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.
In real-life confrontations, TASERs are effective in incapacitating actively resistant suspects over 90 percent of the time, compared to a success rate of less than 75 percent for pepper spray, according to a new study by two associate professors in criminal justice - Full Story
The shooting of Albuquerque Officer Lou Golson during a traffic stop is a harrowing reminder of how quickly police can find themselves in a battle for survival. Dave Smith takes a look at the body camera footage and offers key tactics to help officers win the fight.