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August 07, 2012
Tactical lifesaving in active shooter incidents Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

Tactical lifesaving in active shooter incidents

Every law enforcement officer in this country should be trained in these life saving Tactical Life Saver skills - Full Story
July 23, 2012
Colo. massacre: Bomb threat response for first responders Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

Colo. massacre: Bomb threat response for first responders

We must be vigilant in our future response to bomb threats as copycat criminals may emerge from the incident last week in Aurora, Colorado - Full Story
June 13, 2012
Tactical response to barricaded gunman and hostage situations Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

Tactical response to barricaded gunman and hostage situations

Maintaining your situational awareness will provide good judgment, clear analysis, and proper decisions as you face the tactical challenges of hostage incidents and barricaded gunmen - Full Story
May 09, 2012
Operation RAIL SAFE: Ensuring US railway security Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Operation RAIL SAFE: Ensuring US railway security

You have to let your mind go into the deepest, darkest hole of pure evil in order to truly imagine those "worst of the worst" plans the opposition might dream up - Full Story
May 04, 2012
Half-truths told about law enforcement and the military Lance Eldridge - All Law Enforcement is Local

Half-truths told about law enforcement and the military

In our constitutional republic, there is a critical distinction between law enforcement officer and soldier - Full Story
May 01, 2012
Unmanned aerial systems for SWAT Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Unmanned aerial systems for SWAT

UASs may have the wingspan of a Boeing 737 or be smaller than a radio-controlled model, but a pilot on the ground is always in charge of operations - Full Story
April 30, 2012
Mayday, May Day! Preparing for Occupy 2.0 Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Mayday, May Day! Preparing for Occupy 2.0

The Occupy movement was relatively dormant though the winter, but now that spring has sprung, we can be assured that these events will be back — and possibly back with a vengeance - Full Story
April 06, 2012
Blue on Blue: Lessons from a tragic 2007 shooting Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Blue on Blue: Lessons from a tragic 2007 shooting

When one of your 'band of brothers' leaves the band - Full Story
February 28, 2012
Training SWAT for three speeds of operation Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Training SWAT for three speeds of operation

Even for the team that has made the decision that they will perform all clearing movements at stealth speed, there will come a time when the team will find itself moving at hostage rescue speed - Full Story
February 28, 2012
Command and control in tactical environments Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

Command and control in tactical environments

The lack of command and control we saw in Mumbai is a classic example what can happen without a clear mission with objectives to achieve. - Full Story



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