Tactical Entry News & Articles

  • 5 types of correctional breaching

    Each type of tactical breaching has its pros and cons pertaining to their use in the correctional environment

  • How to buy tactical entry tools (eBook)

    Download this Corrections1 tactical entry tools buying guide to learn key steps for product selection, purchasing and implementation

  • Torches and saws: The one-two punch in correctional breaching

    Correctional breachers know hardened prison structures require mechanical tools that are not often used in the residential breaching world

  • Video: Surviving a Jail Stabbing Assault

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  • Keep 'em guessing: British cell extraction techniques

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    Editor's note: This article is part of a Corrections1 Special Report on the 2009 Mock Prison Riot in Moundsville, W.V. You can check out the whole report (including exclusive articles and video con...

  • K9 for use in CERT and SORT

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    If the will of the mind is not in the fight, then the fight will not last long. Co-Authored by Derek Applegate, Canine Supervisor, Lexington, South Carolina County Sheriff's Office No matter how to...

  • Safe tactical response to an unknown subject at a robbery scene

    Download the video Download Windows Media Player What’s the appropriate tactical response when you respond to a convenience store robbery, someone blasts out of the door, claims he's a cop and star...

  • Gearing up: BlackHawk expands into new headquarters

    Much of Blackhawk's growth has been fueled by homeland security demands since Sept. 11, 2001 By JON W. GLASS The Virginian-Pilot NORFOLK, Va. — The four-story office building rises from the ground ...

  • What would you do?

    Download the video Download Windows Media Player This week’s video training tip, provided by the Law Enforcement Training Network, explores three response options to a “man with a gun” call involvi...

  • Consider where you carry your duty bag

    I know that we all like to have our duty bags with all of our forms and goodies in them. Many officers, myself included, carry this bag on the front passenger seat of our patrol cars, but from a ta...

  • Entry Weapon Choices

    Video:  Broadband  Dialup Download Windows Media Player In this tip from the Police Officers Safety Association (POSA), Training Director Ralph Mroz explores the pros and cons of the traditional us...

  • Q&A: Patrol Immediate Action Rapid Deployment (IARD)Title

    Contributed by Baker Batshield PATROL IARD – QUESTIONS & ANSWERS Question – What is IARD? Answer – IARD is an acronym for "Immediate Action Rapid Deployment", a police tactic that provides swift de...

  • Basics of blocking

    Video: Broadband  Dialup Download Windows Media PlayerBecause police officers usually respond to threats rather than initiate them, good blocking skills are a must. In this week's tip from the Poli...

  • Eyes forward...

    When we were children, we were trained to look someone in the eye when they speak to us. When training to do building searches or entries we must work on breaking that habit. When the person in the...

  • The Stealth Approach

    Think about it: In order to control anyone else, you must control yourself. Mental preparedness is the key to any approach. Street Survival Seminar instructor Sgt. Betsy Brantner Smith says that wh...

  • Pause, observe and listen at domestic disturbances

    A tactic that I find useful for domestic disturbances is after parking away from the location and making a tactical approach, pause near a window and, if possible, take a look inside to see what yo...

  • The 'Kent Shield' revolutionizes ballistic protection

    By Keith Suddes PGCE As a frontline police officer, in my opinion, the item giving the most profound improvement in personal safety, in recent years, is the 'Kent Shield'. During my 12 years as a t...

  • More on "Don't be where they saw you last"

    A follow-up to the earlier tip: Don’t be where they saw you last This tactic applies to more than just traffic stops. When I knock on a door, whether for a warrant attempt or a civil process, I wat...

  • Breaching with a Thor’s Hammer

    Video:  Broadband  Dialup Download Windows Media Player In this week’s Police1 Video Tip, Ralph Mroz, Training Director for the Police Officers Safety Association, demonstrates how a Thor’s Hammer ...

  • Flash Bang 101

    In June 2005, I wrote about diversionary devices and the value of "bang sticks" in their safe and effective use. I received a number of emails following that post, and in response am offering the f...

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