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60 Minutes Highlights Shift in Active Shooter Response

A segment on 60 Minutes highlighted a shift in the methodology of responding to active shooter incidents. It is becoming more common across the country for police departments to encourage bystanders to take action when confronted by an armed assailant. Traditional thinking encouraged people to flee the area...
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MA Rep Introduces Anti-SWATing Bill

Massachusetts Representative Katherine Clark has introduced a bill aimed at toughening the federal penalties for SWATing incidents. In her press release Clark sites an incident when a 10 year old became a victim when a SWAT team was called to his home in a hoax. The FBI reportedly...
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9-1-1 Transcripts Released in FL Murder/Suicide

The surviving victim of a Jacksonville, Florida murder/suicide attempt called 9-1-1 asking for help after her ex-boyfriend shot her, her twin daughters, and her father. At the same time a neighbor heard the gun shots and called 9-1-1, giving dispatchers vital information. There had been a history of...
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NJ Passed Toughened Swatting Law

New Jersey has passed a law increasing the penalties for placing false calls into police and requiring police to submit annual reports of false calls into their jurisdiction. The law increasing the penalties for swatting to a jail term between 5 and 10 years or a fine up...
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Suspicious Packages

As a result of the recent events in France communications centers across the United States are seeing an increase in calls for suspicious packages and vehicles. We’ve put together a couple items to consider when taking calls to help you determine if a package is suspicious or abandoned....
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