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February 24, 2014
How words can help improve active-shooter response Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

How words can help improve active-shooter response

Three police trainers agree that forging a common terminology can help police, fire, and EMS agencies implement a truly multi-disciplinary response to active-shooter incidents - Full Story
February 12, 2014
A year after Dorner: Are you committed to training? Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

A year after Dorner: Are you committed to training?

The Dorner incident has not yet changed law enforcement training, tactics, mindset, and methods to the extent that I believe it could (or should!) and it’s on us — you and me — to make that change happen - Full Story
February 12, 2014
What went right in the Dorner manhunt? Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

What went right in the Dorner manhunt?

There are many examples of what went right in the Dorner manhunt — this is only a small sampling of the tenacity and bravery that every American law officer is willing to put forward when the time calls - Full Story
February 07, 2014
P1 Photo of the Week: Tac team training PoliceOne Members - Photo of the Week

P1 Photo of the Week: Tac team training

(PoliceOne Image) This week's photo of the week comes from Sgt. K. Phillips of the Bates County... - Full Story
February 05, 2014
Lessons learned from fatal collision in Okla. pursuit Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

Lessons learned from fatal collision in Okla. pursuit

These two brave officers left us a message we must discuss in order for us to prevent future tragedies - Full Story
February 04, 2014
Building entries: Fusing dynamic with deliberate Dan Danaher - Tactical Encounters

Building entries: Fusing dynamic with deliberate

Whether or not you’re part of a SWAT team, at some point all LEOs — from narcotics to investigations to patrol — enter structures with the intent to locate suspects - Full Story
February 04, 2014
Dorner, one year later: 7 lessons learned from a murderer Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Dorner, one year later: 7 lessons learned from a murderer

The next Chris Dorner may already be out there plotting — what are you doing to prepare? - Full Story
February 04, 2014
Integrating K-9s into SWAT operations Brad Smith - K-9 Tactical Operator

Integrating K-9s into SWAT operations

Lack of education and training on both SWAT and K-9 elements can paralyze and frustrate the members of a combined group - Full Story
January 29, 2014
Want to make sure you were understood? Brief back! Chuck Joyner - Survival Sciences

Want to make sure you were understood? Brief back!

A brief back is simply having a team member repeat the orders/information after receiving them - Full Story
January 21, 2014
Will SWAT technology eventually trump tactics? Dan Danaher - Tactical Encounters

Will SWAT technology eventually trump tactics?

BearCats, pole cameras, robots and thermal imagers are just a few of the technological advances that help SWAT teams accomplish their missions - Full Story



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