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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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Video: NM officer cleared in fatal shooting during standoff

Video: NM officer cleared in fatal shooting during standoff

Armed suspect wanted in connection with the shooting of a cop was killed in a 2013 standoff captured on helmet camera - Full Story

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Hostage standoff at Okla. office complex ends peacefully

29-year-old Devin Rogers surrendered shortly after 4:45 p.m. Monday after holding a man and a woman hostage.

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Hostage standoff at Okla. office complex ends peacefully

29-year-old Devin Rogers surrendered shortly after 4:45 p.m. Monday after holding a man and a woman hostage - Full Story

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Austin police open fire on man armed with rifle

Dash cam video of the 2013 standoff has been released following grand jury ruling that use of force was justified.

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Video: Austin police open fire on man armed with rifle

Video: Austin police open fire on man armed with rifle

Dash cam video of the 2013 standoff has been released following grand jury ruling that use of force was justified - Full Story

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Mass. man dead after setting off explosives, standoff

SWAT officers found a man dead from a self-inflicted wound after a standoff Saturday that began with multiple explosions.

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Mass. man dead after setting off explosives, standoff

Mass. man dead after setting off explosives, standoff

SWAT officers found a man dead from a self-inflicted wound after a standoff Saturday that began with multiple explosions - Full Story

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Wis. man who fired shots at cops charged with reckless endangerment

Wis. man who fired shots at cops charged with reckless endangerment

Allegedly fired seven rounds from a gun described in the complaint as an "AK-47 clone semi-automatic rifle" - Full Story

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Wis. chief breaks down role of MRAP in department

Madison Police Chief Mike Koval speaks on the role of an MRAP in his department. The vehicle acquired from the military has been the subject of controversy for months after the department accepted it.

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Wis. police crediting MRAP after standoff's peaceful end

MRAP acquired from the military has been the subject of controversy for months after the department accepted it - Full Story



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