “Columbine changed everything” has become a common refrain. It’s certain that a lot did change — no more would containment be an acceptable tactic while gunfire continued unabated inside that perimeter — but more can be done to prevent similar tragedies in the future. In this special report, we present a series of columns from a number of our contributors, as well as links to news and features posted to the site in the past decade and a half. - Full Story

Columns

Looking into the minds of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold Greg Sancier - Street Psychology — Advantage Officer!

Looking into the minds of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold

Unlike Adam Lanza at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, or James Holmes at a movie theater in Colorado, or Jared Loughner outside an Arizona shopping center, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold did not have discernable psychiatric diagnoses - Full Story

Columns

How the story of the Columbine gunmen defies any prototype Dave Smith - The Winning Mind

How the story of the Columbine gunmen defies any prototype

Klebold and Harris managed to forever change the way law enforcement looked at active shooter situations - Full Story

Columns

The dangerously mentally ill: Spotting the signs to prevent tragedy Greg Sancier - Street Psychology — Advantage Officer!

The dangerously mentally ill: Spotting the signs to prevent tragedy

Part two of an active killers series explores behavioral cues of the dangerously mentally ill - Full Story

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Surviving Columbine but still struggling with the darkness Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

Surviving Columbine but still struggling with the darkness

It is not his proximity to death that day that occupied Keith’s thoughts during the ensuing months and years, nor even the question of why he lived and others didn’t - Full Story



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