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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 06, 2009

Fla. cops shoot ex-firefighter after he shot sheriff's deputies

By Kieran Nicholson Denver PostPALM BEACH, Fla. — A former Golden volunteer firefighter was shot... - Full Story
March 04, 2009

Man gets 120 years for shooting at police

Associated PressRelated Articles: Wash. officer, hostage shot amid 20-hour standoff Wash. SWAT officer... - Full Story
February 28, 2009

EDP wounds officers, kills self in standoff

By Matthew Bowers Virginian-PilotRelated Articles: Dealing with mentally ill citizens on patrol, Part... - Full Story
February 24, 2009

Quick action saved Ind. officers' lives

Two Jeffersonville officers remain in stable conditionBy Harold J. Adams Courier-JournalRelated Articles:... - Full Story
February 23, 2009

Suspect in Ind. police shooting found dead

By Malcolm C. Knox, Dylan T. Lovan Associated PressRelated Article: Two Ind. officers wounded in ambush,... - Full Story
February 21, 2009

N.J. officer recounts hostage ordeal

By John Petrick Herald NewsPASSAIC COUNTY, N.J. — A hostage negotiator described in state court... - Full Story
February 20, 2009

Two Ind. officers wounded in ambush, suspects arrested

Editor’s Note: Every officer prepares to “expect” the unexpected, but as has been addressed... - Full Story
February 09, 2009

Officers, suspects wounded in N.Y. shootout

By Maki Becker and Ray Rey Buffalo NewsNIAGRA FALLS, N.Y. — Two Niagara Falls police officers —... - Full Story
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



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