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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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October 28, 2013
Urban Shield 2013: Embedding firefighters and EMTs into a SWAT response Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 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
June 13, 2012
Tactical response to barricaded gunman and hostage situations Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

Tactical response to barricaded gunman and hostage situations

Maintaining your situational awareness will provide good judgment, clear analysis, and proper decisions as you face the tactical challenges of hostage incidents and barricaded gunmen - Full Story
May 01, 2012
Unmanned aerial systems for SWAT Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

Unmanned aerial systems for SWAT

UASs may have the wingspan of a Boeing 737 or be smaller than a radio-controlled model, but a pilot on the ground is always in charge of operations - Full Story



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