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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 20, 2014
Flexible, lightweight ballistic shield fits anywhere Loraine Burger - For Cops, By Cops

Flexible, lightweight ballistic shield fits anywhere

The Rapid Deployment Shield is light weight, collapsible, and ideal for fitting in your squad and other tight spaces - Full Story
January 07, 2014
Reality Training: Interviewing George Zimmerman’s girlfriend PoliceOne Staff - Reality Training: Roll Call Video Review

Reality Training: Interviewing George Zimmerman’s girlfriend

Recently leaked video of the interview of Samantha Scheibe by the Seminole County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office prompts an opportunity for discussion about interviews with victims of suspected criminal activity - Full Story
October 28, 2013
Urban Shield 2013: Embedding firefighters and EMTs into a SWAT response Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Urban Shield 2013: Embedding firefighters and EMTs into a SWAT response

Scenario #19 at Urban Shield 2013 challenged the competing SWAT teams to incorporate personnel from the Fremont (Calif.) Fire Department into their plans to deal with an active shooter - Full Story
October 09, 2013
Are you ready to repel a Kenya-style mall attack? Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

Are you ready to repel a Kenya-style mall attack?

Taking on two squads of attackers who are likely to be trained in military tactics will be daunting for an unprepared police officer - Full Story
March 04, 2013
Long-range adversaries: Can you make the shot? Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

Long-range adversaries: Can you make the shot?

If your agency doesn’t offer you such training, get out and do it on your own or with a couple of buddies - Full Story
December 19, 2012
Lessons learned from a cold day in hell Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

Lessons learned from a cold day in hell

Critiquing the callout to the volatile crisis at the Schneider National truck center, SWAT commander... - Full Story
October 03, 2012
Turning a film cliche into a tactical save Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

Turning a film cliche into a tactical save

A hokey gimmick from an old cowboy movie saved an officer held hostage at rifle point - Full Story



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Standoff Situations Columnists

10-8: Life on the Line 10-8: Life on the Line
with Charles Remsberg
10-43: Be Advised... 10-43: Be Advised...
with Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief