The power of surprise
Peter Stolwerk outlines the risks faced by operatives during tactical breaching operations, and explores how hydraulic breaching tools can save lives and help increase conviction rates
Every day, police forces all over the world are faced with suspects who may be hiding in houses or business premises. In many cases these suspects are armed, on the run from the police or carrying out illegal acts when the team enters the building. For many decades, police forces have used various breaching tools in order to gain rapid access to houses and business premises.
Let us examine a scenario. A team . . .