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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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May 19, 2014
New studies counter plaintiffs’ CEW arguments Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

New studies counter plaintiffs’ CEW arguments

There is much about sudden death that simply “is not fully understood” - Full Story
May 19, 2014
5 highlights of the Deadly Force Expert Panel at ILEETA 2014 Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

5 highlights of the Deadly Force Expert Panel at ILEETA 2014

The discussion ranged over a wide area of topics — here are a just handful of things that stood out - Full Story
April 28, 2014
Force Science Institute details reasons for delaying interviews with OIS survivors Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Force Science Institute details reasons for delaying interviews with OIS survivors

Recently, Force Science News sat down with FSI executive director Dr. Bill Lewinski to explore this persistent controversy — here are highlights of that conversation, explaining in detail why the Force Science Institute supports delayed interviewing - Full Story
April 28, 2014
CCDAE: Applying sound tactical principles to 'routine' situations Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

CCDAE: Applying sound tactical principles to 'routine' situations

Officer Ian Cooley of the San Jose Police Department says it’s better to be a ‘problem finder’ prior to any potential incident, as opposed to a reaction-based ‘problem solver’ after something jumps off - Full Story
April 21, 2014
New study: “No fatal risk” in proning out violent resisters Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

New study: “No fatal risk” in proning out violent resisters

The controversy over prone positioning has raged in the policing community since the 1980s - Full Story
April 14, 2014
New study: Mental imagery boosts shooting accuracy under threat Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

New study: Mental imagery boosts shooting accuracy under threat

When then exposed to a simulated gunbattle, the mental imagers consistently out-performed the others, whose targeting skills under fire tended to erode significantly from their “normal” level of accuracy - Full Story
April 09, 2014
This use-of-force model can beat attorneys and win juries Loraine Burger - Perspectives on Policing

This use-of-force model can beat attorneys and win juries

Too little force may result in the injury or death of an officer, and too much force may take you off the street and even behind bars - Full Story
April 09, 2014
3 ways to bring use-of-force training to small police departments Matt Stiehm - Campus Safety

3 ways to bring use-of-force training to small police departments

How do small- and medium-sized departments — which are already stretched thin — keep training up on such a dynamic concept as legal use of force? - Full Story
April 07, 2014
6 ways cops can aid their lawyers to win use-of-force litigation Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

6 ways cops can aid their lawyers to win use-of-force litigation

How can an officer can best help a lawyer in preparing the strongest defense possible after an OIS or other major force confrontation? Here are six ideas to get the discussion going. - Full Story
March 21, 2014
Pilots, truckers, and...cops? Why fatigue may be killing our decision-making Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Pilots, truckers, and...cops? Why fatigue may be killing our decision-making

Human performance factors such as reaction time and decision-making — areas of mutual concern for pilots, truckers, and cops — can potentially lead to errors with deadly consequences - Full Story



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