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August 02, 2011
Designed for the SWAT operator: New gear from BLACKHAWK! Tom Marx - Casting a Critical Eye on Weapons Technology and Training

Designed for the SWAT operator: New gear from BLACKHAWK!

The BLACKHAWK! Knoxx SpecOps Gen II Stock is of a polymer and alloy construction - Full Story
July 27, 2011
Barricaded suspects and the positive effects of time Dave Grossi - Tactics & Training

Barricaded suspects and the positive effects of time

The first-arriving patrol officer can set the tone for the negotiator’s actions, including using time to his advantage - Full Story
July 18, 2011
Beyond the patrol rifle: Adding a 'Designated Marksman' capability Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

Beyond the patrol rifle: Adding a 'Designated Marksman' capability

The U.S. military refers to them as 'Designated Marksman,' and I propose we adopt similar terminology and the same weaponry for perhaps one in 10 patrol officers - Full Story
July 14, 2011
P1 First Person: To SWAT or not SWAT PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: To SWAT or not SWAT

By Scott Barlow, Deputy Director Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training AcademyThe heading of this essay... - Full Story
May 25, 2011
LAPD provides the 'missing link' in SWAT debriefings Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

LAPD provides the 'missing link' in SWAT debriefings

Some findings from this experimental approach were presented at the most recent IACP annual conference in 2010 - Full Story
May 23, 2011
Winning the fight: Conn. cop thanks fellow-LEOs who brought him to safety Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Winning the fight: Conn. cop thanks fellow-LEOs who brought him to safety

In Manchester, Connecticut, a suspect attempts — and fails — to add names to the Memorial Wall during National Police Week 2011 - Full Story
May 13, 2011
P1 Photo of the Week: Riot cops break out the gas PoliceOne Members - Photo of the Week

P1 Photo of the Week: Riot cops break out the gas

(PoliceOne Image)“This is a photo of some of our Mobile Field Force training for the South Central... - Full Story
May 05, 2011
10 years after 9/11: SEAL Team Six and police SWAT tactics of CQB Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

10 years after 9/11: SEAL Team Six and police SWAT tactics of CQB

Close-quarters battle (CQB — also known as close quarters combat, or CQC) was fundamental in taking down Osama bin Laden and is the cornerstone of American SWAT officers everywhere - Full Story
May 05, 2011
SWAT takes on explosives-laden 22-year-old gunman (SWAT wins) Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

SWAT takes on explosives-laden 22-year-old gunman (SWAT wins)

As hard as Blakely Jernigan tried, no one died during the recent SWAT incident in Columbia, South Carolina... except for Blakely Jernigan - Full Story
May 05, 2011
5 tips for flashlight use in low-light SWAT operations Dan Danaher - Tactical Encounters

5 tips for flashlight use in low-light SWAT operations

We use flashlights in many situations and depending on how and when we use them, they can either help us or make us a target - Full Story



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