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Axon Unveils TASER with 45-Foot Range and 10 Probe Cartridge

“TASER 10 provides almost double the range of our previous energy weapons, with a maximum distance to reach a subject of 45 feet (13.7 meters), providing more time and space to de-escalate and resolve conflicts,” the company says.

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3 More Not-So-Obvious Areas of Focus for Police Trainers in 2023

It's a worthwhile exercise to speak with officers, shift supervisors, academy instructors, and any other "stakeholder" in the organization to unearth and understand areas in which even the smallest most incremental improvement can be made through increased training.

2022 in Review: 3 General Trends Dominating the Headlines on Police Training

Over the past year, the news has largely tended to fall into three main categories: budgets/inflation, de-escalation training, and recruiting/retention—the ongoing focus on these three topics is entirely unsurprising.

Congress Passes De-Escalation Training Bill

The bill that passed the House on Wednesday will amend a 1968 federal crime law to authorize $70 million in annual grant funding for law enforcement training on alternatives to the use of force that include scenario-based exercises for officers.

Proposed Law Would Require De-Escalation Instruction, Including Online Training

The de-escalation bill is designed to ensure safety and accountability for all parties. It will push agencies to reevaluate their training practices as a whole and help to reimagine outdated tactics previously used in emergencies.

5 Things to Know Before Buying VR Training Systems

When police chiefs find it is time to invest in VR training systems, where do they begin? What should they know before they buy?

De-Escalation Training Using Science, Not Speculation

By pairing what we know about how the brain functions—and subsequently, how individuals can purposefully and intentionally push the brain into "Executive State"—with what we know about tailoring our communication to the person with whom we're speaking, trainers can take De-Escalation training to an entirely new (and better) level.

TN Officer Trapped in Suspect’s Vehicle Fatally Shoots Driver

After repeated requests to stop the car, warnings, and a taser deployment, Allen continued to drive away with the officer trapped in the car. This resulted in an officer-involved shooting, and the car came to a stop.

Chief Commends Officer for De-escalation After Fellow Officer is Stabbed and Suspect is Shot

A 54-year-old man armed with a knife stabbed an Albany, NY, police officer in the bicep Monday and then was shot by another officer. After being shot in the torso, the suspect continued trying to stab the officer again.

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De-Escalation In EDP Response

Embracing your empathy toward mentally ill subjects can help you achieve more favorable outcomes.

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