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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
October 05, 2015
How mindset training can help prevent deadly hesitation Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

How mindset training can help prevent deadly hesitation

"This is the law: The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. The sword is more important than the shield and skill is more important than either. The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental." — John Steinbeck - Full Story
October 05, 2015
3 keys for maximizing the value of video footage Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

3 keys for maximizing the value of video footage

Getting maximum value from video of a controversial use-of-force encounter may require more than just... - Full Story
September 25, 2015
Rapid Response: Why aren't cops convicted in most shooting cases? Because they shouldn’t be Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

Rapid Response: Why aren't cops convicted in most shooting cases? Because they shouldn’t be

We must keep educating the public about what happens in a rapidly unfolding, high-stress, potentially life-threatening deadly force encounter, as well as whatever legal proceedings follow such an event - Full Story
September 04, 2015
Body camera study: Denver police see drop in arrests, UOF complaints Cole Zercoe - Policing in the 21st Century

Body camera study: Denver police see drop in arrests, UOF complaints

According to a summary, officers involved in the study district were 18 percent less likely to make an arrest when compared to other Denver cops - Full Story
September 03, 2015
Can supervisory style influence police officers’ use-of-force behavior? PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

Can supervisory style influence police officers’ use-of-force behavior?

By Dr. Tommy Sickels, PoliceOne Special Contributor The police are formally trained to use force against... - Full Story
September 02, 2015
Why patrol must train to SWAT-level threat recognition Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

Why patrol must train to SWAT-level threat recognition

Cops face the threat of anti-cop factions who not only encourage hate and bias against police, but encourage violent attacks against officers — recognizing which is which is critical in today’s age - Full Story
August 25, 2015
How can virtual training simulators be more realistic for cops? P1 Community - The Question

How can virtual training simulators be more realistic for cops?

Virtual simulators can provide vital training to cops on how to handle a number of different scenarios – here are five ways they could be made more realistic - Full Story
August 21, 2015
How to Buy UOF training simulators Lindsey J. Bertomen - Police Products

How to Buy UOF training simulators

Before your agency purchases a UOF simulator, consider why you are purchasing them in the first place - Full Story
August 14, 2015
Rapid Response: The assault of an Ala. cop, and where we go from here Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

Rapid Response: The assault of an Ala. cop, and where we go from here

Although the mainstream media won’t report on the silent but steadfast support most citizens have for cops (good news is not good for revenues), we know that good people do exist - Full Story



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