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Field Test: Pistol Light Comparison

By Jennifer Gavigan

TR sought six of its readers to test pistol-mounted LEDs from BlackHawk, Insight Technology, Streamlight, Smith & Wesson and SureFire. The testers were tactical-minded officers from across the U.S. who used the lights on patrol and during training. Areas of evaluation included Ease of Installation, Brightness, Size/Weight, Tactical Features and more.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response May/Jun 2011)
 

Supervisory Response to the Active Shooter

By Scott Oldham

The initial officer’s response to a large-scale event has been firmly established in most agencies. But it is also crucial to train first line supervisors—who will be present in the immediate timeline of critical events—how to respond to the vast array of possible situations that might confront them.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response May/Jun 2011)
 

Survive Injuries Until Backup Arrives

By Paul Shubinsky

Officers must incorporate injury treatment and the use of medical kits into regular training so that they know how to treat themselves in real-life stressful situations. Knowing how to dress wounds and stop bleeding until backup arrives can help officers survive common life-threatening injuries sustained in combat.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Sep/Oct 2010)
 

Less-Lethal Options, Part 4

By Darin Dowe

This is the final article in a four-part series discussing less-lethal options and considerations regarding less-lethal technology. It is important for officers to recognize, treat and document physiological effects on recipients of less-lethal force. It is also critical that PIOs be educated in less-lethal options so as to properly convey instances of their use to the media.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Sep/Oct 2010)
 

Tactical Training on a Limited Budget

By Mark Cotton

There are many strategies tactical team leaders can employ in strained economic times to provide quality training for their teams with limited resources. These could include bringing specialized instructors to you, carpooling to training venues and networking with other team leaders.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Mar/Apr 2010)
 

The Illusion of Seeing

By Derrick Bartlett

Police officers trust that everything they see is an accurate representation, but there is a difference between vision and seeing. Perceptual blindness is a phenomenon that may affect officers during stressful operations.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Sep/Oct 2009)
 

TEMS Trains the Tactical Team

By Cara Donlon-Cotton

Tactical medics can, and should, be used during regular training sessions. Have your TEMS unit plans TEMS training for the whole team.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Nov/Dec 2009)
 

Brite-Strike Tactical Flashlight Instructor Course

By Todd Bailey

The majority of officer-involved shootings occur in conditions with little or no light. Brite Strike Training Academy offers a course that examines the benefits of hand-held and weapon-mounted lights.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Nov/Dec 2009)
 

Ram That Door!

By Darin Dowe

The success of a tactical operation is based on many elements, one of which is timely entry into the target structure. We must have formalized training, including tactics/tools used to affect the breach and the breacher's position in the stack.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Nov/Dec 2009)
 

Everything You Need to Know About Less-lethal Options, Part 3

By Darin Dowe

When a SWAT team adopts a specific less-lethal technology, specific SWAT tactics must be taught to ensure integration of the technology.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Nov/Dec 2009)
 
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