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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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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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Man fatally shot by NM police 'went crazy'

Albuquerque officer shot Armand Martin after he came out of his home firing two handguns Saturday - Full Story

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Video: Dorner ambush captured on dash cam, report released

Video: Dorner ambush captured on dash cam, report released

Officers in Riverside were unaware that Dorner had just opened fire on 2 LAPD officers in a neighboring city just minutes before they themselves were ambushed - Full Story

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Nev. rancher's kin take ranch battle to sheriff

Nev. rancher's kin take ranch battle to sheriff

Family members and other supporters took a Nevada rancher's grazing rights fight against the U.S. government to the sheriff in Las Vegas on Friday - Full Story

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Video: Rappers T.I., Game get in standoff with LAPD

Clash began over mistaken accusations that officers attacked rap stars' friends - Full Story



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