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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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Defeating the 'Tactical Error Defense' Sgt. Steve "Pappy" Papenfuhs - Training to Think

Defeating the 'Tactical Error Defense'

The 'tactical error defense' in the case of a California couple's assault on a police officer sheds light on the importance of thoroughly documenting an officer's use of force - Full Story


2010 sees fewest fatal police shootings for NYPD

NYPD officers are firing fewer times and the number of people killed by police bullets each year has hovered around a dozen during the past decade - Full Story


Video: St. Louis PD investigates filmed 'beating'

A YouTube video surfaced showing a city officer hitting a man with his nightstick - Full Story


Victim's brother accuses NJ police of excessive force in fatal shooting

"We expected them to subdue him and take him to the hospital," the brother said after the shooting Tuesday - Full Story


Pa. man who shot cop on New Year's was sought in another shooting

Also shot a security guard in the back of the neck at a gas station and then robbed the victim while he lay bleeding - Full Story


Video: KC man claims traffic-stop brutality

The Kansas City Police Department says the officer did exactly what he is trained to do to take control of the situation - Full Story


Video: Gunman fires on school board, kills self

Tuesday's date was circled on a calendar found in the trailer where 56-year-old Clay Duke lived - Full Story


10 pre-attack behavior cues Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

10 pre-attack behavior cues

Trainer Marcus Young teaches officer safety courses offered free throughout the U.S. by the FBI’s LEOKA (Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted) section - Full Story

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