Special Weapons and Tactics

Justice Academy Journal Article
Hostage Survival Probability Model – Final Report

Tactical Science and Special Operations – Commander Sid Heal, LASD (Retired)
This extensive library of insightful writings and journal articles dealing with a wide variety of topics associated with police special operations and tactics is authored and provided by Commander Sid Heal, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Commander Heal is recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities in police special operations and tactics. The Justice Academy greatly appreciates the contributions of Commander Heal, the National Tactical Officer’s Association, and other publishers for their help in making these valuable training resources available to the national audience of law and justice professionals. Commander Heal may be contacted at [email protected]

Recent Articles About Tactical Science and Special Operations
Ancient Campfires
Bumper Sticker Tactics
Communication Basics
Communications Systems
Crisis Decision Making
Determining Centers of Gravity-Critical Vulnerabilities
End State
Hostile Intent and Present Ability
Near-Miss Paradox
Situational Awareness-Understanding
Sizing Up
Tactical Science-Origins
Tactics, Techniques-Procedures

Original JusticeAcademy.org Library Collection
Adaptive Decision-Making
Bond Relationship Targeting
Center of Gravity and Critical Vunerabilities
Characteristics of Crises and Conflicts
Command and Control Architecture
Command Relationships
Command vs. Control
Commander’s Intent-Tactical Edge
Convergence-bluring of war and crime
Crisis Decision Making Under Stress
Debriefings and After Action Reviews
Decision Points and Trip Wires
Drifting Standards and Creeping Missions
Envisioning an End State
Expressed and Implied Threats
Failure Analysis
Fighting in Five Dimensions
Fog and Friction
Force Continuum
Force Multipliers
Function-Command and Control
Good Decisions
Insubordination v. Command Responsibility
Intelligence-Gathering and using
Intuitive Decision Making for Police
Junctures and Leverage Points
Maneuvering in Time
Mission Tasking
Perspectives on Planning
Planning and Implementing
Priority of Life
Reactions vs. Decisions
Rules of Engagement
Sectors of Fire vs. Fields of Fire
Shaping Operations
Sharp mind-Warrior’s Edge
Situational Awareness and a Common Operational Picture
SOPs and MOUs
Strategies Tactics and Techniques
Tactical Science-A Lesson in
Tactical Trio
Task Saturation
Tempo and Initiative
Terrain Analysis
Terrain Appreciation
Trends, Potentials, Capabilities and Intentions
Windows of Opportunity