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October 20, 2010
Everyone wins at Urban Shield 2010 Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Everyone wins at Urban Shield 2010

This year every team came away with the winning experience of working with members of EMS and Fire teams in a host of high-speed training scenarios - Full Story
October 18, 2010
Video: Tactical teams tested at Urban Shield Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Video: Tactical teams tested at Urban Shield

29 SWAT teams competed in the 48-hour competition - Full Story
October 18, 2010
Urban Shield 2010: The future of preparedness planning and evaluation Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Urban Shield 2010: The future of preparedness planning and evaluation

Already one of the top SWAT exercises in the world, Urban Shield has become a national template to evaluate regional public safety preparedness - 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
September 01, 2010
A madman's manifesto: 'The planet does not need humans' Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

A madman's manifesto: 'The planet does not need humans'

James J. Lee reportedly wrote that 'Humans are the most destructive, filthy, pollutive creatures around and are wrecking what's left of the planet' - Full Story
September 01, 2010
No time for complacency on new deputy’s first day Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

No time for complacency on new deputy’s first day

“A lot of people view a rural sheriff’s office as a Mayberry, Andy Griffith place where nothing... - Full Story
August 31, 2010
Timberland PRO Valor boot mixes comfort with durability Jeanette Kozlowski - Police Product Reviews

Timberland PRO Valor boot mixes comfort with durability

The company made a name for itself back in the early 1970s by producing durable waterproof work boots - Full Story
August 27, 2010
A bad day for SWAT, a deadly day for hostages Scott Stewart - Tactical Intelligence

A bad day for SWAT, a deadly day for hostages

It is painfully apparent that the Manila SWAT unit lacked the experience, equipment, and training to conduct effective hostage-rescue operations, a common problem in the developing world - Full Story
August 03, 2010
Dynamic entry versus deliberate entry Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

Dynamic entry versus deliberate entry

For some time now the SWAT community has experienced a debate about the use of dynamic entries and is... - Full Story
August 03, 2010
One SWAT cop on patrol, the first responding to an active shooter Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

One SWAT cop on patrol, the first responding to an active shooter

The dispatcher responds to the transmission you just made, which was cut short by the gunfire, "Use caution. Your nearest backup is at least six minutes out." - Full Story



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