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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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PoliceOne Roundtable: Smart police trainers use 'dumb' simulation tools Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

PoliceOne Roundtable: Smart police trainers use 'dumb' simulation tools

Even as the capabilities of silicon-based simulators increase, our carbon-based simulators (a.k.a. trainers and role players), still need traditional “inert” training tools - Full Story

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Do your policies cover using force against injured persons? Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Do your policies cover using force against injured persons?

A recent lower-court decision in Tennessee may be a bellwether signaling a need to tweak law enforcement use-of-force policies - Full Story

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Colo. police use tear gas to break up noisy street party

Police say they used tear gas to disperse a large and noisy street party near a college as some of the 300 party-goers through bottles at the officers - Full Story

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Video: Brawl erupts on subway between NYPD and teens

A group of teens began tormenting another teen, and things exploded when the victim snapped a picture - Full Story

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New Orleans police cleared in 'excessive force' case

State Police conclude there was no wrong-doing, and officers used minimal force in a Mardi Gras altercation - Full Story

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Dramatic shooting of a car thief... and persistent Hollywood myths Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Dramatic shooting of a car thief... and persistent Hollywood myths

The following report describes the latest moving-vehicle shooting case Force Science Institute has pl... - Full Story

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Hostage situation: One shot to save a boy's life Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

Hostage situation: One shot to save a boy's life

When a 30-year-old gunman with a history of substance abuse and trouble with the law threatened the life of an innocent high school student, Sergeant Jeff Young took action - Full Story

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Video of Ore. police subduing man prompts lawsuit

Police were cleared of any wrongdoing by two different review boards - Full Story

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Study proves 'cop cameras' cut citizen complaints Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

Study proves 'cop cameras' cut citizen complaints

Study by TASER International and Calif. PD shows video cameras worn by police officers have a deterrent effect on citizens initiating false and frivolous allegations of police misconduct - Full Story

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Police TASER knife-wielding man outside Buckingham Palace

A man held a knife to his own throat, disrupting the "Changing of the Guard" at Buckingham Palace in this Feb. 2013 video. Police moved in from several angles and tasered him.



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