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Week 351
September 21, 2007
Gunman shoots, wounds 2
students at Delaware State

Universities rethink unarmed police
Five months after the Virginia Tech massacre, some of the few remaining universities that do not permit campus police to carry guns are rethinking the firearms bans ... Full Story
DOVER, Del. — Authorities at Delaware State University are questioning a student considered "a person of interest" in this morning's shootings on the campus mall that wounded two other students, the school's police chief said.

The chief said officers are still searching for a second student they believe was involved, and that the campus of about 3,700 students remains closed. Students are being confined to their dormitories, but parents are being allowed onto campus to take them home.

"We would hope that he's gone by now, but given the lessons of this past year, we cannot assume that he is not on campus" ... Full Story

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The Stopwatch of Death, Part II


When it comes to countering the new model for shooter motives and tactics, law enforcement is once again at a watershed. In the world of active shooter incidents, Columbine is ancient history, along the outmoded four-man model that was used to gain access at the time of the shooting.

In Part 2 of the Stopwatch of Death series, tactical experts explore the importance of training patrol officers to make immediate entry in order to neutralize an active shooter situation ... Full Story

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Handling a hostage-taker exit


In this week's P1 video tip, provided by the Law Enforcement Training Network (LETN), we explore both good and bad options for dealing with a hostage-taker who has agreed to leave his barricaded residence with hostages in tow.
The scenario has him exiting in your area of responsibility and you're asked to decide the most tactically sound response to handling the exit ... Full Tip

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News and Announcements
Press Release:
DuPont Plans to Invest $500 Million to Increase Capacity for Kevlar®
[DuPont]

Ex-officer accused of firing at Fla. police officer
[Miami, FL]

Ill. officer shoots at suspect trying to run him down
[Maywood, IL]

Officials back use of Taser against autistic teen in Calif.
[Tustin, CA]

Video leads to firing of Mo. officer
[St. George, MO]
Officer Down

Deputy Marshal Bucky Burke
Glynco, Georgia


Dep. Marshal has fatal heart
attack during training


End of Watch: September 18, 2007
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News and Announcements

Press Release:
Comtrex is Awarded a Contract to Supply the Canadian Department of National Defense its Lithium Battery Requirements
[Comtrex Communications]

Homeland Security official promotes anti-bomb training for
local police

[Philadelphia, PA]

Ex-Ind. officer charged in campus joy ride
[Muncie, IN]

Murders in Penn. city may be tied to snitch list
[Homewood, PA]

Mass. tech student with fake bomb 'art' arrested at gunpoint
[Boston, MA]

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"People are missing the bigger picture: There is no report worth dying for."

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