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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May 1, 2024

Firearm familiarization for the TALEM Professional – the Submachine Gun

It is important for tactical and law enforcement medicine (TALEM) physicians and medical personnel to be familiar with the weapons systems utilized by LEOs and SWAT units.

July 25, 2023

Journal Watch Article Interests

Dr. Helene Okpere provides this issue’s Journal Watch.

July 25, 2023

Protecting Public Safety Personnel through Standards and Verification

ASTM International is one of the world’s largest standards developing organizations with a membership of over 30,000, representing 150+ countries. Over 12,000 ASTM standards are published each year an...

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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