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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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March 05, 2015
Video: Knife-wielding man tells NM cops 'shoot me'

Video: Knife-wielding man tells NM cops 'shoot me'

Department's police chief credited his officers for their handling of the potentially deadly incident - Full Story
February 23, 2015
Defense attorneys: Killing of Vegas mom not road rage

Defense attorneys: Killing of Vegas mom not road rage

Defense attorneys for a man accused of killing mother of four after a car chase said Monday that the case has been mischaracterized - Full Story
February 20, 2015
Man arrested in Vegas killing was gunman, police seeking 2nd suspect

Man arrested in Vegas killing was gunman, police seeking 2nd suspect

Erich Nowsch, 19, was arrested on suspicion of murder Thursday after SWAT teams surrounded his home - Full Story
February 19, 2015
Police arrest suspect in Vegas road-rage case after standoff

Police arrest suspect in Vegas road-rage case after standoff

SWAT teams were at a home about a block from where victim Tammy Meyers lived - Full Story
February 10, 2015

2 Okla. cops, suspect shot in standoff

Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper and a Sulphur police officer were shot during a five-hour standoff Monday - Full Story
February 09, 2015
Sniper kills Austin man who opened fire on police helicopter

Sniper kills Austin man who opened fire on police helicopter

27-year-old Sawyer Flache opened fire on the helicopter as it arrived – resulting in a 30 minute standoff - Full Story
February 06, 2015
Off-duty Border Patrol agent takes hostages, shoots man in standoff

Off-duty Border Patrol agent takes hostages, shoots man in standoff

Agent, who was previously arrested for a domestic violence incident, is accused of shooting a man in the head and attempting to shoot his wife Tuesday - Full Story
January 23, 2015
Armed suspect fatally shot after killing K-9 in Calif. standoff

Armed suspect fatally shot after killing K-9 in Calif. standoff

K-9 Sultan was sent into a crawl space, a gunshot was heard, and the dog emerged with a neck wound - Full Story
January 20, 2015

Controversy rises over police radars that 'see through walls'

These radar detectors use radio waves to determine if someone is inside a home and whether they are moving - Full Story
January 13, 2015
Report: Ex-cop fired over 100 rounds at police in SD standoff

Report: Ex-cop fired over 100 rounds at police in SD standoff

City mayor called standoff with man who planned to kill cops among 'most intense' in U.S. - Full Story



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