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Looking Back: Bad Habits, Cuffing, and Use of Force

Looking Back: Bad Habits, Cuffing, and Use of Force

In past October issues of POLICE we've covered officer safety on various levels, including how lazy tactics can get you hurt, how to secure subjects properly, and how to protect yourself from lawsuits over use of force.

October 18, 2019

MO Congressman Proposes Bill Requiring Federal Officers to Only Use Force as "Last Resort"
Controversial California UOF Legislation Hits Sudden, Unexpected Snag

Report: Ohio Consent Decree is Likely to Last More than Five Years

A report issued on Wednesday — which monitor Matthew Barge and his 17-member team puts out twice a year — said "the City and Division of Police having made notable and significant progress in a number of critical areas, including, first and foremost, with respect to use of force" but that "significant work undoubtedly remains."

August 16, 2018

Washington Department Set to Update its Use-of-Force Policy

Washington Department Set to Update its Use-of-Force Policy

Chief Craig Meidl said that most of the department is already using the proposed principles and tactics — including using time, distance, cover and de-escalation — but said that some officers who “could benefit from those being codified in an official policy.”

June 28, 2018

CA Police Union Slams Vehicle Shooting Policy After Officer Run Over
Video: CA Police Union Slams Vehicle Shooting Policy After Officer Run Over
Warning Shots Considered as De-Escalation Technique

Warning Shots Considered as De-Escalation Technique

A new policy endorsing the use of warning shots by police to de-escalate potentially deadly confrontations is driving a rift among some law enforcement leaders who believe the practice only heightens risk and should be abandoned. More Here.

October 26, 2017

Video: Warning Shots Considered as De-Escalation Technique

Video: Warning Shots Considered as De-Escalation Technique

A new policy endorsing the use of warning shots by police to de-escalate potentially deadly confrontations is driving a rift among some law enforcement leaders who believe the practice only heightens risk and should be abandoned.

October 26, 2017

Are De-Escalation Policies Dangerous?

Are De-Escalation Policies Dangerous?

The origins of today’s concepts of de-escalation derive from the evolution of crisis communications. While these concepts are practical and effective in some situations, they are useless and even dangerous in others.

October 14, 2017

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