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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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Man resists arrest, throws spider at officer

Suspect was stunned several times with TASER before he would cooperate - Full Story

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Police award homeless man for saving Dallas cop

During Thursday's ceremony, the officer publicly shook the civilian's hand and thanked him for his fast response - Full Story

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Video: Firefighter's attack on 2 women 'went unpunished'

The women claim they were denied police report because of his job - Full Story

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Former Pa. cop cleared in jail-cell TASER incident

Officer says he will return to police work after being declared 'not guilty' - Full Story

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Video: Standard techniques probed for 'excessive force'

The officers arrested a man causing a public disturbance, Captain calls unquestionable - Full Story

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Charges dropped against NY man seen resisting arrest in video

Suspect, found drunk and sleeping at a Jewish youth center, was seen in the clip pushing the officers - Full Story

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Man who stuck rifle into officer's stomach is identified

Suspect was killed early Sunday after setting his house ablaze and threatening officer's life - Full Story

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2 off-duty officers fatally shoot naked woman

The county sheriff's office said in a news release that the men were approached by an "armed, naked and irrational female." - Full Story

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Judge drops most serious charges against Md. cops accused of assault

Judge drops most serious charges against Md. cops accused of assault

Two police officers on trial for allegedly beating up a University of Maryland student - Full Story

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Shoot to kill or shoot to wound?

Shoot to kill or shoot to wound?

I know law enforcement shoots neither to wound nor kill. But the rest of the public doesn’t necessarily understand that. Law enforcement cannot afford to leave the public's understanding to Hollywood, TV, and video games. - Full Story



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