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August 25, 2015
How can virtual training simulators be more realistic for cops? P1 Community - The Question

How can virtual training simulators be more realistic for cops?

Virtual simulators can provide vital training to cops on how to handle a number of different scenarios – here are five ways they could be made more realistic - Full Story
August 21, 2015
How to Buy UOF training simulators Lindsey J. Bertomen - Police Products

How to Buy UOF training simulators

Before your agency purchases a UOF simulator, consider why you are purchasing them in the first place - Full Story
August 14, 2015
Rapid Response: The assault of an Ala. cop, and where we go from here Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

Rapid Response: The assault of an Ala. cop, and where we go from here

Although the mainstream media won’t report on the silent but steadfast support most citizens have for cops (good news is not good for revenues), we know that good people do exist - Full Story
August 07, 2015
4 lessons from Ferguson on how cops should communicate with the public Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

4 lessons from Ferguson on how cops should communicate with the public

Ferguson taught us that in this era of instant information, we need to quickly use the tools that are available to us to educate and inform those we serve - Full Story
August 03, 2015
Does your agency reflect these use-of-force trends? Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Does your agency reflect these use-of-force trends?

Despite the hyperbolic media coverage of late most arrests are effected with verbal communication alone, with deadly force by police an extreme rarity - Full Story
July 22, 2015
Can stress and fatigue affect officer bias and decision-making? Jonathan Page - NeuroCop

Can stress and fatigue affect officer bias and decision-making?

The media and pundits say that race affects an officer’s decision to shoot and with some recent police shootings, anecdotal evidence points in that direction as well — but what does science say? - Full Story
July 16, 2015
4 keys to creating a UOF 'training day' for civilians Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

4 keys to creating a UOF 'training day' for civilians

Because hope is not a strategy and luck is not a tactic, police agencies are well-served when the training unit builds a special use-of-force training day for the public, the press, and the politicians - Full Story
July 13, 2015
6 use-of-force facts that will keep officers and their jobs safe Tim Barfield - Becoming Knights

6 use-of-force facts that will keep officers and their jobs safe

Failure to understand the first five of these use-of-force facts could cost you your job — failure to understand the sixth could cost you your life - Full Story
July 13, 2015
Police attorney: Use-of-force Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Police attorney: Use-of-force "reform" will bring catastrophe

As high-profile police shootings continue to grab headlines, emotion is being used to attempt to eradicate long-settled law that strikes a balance between the rights of police officers and suspects - Full Story
July 10, 2015
How Cuomo's order to increase civilian oversight could backfire badly Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

How Cuomo's order to increase civilian oversight could backfire badly

The order signed this week by New York’s governor obviously has the most immediate impact on law enforcers in that state, but it is a harbinger of what may happen in other states across the country - Full Story



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