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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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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

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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. Ea... - Full Story

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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 a ... - Full Story

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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: A hot... - Full Story

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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

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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 on Nov... - Full Story

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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 with m... - Full Story

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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

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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 to... - Full Story

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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 Bergli... - Full Story



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