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10 pieces of advice for SWAT rookies; What's your policy on suppressive fire?

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Dear P1 Member,

In this month's eNews, Dan Marcou discusses cover and suppressive fire, and how it's both a blind spot in our training as well as a gray area in our policies. We're featuring an article from Sheriff Gregory Ahern of the Alameda County Sheriff's Office that describes this year's Urban Shield event; I also discuss Urban Shield in my own piece, and explain how it goes far beyond just SWAT.

Lastly, we turn to Facebook for some advice from veteran SWAT members to newly minted rookies. Take these words to heart!


Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief
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Cover and suppressive fire: Blind spot in training, gray area in policy
By Dan Marcou, PoliceOne Columnist
The military would have no qualms about laying down cover fire to rescue a downed soldier — does your PD address the option of cover and suppressive fire in both policy and training? Answer these questions
10-43: Be Advised...
Urban Shield 2013: So much more than a 'SWAT thing'
By Doug Wyllie, Editor in Chief
Urban Shield is designed to strengthen preparedness— whether for a natural disaster, a terrorist attack, or a lone gunman in an elementary school. More than SWAT
Facebook Forum
Take it from the vets: 10 pieces of advice for SWAT rookies
By PoliceOne Staff
If you're thinking about applying for your local SWAT unit because you just finished watching the movie 'S.W.A.T.' and idolized the cool gear, hair gel, and 'bad' persona, then it might be time for a reality check. Respect your team members
P1 First Person
The challenges of Urban Shield: Sharpened skills, broadened minds
By Gregory Ahern, PoliceOne Contributor
Urban Shield training in 2013 is designed to ensure our region remains better able to contend with the broad range of events we may face. Training makes the difference
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