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January 27, 2012
P1 Photo of the Week: Snowy SWAT search PoliceOne Members - Photo of the Week

P1 Photo of the Week: Snowy SWAT search

(PoliceOne Image)This week's photo comes from Patrol Officer Brian Wade of the Moweaqua (Ill.) Police,... - Full Story
January 27, 2012
Ambush on America: Are you ready to fight? Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

Ambush on America: Are you ready to fight?

As we patrol the streets in 2012, let Commander Davis and the men and women of the Detroit Police Department remind us that the will to survive is the cornerstone to survival in an ambush - Full Story
January 05, 2012
Speak your mind: Are today’s cops too militarized? Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

Speak your mind: Are today’s cops too militarized?

A reader emailed me the other day, concerned about some of the changes he’s seen in law enforcement... - Full Story
November 15, 2011
From Spec. Ops. to SWAT: John Weisman's 'Kill Bin Laden' is a riveting read Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

From Spec. Ops. to SWAT: John Weisman's 'Kill Bin Laden' is a riveting read

Despite differences, there are striking similarities between the ‘tier-one operators’ — SEALs, Rangers, and Aviators from the 160th — in KBL and American SWAT cops - Full Story
November 15, 2011
SWAT response to multiple-cell attacks Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

SWAT response to multiple-cell attacks

The objective of law enforcement is to provide a swift and overwhelming response to interrupt the deadly actions of the attackers - Full Story
October 11, 2011
10 years after 9/11: The 'coffee lieutenant' and the ground zero recovery Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

10 years after 9/11: The 'coffee lieutenant' and the ground zero recovery

The recovery effort was one of the most complicated, labor-intensive, and difficult ever conducted anywhere — Lt. Corey Cuneo of NYPD exemplifies the commitment of countless cop who worked the scene in the aftermath - Full Story
September 22, 2011
Overcoming a little-known risk of the 'quick-peek' Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

Overcoming a little-known risk of the 'quick-peek'

Take the emphasis off of ‘quick’ in quick-peeking and retrain yourself not to look any faster than you really can see - Full Story
September 14, 2011
Cops on Top: Climbing mountains in memory of the fallen Karen L. Bune - Criminals, Victims, and Cops

Cops on Top: Climbing mountains in memory of the fallen

Those who participate in Cops on Top climbing expeditions are committed to their cause, dedicated in the effort, and skilled in their climbing abilities - Full Story
August 17, 2011
How martial arts training can improve officer safety Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

How martial arts training can improve officer safety

There are many situations in which the application of skills learned in the martial arts can help to ensure that a police officer on the street makes it home at the end of the shift - Full Story
August 02, 2011
SWAT tactics: Formations don't win football games... or fights! Sgt. Steve "Pappy" Papenfuhs - Training to Think

SWAT tactics: Formations don't win football games... or fights!

Proponents of the diamond formation compare it to a B-17 bomber that “self-protects” on a bombing mission - Full Story



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