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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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N.Y. officer fatally shoots man who attacked him

By Tom Hays Associated PressNEW YORK &mdsah; A man who told an undercover policeman to get off his... - Full Story

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Wash. police fatally shoot man on rampage

Associated PressSPOKANE, Wash. — Police fatally shot a man after he allegedly beat a woman with... - Full Story

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S.C. study cautions against stun gun overuse

By Glenn Smith Post and CourierCHARLESTON, S.C. — Tasers and other stun guns have proved effective... - Full Story

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Philly police shooting raises questions of how to deal with the mentally ill

By Jennifer Lin Philadelphia InquirerPHILADELPHIA — Advocates for the mentally ill are questioning... - Full Story

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Less lethal case study: Halton, Ontario Tactical Response Unit Major Steve Ijames (ret.) - Less Lethal Options for Today's LE Challenges
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Less lethal case study: Halton, Ontario Tactical Response Unit

Successfully engaging potentially deadly persons affected by mental illness is one of the most challenging... - Full Story

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Fatal police shooting to cost Calif. city $650K

By Henry K. Lee San Francisco ChronicleOAKLAND, Calif. — The city of Oakland is poised to pay $650,000... - Full Story

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Dallas officer likely to be fired in pepper spray case

By Tanya Eiserer Dallas Morning NewsDALLAS — A Dallas police officer is likely to be fired as soon... - Full Story

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S.C. killer slain by police was recent parolee

Associated PressGAFFNEY, S.C. — The serial killer who terrorized a South Carolina community by... - Full Story

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S.C. cops say serial killer suspect slain

S.C. cops say serial killer suspect slain

Associated PressGAFFNEY, S.C. — A man suspected of killing five people and terrorizing a South... - Full Story

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N.J. officer shoots man who tried to run him over

By Sharon Adarlo Star-LedgerNEWARK, N.J. — A Hoboken man fleeing police died yesterday, authorities... - Full Story



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