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When policing in a crowd, employ tactics that are well-trained, effective and consistently present you in a positive light
Tactical and legal experts share best practices to avoid unnecessary violent confrontations
Almost never and only when the conditions are right
Following extensive testing of a broad selection of competitive optics, Aimpoint was awarded a five-year contract
The tools, techniques and emotional connection to both that a good sniper brings to the game
Communication with organizers before, during and after events can help head off problems
We are seeing increased drone use by SWAT teams resulting in safer incident resolutions for officers and suspects
“The community expects us to de-escalate with time and distance. And we have the technology to do that and keep first responders and the community safe.”
We review tactical communications, concussion protection, RDS, storage solutions and much more
The company received feedback from officers when developing the shield to meet real-world requirements for routine deployment
A “bumper protection” boot, a nonincendiary distraction device and a less lethal side saddle
The V.XI Collection offers multiple pieces of apparel constructed to work together in layering systems
A review of use of force issues, including the carotid restraint and other force options that have been constrained or discontinued, plus innovations and options for the future
Drones can assist EOD operators in several ways, from searching under suspicious vehicles to detecting audible sounds of explosive devices for analysis
There is a paradigm shift occurring in law enforcement as drones become a critical element in almost every aspect of emergency operations
Tactical teams need to use their experience and expertise to train and prepare patrol officers, fire and EMS co-responders for active shooter incident response
Richland County (S.C.) Sheriff’s Department Corporal Peter Hart describes what makes RCSD’s Special Response Team unique
The board sent the issue back for further discussion and could vote in the future to let police use robots in a lethal manner in limited cases
In a surprise move, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors recently voted to allow San Francisco PD to deploy robots equipped to deliver lethal force
The vote was 8-3, with the majority agreeing to grant police the option despite strong objections from some groups
The draft policy’s advancement prompted an outcry; the vote is scheduled for Nov. 29
The gigantic exhibit hall showcases products and technology aimed to improve officer efficiency and safety
Consider these tips to update tactical team training and procedures for barricaded suspects and hostage rescue operations in your jurisdiction
They are meant for daily and critical decision-making and apply to officers, supervisors and managers in patrol and special operations
This lightweight, gimmick-free shield, is designed to protect an individual officer on the move from rifle rounds
Three new safety measures include a communications tower, tactical equipment and ballistic shields
“I encourage all eligible LE agencies to apply for this additional funding as we work together to keep all Texans safe,” Gov. Greg Abbott said
Officers need to be trained to that level of response – and SWAT officers are the ideal training resource
The department will create policies and procedures to ensure the equipment is only used during an active shooter event or emergency situation