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The Less Lethal topic section covers the complex topic of nonlethal force using Tasers and other weapons by police officers, with the latest news, training and expert columns. This topic is aimed at arming officers with the information they need to properly deploy nonlethal weapons.
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May 19, 2014
New studies counter plaintiffs’ CEW arguments Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

New studies counter plaintiffs’ CEW arguments

There is much about sudden death that simply “is not fully understood” - Full Story
March 05, 2014
Why your use-of-force model may be flawed (and how to fix it) Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

Why your use-of-force model may be flawed (and how to fix it)

Use-of-force models based on continuum / scale / ladder / escalator designs often fail to take into account the “totality of the circumstances” perceived by the officer - Full Story
January 27, 2014
Tactics and science of TASER deployment Capt. Greg Meyer (ret.) - Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement

Tactics and science of TASER deployment

When and how to use your ECD is determined by factual context — but heart effects might be fiction - Full Story
January 06, 2014
Does TASER deployment on a subject cause ‘mental impairment’ with legal ramifications? Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Does TASER deployment on a subject cause ‘mental impairment’ with legal ramifications?

Prosecutors and police attorneys may find a new study useful in countering the assertion that a TASER “ride” messes with the mind to a unique and significant degree - Full Story
September 23, 2013
Does just threatening to use a TASER constitute force? Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Does just threatening to use a TASER constitute force?

Americans for Effective Law Enforcement (AELE) offers an eight-page roundup of pertinent cases to date and a list of suggested guidelines to help officers, trainers, and administrators with the issue - Full Story
June 26, 2013
A happy anniversary: 5 key themes from 5 great years Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

A happy anniversary: 5 key themes from 5 great years

Keeping cop killers out of jail, active shooters in schools, and other issues I've covered during my five years (so far) at PoliceOne - Full Story
May 31, 2013
P1 Photo of the Week: Less lethal PoliceOne Members - Photo of the Week

P1 Photo of the Week: Less lethal

(PoliceOne Image) This week’s photo comes from Sgt. Tony Casiano with the Mayaguez, Puerto Rico... - Full Story
May 14, 2013
PoliceOne Roundtable: Smart police trainers use 'dumb' simulation tools Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

PoliceOne Roundtable: Smart police trainers use 'dumb' simulation tools

Even as the capabilities of silicon-based simulators increase, our carbon-based simulators (a.k.a. trainers and role players), still need traditional “inert” training tools - Full Story
April 10, 2013
Study proves 'cop cameras' cut citizen complaints Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Study proves 'cop cameras' cut citizen complaints

Study by TASER International and Calif. PD shows video cameras worn by police officers have a deterrent effect on citizens initiating false and frivolous allegations of police misconduct - Full Story
January 02, 2013
How to get ahead of the curve in 2013 Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

How to get ahead of the curve in 2013

Even with the high velocity of ideas and information, it seems like policing is often on the trailing... - Full Story



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