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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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Video: SF cops' UOF during cyclist's arrest spurs internal investigation

The alleged offenses were listed as disobeying a traffic order, battery on a peace officer and resisting arrest - Full Story

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Video: Wash. police TASER, disarm suicidal woman armed with knife

Video: Wash. police TASER, disarm suicidal woman armed with knife

The quick-thinking officers were able to save others and the woman from herself - Full Story

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Wash. lawmakers seek rules for police body camera video

Washington, D.C. and nine states have enacted laws in 2015 that address access to body-camera footage - Full Story

Columns

How cops can stay 'left of bang' in a critical incident Tim Barfield - Becoming Knights

How cops can stay 'left of bang' in a critical incident

These five keys will help you prevent an incident from spiraling out of control - Full Story

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Family sues over man's death in Tenn. police custody

A Mississippi medical examiner found Goode died from 'complications of LSD toxicity' - Full Story

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Video: Ohio police fatally shoot man pointing BB gun at them

Video: Ohio police fatally shoot man pointing BB gun at them

Officers thought the Daisy BB pistol was real until after the shooting - Full Story

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Family: Pa. constable who shot girl not to blame for her death

The girl's father pointed a firearm at the constable who returned a shot, accidentally hitting the child - Full Story

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Bill allowing Ind. police to withhold body cam video advances

The bill places the burden on those seeking video to prove that its release is in the public interest - Full Story

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A look at buffers that can shield officers from scrutiny

Critics say the shields tailored for police create an impression that the scales of justice are tipped in favor of them - Full Story

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LAPD chief says his recommendation on fatal shooting was 'right thing'

This is the first time Chief Charlie Beck has recommended charges against an officer who fatally shot someone - Full Story



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Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement
with Capt. Greg Meyer (ret.)
Combat Gunfighting Combat Gunfighting
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