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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 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
October 06, 2008
Remote-control deadly force decisions Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

Remote-control deadly force decisions

Dear Senior Law Enforcement Administrator,Even if you could see through an officer’s eyes and hear... - Full Story
September 26, 2008
PoliceOne gets air support Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

PoliceOne gets air support

A parachute hangs from the torch of the Statue of Liberty Aug. 23, 2001, as a police helicopter hovers... - Full Story
July 08, 2008
Responding to hostage incidents John Stanley - Behind the Bars

Responding to hostage incidents

By Sgt. John J. Stanley LA County Sheriff's Dept. The word Attica still reverberates with meaning in... - Full Story
February 04, 2008
'Taking the shot' for public safety Rick Armellino - Outside the Box

'Taking the shot' for public safety

By Rick Armellino Baker Ballistics, LLC Pre-emptive use of deadly force – the double standard Many... - Full Story
December 05, 2007
Command leadership under fire: What makes the Dr. Laurence Miller - Practical Police Psychology

Command leadership under fire: What makes the "right stuff"?

Q: During critical incidents, what allows one commanding officer to remain calm and focused in the heat... - Full Story
July 23, 2007
When they come to kill the kids: The critical need for Rick Armellino - Outside the Box

When they come to kill the kids: The critical need for "Immediate Action Rapid Deployment" in school invasions

By Rick Armellino Baker Ballistics, LLC. The nightmare scenario Two armed men carrying handguns and knapsacks... - Full Story
May 22, 2007
Hostage negotiations: Psychological strategies for resolving crises Dr. Laurence Miller - Practical Police Psychology

Hostage negotiations: Psychological strategies for resolving crises

Q: Our department is in the process of reformulating its hostage and crisis negotiation team. Any insights... - Full Story
April 20, 2007
The Lethal Employee Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

The Lethal Employee

By Bill Lewinski Reprinted from The Police Marksman Workplace violence has recently exploded into the... - Full Story



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