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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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News

Rodney King beating changed LAPD forever

In an interview with CNN, King said he has "no animosity" toward cops - Full Story

Videos

Glen Hoyer: NRA 50th Anniversary Showcase

The NRA has been involved with law enforcement since the 1920s, but things really got going in the ‘60s. We’ve now reached the 50-year anniversary since the inception of the Law Enforcement Division, and the Division’s Director Glen Hoyer says 2010 will be a great year.

Videos

Mike Gardner: Reflections on Police Use of Force

Betsy Brantner-Smith sits down with Use of Force Expert, Mike Gardner, to discuss different use of force scenarios. As a veteran officer, Mike understands the complications of use of force and explains how to behave in different situations.

Exclusives

Using 'MAPS' to describe the threat

Using 'MAPS' to describe the threat

The acronyms TRACED and MAPS are provided as a means to assist officers in observing and assessing danger cues, articulating the suspect’s means, opportunity, and intent, and then justifying and documenting the officer’s force responses. - Full Story

News

Video: NY teen claims police brutality

The confrontation was captured on deli's surveillance video - Full Story

News

New Dallas unit will monitor dash-cam police behavior

"I think these policies need to be established to make sure the cameras capture both audio and video," a prosecutor said - Full Story

Photos

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

News

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

News

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

Columns

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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