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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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March 22, 2012
TASER Axon Flex: The next generation of body camera Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

TASER Axon Flex: The next generation of body camera

The camera module, about the size of a felt-tip marker, is connected to a wallet-size controller module that is carried on a belt or clipped to clothing - Full Story
March 22, 2012
Choosing a police trainer: 'In house' versus 'outside provider' Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

Choosing a police trainer: 'In house' versus 'outside provider'

Part One: Once training needs have been identified the next logical question becomes how to deliver the material - Full Story
March 15, 2012
Police attorney offers 'best practices' tips to civil rights overseers Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Police attorney offers 'best practices' tips to civil rights overseers

By Charles Remsberg Last November, the Civil Rights Division of the US DOJ sent a nine-page “technical... - Full Story
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



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