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Week 329
Volume 2
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Editor's Note: Within hours of the shooting incident at Virginia Tech, PoliceOne experts were submitting critical information relating to identifying, preventing and/or responding to an active shooter situation like that which occurred Monday. Stay tuned for an important Active Shooter news report on Friday. In the meantime, be sure to check out the up-to-the-minute reports on the Virginia Tech incident.

— Scott Buhrmaster, Managing Editor

Heavily armed Virginia State Police officers patrol outside Burruss Hall on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., Wednesday. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

P1 News Report: Va. Tech Massacre

Virginia Tech defends university's
to shootings

BLACKSBURG, Va. — On a university campus of 2,600 acres, with more than 26,000 students, ironclad security is not a practical goal. Even so, tough questions swiftly surfaced as to how effectively Virginia Tech authorities responded to Monday's horrific massacre.

Why were campus police so sure the threat was a "domestic dispute" contained in one dormitory, when most of the killings occurred ... Full Story

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School threats follow Va. Tech massacre

SWAT storms building; Another scare rattles Va. Tech

New Video: The Gunman's Manifesto

View the P1 Active Shooter section

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They're still out there
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They're still out there, folks. And they're not going away. In fact, their numbers are increasing.

I'm talking about violent dopers who will take your baton and beat you with it, or take your gun and shoot you with it, or just stomp you to death if they can.

Or they'll stand you off with a knife or sword. And they'll wait for their moment to move on you ... Full Story

PoliceOne Training Tip:
Safe police driving

I frequently see local law enforcement officers driving with one hand draped over the top of the steering wheel at the 12 o'clock position. It concerns me that they clearly think they're in control of their vehicle ... Full Tip (Secured- LE only)

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News and Announcements:

Press Release:
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Va. officer shoots suspect in robbery
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Montreal police learned from previous school shootings
[Montreal, Canada]

Taser used on dad leaving Houston hospital with baby
[Houston, TX]

3 officers hurt during Fla. vehicle pursuit
[Fort Lauderdale, FL]

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News and Announcements:

Press Release:
ETGI Launches 'Secure Area' of Web Site for Confirmed Law Enforcement and Military Professionals

Ohio officer disciplined in pedestrian death
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Calif. police use less-lethal rounds to subdue woman with gun to her head
[Oakland, CA]

CHP officer has close call while citing driver
[Delhi, CA]

Calif. men try to page dealer, accidently call police instead
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