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The Officer-Involved Shootings topic page provides news about cops in deadly confrontations, as well as tactical tips and columnists’ perspective on how to handle such situations. Most police officers will go through an entire career without discharging their weapon in the commission of their job. But on a daily basis, every single officer thinks about being in a gunfight.
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August 21, 2014
Who says Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

Who says "Sorry, Ferguson" if force was justified?

If by some amazing constellation of probability that it is one day determined that Officer Darren Wilson was fighting for his life, who will be appointed to say “I’m sorry...”? - Full Story
August 09, 2014
How lack of sleep may cause deadly police errors Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

How lack of sleep may cause deadly police errors

A recent study examined fatigue’s effects on 53 officers’ decision-making and reaction times when the officers were faced with deadly-force situations - Full Story
August 04, 2014
Can cops really avoid 'extra' shots? A realistic research review Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Can cops really avoid 'extra' shots? A realistic research review

The findings of a new study, obtained under stressful but nonthreatening laboratory conditions, comprise a starting point for understanding the human dynamics involved in promptly concluding a shooting episode - Full Story
July 24, 2014
What should I do if I get shot? P1 Community - The Question

What should I do if I get shot?

A question posted recently on Quora asked, "What should I do if I get shot?" Two former police... - Full Story
July 11, 2014
3 simple keys to cleaning your pistol magazines Mike Wood - Tactical Analysis

3 simple keys to cleaning your pistol magazines

A good magazine will make a pistol run like a felon on his ‘third strike’ but a bad one will make it choke like a chubby partner wolfing down his lunch too fast in between calls - Full Story
June 26, 2014
PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

"I got shot in the face": How I survived and healed

In PoliceOne "First Person" essays, PoliceOne Members candidly share their own unique personal insights on issues confronting cops today, as well as opinions, observations, and advice on living life behind the thin blue line - Full Story
June 19, 2014
My partner got shot in the face... and I was collateral damage PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

My partner got shot in the face... and I was collateral damage

In PoliceOne "First Person" essays, PoliceOne Members candidly share their own unique personal insights on issues confronting cops today, as well as opinions, observations, and advice on living life behind the thin blue line - Full Story
June 06, 2014
10 lessons from 53 Top Cop Award winners Karen L. Bune - Criminals, Victims, and Cops

10 lessons from 53 Top Cop Award winners

We consider some of the lessons the 53 heroes have provided us by their achievements and by the examples they set as "Top Cops" - Full Story
June 02, 2014
Innovative OIS protocol focuses on compassion for involved officer Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Innovative OIS protocol focuses on compassion for involved officer

When and how to interview an officer and conduct a walk-through of the incident are sources of controversy among OIS investigators - Full Story
May 02, 2014
Why we should reconsider Mike Wood - Tactical Analysis

Why we should reconsider "Reloading!" in a gunfight

Conditioning our students to reflexively announce that their gun has run dry in the middle of a gunfight might be a dangerous habit to be avoided, at least in certain situations - Full Story



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