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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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NM officials seek new probe in fatal foothills shooting

NM officials seek new probe in fatal foothills shooting

Police say suspect had threatened to kill officers and held onto knives as an unarmed K-9 officer approached him - Full Story

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New video: Helmet cam captures fatal NM standoff

New video: Helmet cam captures fatal NM standoff

New helmet cam footage captures the fatal shooting of a knife-wielding suspect who shouted threats at officers during a five-hour standoff. (ABQ Journal Image) Standoff

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Helmet cam captures fatal NM standoff

New helmet cam footage captures the fatal shooting of a knife-wielding suspect who shouted threats at officers during a five-hour standoff.

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New video: Helmet cam captures fatal NM standoff

Suspect had a criminal history in Albuquerque that goes back as far as 2001, including several arrests on charges of violence against officers - Full Story

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NM official defends changes to use of force training

The new curriculum — released last Monday after pressure from community members and the media — shows that the firearms training block was cut by 11 hours - Full Story

Columns

Pilots, truckers, and...cops? Why fatigue may be killing our decision-making Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Pilots, truckers, and...cops? Why fatigue may be killing our decision-making

Human performance factors such as reaction time and decision-making — areas of mutual concern for pilots, truckers, and cops — can potentially lead to errors with deadly consequences - Full Story

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DHS official talks transparency at Border Security Expo

DHS official talks transparency at Border Security Expo

"Criticism drives a more responsible and better government," Alejandro Mayorkas said - Full Story

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'Rocking' the cops: Assault by any other name is still assault Thane Gallagher - Patrolling the Border

'Rocking' the cops: Assault by any other name is still assault

Police professionals know about the consequences of even small head wounds — none of which are pleasant — but Border Patrol agents may know best about a rock’s impact with the head - Full Story

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Video: SC cop grief-stricken after traffic stop shooting

Video: SC cop grief-stricken after traffic stop shooting

Deputy shot a man during a traffic stop after mistaking his cane for a shotgun. (WBTV Image) Dash cam

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Video: SC cop grief-stricken after traffic stop shooting

Deputy shot a man during a traffic stop after mistaking his cane for a shotgun - Full Story



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Use of Force Columnists

Use of Force and the Law Use of Force and the Law
with Ron Martinelli
Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement
with Capt. Greg Meyer (ret.)