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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Reality Training: Standoffs and compliance– 2
Dave Smith reviews footage of a standoff that escalated into a gun battle and shares key points about de-escalation tactics and use of force.
Tulsa police sniper kills armed man holding child hostage– 1
The armed man was holding his estranged wife’s 2-year-old daughter hostage.
Armed Md. woman's interaction with police in standoff–
Police ultimately took the step of asking Facebook and Instagram to deactivate the armed woman's accounts, believing they were distracting her from negotiations.
Lessons learned from the Bundy Ranch standoff– 4
Thom Jackson and Doug Wyllie review the Bundy Ranch standoff, which occurred in Nevada. Jackson details his experience and notes that keeping the peace and refusing to be baited while still taking control was key in negotiating power.
Ore. refuge occupiers livestream standoff as FBI surrounds them–
FBI surrounded the last four occupiers as the holdouts argued with a negotiator and yelled at cops to back off.
L.A. fugitive shot by police in televised standoff–
The suspect and deputies exchanged gunfire for over an hour before the fugitive was shot
Knife-wielding man tells NM cops 'shoot me'–
Department's police chief credited his officers for their handling of the potentially deadly incident.
Raw: French police swarm near hostage situation–
France has been high alert since the country's worst terror attack in decades — the massacre Wednesday in Paris at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo that left 12 people dead.
SD trooper shot, man arrested in ongoing standoff–
Standoff began after suspects made a phone call to police while inside a home "threatening law enforcement".
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.
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.
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.
Chicago captain shot, suspect dead in standoff–
Capt. Ed Kulbida was shot in the shoulder and is expected to be okay.
LA cops rescue woman from rooftop burglar–
Video captured a woman’s rooftop escape from a burglar as police drew their guns and provided a fire ladder.
Ohio standoff ends in fatal shooting of suicidal man–
37-year-old Christopher Mitchell came out of a residence with a .22-caliber gun to his head as officers formed a perimeter around the house.
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