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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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February 09, 2009

Nev. standoff ends in man's suicide

By Martin Griffith Associated Press The car of a suspect is seen Saturday morning feb. 7, 2009 surrounded... - Full Story
February 07, 2009

Wash. SWAT officer recalls hostage rescue

By Laura McVicker The ColumbianVANCOUVER, Wash. — A police officer testified Tuesday that he entered... - Full Story
February 05, 2009

Details emerge in police shootout that resulted in bystander's death

Contra Costa TimesRelated Article: Bystander shot, killed in Calif. standoffCHINO, Calif. — An... - Full Story
February 03, 2009

Bystander shot, killed in Calif. standoff

The Associated PressCHINO, Calif. — A 21-year-old bystander who police mistakenly believed was... - Full Story
January 10, 2009

Pa. SWAT marksman 'justified' in shooting standoff suspect who had 2 guns

By Dennis B. Roddy and Sadie Gurman Pittsburgh Post-GazettePITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Police Chief... - Full Story
January 10, 2009

No gunman found after 3-hour standoff in Utah

By Ethan Thomas Deseret Morning NewsSALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Police contained an area around a Salt... - Full Story
January 09, 2009

NYPD explores cell phone jamming during terror attacks, hostage-takings

Editor's Note: PoliceOne has collected the thoughts of several people in law enforcement with the purpose... - Full Story
January 07, 2009

LAPD actions after tragic '05 shooting scrutinized

Related articles: DA: LAPD shooting of child wasn't crime Panel to consider LAPD's role in toddler's... - Full Story
January 06, 2009

Ex-officer, teen arrested after Ga. standoff

Related article: Ex-officer in standoff at Ga. motelBy Kate Brumback Associated PressMADISON, Ga. —... - Full Story
January 05, 2009

Ex-officer in standoff at Ga. motel

A police officer carries an infant to a waiting ambulance following a standoff between a former police... - Full Story



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