November 19, 2019 | View as webpage
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Evolving threats require evolving tactics and nowhere is this more evident than in public safety response to active shooter incidents. As immediate action rapid deployment replaced scene containment, law enforcement faces new challenges when responding to active killers. The most common obstacle encountered by police are locked doors that are becoming more challenging to breach. In today’s SWAT eNewsletter, Mike Wood asks whether it is time for police to work with fire departments to develop breaching task forces to respond to active shooters.

We also review WMD Guns’ Big Beast for use as a sniper rifle, and profile the role of Dr. Joshua Bobko, who serves as both a reserve officer and SWAT doc for a California SWAT team.

The PoliceOne Team
It’s time for the breaching task force
By Mike Wood
A joint police-fire response is necessary to breach the obstacles that prevent responders from rescuing victims quickly
How to get a rescue task force off the ground
By Paul Marik
As tactical teams move to the role of support units during an active shooter incident, the Rescue Task Force concept is evolving to become a key part of MCI response
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The doctor is in: Calif. reserve officer serves on the SWAT team
By Shawn Price
Dr. Joshua Bobko has courted nightmare scenarios for a long time, which is what makes him so essential to his SWAT team
Product review: The Big Beast from WMD Guns
By Pete Goode
This lightweight heavyweight checks all the boxes
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