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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 12, 2013
Hostage situation: One shot to save a boy's life Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Hostage situation: One shot to save a boy's life

When a 30-year-old gunman with a history of substance abuse and trouble with the law threatened the life of an innocent high school student, Sergeant Jeff Young took action - Full Story
April 10, 2013
Study proves 'cop cameras' cut citizen complaints Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Study proves 'cop cameras' cut citizen complaints

Study by TASER International and Calif. PD shows video cameras worn by police officers have a deterrent effect on citizens initiating false and frivolous allegations of police misconduct - Full Story
January 03, 2013
P1 First Person: On being 'Mr. Nice Guy' PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: On being 'Mr. Nice Guy'

By Kevin Sailor PoliceOne Member I recently had an officer bring to me a warrantless arrest affidavit... - Full Story
January 02, 2013
How to get ahead of the curve in 2013 Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

How to get ahead of the curve in 2013

Even with the high velocity of ideas and information, it seems like policing is often on the trailing... - Full Story
December 31, 2012
Newtown shooting: The elephant in the room Ron Avery - The PoliceOne Firearms Corner

Newtown shooting: The elephant in the room

Anti-social behavior, mental illness, and an obsession with “paying back” society for wrong doing seems to be the pattern for these active shooters - Full Story
December 28, 2012
2012 in Review: 12 lasting impressions Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

2012 in Review: 12 lasting impressions

To say that this has been a difficult year is an understatement of impossible proportion - Full Story
December 28, 2012
2012 in Review: Enough is enough Brian Willis - If I Knew Then...

2012 in Review: Enough is enough

As you reflect on the past 12 months and plan for the upcoming year, ask yourself life’s most powerful question - Full Story
October 10, 2012
The UC pepper spray case and the punch-in-the-nose test Chuck Joyner - Survival Sciences

The UC pepper spray case and the punch-in-the-nose test

You don't want to put tax payers' money in the pockets of people who break the law, do you? - Full Story
September 19, 2012
Use of force: Do you agree with the chiefs? Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

Use of force: Do you agree with the chiefs?

The Police Executive Research Forum recently held a 'summit' of law enforcement leaders to discuss current issues regarding use of force - Full Story



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