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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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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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Armed suspect shot to death by Calif. police

A cell phone video capturing a deadly encounter between two Salinas police officers and a suspect wielding a pair of shears has gone viral.

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Video: Armed suspect shot to death by Calif. police

Video: Armed suspect shot to death by Calif. police

Cell phone video capturing a deadly encounter between Salinas officers and a suspect wielding a pair of shears has gone viral - Full Story

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Family of student slain during hostage situation sues county, police

Family of student slain during hostage situation sues county, police

The family of Hofstra University junior Andrea Rebello accused the department of negligence - Full Story

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Cops add texting to crisis negotiation arsenal

Cops add texting to crisis negotiation arsenal

With 6 billion texts exchanged daily in the U.S., officers are increasingly being called upon to defuse violent situations through the typed word - Full Story

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FBI investigating armed showdown at Bundy Ranch

Federal agents are looking into the conduct of people who reportedly pointed guns at officers during a standoff at Bundy's ranch April 12 - Full Story

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Helmet cam released in fatal NM standoff

Man barricaded himself inside an Albuquerque home, reportedly threatening his wife and their two children with a gun.

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Video: Helmet cam released in fatal NM standoff

Video: Helmet cam released in fatal NM standoff

Man barricaded himself inside an Albuquerque home, reportedly threatening his wife and their two children with a gun - Full Story

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Man fired 75 to 80 shots at cops in NM standoff

Incident drew a response from nearly 20 officers from the State Police, Los Lunas Police Department and the Valencia County Sheriff's Office.

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Man fired 75 to 80 shots at cops in NM standoff

Incident drew a response from nearly 20 officers from the State Police, Los Lunas Police Department and the Valencia County Sheriff's Office - Full Story



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