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Record: Robbery in Progress: An Analysis of Officers Killed


Robbery in Progress: An Analysis of Officers Killed

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200 Biddle Law Library

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Year: Running Time: Format:
0:14 VHS


This program is the result of a ten year study on how and why officers were killed while dealing with an armed robbery in progress or an armed suspect. It explains that armed robbery calls are the most dangerous calls an officer can respond to and that more officers are killed while responding to these kinds of calls than to any others. Actual cases are dramatized to show how officers were killed and to illustrate what dangers officers should be prepared for when handling armred robbery calls. Six main dangers faced by officers along with six principles that can help save their lives are presented. Some of the dangers faced by officers include arriving to a robbery as the suspects are fleeing, having multiple suspects, and having the suspect stop and attack the officer during a chase. The program stresses the importance of taking cover, looking for multiple suspects, waiting for back up, carefully assessing danger, planning an approach and watching out for an ambush.


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