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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 16, 2009
Three words can help calm a chaotic scene Bill Campbell - Bringing the Street to the Range

Three words can help calm a chaotic scene

By Sgt. Bill Campbell Gilbert (Ariz.) Police Department Tactical Operations Unit Imagine this scene:... - Full Story
September 11, 2009
Police officers are the front lines in domestic counterterrorism Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Police officers are the front lines in domestic counterterrorism

American cops are "force multipliers in counterterrorism," says Fred Burton, one of the world’s foremost authorities on terrorists and terrorist organizations - Full Story
September 10, 2009
P1 First Person: Are we prepared for Mumbai in America? PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: Are we prepared for Mumbai in America?

By Jim Fuda King County Sheriff’s Office (Ret.)The world observed in horror the Mumbai attacks... - Full Story
September 03, 2009
P1 First Person: Self-glorified murder-suicide threat assessment PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: Self-glorified murder-suicide threat assessment

By Lt. Stephen Dintino Tredyffrin Township (Pa.) Police DepartmentLaw Enforcement Officers are faced... - Full Story
June 20, 2009
U.S. to increase Predator flights over Canadian border Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

U.S. to increase Predator flights over Canadian border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it will temporarily deploy a Predator B unmanned air vehicle... - Full Story
June 17, 2009
Legend of the Texas Ranger and the unruly crowd Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Legend of the Texas Ranger and the unruly crowd

As the story goes, a Texas Ranger arrived on the scene of a large disturbance after he was dispatched... - Full Story
April 01, 2009
It was like a Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

It was like a "war zone" in Wisconsin

Editor’s note: One year ago today in a rural part of Wisconsin, Richland County Sheriff Darrel... - Full Story
February 01, 2009
Looking at the Virginia Tech massacre from a tactical perspective Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

Looking at the Virginia Tech massacre from a tactical perspective

On April 16th, 2007, Seung-Hui Cho shot and killed two students in a dormitory room at Virginia Tech... - Full Story
April 04, 2008
School safety triple play the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) - TechBeat

School safety triple play

Law enforcement agencies and school systems can now obtain three important school safety programs at... - Full Story



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with the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ)