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What You Need to Know Before Buying Robots

Robots are extremely useful law enforcement tools, but they are not inexpensive. So it's important to do your research.

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Video: Commissioner Talked to Suspect to End Philadelphia Standoff

To end a lengthy Philadelphia standoff that left six officers shot and wounded, Police Commissioner Richard Ross used some "unorthodox" tactics, including speaking directly with the suspect.

Philadelphia Suspect in Custody After Hours-Long Standoff, 6 Wounded Officers OK

The suspect in Wednesday's hours-long standoff in Philadelphia in which six officers were shot surrendered to authorities just after midnight Thursday, exiting the residence with his hands in the air.

Florida Law Enforcers Peacefully End 8-Hour Standoff with Armed Suspect

Deputies, officers, and federal law enforcement personnel were able to peacefully end a standoff with an armed, barricaded suspect on Monday in Hawthorne, FL.

3 Dead After 15-Hour Standoff in New Hampshire

Three people are dead after a 15-hour standoff at a hotel in Manchester ended with a suspect opening fire on officers outside, and officers returning fire.

South Carolina Standoff Ends Without Incident as Burglary Suspect Surrenders

Officers with the Charleston (SC) Police Department were able to bring an armed standoff with a burglary suspect to a peaceful conclusion when the subject surrendered without incident on Wednesday afternoon.

Gunman Kills 5 at Florida Bank, Surrenders to SWAT Team

"After negotiations to try to get the barricaded subject to exit the bank were not successful, the HCSO SWAT team entered the bank and continued the negotiations," the Sebring police said. "The suspect eventually surrendered to the HCSO SWAT team."

Handling Suspects’ Claims of Insanity During Interrogation

Using the mnemonic "INSANITY," PNCLIS (pronounced "Pin-clis") incorporates eight essential elements to assist law enforcement with collecting and documenting information about a suspect's thought processes at and around the time of an offense.

Nebraska Hostage Negotiator Discusses Deadly Weekend Standoff

He and 8 others on the Hostage Negotiation Team tried to convince Clark to let his victims go while having no idea how it would go. More Here.

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Video: Nebraska Hostage Negotiator Discusses Deadly Friday Standoff

He and 8 others on the Hostage Negotiation Team tried to convince Clark to let his victims go while having no idea how it would go.