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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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Clearing up (even more) misconceptions about legal standards for police use of force Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

Clearing up (even more) misconceptions about legal standards for police use of force

Two weeks ago, I examined several statements regarding the legal standards and limitations of a law enforcement officer’s use of force. The curre... - Full Story

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New TASER X2: A preloaded backup shot

New TASER X2:
A preloaded backup shot

A TASER reload may not be done quickly under stress, which is why the X2 has that second shot ready, among other features - Full Story

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News from ILEETA 2011

News from ILEETA 2011

ILEETA is a law enforcement training conference held annually in Chicago. Several of our writers and our Senior Editor Doug Wyllie were there this year. Don't miss out on the training offered in these stories. - Full Story

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Shooting center mass: I'm told we kill everyone... Roy Bedard - Learning from the Experience

Shooting center mass: I'm told we kill everyone...

In part two of this three-part series, PoliceOne Contributor Roy Bedard recalls a discussion he’d had with a police trainer in the Czech Republic - Full Story

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Two N.O. officers found guilty in beating death

Williams faces a maximum sentence of life in prison; Moore could get up to 25 years in prison - Full Story

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How to avoid criminal charges by planning ahead

How to avoid criminal charges by planning ahead

It’s not enough anymore that you be right in your force applications — you also have to be able to explain why you were right - Full Story

Videos

Lock Bumping 101 - Bump Keys

This video will show you the techniques used to bump a lock.
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How Lock Bumping Works

The first thing you'll need to open a specific lock is the bump key. Understand that not just any bump key will do. A bump key must be made for that specific model and brand of lock. It is not a master key that will open any lock, but rather a key that fits in the lock but will not open it under normal conditions.
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Photos

Angry MLB fan hit with TASER, baton

Angry MLB fan hit with TASER, baton

Video posted to YouTube shows two officers hitting a reportedly drunken and combative man with a TASER and then striking him at least six times with a baton while onlookers chanted. 'Feared for our safety'

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Video: Combative baseball fan hit with baton, TASER

Man was arrested at the Pirates game and charged with four misdemeanors, including public drunkenness and resisting arrest - Full Story



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Bringing the Street to the Range Bringing the Street to the Range
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10-43: Be Advised... 10-43: Be Advised...
with Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief