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911 "swatting" puts police, civilians at risk
A new kind of telephone fraud exploits a weakness in the way the 911 system handles calls from Internet-based phone services. The attacks - called "swatting" because armed police SWAT teams usually respond - are virtually unstoppable. (AP Photo)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Doug Bates and his wife, Stacey, were in bed around 10 p.m., their 2-year-old daughters asleep in a nearby room. Suddenly they were shaken awake by the wail of police sirens and the rumble of a helicopter above their suburban Southern California home. A criminal must be on the loose, they thought.
Bates got up to lock the doors and grabbed a knife. A beam from a flashlight hit him. He peeked into the backyard. A swarm of police, assault rifles drawn, ordered him out of the house ... Full Story
We do not have to move ten feet each time we move- ten inches might be enough. The critical thing is to move off the line of attack! I’m not talking here about shooting on the move, either forward or backward. I’m talking about a simple, single step, maybe laterally, maybe aggressing forward or slightly back from an opponent. This seems, at first glance, to be a no-brainer; it’s harder to hit a moving object than a stationary one ... Full Story
U.S. Armor recommends that body armor be worn when qualifying or other training involves any type of firearm, whether it is a "training weapon" or not. Scenario-based training is designed to provide as much of a "real world" experience as possible, which should include vest wear to acclimate the trainee to performing all mission activities while wearing armor.
Boston University's Master of Criminal Justice program, delivered fully online, has established itself as the largest course of its kind in North America. It is designed to help you advance in your career by providing the knowledge and skills you need to excel in today's dynamic and complex criminal justice environment.
Today's P1 tactical tip is an important reminder that after a critical incident, what you do and say to a fellow officer — even "small" things — can have a tremendous impact on their well-being and their ability to navigate the difficult waters of post-incident experiences ... Full tip
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