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Week 427
March 4, 2009

Editor's Note:

Today’s newsletter features a tactical tip for patrol as well as two articles from SWAT Columnist Dan Marcou, one with tips on how to build an agency's first SWAT team and the other a profile of SWAT officer James Gnew. In other SWAT-related news, our partners at the New York Tactical Officer’s Association are holding their annual conference in Verona, New York on April 28-30. Watch for a great new article about weapons transitions from NYTOA on March 10.

— Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Senior Editor

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