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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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February 03, 2012
Looking ahead to the 'Command Leadership' track at Southeast Regional Warrior Symposium Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

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

Whether it be policy dissemination or whether it be planning and preparation — we need to get the community as a collective on the same page - Full Story
October 11, 2010
The sweet sound of silence(ers) Jeff Hall - Zen and the Gunfighter

The sweet sound of silence(ers)

Among their many benefits, devices designed to muffle the report of a firearm help preserve hearing, improve operational ability, and simply make the coppers safer - Full Story
October 08, 2010
Lessons learned from the hostage incident at Discovery Channel Moe Greenberg - Detective's Notebook

Lessons learned from the hostage incident at Discovery Channel

The first words the hostage negotiators heard were, "I have a bomb strapped to my chest and I’m ready to die!" What would you do? - Full Story
June 04, 2010
Dealing with a coordinated, multiple-location terrorist attack Jeremy Stafford - The Tactical Approach

Dealing with a coordinated, multiple-location terrorist attack

Multiple Attack Counter Terror Action Capabilities — or MACTAC — is a blend of USMC fire-team tactics and current Police active shooter tactics - Full Story
March 05, 2010
Working together with aviation, maritime, and SWAT Kenneth Solosky - Police Aviation

Working together with aviation, maritime, and SWAT

During a complex and changing major incident, the entire specialized unit package must act, think, and work as one in order to succeed - Full Story
February 03, 2010
30 years of the Street Survival Seminar Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

30 years of the Street Survival Seminar

Hundreds of thousands of cops have been impacted by a seminar that began with a dozen officers crammed into an elementary school classroom - Full Story
February 02, 2010
Making SWAT: 4 vital components for making the team Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

Making SWAT: 4 vital components for making the team

Tips for young officers in their quest to make the SWAT team in their department - Full Story
February 02, 2010
SWAT callout: The lone, barricaded, suicidal gunman Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

SWAT callout: The lone, barricaded, suicidal gunman

There are few situations that scream out, "damned if you do, damned if you don’t" like the case of the lone, barricaded, suicidal gunman - Full Story
December 17, 2009
For one Cincinnati cop, a $200 purchase proves priceless Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

For one Cincinnati cop, a $200 purchase proves priceless

For Cincinnati Officer Daniel Kowalski, Sunday December 6, 2009 is the first day of the rest of life.... - Full Story
November 25, 2009
A SWAT officer’s guide to tactical leadership Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

A SWAT officer’s guide to tactical leadership

Tactical leadership is an art that requires personal attributes to inspire and motivate others toward... - Full Story



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