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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 08, 2010
Lessons learned from the hostage incident at Discovery Channel Moe Greenberg - Detective's Notebook

Lessons learned from the hostage incident at Discovery Channel

The first words the hostage negotiators heard were, "I have a bomb strapped to my chest and I’m ready to die!" What would you do? - Full Story
September 01, 2010
A madman's manifesto: 'The planet does not need humans' Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

A madman's manifesto: 'The planet does not need humans'

James J. Lee reportedly wrote that 'Humans are the most destructive, filthy, pollutive creatures around and are wrecking what's left of the planet' - Full Story
September 01, 2010
No time for complacency on new deputy’s first day Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

No time for complacency on new deputy’s first day

“A lot of people view a rural sheriff’s office as a Mayberry, Andy Griffith place where nothing... - Full Story
August 30, 2010
Fatal Alaska ambush witnessed by one cop's family Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Fatal Alaska ambush witnessed by one cop's family

Sgt. Tony Wallace and Officer Matt Tokuoka were ambushed by a 45-year-old Hoonah resident identified as John Marvin Jr. - Full Story
June 18, 2010
SWAT teams are golden in the Golden State Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

SWAT teams are golden in the Golden State

"Jackpot is good, suspect is down," was the transmission that announced the successful conclusion of a 56-hour standoff - Full Story
May 10, 2010
Calif. police snipers end deadly standoff Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

Calif. police snipers end deadly standoff

A 20-year-old suspect held his own mother at gunpoint for 30 hours - Full Story
March 17, 2010
Police negotiators are black belts in dialog Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Police negotiators are black belts in dialog

Sometimes talk is cheap, but when a police negotiator is involved, talk can quickly become priceless - Full Story
March 05, 2010
Working together with aviation, maritime, and SWAT Kenneth Solosky - Police Aviation

Working together with aviation, maritime, and SWAT

During a complex and changing major incident, the entire specialized unit package must act, think, and work as one in order to succeed - Full Story
February 03, 2010
30 years of the Street Survival Seminar Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

30 years of the Street Survival Seminar

Hundreds of thousands of cops have been impacted by a seminar that began with a dozen officers crammed into an elementary school classroom - Full Story
February 02, 2010
SWAT callout: The lone, barricaded, suicidal gunman Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

SWAT callout: The lone, barricaded, suicidal gunman

There are few situations that scream out, "damned if you do, damned if you don’t" like the case of the lone, barricaded, suicidal gunman - Full Story



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