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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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Gunman surrenders, hostages freed after standoff with NC police

Police negotiated with the gunman to release 3 people held hostage in a CVS pharmacy.

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Gunman surrenders, hostages freed after standoff with NC police

Police negotiated with the gunman to release 3 people held hostage in a CVS pharmacy - Full Story

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Officer, suspect wounded in Ark. shootout, 4 arrested

Officer Barry Kingston suffered a graze wound on the right leg in the exchange of gunfire - Full Story

Columns

Are you ready to repel a Kenya-style mall attack? Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

Are you ready to repel a Kenya-style mall attack?

Taking on two squads of attackers who are likely to be trained in military tactics will be daunting for an unprepared police officer - Full Story

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Suspect killed during Md. hostage situation

Suspect killed during Md. hostage situation

The hostage was released unharmed prior to the fatal shooting - Full Story

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$3.4M settlement in deadly '11 Ariz. SWAT raid

The family of a man killed during a SWAT raid at his home has settled a $3.4 million lawsuit with four police agencies involved in the operation.

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$3.4M settlement in deadly '11 Ariz. SWAT raid

Jose Guerena, a former Marine, was killed in May 2011 with an AR-15 in his hands - Full Story

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Gunman killed by police near NC campus

The gunman exchanged gunfire with police then fled to the college campus where he was tracked down and refused to surrender.

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Gunman killed by police near NC campus

The gunman exchanged gunfire with police then fled to the college campus where he was tracked down and refused to surrender - Full Story

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NC cop fatally shoots man, ending hour standoff

Derek Deandre Walker was upset over a custody battle for his son, and claimed he was 'ready to die' - Full Story



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