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August 13, 2013
The specialties of a modern SWAT team Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

The specialties of a modern SWAT team

What makes a team great is not gadgets and equipment, but personnel and training - Full Story
August 13, 2013
Police militarization and the evolution of SWAT Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

Police militarization and the evolution of SWAT

Requiring a minimum police population of 100 officers to establish a SWAT team helps to keep standards high and overuse low - Full Story
August 13, 2013
Police militarization and an argument in favor of black helicopters Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

Police militarization and an argument in favor of black helicopters

Every time a SWAT operation goes south, the anti-SWAT crowd bloviates, so we must do everything we can to minimize the chance of mistakes - Full Story
August 12, 2013
Police militarization and the Ethical Warrior Jack E. Hoban & Bruce J. Gourlie - The Ethical Warrior

Police militarization and the Ethical Warrior

The public has nothing to fear from well-trained tactical teams made up of motivated Ethical Warriors - Full Story
August 05, 2013
Quick windage and elevation tips for police snipers Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

Quick windage and elevation tips for police snipers

A precision shooter must have basic elevation and windage knowledge committed to memory, and there are some simple memory aids to help - Full Story
June 28, 2013
The last watch: Reflections on a police career Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

The last watch: Reflections on a police career

Today, as I wrap up my last watch, I thank God that He has kept me safe and provided me with gatekeepers who’ve directed my path - Full Story
June 21, 2013
P1 Photo of the Week: Band of brothers PoliceOne Members - Photo of the Week

P1 Photo of the Week: Band of brothers

(PoliceOne Image) This week’s photo comes from CPTED Planner Jim Eicher with the Chesterfield... - Full Story
May 07, 2013
Active terrorist response: Tactical considerations for SWAT teams Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

Active terrorist response: Tactical considerations for SWAT teams

The Boston bombers taught the international terrorist audience an important lesson: American law enforcement will not stand for active terrorism in our cities - Full Story
May 07, 2013
5 types of 'hider' to know and search for Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

5 types of 'hider' to know and search for

During deep room clearing in SWAT and patrol operations, a suspect should never be found in the last place you look — continue the search for additional suspects, weapons, contraband, and fruits of the crime - Full Story
May 03, 2013
P1 Photo of the Week: SWAT drills PoliceOne Members - Photo of the Week

P1 Photo of the Week: SWAT drills

(PoliceOne Image) This week’s photo comes from M.R. Joseph, Senior SWAT officer for the Huntersville... - Full Story



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