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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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June 30, 2015

Trending Topics: When celebrities clash with cops

By PoliceOne Staff In a recent installment of Trending Topics, we highlighted five inspiring stories... - Full Story
June 22, 2015
Dallas police HQ attacker's mom: Officers should have tried harder not to kill him

Dallas police HQ attacker's mom: Officers should have tried harder not to kill him

Questioned why police didn't seek medical attention for attacker or contact his parents to help - Full Story
June 15, 2015

Officer, suspect injured in shooting at Calif. apartment complex

Officer is in stable condition at a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries - Full Story
June 15, 2015
Relatives: Man tied to Dallas shooting was mentally unstable

Relatives: Man tied to Dallas shooting was mentally unstable

Shooter showed signs of violence and mental instability for years beforehand, according to authorities and family - Full Story
June 11, 2015

Retired judge fires on LA cops he called to home

Judge called police reporting armed people inside his home and lured them into a standoff that ended in his arrest - Full Story
June 03, 2015

2 suspects dead after stealing police SUV, standoff with Texas cops

Authorities say officers fatally shot armed man, and a second suspect was found dead inside the stolen vehicle - Full Story
May 29, 2015
Police: Gunman kills neighbor, self in Calif. standoff

Police: Gunman kills neighbor, self in Calif. standoff

A woman and two boys were rescued after police conducted cellphone negotiations with the man - Full Story
May 28, 2015

Calif. hostage situation ends peacefully when suspect surrenders

Incident began when police in cruisers and helicopter pursued a man in a stolen car until he crashed - Full Story
May 27, 2015

Officials: Risky tactics in Calif. standoff with elderly woman paid off

The woman, holed up under a mobile home with a six-shot revolver, had fired five rounds at a police robot. Deputies thought she still had one bullet left - Full Story
May 23, 2015
43 dead after gun battle between drug gangs, Mexican federal authorities

43 dead after gun battle between drug gangs, Mexican federal authorities

All the dead were suspected criminals except for one federal police officer, who was killed trying to help a wounded colleague - Full Story



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