6 reasons that tactical disengagement and redeployment is not ‘running away’

Cops are mission driven. When they engage they are in it to win it. They hate an order to stand down. Our heroes hold the line, damn the torpedoes, and say “nuts” to surrender. 

Retreat is not an option. 

Or is it?

Completing any mission — whether it be a field contact of a suspect, a hostage situation, or a lengthy investigation — means not only winning but also depriving your target of a victory. One strategic move is to disengage. 

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