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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 fatally shoot armed man, 77, at Wash. home

Officers say the man came to the door holding a gun and refused to drop the weapon - Full Story

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Video: Man takes SC officer hostage at jail

Newly-released video shows a group of deputies take down a man who placed a chokehold on a female officer - Full Story

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Woman, 83, fatally shot by Va. officer

Reports say woman was heading to another house because she believed her home was being burglarized - Full Story

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NYPD cop fatally shoots suspect during prostitution sting

When the man pointed his gun at the cops, the sergeant fired once - Full Story

Exclusives

Use of force: Do you agree with the chiefs?

Use of force: Do you agree with the chiefs?

PERF recently held a 'summit' of law enforcement leaders to discuss current issues regarding use of force. More than 180 chiefs and other experts attended to speak their minds. - Full Story

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Cincinnati PD move to 'aim for the back' TASER use

The policy also prohibits frontal shots, except in self-defense or to defend someone else - Full Story

Columns

Use of force: Do you agree with the chiefs? Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

Use of force: Do you agree with the chiefs?

The Police Executive Research Forum recently held a 'summit' of law enforcement leaders to discuss current issues regarding use of force - Full Story

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Minn. officers shown in 'kick' video return to work

Having the officers back to work benefits the police department and the city, said president of the Police Federation - Full Story



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