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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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Details emerge in LAPD in-custody death

Eleven officers and sergeants remain under internal investigation in the 2013 case - Full Story

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Officials: White House reviewing police military surplus program

The examination comes in the aftermath of the police response to unrest in Ferguson, Missouri - Full Story

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No arrests as thousands rally over NY in-custody death

No arrests as thousands rally over NY in-custody death

Police reported no arrests after the afternoon rally and march that drew well over 2,500 people to the streets where Eric Garner was taken to the ground on July 17 by an NYPD officer - Full Story

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In wake of Ferguson, Miami-Dade mayor wants 'camera on every officer'

His proposed budget calls for purchasing 500 of the mini cameras, enough to outfit about half of Miami-Dade's patrol force - Full Story

Columns

Ferguson's 6 top use-of-force questions: A cop's response Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

Ferguson's 6 top use-of-force questions: A cop's response

According to Bureau of Justice Statistics data from 2008, there roughly 765,000 sworn officers in the United States — and an absurdly small number ever fire their weapons outside of training - Full Story

Videos

Off-duty Texas cop intervenes in shooting, stops armed man

Officer, who had been attending a family event, was "in the right place at the right time" and shot a man who wounded a woman.

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Off-duty Texas cop intervenes in shooting, stops armed man

Officer, who had been attending a family event, was "in the right place at the right time" and shot a man who wounded a woman - Full Story

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Calif. officer in grave condition after gun battle

31-year-old officer was rushed to the hospital early Friday with at least two gunshot wounds to the upper torso.

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Calif. officer in grave condition after gun battle

Calif. officer in grave condition after gun battle

31-year-old officer was rushed to the hospital early Friday with at least two gunshot wounds to the upper torso - Full Story

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Streets of Ferguson quieter, Guard to withdraw

Streets of Ferguson quieter, Guard to withdraw

The streets of Ferguson were peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions subsided in the St. Louis suburb - Full Story



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with Capt. Greg Meyer (ret.)