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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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Is prone positioning really riskier for suspects? Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Is prone positioning really riskier for suspects?

Besides dispelling some persistent myths about the risk of prone positioning, Dr. Christine Hall feels that one study confirms the rarity of sudden in-custody death - Full Story

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Video: NM cop, man scuffle during arrest

Albuquerque police officials have launched an Internal Affairs investigation of an altercation between one of its officers and a man - Full Story

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SF man's death cause by meth, not arresting officers

Coroner: The October death of Darnell Hutchinson was the result of acute methamphetamine intoxication, consistent with a person who abused drugs - Full Story

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Video: Police TASER soccer star

Officer Ramon Perez was working security off-duty at a bar when a Houston Dynamo goalie reportedly became confrontational - Full Story

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Reality Training: Massage studio shootout PoliceOne Staff - Reality Training: Roll Call Video Review

Reality Training: Massage studio shootout

Use this recent incident as an opportunity to hone your tactical thinking - Full Story

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Police, Nev. Highway Patrol settle diabetic man's case

Adam Greene was treated for broken ribs, cuts and bruises - Full Story

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NM cops kill homicide suspect after crash

Deputies and State Police officers responded to a call from Catherine Sampson-Brannon, who said her estranged husband Wes Brannon was at her door with a gun - Full Story

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Suspect, bystander dead in Tex. shootout with police

Police: The suspected gunman died of a gunshot wound to the head, but it wasn't immediately clear whether the officers killed him or he shot himself - Full Story

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Use of force: Defining 'objectively-reasonable' force Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

Use of force: Defining 'objectively-reasonable' force

The term “objectively reasonable” is the true — and most accurate — legal standard when both teaching use of force, and/or evaluating an officer’s past use of force - Full Story

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Bystander helps officer restrain drunk driver

The officer restrained a driver after his blue lights were ignored and a bystander stepped in - Full Story



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