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Author's Note: How Manhunts Work

Let's be honest: I was hoping that manhunts were a by-the-book, step-by-step procedural that every officer memorized for a test at the police academy. And in some ways, they are: perimeters must be secured, information must be disseminated to the public and appropriate leads must be followed. But each of those processes is entirely tailored to the situation at hand. It's what makes manhunts so very complicated to engage in ... and so impressive when they do find success.

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