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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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January 08, 2015

SD trooper shot, 2 suspects arrested in standoff

Standoff began after suspects made a phone call to police while inside a home "threatening law enforcement" - Full Story
January 06, 2015

Suspect arrested after fire ends 12-hour standoff

The man was wanted for a felony domestic violence warrant and threatened to kill himself with a knife - Full Story
January 06, 2015

Officials: Ohio PD's new SWAT robot will save lives

The robot features a specially-outfitted arm capable of opening doors and moving objects, plus it can climb stairs and roll over obstacles - Full Story
December 18, 2014

Ill. captain shot in standoff: Next time I'll duck better

Highest-ranking Chicago cop to be shot in the line of duty in years returned this week to his post in South Side's Englewood police district - Full Story
December 16, 2014
Horror over deadly Sydney siege turns to anger

Horror over deadly Sydney siege turns to anger

Leaders demanded to know how a man with a violent criminal history slipped through the cracks and ended up in a cafe where he took 17 hostages - Full Story
December 15, 2014
3 dead, including gunman, in Sydney cafe siege

3 dead, including gunman, in Sydney cafe siege

Swarm of heavily armed police stormed a cafe in the heart of Sydney early Tuesday, ending a siege by an Iranian-born gunman - Full Story
December 15, 2014
6 dead, suspect on loose in suburban Philly

6 dead, suspect on loose in suburban Philly

Man killed 6 people and seriously wounded another in 3 different homes and remained at large hours after the shootings - Full Story
December 11, 2014
Calif. police swarm abduction suspect; children rescued

Calif. police swarm abduction suspect; children rescued

Police used armored trucks to surround the vehicle on an elevated overpass in a dramatic arrest after 3 days of search efforts - Full Story
December 01, 2014

Pa. man fires shot at neighbor hanging Christmas lights

Man fired a rifle at his neighbor and then held police at bay for several hours inside his home before he was arrested - Full Story
November 24, 2014

Trending Topics: When cops face danger inside a hospital

By PoliceOne Staff From deadly police standoffs to sudden attacks on medical workers, this week’s... - Full Story



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