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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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Footage reveals APD efforts to negotiate in deadly shooting

New videos released by NM police show negotiations with officers attempting to get James Boyd to leave his campground slowly deteriorated over the course of three hours.

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Video: Footage reveals APD efforts to negotiate in deadly foothills shooting

Video: Footage reveals APD efforts to negotiate in deadly foothills shooting

New videos show negotiations with officers attempting to get James Boyd to leave his campground slowly deteriorated over the course of three hours - Full Story

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Wash. suspect commits suicide after 7-hour police standoff

The daylong stalemate began around 9:30 a.m. when someone fired a gun in a second-story apartment - Full Story

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LA suspect arrested after pursuit, armed standoff

Man armed with a rifle climbed onto the roof of a home after a pursuit Monday and then barricaded himself in a house - Full Story

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LAPD chief will seek ACLU input in use of new drones

The LAPD said it is putting together a team of privacy advocates that will include the ACLU to help craft policies - Full Story

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Heavily armed veteran arrested after stealing cruiser, standoff

A massive manhunt for a heavily armed man in a helmet and body armor, suspected of stealing cruiser before abandoning it, ended last night - Full Story

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LAPD acquires drones, will use in hostage situations

On Friday, the department announced that it had acquired two "unmanned aerial vehicles" as gifts from the Seattle Police Department - Full Story

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Trending topics: When cops face off with the naked and crazed

By PoliceOne Staff One of the greatest threats to an officer’s safety is the unpredictability of... - Full Story

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Family blames deputies' tactics in Calif. standoff that ended in suicide

Sheriff's officials said they followed specific protocols as the incident slowly escalated into the night and early morning hours - Full Story



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