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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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Fla. student found guilty in window-shattering traffic stop

A jury found a University of Central Florida student guilty of resisting arrest Friday in a confrontation with an officer that was caught on camera last year - Full Story

Videos

Fla. cop TASERs pit bull attacking family

Deputy arrived at the scene Tuesday after the dog had bit two people.

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Video: Fla. cop TASERs pit bull attacking family

Video: Fla. cop TASERs pit bull attacking family

Deputy arrived at the scene Tuesday after the dog bit two people - Full Story

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Video: No indictment in fatal Ohio Wal-Mart shooting

Caller reported suspect was waving a rifle in the store. Police said he didn't obey commands to put down what turned out to be an air rifle - Full Story

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Lawyer: Colo. deputies obeyed rules in handling prisoner

Lawyer: Colo. deputies obeyed rules in handling prisoner

Deputies followed the rules when they used a sleeper hold and stun gun to restrain a man who died in the downtown jail, defense attorney said Monday - Full Story

Exclusives

10 limitations of body cams you need to know for your protection

10 limitations of body cams you need to know for your protection

A camera mounted on your uniform or on your head has limitations that need to be understood and considered when evaluating the images they record. - Full Story

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Jury begins review of fatal Ohio Wal-Mart shooting

Jury begins review of fatal Ohio Wal-Mart shooting

Man was killed Aug. 5 while holding an air rifle his family said he'd taken off a store shelf. Two officers responded to a call reporting a man waving a gun - Full Story

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Officer takes down armed Ohio student

Police say an officer subdued a 15-year-old Ohio high school student who came to school armed with a loaded semi-automatic pistol - Full Story

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ATF agent narrowly escapes death in drug deal shootout

Body camera captured an undercover agent’s narrow escape from death during a drug deal gone bad.



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Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement
with Capt. Greg Meyer (ret.)
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with Chuck Joyner