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Standoff Situations

The Standoff Situations topic page offers a variety of tactical tips and strategic concepts to make sure the innocents are spared, the subject is secured, and the officers go home safely. When a suspect is barricaded in place, many things must happen for a successful resolution, such as setting up outer and inner perimeters, and making contact with the subject.
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Ill. captain shot in standoff: Next time I'll duck better

Highest-ranking Chicago cop to be shot in the line of duty in years returned this week to his post as second in command of the South Side's Englewood police district.

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Ill. captain shot in standoff: Next time I'll duck better

Highest-ranking Chicago cop to be shot in the line of duty in years returned this week to his post in South Side's Englewood police district - Full Story

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Horror over deadly Sydney siege turns to anger

Horror over deadly Sydney siege turns to anger

Leaders demanded to know how a man with a violent criminal history slipped through the cracks and ended up in a cafe where he took 17 hostages - Full Story

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3 dead, including gunman, in Sydney siege

Swarm of heavily armed police stormed a cafe in the heart of Sydney early Tuesday, ending a siege by an Iranian-born gunman.

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3 dead, including gunman, in Sydney cafe siege

3 dead, including gunman, in Sydney cafe siege

Swarm of heavily armed police stormed a cafe in the heart of Sydney early Tuesday, ending a siege by an Iranian-born gunman - Full Story

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6 dead, suspect on loose in suburban Philly

6 dead, suspect on loose in suburban Philly

Man killed 6 people and seriously wounded another in 3 different homes and remained at large hours after the shootings - Full Story

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Calif. police swarm abduction suspect; children rescued

Police used armored trucks to surround the vehicle on an elevated overpass in a dramatic arrest after 3 days of search efforts.

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Calif. police swarm abduction suspect; children rescued

Calif. police swarm abduction suspect; children rescued

Police used armored trucks to surround the vehicle on an elevated overpass in a dramatic arrest after 3 days of search efforts - Full Story

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Pa. man fires shot at neighbor hanging Christmas lights

Man fired a rifle at his neighbor and then held police at bay for several hours inside his home before he was arrested - Full Story

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Trending Topics: When cops face danger inside a hospital

By PoliceOne Staff From deadly police standoffs to sudden attacks on medical workers, this week’s... - Full Story



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