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“We need more armor. Do we have a fire truck? We need a firetruck or something parked out in front of this house, we’re all pinned down,” an officer radios
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SWAT Officer Jesse Noriega’s shot grazed the suspect’s head, neutralizing the threat to officers; the suspect was treated at the hospital
“It was a chaotic scene,” Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno said. “We applied all technology — that’s the robodog, our SWAT team, electronic, surveillance [and] drones”
Sgt. Marc McIntyre had been with the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office since 2015 and was a military veteran who served in Iraq
The driver had ignored instructions to exit the vehicle for hours and continued to rev the disabled truck’s engines in an attempt to flee
The custom command center could also double as a SWAT/Tactical response unit
Avoiding using confidence as a decision-making tool
"[The suspect’s] objectives were to get into a shootout with law enforcement, kill law enforcement and be killed by law enforcement,” Chief Scott Vermillion said
As long as suspects hide or circumstances warrant no-knock actions, there will be property damage
Lessons learned from the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting helped authorities to work “seamlessly” in reacting to the UNLV attack, LVMPD Sheriff Kevin McMahill said
Officer Jorge Pastore succumbed to gunshot wounds he sustained when he entered the home with the SWAT team
The officer who was killed was a member of the SWAT team and the wounded officer was going into surgery
BRINC’s flagship drone model will give emergency personnel eyes and ears in dangerous places
Many PDs find themselves without available funds to conduct training necessary to better prepare them for when a crisis occurs; here’s a solution to that problem
From boots to barriers, here’s what stood out for patrol and emergency response situations
Although teamwork is a natural element of publicsafety, it’s easy for leaders to become complacent and fail to pay sufficient attention to team dynamics
The truck is built on a Ford F59 chassis and features extreme duty storage compartments, weapons cabinet and more
Although Det. Marcela Lopez didn’t try out to break barriers for women, neither is she shrinking from it
When the officers announced their arrival, they immediately came under fire
Jason Dingler was captured on video stealing a handgun, a pickup truck and beer before leading police on an 11-mile pursuit
The Lafayette PD uses technology like video game engines to train on consequence management, drones in the sky and a digital coaching platform