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The Use of Force topic provides news, information and training on one the most commonly discussed areas in law enforcement training programs. Shooting skills and defensive tactics are critical to keeping officers alive out of harm's way. We cover all subjects—nothing is taboo in this discussion.
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DOJ report on Ferguson unrest offers lessons

DOJ report on Ferguson unrest offers lessons

The report focuses on the regional police response in the 17 days that followed the shooting of Michael Brown - Full Story

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Can supervisory style influence police officers’ use-of-force behavior? PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

Can supervisory style influence police officers’ use-of-force behavior?

By Dr. Tommy Sickels, PoliceOne Special Contributor The police are formally trained to use force agains... - Full Story

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Why patrol must train to SWAT-level threat recognition Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

Why patrol must train to SWAT-level threat recognition

Cops face the threat of anti-cop factions who not only encourage hate and bias against police, but encourage violent attacks against officers — recognizing which is which is critical in today’s age - Full Story

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Sheriff: Texas man killed by deputies in viral video was armed with knife

Sheriff: Texas man killed by deputies in viral video was armed with knife

A motorist captured video showing the suspect standing with his hands raised, but a utility pole partially obstructed view of the incident - Full Story

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Baltimore judge refuses to dismiss charges on 6 officers for in-custody death

Baltimore judge refuses to dismiss charges on 6 officers for in-custody death

The judge denied a defense motion for charges to be dropped against the officers in the death of Freddie Gray - Full Story

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Philly cops discuss pros, cons of bodycams

Since the department volunteered to test bodycams, they've learned the difference the little device makes on police work - Full Story

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Video: Police investigating fatal Texas OIS, footage released

Footage shows fatal confrontation between deputies and suspect - Full Story

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Trending Topics: When gunfire erupts inside a courthouse

By PoliceOne Staff Despite security measures meant to mitigate the risk of danger, acts of violence continue... - Full Story

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Ohio's deadly force standard for police states 'life is of the highest value'

Most police agencies have standards that meet or exceed the state language, but this measure 'will raise the bar' - Full Story

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Bystander dies after being shot by NYPD undercover officer

Officer opened fire on an armed suspect during an undercover gun buy that went bad - Full Story



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Bringing the Street to the Range Bringing the Street to the Range
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