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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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Police prepare for grand jury decision in Ferguson

Police prepare for grand jury decision in Ferguson

Preparations are aimed at avoiding renewed outbreak of violence that could follow announcement of whether officer will face trial - Full Story

Columns

3 keys to improve public’s perception of force Matt Stiehm - Campus Safety

3 keys to improve public’s perception of force

When used lawfully, reasonably, and within the totality of the circumstances, force is appropriate; we need to work hard to educate the press and the public that this is the case - Full Story

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Man with hatchet killed after attacking NY cops

A man wielding a hatchet charged four rookie NYPD officers and critically wounded one of them before being shot to death Thursday afternoon - Full Story

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Ariz. police shoot man with machete, officer seriously injured

Police shot machete-wielding man after chasing him in a stolen truck he rammed into a police patrol car, seriously injuring an officer - Full Story

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Pride arrestee fined, officer assault charge dropped

Woman arrested at gay pride parade pleaded guilty Wednesday to harassment citations. Prosecutors dropped more serious charges that she assaulted an officer and a protester - Full Story

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Protest against police blocks Ga. freeway

Demonstrators who say they were taking part in a week of resistance to police brutality temporarily blocked traffic on a freeway through downtown Atlanta - Full Story

Videos

Ala. officer opens fire in 'suicide by cop' incident

Police officers responded to the scene October 8 after receiving a 911 call of a man with a gun.

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Video: Ala. officer opens fire in 'suicide by cop' incident

Police officers responded to the scene October 8 after receiving a 911 call of a man with a gun - Full Story

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St. Louis police union shows politicians the stress of the job

Union invited about 60 people, including all of St. Louis' aldermen, civil service commission members, local state representatives and senators to the event - Full Story

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3 arrested in brawl with Texas officers

Cameras were rolling Sunday morning when San Antonio Police Department officers engaged in a violent struggle downtown.



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New York Tactical New York Tactical
with NYTOA – The New York Tactical Officers Association
Use of Force and the Law Use of Force and the Law
with Ron Martinelli