Use of Force
Full list of Use of Force results
Reality Training: Friend or foe?–
Things aren't always as they seem. In this episode of Reality Training, Dave Smith reviews footage of a suspect posing as a bystander and outlines key safety tips.
Tactical Tip: Your backup weapon–
A secondary firearm could save your life. Police trainer Joe Ferrera discusses some of the backup weapon options available to you, particularly revolvers.
Reality Training: When a third party enters a UOF incident–
What should you do if a bystander gets physically involved in a confrontation between you and a suspect? Dave Smith reviews footage of a roadside arrest that quickly deteriorated.
Reality Training: What do you do after winning an armed confrontation?–
There are important steps an agency must take after an officer-involved shooting. Dave Smith reviews footage of an OIS and outlines key policy questions to consider.
Reality Training: Take action and take control–
When a suspect attacks you, mere seconds could be the difference between life and death. Are you ready to take control? Dave Smith reviews footage of a DUI stop that escalated into a battle over a firearm.
Reality Training: Deadly hesitation–
Since Ferguson, there has been a great deal of concern in the law enforcement community over "deadly hesitation" — officers hesitating to act when action is required. Dave Smith discusses the trend and the importance of having a fighting spirit when you are under attack.
Tactical Tip: Assaults with edged weapons–
Lee Shaykhet and Doug Wyllie demonstrate how you can defend yourself against an edged weapon attack.
Reality Training: A vehicle as deadly force–
What's your agency's policy on using a vehicle as deadly force? Dave Smith outlines key considerations and tactics.
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.
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