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K-9 and Swat Training Together

By Jim Weiss

Looking for a way to increase safety during tracking searches, the Clearwater Police Department decided to implement training between its SWAT team and K-9 unit. Using the classroom as well as field scenarios, the teams learned to work together better than before.

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

CQB in Auditoriums

By Ron Yanor

Hostage rescue scenarios in auditoriums present different challenges from those in smaller venues. Teams should practice and plan for this type of situation while trying not to stray too far from their regular dynamic CQB methodology. Consider entry points, front versus rear assault, possibility of crossfire, etc.

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

Fighting Through the Smoke

By Tom Wetzel

Officers may occasionally have to complete missions under smoke or fog-like conditions due to flash-bangs or chemical agents. Simulating foggy conditions during training can help officers develop strategies for working in environments which might impair their vision.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Dec 2010)
 

TEMS: Can You Afford Not to Have Them?

By Kelly Sharp

It is important that all SWAT teams have a specialized TEMS unit to treat injured officers or citizens on the scene of high-risk incidents. It may be difficult for some agencies to obtain funding for TEMS, but there are a couple of different options available to such agencies.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Dec 2010)
 

Post-Op Intel Gathering

By Darin Dowe

Although the more information you have, the better, many SWAT teams are doing nothing in the arena of postoperational intelligence gathering. We offer tips to be better prepared.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Dec 2010)
 

The Latest in Headsets

By Susan Geoghegan

First responders rely on clear communications during emergency or SWAT operations. The old portable radios with built-in speakers have been replaced with reliable hands-free tactical headsets that provide greater clarity and enhanced security.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Feb 2014)
 
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