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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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Cop who survived Wash. shootout recalls standoff

Sgt. Jeff Salstrom was shot multiple times and managed to return fire, shooting the suspect in the chest - Full Story

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Standoff in progress between Texas police and gunman

Police believe the suspect has multiple weapons and a SWAT unit has arrived on scene.

Columns

Urban Shield 2013: Embedding firefighters and EMTs into a SWAT response Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Urban Shield 2013: Embedding firefighters and EMTs into a SWAT response

Scenario #19 at Urban Shield 2013 challenged the competing SWAT teams to incorporate personnel from the Fremont (Calif.) Fire Department into their plans to deal with an active shooter - Full Story

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Texas standoff ends with 1 dead, suspect in custody

The Arlington Police stated that the suspect had been taken into custody and that searches of the apartment were under way - Full Story

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Gunman surrenders after wounding 6 Calif. officers

Gunman surrenders after wounding 6 Calif. officers

Two officers were stable and a third was in serious condition after an hours-long standoff - Full Story

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Minn. cop cleared in fatal standoff shooting

Miquell "Mike" Deppa, 34, was armed and threatening suicide when he aimed his weapon at deputies - Full Story

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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.

News

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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