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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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Md. transit officer kills woman assaulting her

Several people unsuccessfully tried to break up the fight, and the officer could not get the suspect off her - Full Story

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Off-duty Pa. trooper kills armed man at home

Kristopher Barkus, 25, ignored Trooper Brian Knirnschild's orders to drop a weapon he pointed at the trooper - Full Story

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Police: Suspect in Ga. courthouse shooting made supply list

Police: Suspect in Ga. courthouse shooting made supply list

Man who police say staged an assault on a Ga. courthouse carefully planned the weapons and supplies he would need to enter the building and harm people inside - Full Story

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Reality Training:

Reality Training: "Why didn't you just tase him?"

For the week of June 6, Dave Smith discusses the use of ECDs and the constant question by communities... - Full Story

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Ohio cops kill pit bulls mauling young girl

Dash cam footage has been released capturing police as they fatally shoot two pit bulls brutally attacking a 6-year-old girl.

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Video: Ohio cops kill pit bulls mauling young girl

Dash cam footage has been released capturing police as they fatally shoot two pit bulls brutally attacking a 6-year-old girl - Full Story

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Ga. deputy shot, suspect dead in courthouse shooting

Man who shot deputy outside courthouse was heavily armed and planned to take hostages.

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Reality Training: "Why didn't you just tase him?"

For the week of June 6, Dave Smith discusses the use of ECDs and the constant question by communities and media in deadly force situations, "Why couldn't you have just used a TASER on him?" Dave addresses how to handle such questions after a shooting.

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Video: Deputy hit in police shootout with 'sovereign citizen'

A man identified as a 'sovereign citizen' assaulted a Ga. courthouse Friday, wounding a deputy before dying in a hail of bullets - Full Story



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