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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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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
March 14, 2014
'Rocking' the cops: Assault by any other name is still assault Thane Gallagher - Patrolling the Border

'Rocking' the cops: Assault by any other name is still assault

Police professionals know about the consequences of even small head wounds — none of which are pleasant — but Border Patrol agents may know best about a rock’s impact with the head - Full Story
March 05, 2014
Why your use-of-force model may be flawed (and how to fix it) Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

Why your use-of-force model may be flawed (and how to fix it)

Use-of-force models based on continuum / scale / ladder / escalator designs often fail to take into account the “totality of the circumstances” perceived by the officer - Full Story
February 03, 2014
Researchers want ER docs to focus more on Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Researchers want ER docs to focus more on "excessive" force claims

A newly published study that calls for ER doctors to give more attention to complaints from injured suspects... - Full Story
November 04, 2013
Scientific probe challenges alleged danger of prone positioning and hog-tying Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Scientific probe challenges alleged danger of prone positioning and hog-tying

The tactic of “proning out” and “hog-tying” a combative suspect has taken repeated... - Full Story
June 26, 2013
A happy anniversary: 5 key themes from 5 great years Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

A happy anniversary: 5 key themes from 5 great years

Keeping cop killers out of jail, active shooters in schools, and other issues I've covered during my five years (so far) at PoliceOne - Full Story
May 29, 2013
Use of force: How much is enough? Chuck Joyner - Survival Sciences

Use of force: How much is enough?

How efficient, effective, use of force can reduce injuries to both suspects and officers - Full Story



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