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Scenario Training for Rapid Deployment

By Ron Yanor

Here are the twin goals: 1) Your training withstands the scrutiny of the court if called into question, and 2) Your training actually improves the skills under stress of the police officers. The effort put into designing and prepping a scenario pays dividends in the long term.

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

Urban Shield Preparedness Exercise

By O'Brien, Bob, Mickey Davis, Jim Weiss

Urban Shield has grown into a full-scale regional preparedness exercise assessing the overall San Francisco Bay Area’s response capabilities. Urban Shield continues to test regional integrated systems for prevention, protection, response and recovery in our high-threat, high-density urban area.

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

2013 International Breachers Symposium

By Ron Yanor

The Breachers Symposium has grown into a major law enforcement conference complete with educational sessions, vendor exhibits, hands-on on training, and networking. It is a must-attend for at least one member of every entry team.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response May/Jun 2014)
 

Gerber Gear Ding Dong Breaching Tool

By Tactical Response Staff

The Gerber Ding Dong is a step closer to that elusive goal of just one entry tool for patrol. If patrol officers cannot make entry into the building with the Ding Dong, the specialized tools used by SWAT may be required. The Ding Dong is that good.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response May/Jun 2014)
 

31st Annual SWAT Round-Up International

By Mickey Davis, Jim Weiss

SWAT teams from all over the world traveled to Florida for the annual SWAT Round-up. SWAT officers participated in five events where every team came away a winner from the experience.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Mar/Apr 2014)
 

Applying the Right Tactic

By Cameron, Stuart

While most Active Shooter courses differ slightly in the specific tactics taught, all of them train patrol officers to recognize an Active Shooter situation and to rapidly take action to stop it without waiting for the arrival of SWAT teams. However, the use of rapid deployment tactics on a barricaded subject not actively harming people increases the risk of harm to all involved.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Jan/Feb 2014)
 

Maximizing Life-Saving in Active Shootings, Part 2

By Williams, George T.

Without question, the public safety mission when responding to the Active Shooter is to save innocent life. For those agencies and officers who have been through this horrible event, you understand the frustrating problems you encountered. If not, there is information you need to assist in your life-saving response.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Jan/Feb 2014)
 

TacOps East

By Tactical Response Staff

Outstanding training: classroom, hands-on, firing range

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Jan/Feb 2014)
 

Surefire's Total Signature Reduction

By Scott Oldham

SureFire and International Tactical Training Seminars (ITTS) invited a select group from around the country to take part in the initial Total Signature Reduction (TSR) course in Los Angeles. Scott Reitz, former LAPD SWAT member and trainer, and Mark Sebos, former Naval Special Warfare Sniper, led the course, which taught each rifleman how to take a crisis shot and how to conceal or obscure his location after the shot.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Nov/Dec 2011)
 

SWAT Round-Up 2005: Team Insights

By Jim Weiss

Discover how the individual strengths and weaknesses of each team competing at the SWAT Round-Up affected their overall performance.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Jan/Feb 2006)
 
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