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Tactical Rifle: Precision Tool for Urban Police Operations

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In a highly publicized February 1997 shootout, two rifle-wielding thugs managed to outgun LAPD officers armed only with handguns after a botched North Hollywood bank robbery. It was not until responding SWAT officers armed with rifles arrived on the scene that the suspects were finally neutralized, but not without police casualties. Though not the first incidence of police officers being outmatched by criminals' superior firepower, this one was pivotal in bringing about a serious re-examination of the use of the rifle for urban law enforcement. In this book, Gabriel Suarez, founder and senior tactical instructor of his department's Tactical Rifle Team, exposes the myths that have long kept the rifle from being considered for use in urban policing. In addition, he details the many advantages the rifle affords the inner city police officer or SWAT operator in a wide range of deployment situations and presents innovative techniques that are replacing the "traditional" ones among agencies that have adopted the rifle. As we progress into the 21st century, the rifle is likely to become an increasingly integral part of the police officer's tool bag. This book will serve as a valuable guide to police tactical riflemen, making their jobs easier and safer as they make the criminal's job more difficult and hazardous.

   
The Ultimate Sniper: An Advanced Training Manual for Military & Police Snipers

From the Publisher
This highly readable and extremely valuable training book covers the practical, field-tested details of sniping's three great skill areas - marksmanship, fieldcraft and tactics. Rifles, scopes, ballistics, target detection, stalking, hides, cammo, countersniping, special ops, police vs. military and much more.

   
The Police Sniper: A Complete Handbook

 

   
Tactical Tracking Operations: The Essential Guide for Military and Police Trackers

From the Publisher
This manual is packed with practical lessons, on-the-ground tricks, training drills and equipment suggestions for the solo tracker on up to a multiagency tracking operation. Learn from a 30-year veteran how to find and follow tracks through any terrain; assess the age of tracks; relocate the trail after it's gone missing; foil every effort to throw off your pursuit; coordinate a four-man team while tracking armed fugitives; set up and run large tracking operations, use the latest high-tech gear to find fugitives and more.

   
  Crisis Negotiations : Managing Critical Incidents and Hostage Situations in Law Enforcement and Corrections

From Booknews  
This text details principles and techniques of hostage negotiations and presents real-life experiences of professional negotiators. Situations covered include barricaded subject incidents, suicide attempts which endanger others, domestic incidents, prison and jail riots, stalking incidents, violence in the workplace, and school violence. Bargaining and crisis intervention, stress management, the Stockholm Syndrome, and hostage negotiating equipment are covered. Many recent cases are discussed, including Waco and Columbine High School. McMains is affiliated with the San Antonio Police Department. Mullins is affiliated with Southwest Texas State University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

   
Swat Teams: Explosive Face-Offs with America's Deadliest Criminals (Robert Snow)

When Charles Whitman sprayed bullets in a brutal killing spree from the heights of the University of Texas clock tower in 1966, he single-handedly made history by dashing the security of millions and changing law enforcement forever. In the wake of this horrifying event, SWAT - Special Weapons and Tactics - teams were born. Since that time, such desperate, bloody face-offs with police have steadily increased, making SWAT an invaluable and necessary part of law enforcement. Captain Snow, author of the acclaimed Protecting Your Life, Home, and Property, and a police officer with over 25 years experience, delivers to the reader the immediacy of actual SWAT events - including both the notorious and the bizarre. We get a chilling glimpse into the desperate, twisted mind of the hostage taker - often hovering precariously between violence and suicide - and witness the brilliant, life-saving strategies SWAT commanders put into action to stop them. As Captain Snow demonstrates, whether intervening during a tension-filled hostage showdown or serving an arrest warrant to a heavily armed drug lord, SWAT teams are, in general, uniquely prepared to handle the most volatile and life-threatening police situations with poise, speed, and - when necessary - deadly force. From the unnerving events in Waco to the thousands of successes every year, Snow analyzes what works and doesn't work in a SWAT team. When the smoke clears, we find at the heart of this book the inspiring story of professionals who have dedicated their lives to saving others. Captain Snow gives us the real story behind the Hollywood image - at once exciting and sobering - of this relatively new and increasingly vital branch of law enforcement.

 
Swat Battle Tactics: How to Organize, Train, and Equip a Swat Team for Law Enforcement or Self-Defense

This handy manual lays the groundwork for police departments, paramilitary units or security companies to organize a SWAT unit capable of reacting to most situations. Learn what it takes to become proficient at hand-to-hand combat, use chemical weapons, negotiate hostage releases, handle the media and more.

   
Swat Leadership and Tactical Planning: The Swat Operator's Guide to Combat Law Enforcement

From the Publisher
Veteran SWAT cop Tony Jones lays out the essential elements of planning and carrying out tactical SWAT operations. Covers mission analysis, obstacle breaching, light-armored vehicle use, fire and maneuver, target recon, hostage/suspect/team considerations and more.
 

   
Cold Zero: Cold Zero: Inside the F.B.I. Hostage Rescue Team (Whitcomb)

From the Publisher
Only 200 people have ever been in Christopher Whitcomb's elite branch of the F.B.I. The Hostage Rescue Team is its most highly trained and specialized squadron-equivalent to the Navy's Seals and the Army's Delta Force-charged with terrorist capture, hostage situations, and other large-scale emergencies in the U.S. and around the world. Whitcomb is the first HRT member ever to write about his experience.

Author Biography: Christopher Whitcomb is an active, 15-year veteran of the F.B.I., and Director of Intelligence for the Critical Incident Response Group. He is a recipient of the FBI's Medal of Bravery for exceptional courage in the line of duty, and he has participated in virtually every high-profile federal investigation in recent years.

 

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