Evolving Threats

After Action Review on The Christopher Dorner Incident

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Police agencies showed remarkable skill and courage during the manhunt for cop-killer Christopher Dorner in California last year, but there were also potentially deadly shortcomings in the response, according to a new report.

DHS: Strategic Implementation Plan for Empowering Local Partners to Prevent Violent Extremism in the United States

A new report (DEC 2011) from DHS outlines the department's strategic plan for working with local law enforcement authorities and non-governmental groups to identify and disrupt terrorist activities. Violent extremism is a real evolving threat that we in law enforcement must be prepared to deal with.

Documentary: Massacre at Virginia Tech


This is a very good documentary on The Virginia tech Shootings that traces the origins of Seung Hui Cho. Its well worth the hour and will give you insights into the mind and unpredictability of a this killer. The information contained in the documentary will help in prevention and threat assessments efforts in reducing these type of tragedies from occurring.  

Swarming & The Future of Conflict by John Arquilla and David Ronfeldt

This report by John Arquilla and David Ronfeldt is an outstanding resource on swarming tactics. It discusses the history with examples from history on swarming tactics strengths, weaknesses and challenges in designing swarming tactics as a tactical option for the military. For law enforcement Its important to remember that dangerous circumstances we respond to in an attempt to resolve, require we take even more into consideration these complexities as the law enforcement mission here at home is to protect and serve the communities we police.

Swarming Tactics by Sid Heal

This article “Swarming Tactics” by Sid Heal was published in the Spring 2011 issue of The Tactical Edge, the official publication of the National Tactical Officers Association (www.ntoa.org)

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