POLICE Magazine

AUG 2018

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46 POLICE AUGUST 2018 E vent security has changed dramatically for law enforce- ment in the last few years with the increased threat of ac- tive shooter events or terrorist attacks. Agencies of all sizes must seek solutions to secure large gatherings like concerts, stadiums, or parades. Additional security is also desired in schools, airports, and other large buildings where hallways can be 50 yards or more. In my city, we have one facility where hallways reach 700 yards. As agencies seek out solutions to increase response capa- bilities, we have seen increased use of counter-sniper over- watch, bollards and heav y vehicle barricades on streets, bomb detection K-9s, quick reaction forces (QRFs) made of SWAT officers, and deployments of uniformed or tactical of- ficers with exposed long guns, generally pistol caliber car- DISCREETLY CARRYING LONG GUNS IN PUBLIC Many Americans get alarmed and even angry when they see officers equipped with rifles or submachine guns at events, so you need methods for covertly carrying them. The Winning Edge BRIAN MARSHALL PHOTOS: BRIAN MARSHALL A wide variety of extremely effective long guns can be concealed in an easy-to-carry pack, including short-barreled rifles, carbines with folding stocks, and pistol caliber submachine guns and carbines.

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