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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 03, 2016
Debriefing a siege: What the Ala. bunker standoff can teach cops about successful hostage rescue Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

Debriefing a siege: What the Ala. bunker standoff can teach cops about successful hostage rescue

Successful planning, rehearsal and execution can only be achieved through well-trained and capable SWAT operators - Full Story
January 29, 2016
Awakened by an active shooter: 5 lessons learned Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Awakened by an active shooter: 5 lessons learned

There is no word for the feeling a cop has as he finds himself in a critical life-or-death incident, armed with nothing but an overwhelming urge to assist - Full Story
December 23, 2015
Pulse of Policing: How private enterprise is supporting American cops Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

Pulse of Policing: How private enterprise is supporting American cops

Companies in the law enforcement realm commit vast amounts of time, energy, and capital toward ensuring that officers are safer - Full Story
December 04, 2015
When violence erupts: 6 considerations for cops in a large-scale critical incident Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

When violence erupts: 6 considerations for cops in a large-scale critical incident

Active killer incidents and other large-scale mass-casualty events are sudden — you need to get ready with tactics and tools to help get you through a very, very long day - Full Story
December 02, 2015
Rapid Response: How the San Bernardino massacre differs from other mass killings Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

Rapid Response: How the San Bernardino massacre differs from other mass killings

The manner in which the assault on the Inland Regional Center was carried out holds some hallmarks of attacks we have seen overseas such as in Paris and Mali last month, and Mumbai in 2008 - Full Story
November 23, 2015
How to effectively take (or penetrate) cover in a critical incident Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

How to effectively take (or penetrate) cover in a critical incident

Using cover can save your life, so you owe it to yourself to be well-trained in its use - Full Story
September 16, 2015
Feeling overheated from your body armor? Here's a solution Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

Feeling overheated from your body armor? Here's a solution

The TacVent adds air circulation and cooling - Full Story
August 25, 2015
How can virtual training simulators be more realistic for cops? P1 Community - The Question

How can virtual training simulators be more realistic for cops?

Virtual simulators can provide vital training to cops on how to handle a number of different scenarios – here are five ways they could be made more realistic - Full Story
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



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