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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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Suspect in LAPD station shooting dies

Man suspected of wounding an officer while shooting up a Los Angeles police station died Thursday at a hospital more than two weeks after the attack - Full Story

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Deliveryman shot by police may have fled over robbery fears

The man fled to a car and then drove toward officers, who fired because they feared for their safety - Full Story

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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.

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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

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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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The Winning Mind The Winning Mind
with Dave Smith
Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement
with Capt. Greg Meyer (ret.)