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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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NY man throws intestines at police

Two officers kicked the door in and saw a man in a corner wielding a knife - Full Story


BC police shooting video sparks calls for new probe

Case may be reopened in the fatal shooting of a man in 2007 after new video surfaced - Full Story


Video may contradict Texas man's beating claim

Suspect appears to struggle with police, kick at officers - Full Story


Use of force: Downfalls of the continuum model Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

Use of force: Downfalls of the continuum model

Because it's impossible for any continuum model to provide for an entire set of circumstances in each very unique situation, a "force options" model is the optimal policy alternative - Full Story


Police fatally shoot Calif. man who pulled metallic wallet

Man ran toward an officer after a brief high-speed vehicle and foot pursuit - Full Story


Wrestler convicted in assault of Ohio officer

Ambushed while trying to awaken suspect, officer had to discharge TASER 6 times - Full Story


Machete takedown: A NY cop's good shoot Hayley Hudson - Stories from the Beat

Machete takedown: A NY cop's good shoot

'There were no loopholes, no loose cannons — everything was done by the book' - Full Story


Maui resort evacuated as cops kill suspected thief

The suspect tried to flee in the vehicle and apparently pointed a handgun at an officer - Full Story


Calif. police shoot, kill man after bullet hits K-9

Confrontation ensued after pursuit of stolen vehicle that almost hit a group of children - Full Story


Even after being shot, suspect keeps beating Pa. officer

Assailant was struck five or six times, according to police - Full Story

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Use of Force Columnists

Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts
with Force Science Institute
Use of Force and the Law Use of Force and the Law
with Ron Martinelli