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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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January 29, 2007
Use the Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

Use the "L" to gain the edge in hostage rescues

By Chuck Remsberg Senior PoliceOne Contributor Sponsored by Blauer Hostage rescue is dangerous in any... - Full Story
January 05, 2007
Personal protective equipment: Terrorism & first responders Lt. Raymond E. Foster (ret.) - Securing the Homeland

Personal protective equipment: Terrorism & first responders

by Lt. Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.), MPA Sponsored by ITT Night Vision Prior to September 11th, 2001,... - Full Story
November 22, 2006
Time vs. opportunity in hostage rescue Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

Time vs. opportunity in hostage rescue

The balance between the expenditure of time and the rapid exploitation of opportunity can make or break... - Full Story
August 02, 2006
Driving straight into the Kill Zone on purpose? No problem! Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

Driving straight into the Kill Zone on purpose? No problem!

By Chuck Remsberg, PoliceOne Senior Contributor When you respond to a shots-fired call and find yourself... - Full Story
May 08, 2006
Maintaining the Dr. George Thompson - Verbal Judo Tactics & Techniques

Maintaining the "semantic edge"

In Tactical Communication/Verbal Judo we make a major distinction between natural language and tactical... - Full Story
April 03, 2006
Risk communications Lt. Raymond E. Foster (ret.) - Securing the Homeland

Risk communications

By Lt. Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.), MPA For both law enforcement officials and terrorist organizations,... - Full Story
April 08, 2005
Dual arrests and the domestic violence arrests of women Richard Davis, ALM - Understanding Domestic Violence

Dual arrests and the domestic violence arrests of women

The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance. - Nathaniel BrandenThe Violence... - Full Story
February 24, 2004
National Institute of Justice Studies ignored Richard Davis, ALM - Understanding Domestic Violence

National Institute of Justice Studies ignored

Over the last three decades, the criminal justice system has and should continue to play a role concerning... - Full Story
January 21, 2004
Violence against women and the statistics Richard Davis, ALM - Understanding Domestic Violence

Violence against women and the statistics

The book, Understanding Violence Against Women, (Crowell and Burgess, 1996 p.4) notes that “Although... - Full Story
January 21, 2004
The many different faces of domestic violence Richard Davis, ALM - Understanding Domestic Violence

The many different faces of domestic violence

The lack of agreement in defining family violence has led to confusion and disarray in attempts to determine... - Full Story



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