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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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December 18, 2014

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
December 16, 2014
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
December 15, 2014
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
December 15, 2014
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
December 11, 2014
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
December 01, 2014

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
November 24, 2014

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
November 24, 2014

Fla. firefighter shot, killed after armed standoff with police

The firefighter came out of his house with two guns pointed at officers threatening to kill himself and his sister - Full Story
November 18, 2014
Video: NM officer cleared in fatal shooting during standoff

Video: NM officer cleared in fatal shooting during standoff

Armed suspect wanted in connection with the shooting of a cop was killed in a 2013 standoff captured on helmet camera - Full Story
November 10, 2014

Hostage standoff at Okla. office complex ends peacefully

29-year-old Devin Rogers surrendered shortly after 4:45 p.m. Monday after holding a man and a woman hostage - Full Story



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