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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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Why the less-lethal 'Alternative' is bad idea Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

Why the less-lethal 'Alternative' is bad idea

The Alternative less lethal device seems likely to do no good and might do considerable harm - Full Story

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Are you forgetting a crucial element in use-of-force training? Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

Are you forgetting a crucial element in use-of-force training?

Every officer must know the U.S. Supreme Court holding in Graham v. Connor — the standard for police officer use of force is one of “objective reasonableness” — but it is equally important that officers know their specific state statutes concerning use of force - Full Story

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Black Panther leader undergoes shoot/don’t shoot training

Anti-police protest leader and head of Houston’s New Black Panther Party was invited to undergo use of force training at a Texas police department.

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Video: Black Panther leader undergoes shoot/don’t shoot training

Anti-police protest leader and head of Houston’s New Black Panther Party was invited to undergo use of force training at a Texas police department - Full Story

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Armed woman killed by Calif. police after 3 carjacking attempts

Woman had pointed a gun at store security guards and then tried to carjack at least three people at gunpoint before turning her revolver on officers - Full Story

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ECD used on diabetic NH driver who refused orders after crash

An officer feared he was in danger when he twice used a stun gun on a 78-year-old diabetic driver with low blood sugar who crashed into several cars and refused orders to stop - Full Story

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Family of slain Calif. bank heist hostage blames police

Missy Holt-Singh was shot July 16 during a high-speed pursuit and shootout between police and three robbers - Full Story

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Ferguson PD may roll out 'air bag for bullet' as less lethal option

Bullet embeds itself into a new round projectile the size of a ping pong ball.

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Ferguson PD may roll out 'air bag for bullet' as less lethal option

Bullet embeds itself into a new round projectile the size of a ping pong ball - Full Story

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Man killed in shootout with Calif. deputies was former cop

Man who was shot and killed after opening fire on a police helicopter has been identified as a former CHP officer.



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