Use of Force
Full list of Use of Force results
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.
Tactical Tip: The Foot Sweep–
In this video tactical tip, PoliceOne Contributor Don Gula founder of Arrestling Force Options Training discusses and demonstrates a judo technique to take a resistive subject to the ground.
Reality Training: Choosing your best less lethal option to win a confrontation–
Dave Smith reviews two videos that highlight the importance of "when-then" thinking in order to choose the right tool for the job in a UOF encounter.
Reality Training: How do you control the driver during a traffic stop?–
A traffic stop that escalated into a struggle and a shooting serves as a strong reminder of how quickly these incidents can spiral out of control. Dave Smith offers key tips for controlling the driver you've pulled over.
Deadly hesitation and the aftermath of UOF encounters–
A series of high-profile police shootings have raised concerns about a possible rise in deadly hesitation among officers. Matt Steihm addresses this issue, and outlines some areas police departments should focus on in order to restore officers' confidence in their ability to use deadly force.
Reality Training: Deadly force against armed, fleeing subjects–
Dave Smith reviews video of an officer-involved shooting that highlights two important topics: contacts with familiar suspects and the use of deadly force against armed, fleeing subjects.
Reality Training: Spontaneous assault in a parking lot–
A property crime that erupted in gunfire serves as an important reminder that any situation can suddenly escalate into a deadly encounter. Dave Smith reviews the footage to provide key officer safety tips.
Application of the shin to the calf–
In this video tactical tip, PoliceOne Contributor Don Gulla — founder of Arrestling Force Options Training — discusses and demonstrates a way to get a prone subject’s hands out from under his torso by applying one office’s shin to the lower calf of the suspect. This hits a pressure point that causes enough pain that the subject will free his or her hands from under the body, allowing a partner officer to gain control of them.
Lawyers release footage of fatal Calif. OIS–
A state civil rights and wrongful-death lawsuit has been filed against Fontana and its police department.
Calif. cops shoot man after scuffle–
Officers shot the suspect after he allegedly attacked police who were responding to a restraining order violation.
3 Mass. cops fired over use of force seek reinstatement–
The officers were fired after the mayor accused them of using excessive force on a man in custody at police HQ.
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