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Special Operations

Special Operations

The Special Operations topic explores issues related to K-9 officers, SWAT operators, homicide investigators, drug interdiction officers and other specialized police personnel. These law enforcement positions involve unique training, a specialized skill set, and a collection of challenges unique to that job.
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News

NY police bring 10-hour standoff to peaceful end

Crisis negotiators and the Special Operations Response Team convinced the suspect to surrender - Full Story

Columns

The Safariland/Kona Patrol Bike is ready for duty Lindsey J. Bertomen - Police Products

The Safariland/Kona Patrol Bike is ready for duty

This bicycle turned out to be so smooth and efficient that I’ve started to screen my calls in case Safariland wants it back too soon - Full Story

Columns

Are you ready to repel a Kenya-style mall attack? Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

Are you ready to repel a Kenya-style mall attack?

Taking on two squads of attackers who are likely to be trained in military tactics will be daunting for an unprepared police officer - Full Story

Videos

CNN takes on police 'militarization'

CNN compares the newest innovations of police technology and specialty vehicles with action movies like The Hunger Games and Terminator.

Columns

'KISS ballistics' for police precision riflemen Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

'KISS ballistics' for police precision riflemen

Don’t overcomplicate things — it really is pretty simple stuff until you go beyond 400 yards - Full Story

Exclusives

Top gadgets and gear for bicycle officers

Top gadgets and gear for bicycle officers

Some of this stuff is designed specifically for cops, and some can be adapted for police use. - Full Story

Columns

Top gadgets and gear for bicycle officers Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

Top gadgets and gear for bicycle officers

Some of this stuff is designed specifically for cops, and some can be adapted for police use - Full Story

Columns

P1 Photo of the Week: Less lethal PoliceOne Members - Photo of the Week

P1 Photo of the Week: Less lethal

(PoliceOne Image) This week’s photo comes from Sgt. Tony Casiano with the Mayaguez, Puerto Rico Polic... - Full Story

Exclusives

Honoring the brotherhood of specialized police agencies

Honoring the brotherhood of specialized police agencies

It is important to understand that anyone who pins on the badge, straps on a gun, and enforces the law with statutory authority is a law enforcement officer - Full Story

News

Video: "SWAT Bot" defense system launched for SWAT units

By PoliceOne Staff A first-of-its-kind mid-sized robot solely for SWAT units acts as a robotic ballistic... - Full Story



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