Tactical and Law Enforcement Medicine

Welcome to Tactical and Law Enforcement Medicine

The Mission of the Tactical and Law Enforcement Medicine Section (TALEM) is to provide a forum for physicians and others who have an interest or expertise in Tactical Medicine. Section members can share information and help others in ACEP and external organizations to develop and maintain expertise in this unique and challenging subspecialty. The key goal is to enhance section member’s abilities to competently provide tactical medical support for those professionals involved in high threat law enforcement tactical operations and military special ops, and provide life-saving medical interventions for anyone in need at training or critical incidents in our communities.

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February 25, 2023

Taking Big Leaps in 2023 - Letter From the Chair

Good day, everyone! I hope that you all enjoyed the holidays. Hard to believe, but here we are at the start of 2023. I can tell you this: it is going to be a great year for our Section, and the Tactic...

February 25, 2023

Letter from the Newsletter Editor

Welcome to the ACEP TALEM Section 2023 Newsletter. Taking over the role of Newsletter Editor from Dr. Dominique Wong is a little intimidating in light of the great work she did last year. It is my hop...

February 25, 2023

Accessorizing the Long Gun

Arming Tactical Medical Professionals (TMPs) is a topic the Tactical EMS Section has discussed before. Controversy aside, once the decision has been made that the TMP will carry a firearm during opera...

What is Tactical and Law Enforcement Medicine?

Tactical Medicine, or Tactical and Law Enforcement Medicine, is the medical specialty that involves the services and emergency medical support necessary to preserve the safety, physical and mental health, and overall well-being of military and law enforcement (SWAT) special operations (tactical) personnel and others at the scene of critical incident deployments and training.

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Start a “Stop the Bleed” program

The "Stop the Bleed" campaign is designed to provide civilians with the knowledge and tools to help control severe bleeding. Find out how you can help start a "Stop the Bleed" program in your local community.

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