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December 18, 2014
Why aren't cops trained to 'shoot to injure'? P1 Community - The Question

Why aren't cops trained to 'shoot to injure'?

A question posted recently on Quora asked, “Why aren't U.S. cops trained to "shoot to... - Full Story
December 04, 2014
5 things police leaders can do to better report violence against officers Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

5 things police leaders can do to better report violence against officers

There is a vast under-reporting on assaults against our officers, and it is not the fault of the FBI — it is the fault of police leadership - Full Story
November 24, 2014
Why Officer Darren Wilson wasn't indicted Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Why Officer Darren Wilson wasn't indicted

A cop may use lethal force when he or she “reasonably believes that the action is in defense of human life, including the officer's own life” and in the Ferguson incident, that’s precisely what happened - Full Story
November 19, 2014
Amid shooting furors, politicians get a special “training day” Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Amid shooting furors, politicians get a special “training day”

The St. Louis Police Officers Association invited about 60 elected officials to a day of immersion training in hopes of opening their eyes and minds to the realities behind the badge - Full Story
November 17, 2014
5 common use-of-force myths debunked Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

5 common use-of-force myths debunked

Too many administrators, chiefs, mayors, city council members, community activists, and members of the media are unaware of Graham v. Connor, let alone the four-pronged test of ‘reasonableness’ - Full Story
November 04, 2014
Dealing with dogs on SWAT operations: 10 tactical options Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Dealing with dogs on SWAT operations: 10 tactical options

No matter how you feel about dogs, do not put your life — or the lives of your team — in jeopardy because of an aggressive dog - Full Story
October 24, 2014
3 keys to improve public’s perception of force Matt Stiehm - Campus Safety

3 keys to improve public’s perception of force

When used lawfully, reasonably, and within the totality of the circumstances, force is appropriate; we need to work hard to educate the press and the public that this is the case - Full Story
October 20, 2014
Success story: Cops 2, Plaintiffs 0 in excessive force lawsuits Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Success story: Cops 2, Plaintiffs 0 in excessive force lawsuits

“These were the first major cases I’ve been involved in where I applied material from Force Science since attorneys began calling on me for expert witness work 13 years ago,” Sgt. Thomas Ovens told Force Science News. - Full Story
October 13, 2014
Cops hesitate more, err less when shooting black suspects, study finds Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Cops hesitate more, err less when shooting black suspects, study finds

According to findings from a research team’s innovative experiments, officers are less likely to erroneously shoot unarmed black suspects than they were unarmed whites - Full Story
September 23, 2014
10 limitations of body cams you need to know for your protection Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

10 limitations of body cams you need to know for your protection

A special report from the Force Science Institute - Full Story



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