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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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NYPD det. shot in arm returns fire

Career criminal Michael McBride, 52, wanted for shooting a woman Monday, was killed - Full Story


Ariz. cop fatally shoots man holding child

A veteran officer of the Scottsdale Police fired one bullet that killed a threatening man - Full Story


Force is a necessary tool for peace Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

Force is a necessary tool for peace

The most significant news item for the police profession for all of 2011 may have been the Occupy movement - Full Story


Chicago cop kills man trying to run him over

Suspect reportedly rammed officer's garage door with van - Full Story


Calif. cops TASER, arrest hostile man in standoff

A driver who blocked traffic, threatened to kill a police officer and refused to leave his car for about 45 minutes was arrested Wednesday - Full Story


LA suspect held after 5-hour standoff on roof

SWAT team used bean-bag rounds after man could not be persuaded to come down - Full Story


Video: TASERed teen resists Ky. cops

After device deployed, suspect fought to the point of lethal force - Full Story


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


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


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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Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts
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