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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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Video: Armed NM man killed in police standoff

Video: Armed NM man killed in police standoff

Police were involved in the fatal March 25 shooting after a 40-minute standoff in which the armed suspect held a gun to his head - Full Story

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NM police fatally shoot armed woman during foot pursuit

Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden said the woman pointed a gun at the officer before being shot.

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NM officer fatally shoots armed woman during foot pursuit

Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden said the woman pointed a gun at the officer before being shot - Full Story

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New study: “No fatal risk” in proning out violent resisters Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

New study: “No fatal risk” in proning out violent resisters

The controversy over prone positioning has raged in the policing community since the 1980s - Full Story

Videos

S.A.R.S. Technique: Escalating Use of Force Secure - Login Required

In this video tactical tip, Henry Brettrager — the founder of the Sudden Assault Response System, commonly known as SARS — discusses the “how and why” the system works, and demonstrates the several applications of the technique, from a very low level of force, all the way up to a very, very high use of force.
S.A.R.S. Technique: Escalating Use of Force

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Video: Using the S.A.R.S. technique with escalating use of force

In this video tactical tip, Henry Brettrager — the founder of the Sudden Assault Response System,... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only

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Wounded Ore. officer: Fallen K-9 'saved my life'

Wounded Ore. officer: Fallen K-9 'saved my life'

K-9 unit Officer Jeff Dorn is recovering from leg wounds and his police dog Mick was fatally shot Wednesday - Full Story

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Crazed man dies after resisting TASER, attacking cops

Two officers attempted to subdue suspect after he resisted being placed in handcuffs and fought the officers. A TASER was deployed multiple times, but did not stop him.

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Video: Crazed man dies after resisting TASER, attacking cops

Police attempted to subdue suspect after he resisted being placed in handcuffs and fought the officers. A TASER was deployed multiple times, but did not stop him - Full Story

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Minn. deputy shot during traffic stop, suspect arrested

The deputy returned fire but missed the suspect, who fled in a vehicle - Full Story



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