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May 30, 2014
How to protect your career by writing better use-of-force reports Matt Stiehm - Campus Safety

How to protect your career by writing better use-of-force reports

We must change our “less is more” mentality on UOF reports to a “more is more” mindset for the next generation of police officers - Full Story
May 27, 2014
Why being a training 'Goldilocks' could get you killed Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

Why being a training 'Goldilocks' could get you killed

Our version ‘Goldilocks’ is a police officer in a training scenario who needs to have everything “just right” or their performance suffers - Full Story
May 27, 2014
4 ways to better train our officers to be ready for the fight Dan Danaher - Tactical Encounters

4 ways to better train our officers to be ready for the fight

We must create the proper environment in order for officers to visualize the true threat that is ever present in our profession and be prepared physically and mentally to prevail - 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
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
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



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