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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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Riot, hostage situation ends at Texas prison

The riot started when the body of an inmate who died of natural causes was removed from the prison.The... - Full Story

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Is Mumbai a call to arms for police around the world?

Is Mumbai a call to arms for police around the world?

MUMBAI — The Taj Mahal hotel at dusk in Mumbai, India on Saturday, November 29, 2008. On November 26, 2008, terrorists launched a multi-faceted, well-coordinated, military-style attack against ten civilian targets, killing approximately 183 and wounding 324 in a 60-hour running gun battle. What questions should law enforcement ask in the wake of Mumbai? (AP Photo/Saurabh Das) - Full Story

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The Terrorist Planning Cycle: Indicators and Clues for Law Enforcement

Ed Note: Two weeks ago, less than a dozen militants held at bay some 800 well-trained police for 60 hours,... - Full Story

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Mumbai: A warning for U.S. Law Enforcement Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

Mumbai: A warning for U.S. Law Enforcement

Ed Note: Two weeks ago, less than a dozen militants held at bay some 800 well-trained police for 60 hours, th... - Full Story

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Is Mumbai a call to arms for police around the world? Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Is Mumbai a call to arms for police around the world?

Ed Note: Two weeks ago, less than a dozen militants held at bay some 800 well-trained police for 60 hours, th... - Full Story

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Man killed, officer hurt in police standoff

The Associated PressGERBER, Calif. — A man suspected of shooting a California Highway Patrol officer... - Full Story

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Pa. suspect kills himself after nine hour standoff

By Kathleen Brady Shea The Philadelphia InquirerPHILADELPHIA — After allegedly killing a man in... - Full Story

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Armored truck guard dies in Miami mall shooting

Miami-Dade police officers stand in front of a store at Dadeland Mall in Miami, Monday, Dec. 1, 2008.... - Full Story

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Full-size cardboard figure causes NJ bank standoff

Associated PressMONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP, N.J. — A standoff at a New Jersey bank is over after police... - Full Story

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Two dead after police standoff in Calif.

The Associated Press SAN MATEO, Calif. — A mother and an armed suspect died after a shootout involving... - Full Story



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