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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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December 23, 2009
Officers Down: The decade that was 2000 to 2009 Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

Officers Down: The decade that was 2000 to 2009

As we close this year and this decade, we naturally take some time to reflect on the past in an effort... - Full Story
December 17, 2009
For one Cincinnati cop, a $200 purchase proves priceless Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

For one Cincinnati cop, a $200 purchase proves priceless

For Cincinnati Officer Daniel Kowalski, Sunday December 6, 2009 is the first day of the rest of life.... - Full Story
September 11, 2009
Police officers are the front lines in domestic counterterrorism Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

Police officers are the front lines in domestic counterterrorism

American cops are "force multipliers in counterterrorism," says Fred Burton, one of the world’s foremost authorities on terrorists and terrorist organizations - Full Story
September 03, 2009
P1 First Person: Self-glorified murder-suicide threat assessment PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: Self-glorified murder-suicide threat assessment

By Lt. Stephen Dintino Tredyffrin Township (Pa.) Police DepartmentLaw Enforcement Officers are faced... - Full Story
August 10, 2009
Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

"No-go" is the hardest call of all

Those of us who date our start in law enforcement to the 1970s have seen many dramatic changes in the... - Full Story
April 01, 2009
It was like a Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

It was like a "war zone" in Wisconsin

Editor’s note: One year ago today in a rural part of Wisconsin, Richland County Sheriff Darrel... - Full Story
March 06, 2009
Countering terrorist teams, part 2: The different response Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

Countering terrorist teams, part 2: The different response

Editor's note: Two weeks after the attacks in Mumbai, India—in which fewer than a dozen militants... - Full Story
February 20, 2009
Countering terrorist teams, part 1: A different threat requires a different response Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

Countering terrorist teams, part 1: A different threat requires a different response

The November 2008 attacks in Mumbai, India by teams of active shooter terrorists illustrates several... - Full Story
December 10, 2008
Mumbai: A warning for U.S. Law Enforcement Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

Mumbai: A warning for U.S. Law Enforcement

Ed Note: Two weeks ago, less than a dozen militants held at bay some 800 well-trained police for 60 hours,... - Full Story
December 10, 2008
Is Mumbai a call to arms for police around the world? Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Is Mumbai a call to arms for police around the world?

Ed Note: Two weeks ago, less than a dozen militants held at bay some 800 well-trained police for 60 hours,... - Full Story



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