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By Lou Ann Hamblin
It has been 10 years since this nation experienced the life-altering traged at Columbine. The threat of this level of violence remains a reality. It cannont be denied that it will continue. Thankfully, there is some recent evidence that police agencies are employing lessons learned from previous random or not-so-random acts of violence.
(This article was originally published in Law and Order Jun 2009)
By Charles Yarbaugh
Training, concepts of movement, weaponry, and gear for active shooters are all areas that must be analyzed now to prepare the SWAT and law enforcement community for a possible incident.
(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Nov/Dec 2008)
By Steven Tracy
Techniques that do not require bullet placement and accuracay may be better suited for blank firing replica guns. Maxsell Corp. offers numerous blank firing replica firearms that have completely obstructed barrels for increased safety.
(This article was originally published in Law and Order Mar 2008)
By Paul Brandley, Jr.
Law enforcement officials recognize that they need to train and arm officers for responding to rapid deployment situations, and now they must be provided with the tools they need to access a secure building.
(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Mar/Apr 2008)
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)
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)
By Susan Geoghegan
Either mobile/portable or fixed location, the Rapid Deployment Unit is a novel surveillance device, one that both detects and deters.
(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Jan/Feb 2015)
By Cameron, Stuart
Stopping the violence from the school or workplace active shooter is critical, but just the start. Immediate care for the wounded follows very closely behind. Planning for these events should be comprehensive and not simply end once the attacker has been neutralized.
(This article was originally published in Law and Order Mar 2015)