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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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October 24, 2013
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
October 09, 2013
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
July 01, 2013
'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
June 20, 2013
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
May 31, 2013
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... - Full Story
January 22, 2013
SHOT Show 2013: Testing new tech at the FLIR Systems night shoot Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

SHOT Show 2013: Testing new tech at the FLIR Systems night shoot

After shooting new guns and seeing old friends at SHOT Show 2013 Media Day at the Range, attending the first-ever FLIR Systems night shoot was the perfect — albeit frigid cold — way to end our day - Full Story
November 30, 2012
P1 Photo of the Week: Hurricane mission PoliceOne Members - Photo of the Week

P1 Photo of the Week: Hurricane mission

(PoliceOne Image) This week’s photo comes from the Beauregard Sheriff's Office of Derrider,... - Full Story
November 14, 2012
Ode to the career patrol officer Andrew Hawkes - Highway Drug Interdiction

Ode to the career patrol officer

The beat cop is the backbone of our profession and the backbone of every law enforcement agency - Full Story
May 01, 2012
Unmanned aerial systems for SWAT Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Unmanned aerial systems for SWAT

UASs may have the wingspan of a Boeing 737 or be smaller than a radio-controlled model, but a pilot on the ground is always in charge of operations - Full Story
February 10, 2012
Looking ahead to the 'Warrior' track at Southeast Regional Warrior Symposium Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Looking ahead to the 'Warrior' track at Southeast Regional Warrior Symposium

The Warrior track will begin with 16 hours of intimate hands-on sessions spanning the first two days followed by a two-day 16 hour live-fire venue hosted by Orlando City PD - Full Story



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with Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief