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Standoff Situations

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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Video: Colo. hostage situation ends in shooting

SWAT and negotiators swarmed the area after receiving word that several people were being held hostage inside the store.

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Video: Colo. hostage situation ends in shooting

Dramatic video shows suspect leaving a 7-Eleven store with a hostage in front of him when a police bullet to the shoulder knocks him down - Full Story

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Reality Training: Interviewing George Zimmerman’s girlfriend PoliceOne Staff - Reality Training: Roll Call Video Review

Reality Training: Interviewing George Zimmerman’s girlfriend

Recently leaked video of the interview of Samantha Scheibe by the Seminole County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office prompts an opportunity for discussion about interviews with victims of suspected criminal activity - Full Story

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Dallas lawyer killed after opening fire at police

Michael Edward Schmidt, a lawyer at a prominent law firm, reported a burglary, then opened fire on responding officers.

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Dallas lawyer killed after opening fire on police

Michael Edward Schmidt, a lawyer at a prominent law firm, reported a burglary, then opened fire on responding officers - Full Story

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Fla. deputy praised for restraint during confrontation

A Pinellas sheriff's deputy avoided shooting an armed and suicidal 76-year-old man during a standoff Christmas Eve - Full Story

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2 Texas officers wounded, suspect killed after manhunt

Two Grand Prarie police officers were wounded and a suspect was killed ending an hours-long manhunt on Christmas Day.

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2 Texas officers wounded, suspect killed after manhunt

A 16-year-old suspect fired on police after a traffic stop - Full Story

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Violent Okla. standoff ends in suspect's suicide

When police arrived, they found a man beating his wife in their front yard with a high-powered rifle.

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Violent Okla. standoff ends in suspect's suicide

When police arrived, they found a man beating his wife in their front yard with a high-powered rifle - Full Story



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