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Re-thinking how Police Train and Talk about the 21-Foot Rule

A key element to the entire discussion of the so-called 21-Foot Rule is the perceived intent of the subject and threat that the individual potentially poses.

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NYPD Relaxes Candidate Fitness Standards, Paper Says

The department replaced a solid faux 6-foot wall inside the Police Academy gym with a chain-link fence that’s easier to climb, according to official recruiting videos posted online.

New MA Police Training Facility Opens

The Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC), an agency within the state Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS), opened a new municipal police training facility in central Massachusetts to bridge the gap in training for officers.

Tactics and Training: Thoughts on Use of Force

Is the law on use of force really changing? What is science saying about bias? What can you do to be safer on the job?

Analyze Your Training Curriculum

Trainers who are not adjusting their programs to meet the actual needs of their officers are making a big mistake that could lead to bad outcomes.

Make Your Training Real

If your defensive tactics training doesn't reproduce the conditions you will face on the street, then you are training to fail.

SWAT in the 21st Century

Equipment, tactics, and technology are obvious changes in SWAT, but there have been much more subtle developments in SWAT philosophy, especially in terms of training and standards.

Video: Crisis Prevention Training Mandated for All MN Officers

Minnesota law enforcement will now be mandated to take a minimum amount of crisis prevention training. It is part of a new law passed in the legislature and signed by the governor.

Crisis Prevention Training Mandated for All MN Officers

Minnesota law enforcement will now be mandated to take a minimum amount of crisis prevention training. It is part of a new law passed in the legislature and signed by the governor. More Here.

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Boston Mayor Opposes Military Gear for Officers

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh voiced concern last week about issuing military-grade equipment to police, even as he backed war-inspired training for Boston officers.

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