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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
October 06, 2011
One cop's response to the ER doctor survey Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

One cop's response to the ER doctor survey

Significant injuries do not necessarily equate to excessive force, nor do minor injuries necessarily equate to reasonable force - Full Story
October 06, 2011
Should ER physicians be required to report suspected cases of police brutality? Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Should ER physicians be required to report suspected cases of police brutality?

A clash between researchers has erupted over the question of whether emergency room doctors should report suspected cases of excessive force by LEOs - Full Story
September 29, 2011
More confessions of a plaintiff's expert Dave Grossi - Tactics & Training

More confessions of a plaintiff's expert

Part Two: The names of the officers and their agencies have been altered, but the details and states where the testimony took place are accurate - Full Story
September 28, 2011
Videotape never tells the whole story Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Videotape never tells the whole story

An unedited videotape may never lie, but it is also always partially blind, often totally deaf, and usually too late to the dance - Full Story
September 15, 2011
True confessions of a plaintiff’s expert Dave Grossi - Tactics & Training

True confessions of a plaintiff’s expert

Part One: The names of the officers and their agencies have been altered, but the details and states where the testimony took place are accurate - Full Story
August 25, 2011
Limitations of the solo-officer 'dual force' tactic Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

Limitations of the solo-officer 'dual force' tactic

Part Two: The most obvious disadvantage to solo-officer “dual force” deployments is that humans just don’t perform multiple tasks well at the same time, especially under stress - Full Story
August 11, 2011
Deployment of the solo officer ‘dual force’ tactic Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

Deployment of the solo officer ‘dual force’ tactic

Part One: The below article is not intended to advocate for or denounce against “dual force” tactics — only to explore some of the positives and negatives of it - Full Story
July 06, 2011
Hidden hands are not harmless: Video reinforces sound officer safety tactics Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Hidden hands are not harmless: Video reinforces sound officer safety tactics

One of the most dangerous positions a suspect can assume on the ground is prone with his hands tucked under his body, either at chest or waist level - Full Story
June 09, 2011
P1 First Person: Officer survival training is not a luxury PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: Officer survival training is not a luxury

By Deputy Sheriff Kevin LeDoux York County (Maine) Sheriff’s OfficeIn the current economy, all... - Full Story



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Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts
with Force Science Institute
Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement
with Capt. Greg Meyer (ret.)