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.
In this video tactical tip, PoliceOne Contributor and renowned police defensive tactics trainer Joe Ferrera speaks about and demonstrates the two axis — circles of movement — involved in the proper execution of the reverse wrist twist takedown.
Don’t fall back on an escalating step-by-step process for the use of force. Instead, use a tool box. On your waist you have all of your options and you can use any one of them anytime you see fit.
It’s up to you as an officer to make the immediate threat assessment and withdraw whatever tool you deem suitable.
Times are changing in law enforcement, according to P1 Columnist Gary Klugiewicz.
As a new era is ushered in, cops must stop reacting and start responding. Proper response requires that you remain alert, be decisive and have a preplanned practice and response. If you don’t, you’re likely to get popped.
Click the video below for three ways you can be prepared.
Twenty years ago today, what would have been a traffic stop escalated into a high-speed chase that ended with the filmed beating of Rodney King. The video was aired on the news that evening, changing policing forever.
Video: 'No animosity'
The NRA has been involved with law enforcement since the 1920s, but things really got going in the ‘60s. We’ve now reached the 50-year anniversary since the inception of the Law Enforcement Division, and the Division’s Director Glen Hoyer says 2010 will be a great year.
Betsy Brantner-Smith sits down with Use of Force Expert, Mike Gardner, to discuss different use of force scenarios. As a veteran officer, Mike understands the complications of use of force and explains how to behave in different situations.
The acronyms TRACED and MAPS are provided as a means to assist officers in observing and assessing danger cues, articulating the suspect’s means, opportunity, and intent, and then justifying and documenting the officer’s force responses. - Full Story