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November 20, 2015
Moving away from the mat: 4 keys to improving police control-tactics Jeff Paynter - Training to Win

Moving away from the mat: 4 keys to improving police control-tactics

Adequately preparing officers for field application of control tactics is a vital component of successful training - Full Story
November 14, 2015
Rapid Response: Paris terror attacks remind police to prepare for the worst Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

Rapid Response: Paris terror attacks remind police to prepare for the worst

Know that it can happen here — quite easily, in fact - Full Story
November 11, 2015
6 'old school' rules that still apply to use of force Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

6 'old school' rules that still apply to use of force

We may have allowed our critics to get into our heads and cloud our minds at times of critical decision-making - Full Story
November 10, 2015
How Ferguson changed my job as police chief Kenneth Berkowitz - The Suburban Chief

How Ferguson changed my job as police chief

We take our marching orders from the citizens we serve, so we need to be flexible, innovative, and fearless enough to change with the expectations of our residents - Full Story
November 04, 2015
Words matter: Police critics are floating dangerous ideas about force Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

Words matter: Police critics are floating dangerous ideas about force

One must always be cautious of the law of unintended consequences when drastic changes are made - Full Story
November 03, 2015
Why police agencies should embrace news media Cole Zercoe - Policing in the 21st Century

Why police agencies should embrace news media

Working with – not against – news organizations will help you better control your agency's narrative - Full Story
November 02, 2015
Sudden cardiac death: Mysteries persist despite new study Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Sudden cardiac death: Mysteries persist despite new study

As this new study shows, sudden cardiac death syndrome often has no clear pathological mechanism or no obvious anatomical or toxicological basis - Full Story
October 26, 2015
VIEVU tackles problem of body camera video redaction with new software Cole Zercoe - Policing in the 21st Century

VIEVU tackles problem of body camera video redaction with new software

Police now have the ability to choose what to redact from video in compliance with their state laws and agency policy – and do it instantly - Full Story
October 26, 2015
TASER’s Axon Fleet brings affordable in-car video solution to police Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

TASER’s Axon Fleet brings affordable in-car video solution to police

Leveraging massive economies of scale for back-end storage and software updating, new in-car video hardware is far more affordable than police agencies are presently accustomed to - Full Story
October 19, 2015
Rapid Response: When it’s time to use deadly force, do not hesitate Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

Rapid Response: When it’s time to use deadly force, do not hesitate

Know that if you do the right thing, at the right time, for the right reasons, the criminal justice system should still favor you and your actions, despite hostile press and public sentiment - Full Story



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