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August 25, 2011
Limitations of the solo-officer 'dual force' tactic Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

Limitations of the solo-officer 'dual force' tactic

Part Two: The most obvious disadvantage to solo-officer “dual force” deployments is that humans just don’t perform multiple tasks well at the same time, especially under stress - Full Story
August 11, 2011
Deployment of the solo officer ‘dual force’ tactic Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

Deployment of the solo officer ‘dual force’ tactic

Part One: The below article is not intended to advocate for or denounce against “dual force” tactics — only to explore some of the positives and negatives of it - Full Story
July 06, 2011
Hidden hands are not harmless: Video reinforces sound officer safety tactics Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

Hidden hands are not harmless: Video reinforces sound officer safety tactics

One of the most dangerous positions a suspect can assume on the ground is prone with his hands tucked under his body, either at chest or waist level - Full Story
June 09, 2011
P1 First Person: Officer survival training is not a luxury PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: Officer survival training is not a luxury

By Deputy Sheriff Kevin LeDoux York County (Maine) Sheriff’s OfficeIn the current economy, all... - Full Story
June 08, 2011
Videotaping the police: Officer safety and policy issues explored Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

Videotaping the police: Officer safety and policy issues explored

Absent some clear violation of law unrelated to the act of videotaping cops' actions, officers are advised to carefully consider the legalities surrounding the decision to arrest - Full Story
June 06, 2011
Curriculum development for law enforcement: Pedagogy versus Andragogy Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

Curriculum development for law enforcement: Pedagogy versus Andragogy

Part One: The theory of multiple intelligences recognizes that not everyone learns information the same way and that training must be provided in several different ways to accommodate the various learning styles - Full Story
April 28, 2011
P1 First Person: The investigation and review following deadly force incidents PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: The investigation and review following deadly force incidents

By Sgt. Mike Nevin San Francisco Police Department“I have neither the time nor the inclination... - Full Story
April 22, 2011
Shooting center mass: The dangers of denial Roy Bedard - Learning from the Experience

Shooting center mass: The dangers of denial

In the third and final part of this three-part series, PoliceOne Contributor Roy Bedard looks at police deadly force training in the United States - Full Story
April 21, 2011
Clearing up (even more) misconceptions about legal standards for police use of force Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

Clearing up (even more) misconceptions about legal standards for police use of force

Two weeks ago, I examined several statements regarding the legal standards and limitations of a law enforcement... - Full Story
April 15, 2011
Shooting center mass: I'm told we kill everyone... Roy Bedard - Learning from the Experience

Shooting center mass: I'm told we kill everyone...

In part two of this three-part series, PoliceOne Contributor Roy Bedard recalls a discussion he’d had with a police trainer in the Czech Republic - Full Story



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