Use of Force
Full list of Use of Force results
Tactical Tip: Head strikes–
Duane Wolfe and Doug Wyllie demonstrate effective head strikes (spoiler alert: contrary to popular belief, you shouldn't be using a closed fist).
The science behind implicit bias–
Doug Wyllie and Danny Rosa unpack the science behind implicit bias and what it means for police training.
Tactical Tip: Deadly force hand techniques–
Duane Wolfe demonstrates hand techniques you can use in a situation where deadly force is authorized but you can't access your firearms.
Reality Training: Preparing for failure of less lethal options–
Dave Smith reviews a text book case of the use of force continuum and provides tips for what to do when less lethal options are ineffective.
Reality Training: Distance and cover–
A harrowing gun battle provides key lessons for officers on proper use of cover, when to initiate first aid, and transitioning from less lethal to deadly force.
In this video tactical tip, PoliceOne Contributor Duane Wolfe — alongside PoliceOne Editor at Large Doug Wyllie — discuss and demonstrate some thoughts about pistol recoil, and how to train to overcome the anticipation of recoil (and how that adversely affects your follow-up shots).
Reality Training: Who is the threat?–
Things are not always what they seem. Criminals will do anything to escape the law, including camouflaging themselves as bystanders, security guards - you name it. In this episode of Reality Training, Dave Smith provides key tactics for determining friend from foe.
Defense Against the Necktie–
In this video tactical tip, Fletch Fuller — alongside demonstration partner Ray Price — shares a technique you can use when a subject gets you into what is commonly called a necktie attack, where the opponent has both hands around the top of your head.
Reality Training: The importance of cover–
Dave Smith reviews footage of an attempted suicide by cop that highlights the importance of cover in allowing you more time to decide how to handle a critical incident.
Reality Training: A motorist assist gone bad–
A bad guy's car can break down too. Footage of a motorist assist stop that erupted in gunfire underscores why you must remain vigilant at all times on the job. Dave Smith analyzes the footage and highlights the great tactics on display by the officer, including his use of the passenger side approach.
How can police trainers solve the problem of deadly hesitation?–
Chuck Joyner discusses a troubling trend in law enforcement - officers so concerned with the fallout of a use-of-force incident that they are hesitant to use force when it is needed.
Getting Behind the Subject–
Video Tactical Tip with Lee Shaykhet
Officer-involved shootings: The PD's role in the healing process–
Brian Nanavaty talks about the healing process in the wake of an officer-involved shooting.
Tactical Tip: From Escort Position to Takedown–
In this video tactical tip, PoliceOne Contributor Don Gula — founder of Arrestling Force Options Training — discusses and demonstrates a technique to take a resistive subject who is pulling away from you to the ground.
Reality Training: When should we use deadly force?–
As a law enforcement officer, you have a right to defend yourself against an assailant. Dave Smith analyzes the use of deadly force and the current state of law enforcement in the age of media scrutiny.
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