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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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February 23, 2012
The OODA loop, reaction time, and decision making Sgt. Steve "Pappy" Papenfuhs - Training to Think

The OODA loop, reaction time, and decision making

Since the mid-19th century, human reaction time and decision-making have made popular research topics... - Full Story
February 16, 2012
AELE analyzes when force against the mentally disturbed is justified Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

AELE analyzes when force against the mentally disturbed is justified

What guidelines do courts offer to trainers, officers, and force reviewers in these circumstances? - Full Story
February 15, 2012
Force is a necessary tool for peace Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

Force is a necessary tool for peace

The most significant news item for the police profession for all of 2011 may have been the Occupy movement - Full Story
February 09, 2012
Is prone positioning really riskier for suspects? Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Is prone positioning really riskier for suspects?

Besides dispelling some persistent myths about the risk of prone positioning, Dr. Christine Hall feels that one study confirms the rarity of sudden in-custody death - Full Story
February 08, 2012
Reality Training: Massage studio shootout PoliceOne Staff - Reality Training: Roll Call Video Review

Reality Training: Massage studio shootout

Use this recent incident as an opportunity to hone your tactical thinking - Full Story
February 08, 2012
Use of force: Defining 'objectively-reasonable' force Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

Use of force: Defining 'objectively-reasonable' force

The term “objectively reasonable” is the true — and most accurate — legal standard when both teaching use of force, and/or evaluating an officer’s past use of force - Full Story
January 11, 2012
Use of force: Defining 'reasonable' versus 'necessary' Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

Use of force: Defining 'reasonable' versus 'necessary'

For police use-of-force incidents, the definitions of words like ‘reasonable’ and ‘necessary’ are often discussed but sometimes also misused or misunderstood - Full Story
December 19, 2011
The Ethical Warrior: Protecting our enemies Jack E. Hoban & Bruce J. Gourlie - The Ethical Warrior

The Ethical Warrior: Protecting our enemies

The Warrior Creed — credited to the late Dr. Robert Humphrey — offers concrete guidance for developing the habits of an Ethical Warrior in your daily life - Full Story
October 26, 2011
Wired to kill: Are we innate murderers? Sgt. Steve "Pappy" Papenfuhs - Training to Think

Wired to kill: Are we innate murderers?

Each of us has contemplated the necessity of responding to a threat with deadly force - Full Story
October 26, 2011
IACP 2011: Officer safety is #1 concern of chiefs Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

IACP 2011: Officer safety is #1 concern of chiefs

What can we do to increase officer safety despite the declining budgetary resources most agencies have available? - Full Story



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