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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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Ill. man accused of grabbing cop's pistol, firing gun

During the struggle, the gun discharged one round that didn't hit the officer - Full Story

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A list of don'ts for police after Calif. court's stun gun ruling

Recently, a California court ruled that "police need reasons to believe a suspect is dangerous before... - Full Story

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Calif. TASER ruling sets standards for police, claims

Calif. TASER ruling sets standards for police, claims

By Bob Egelko San Francisco ChronicleSAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Police need reasons to believe a suspect... - Full Story

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Man steals ambulance at N.H. hospital; officers use TASER to end incident

By Matthew Spolar Concord MonitorLOUDON, N.H. — A man stole an ambulance outside Lakes Region General... - Full Story

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Officers Down: The decade that was 2000 to 2009 Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Officers Down: The decade that was 2000 to 2009

As we close this year and this decade, we naturally take some time to reflect on the past in an effor... - Full Story

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Two Wash. sheriff's officers critically injured by gunman lying in wait

Two Wash. sheriff's officers critically injured by gunman lying in wait

The Associated PressEATONVILLE, Wash. — Two sheriff's officers were wounded while responding to... - Full Story

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R.I. officer charged with assault on cuffed woman

By Eric Tucker Associated PressPROVIDENCE, R.I. — A Rhode Island police officer has been charged... - Full Story

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Opinions vary on stun gun use at hospitals

More than 53 percent of hospital security officers do not carry lethal or less-lethal weapons - Full Story



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