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8 recommendations from the FEMA Oct. 1 After-Action Report–
In August 2018, two major reports on the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival mass shooting incident were released. The first, from Las Vegas Sheriff Joe Lombardo, assessing law enforcement response to ...
How law enforcement can prepare for mobile killers–
The Midland and Odessa shootings on August 31, 2019, show just how difficult it can be for law enforcement to stop a highly mobile killer. The suspect in Texas was highly mobile, leaving a trail of...
Off-duty carry and the active shooter– 90
With the recent events unfolding in Colorado, I wanted to take a moment to re-boot some tactics that we as officers are guilty of forgetting. This is by no means a slam on us or our profession, but...
Equipment to take to an active-shooter event– 21
In this video tactical tip, Don Alwes talks about the necessity to be prepared for an active shooter incident, calling it a “come as you are, and come right now” type of event. The aggression with ...
Video: First on the scene of an active shooter– 14
When arriving to handle an active shooter, the officers who are first on the scene have certain responsibilities. Don Alwes outlines them here.
Video: Active-shooter response tactics– 19
What’s the plan in your PD for responding to an active shooter situation? Do you have a policy or procedure which advises that you wait for four officers in order to make entry into wherever the sh...
Be prepared for an extended gun battle– 46
Law Enforcement is full of “what if’s” and we can only be prepared for some — hopefully most — of them. One thing we prepare for is response to an active shooter. But if responding to an active sho...
Ambush survival tip: Scan and process– 11
Related tips: John Farnam's reminders to officers in wake of Wash. ambush Reminders for avoiding an ambush When can an on-duty police officer relax? Never. What is "routine"? Nothing. Ambushers in ...
Train your family for an off-duty encounter with an active shooter– 14
P1 Member Trace Kendig tells PoliceOne: "A lot of talk around our department lately has been about off duty encounters with an active shooter. There are 13 agencies in our county and we do a citywi...
Where is your barrel pointed?– 10
The first thing that should be going through your head at all times is tactics. If your tactics are poor you can get yourself, your partner, or other responding units hurt. The topic of clearing a ...
Full-sensory realism– 6
If you are doing active-shooter drills without sound effects, you’re missing an important element of realism, especially if your exercises are taking place in a school setting.During the infamous C...
Active Shooter Containment Issues– 9
Today’s P1 video tip discusses active shooter response, specifically issues related to establishing command once response has been initiated and the positioning and priorities of perimeter officers...
Carry a "Go Bag"– 23
To be ready to respond quickly to a crisis situation, I carry a "Go Bag." Inside of it are extra rounds (already in magazines), extra first aid items, extra charged radio battery, extra flashlights...
"Angle of obliquity" can increase ballistic resistance–
When positioned behind armor and facing gunfire, try to position yourself so you are at a 30-degree "angle of obliquity" to the shooter. Whether using a shield or an armored vehicle, bullets are mo...
Practical firearms training for active shooter calls– 3
A recent study of active shooter situations showed that 66 percent of them occur inside and 41 percent occur in schools, which are typically filled with long hallways. You can use this information ...
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