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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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August 11, 2014

Chief: Calif. robbery hostage was killed by police in shootout

Results of a preliminary ballistics report show that police fired the 10 bullets that struck Misty Holt-Singh - her wounds likely came during a final burst of gunfire - Full Story
August 10, 2014

Trending topics: When a standoff gets strange

By PoliceOne Staff Standoff situations can be some of the most volatile and dangerous events a police... - Full Story
August 08, 2014

Video: Calif. standoff ends in shooting of man waving gun

San Diego police Wednesday shot and wounded a gun-waving man who may have wanted to commit "suicide by cop" - Full Story
August 08, 2014

NM animal control dispute sparks SWAT standoff

Incident began when a neighbor reported to the city Animal Services Division that one of the suspect's dogs had been aggressive - Full Story
August 04, 2014
Video: Shotgun-wielding 90-year-old surrenders after SWAT standoff

Video: Shotgun-wielding 90-year-old surrenders after SWAT standoff

Police responded to the scene Thursday after the woman, armed with a 12-gauge shotgun, threatened nearby construction workers - Full Story
August 04, 2014

Calls for oversight renewed after fatality in Calif. hostage standoff

Mistaken killing of a man has sparked new debate over how much authority the department's independent inspector general should have in investigations - Full Story
August 04, 2014
Nev. rancher claims standoff with feds a 'spiritual battle'

Nev. rancher claims standoff with feds a 'spiritual battle'

Cliven Bundy, a Mormon, told an Independent American Party gathering in St. George, Utah, on Saturday that God provided him personal inspiration in the showdown - Full Story
August 03, 2014

Bystander killed in Calif. standoff

A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy accidentally shot and killed a man during a gunfight with a wanted parolee - Full Story
August 01, 2014
Ind. SWAT cop connects with kids after nearby standoff

Ind. SWAT cop connects with kids after nearby standoff

After what children saw as a very scary situation, an IMPD SWAT officer took the time to make sure they knew the police were there to protect them - Full Story
August 01, 2014

Deputy hit in NC shootout recovering

Deputy Joshua LaFave suffered a gunshot wound to his chest, back and shoulder from Andrew Michaelis - Full Story



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