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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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Atlanta PD disbands controversial unit

Atlanta PD disbands controversial unit

Controversial units that were created to come down hard on criminals are being dumped nationwide because they have become more of a liability than an asset in the war on crime. Reputation outstripped reality

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Video: Physical NJ arrest posted to YouTube

One officer punches the suspect four times while the other officers attempt to put him in handcuffs - Full Story

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Video: Surveillance footage shows controversial Houston police beating

The four officers have been fired and are set to be tried on official oppression charges later this year - Full Story

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The 'conspiracy of safety' continues Betsy Brantner Smith - Survival Insights

The 'conspiracy of safety' continues

Only in Stephen King novels does the tractor actually turn on the farmer and try to kill him, but we run toward the shots — it's what crime fighters do - Full Story

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Key considerations for good use-of-force policies Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

Key considerations for good use-of-force policies

The potential liability in any use-of-force situation begins prior to an incident - Full Story

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Judgmental Use of Force Simulators for Law Enforcement

VirTra offers a full line of the very best judgmental-use-of-force training simulators along with full marksmanship capability. VirTra is the industry leader, from highly portable single-screen simulators all the way up to the world's most challenging and advanced use-of-force simulator in the world -- the VirTra 300 LE. Our customers enjoy the only upgrade path in the market, they can upgrade from 1 screen to 3 screens or even upgrade to 5 screens (300 degrees) as their future budgets permit. In the top-of-the-line 300-degree wraparound simulator, police can train for the most difficult real-world situations, such as ambushes and maintaining situational awareness during extreme stress. The complete use-of-force continuum is available for simulator use.

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Defeating the 'Tactical Error Defense' Sgt. Steve "Pappy" Papenfuhs - Training to Think

Defeating the 'Tactical Error Defense'

The 'tactical error defense' in the case of a California couple's assault on a police officer sheds light on the importance of thoroughly documenting an officer's use of force - Full Story

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2010 sees fewest fatal police shootings for NYPD

NYPD officers are firing fewer times and the number of people killed by police bullets each year has hovered around a dozen during the past decade - Full Story

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Video: St. Louis PD investigates filmed 'beating'

A YouTube video surfaced showing a city officer hitting a man with his nightstick - Full Story



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