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Standoff Situations

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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Mayor asks DOJ to help with NM police force

Mayor asks DOJ to help with NM police force

Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry on Wednesday requested the Justice Department to step in and help the city overhaul its troubled police force - Full Story

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Documents confirm standoff between Border Patrol, Mexican soldiers

Two heavily armed, camouflaged Mexican soldiers crossed 50 yards inside Arizona in January and drew their guns against U.S. Border Patrol agents - Full Story

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NY cop cleared in student death during hostage standoff

Officer who fatally shot a Hofstra University junior and her hostage-taker during a standoff had no other option but "deadly physical force" - Full Story

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FBI to review NM shooting recordings

Unusual for the State Police, which participates in a review team for Albuquerque police shootings, to bypass an Albuquerque police investigation and turn over evidence directly to the federal agency - Full Story

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Police: Appropriate action was taken in Dallas standoff

Even as they said criminal charges weren't likely, police officials and others Wednesday defended the department's actions during a three-hour standoff Tuesday.

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Police: Appropriate action was taken in Dallas standoff

Even as they said criminal charges weren't likely, police officials and others defended the department's actions during a three-hour standoff - Full Story

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Video: Wash. police fatally shoot armed robbery suspect

Video: Wash. police fatally shoot armed robbery suspect

Suspect was shot multiple times after refusing to drop his weapon during a standoff. (LiveLeak Image) Watch

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Wash. police fatally shoot armed robbery suspect

The man was a suspect in at least one of a series of armed robberies in Spokane taking place since the beginning of March.

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Video: Wash. police fatally shoot armed robbery suspect

The man was a suspect in at least one of a series of armed robberies in Spokane taking place since the beginning of March - Full Story



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