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Use-of-force considerations for SWAT operators; Is SWAT still 'special?'

PoliceOne SWAT Newsletter
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Dear P1 Member,

Welcome to the February edition of the PoliceOne SWAT eNews. First and foremost, I want to offer a big-time tip of the cap to everyone involved in the operation to rescue the 5-year-old boy from that bunker in Alabama. Job well done, all!

In this edition of the SWAT eNews, Glenn French looks at some use-of-force considerations SWAT team leaders and operators should explore and understand before any callout and Dan Danaher challenges us to contemplate the question of whether or not SWAT is still 'special.'


Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief
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Use-of-force considerations for SWAT operators
By Glenn French, PoliceOne Columnist
There are several considerations that we must concern ourselves with when considering the use of deadly force during SWAT callouts. Understanding the legal constraints
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Is SWAT still 'special?'
By Dan Danaher, PoliceOne Contributor
We can (and we must) do more to prepare our officers to respond to all calls for service by providing the special training to everyone and not just a select few. Circumstances won’t wait
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