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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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DOJ tells Austin PD to strengthen force policies

By Tony Plohetski Austin American-StatesmanAUSTIN — A 50-page report by the U.S. Department of... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only

Columns

Zen and the gunfighter Jeff Hall - Zen and the Gunfighter

Zen and the gunfighter

Gun carriers, whether armed professionals or competitors, all argue about what is best. Which stance, wh... - Full Story

Columns

BART shooting raises issue of TASER confusion Dave Smith - The Winning Mind

BART shooting raises issue of TASER confusion

Ed Note: As additional facts come to light in the officer-involved shooting in Oakland, Calif. on New ... - Full Story

News

'Drop the weapon' is not just a request

Editor's Note: Too often, reporters reflect a general ignorance of the extreme challenges officers face... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only

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Former football player sues Minn. police

By Steve Karnowski Associated PressMINNEAPOLIS — Vikings great Carl Eller sued the Minneapolis... - Full Story

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Ex-trooper videotaped kicking suspect pleads guilty

By Meg Kinnard Associated PressCOLUMBIA, S.C. — A former South Carolina trooper caught on video... - Full Story

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Gas-soaked jacket ignites after TASER application

By Rosalio Ahumada Modesto BeeMODESTO, Calif. — The jacket of a Ripon man burst into flames when... - Full Story

Tips

Straight Arm Bar Takedown

In this week's P1 video tactical tip, trainer Joe Ferrera demonstrates step-by-step instructions for... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only

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Colo. deputy fatally shoots man who killed manager in gun battle

A member of the Boulder County Bomb Squad surveys the scene after a shooting suspect died in a gun battle... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only

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Lawsuit accuses Calif. police of improper search

By Henry K. Lee San Francisco ChronicleSAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco police are facing a second... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only



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Use of Force Columnists

Use of Force and the Law Use of Force and the Law
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