National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) Announces Patrol Supervisor Response to Critical Incidents Seminar for Annual Tactical Operations Conference & Trade Show

Come by and see us at the show!

The LBM Blogger

The National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) has announced a Patrol Supervisor Response to Critical Incidents Seminar to be held during the 31st Annual Tactical Operations Conference & Trade Show,  Sept. 21st – 26th, 2014 at the Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center in Mobile, Alabama.

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This 16-hour seminar, taught by Sgt. Fred Farris of the Lenexa (KS) Police Department, is designed to provide patrol supervisors with the information and tools needed to manage a critical incident prior to the arrival of SWAT. Legal issues, scene management and small team tactics can give the patrol supervisor tools needed to manage a critical incident scene, as well as respond to unfolding events prior to the arrival of SWAT.

Registration for the 2014 Conference and Trade Show is open to all active law enforcement officers. Active members of a state tactical association receive a $50 discount…

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If This Keeps Up, They Will Have To Start Putting Armed Guards On Food Trucks


By Michael Snyder

The basic necessities in life just keep getting more expensive.  On Tuesday, Hershey announced that the price of all of their chocolate bars is going to go up by about 8 percent.  That is particularly distressing to me, because I am known to love chocolate.  But if it was just chocolate that was becoming significantly more expensive perhaps that would be okay.  Last month, it was coffee.  J.M. Smucker, one of the largest coffee producers in the United States, announced that it planned to raise coffee prices by about 9 percent.  And Starbucks has announced a bunch of price increases across the board on their coffee products.  Of course we could all survive without chocolate and coffee, but as you will see below just about every food category is becoming more expensive.  If this keeps up, could we eventually see armed guards in grocery stores…

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