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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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Calif. cops TASER, arrest hostile man in standoff

A driver who blocked traffic, threatened to kill a police officer and refused to leave his car for about 45 minutes was arrested Wednesday - Full Story


LA suspect held after 5-hour standoff on roof

SWAT team used bean-bag rounds after man could not be persuaded to come down - Full Story


Video: TASERed teen resists Ky. cops

After device deployed, suspect fought to the point of lethal force - Full Story


Is prone positioning really riskier for suspects? Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Is prone positioning really riskier for suspects?

Besides dispelling some persistent myths about the risk of prone positioning, Dr. Christine Hall feels that one study confirms the rarity of sudden in-custody death - Full Story


Video: NM cop, man scuffle during arrest

Albuquerque police officials have launched an Internal Affairs investigation of an altercation between one of its officers and a man - Full Story


SF man's death cause by meth, not arresting officers

Coroner: The October death of Darnell Hutchinson was the result of acute methamphetamine intoxication, consistent with a person who abused drugs - Full Story


Video: Police TASER soccer star

Officer Ramon Perez was working security off-duty at a bar when a Houston Dynamo goalie reportedly became confrontational - Full Story


Reality Training: Massage studio shootout PoliceOne Staff - Reality Training: Roll Call Video Review

Reality Training: Massage studio shootout

Use this recent incident as an opportunity to hone your tactical thinking - Full Story


Police, Nev. Highway Patrol settle diabetic man's case

Adam Greene was treated for broken ribs, cuts and bruises - Full Story


NM cops kill homicide suspect after crash

Deputies and State Police officers responded to a call from Catherine Sampson-Brannon, who said her estranged husband Wes Brannon was at her door with a gun - Full Story

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