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Week 332
May 9, 2007
Sponsored by: Bianchi | Hatch | World Class Strategy
Editor's Note: Read about this week's 2007 OLTEC Mock Prison Riot, which drew 1,500 tactical and corrections emergency response team officers — as well as P1's Gary Klugiewicz — from across the country. This annual event gives officers a chance to use and evaluate emerging technologies in real-world riot training scenarios, including the newest in high-tech surveillance equipment and cutting edge weaponry.

— Scott Buhrmaster, Managing Editor

Tactical decision making: An equation for critical thinking in moments of crisis
How often is legal liability the overwhelming factor in decision making, to the exclusion of situational needs or overall mission?

How often are decisions based on what was done in your most recent training — or something you read about or did the last time you were in a similar situation — rather than really looking at the situation and figuring out the best way to handle it?

Every day, police officers face myriad situations on the street ... Full Story

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A guard checks identification at a Fort Dix Army base gate, Tuesday, near Wrightstown, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
LEOs, FBI bust terror plot at Fort Dix
FORT DIX, N.J. — For nearly all of the 90 years that Fort Dix has trained American military personnel, the gravest threat it faced has been the nation's periodic base-closing efforts.

That changed Tuesday, when federal prosecutors charged six nearby residents with plotting to attack the base and kill as many soldiers as possible.

As a result of the foiled plot, the base has been on its highest security alert level since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks ... Full Story

Related Stories:
Fort Dix terror suspects' lives gave few clues

Terrorist plot busted: 7 ways police can learn from the incident

Visit the P1 Terrorism Prevention and Response section

PoliceOne Training Tip:
Make sure you've got a quick exit

A P1 member shares a time-saving tip that could help you survive an attack at a traffic stop, pedestrian stop, or surveillance detail ... Full Tip (Secured- LE only)

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"Hero" officer injured in Kan. tornado dies
[Greensburg, KS]

Man fires sawed-off rifle in N.Y. courtroom
[Sloatsburg, NY]

Former N.Y. police officer dead after standoff in Fla.
[Nassau County, FL]

Convicted 1981 cop killer executed in Tenn.
[Nashville, TN]

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Woman with knife lunges at officers inside Houston PD
[Houston, TX]

Pepper spray, beanbag rounds ends police pursuit in Calif.
[Cypress, CA]

Trooper who shielded N.J. governor from vehicle fire praised
[Passaic County, NJ]

Maryland amputee determined to join the force
[Baltimore, MD]

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