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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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Video: Austin cop opens fire on man ramming cruiser

Video: Austin cop opens fire on man ramming cruiser

Dash cam video has been released capturing the shooting of a burglary suspect as he rammed into an officer’s patrol car in an escape attempt - Full Story

Videos

NC officer shot in leg, suspect dead

A burglary suspect who fired at a Fayetteville police officer died after a shootout with police

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NC officer shot in leg, suspect dead

A burglary suspect who fired at a Fayetteville police officer died after a shootout with police - Full Story

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Amid shooting furors, politicians get a special “training day”

Amid shooting furors, politicians get a special “training day”

The St. Louis Police Officers Association invited about 60 elected officials to a day of immersion training in hopes of opening their eyes and minds to the realities behind the badge. - Full Story

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Amid shooting furors, politicians get a special “training day” Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Amid shooting furors, politicians get a special “training day”

The St. Louis Police Officers Association invited about 60 elected officials to a day of immersion training in hopes of opening their eyes and minds to the realities behind the badge - Full Story

Exclusives

5 common use-of-force myths debunked

5 common use-of-force myths debunked

Too many administrators, chiefs, mayors, city council members, community activists, and members of the media are unaware of Graham v. Connor, let alone the four-pronged test of ‘reasonableness’. - Full Story

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Colo. cop shot at traffic stop ID'd, reward for perp raised

Wounded officer, Ryan Burns, an 11-year veteran of the department, continues to recover from his injuries in the hospital - Full Story

Videos

NM officer cleared in fatal shooting during standoff

Armed suspect wanted in connection with the shooting of a cop was killed in a 2013 standoff captured on helmet camera.

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Video: NM officer cleared in fatal shooting during standoff

Video: NM officer cleared in fatal shooting during standoff

Armed suspect wanted in connection with the shooting of a cop was killed in a 2013 standoff captured on helmet camera - Full Story

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Cleveland to pay $3M over deadly police shooting

Thirteen Cleveland police officers fired 137 shots into a car after a high-speed pursuit in 2012 - Full Story



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