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Maintaining Investigative Credibility

By Kris Pitcher

Law enforcement agencies need to ensure their UOF investigations are viewed as credible by their communities, civilian advocacy groups, oversight entities, politicians and reviewing prosecutors.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Jul 2011)
 

Training to Win

By Jeff Dorfsman

Training is about quality, not quantity.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response May/Jun 2011)
 

Impact Munitions: Time to Go Big Bore?

 

Remember that with less-lethal munitions, the accuracy determines the usable range of the launcher. This will impact the type of launcher your department will purchase and how it will be used. We explain the advantages and disadvantages of going “Big Bore.” By Rob DeGroot

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response May/Jun 2011)
 

Managing Force Escalations

By Randy Means

In a regularly lengthening series of decisions, federal courts have held that the Constitution does not require officers to use the least amount of force possible in a given situation. It requires only that the force used be “reasonable.” While it would be difficult, and almost impossible, to create a list with all the measures that can be takes in every single scenario, still an officer who is prepared is less likely to use unreasonable force.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response May/Jun 2011)
 

Rough Men

By Scott Oldham

Tactical teams are made up of “rough men” who take life more seriously because of the work they do. They understand that they may be the difference between life and death for some innocent citizens, and, as such, they recognize that the use of force may be necessary in dire situations.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Jan 2011)
 

Who are the Leaders?

By Kyle Lamb

Read this issue's Rear Guard, a guest editorial by Kyle Lamb.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Sep/Oct 2010)
 

Assure Legal Validity of the Core Transaction

By Randy Means

For a use of force to be considered reasonable, the core transaction which spurs the use of force must be legally valid. Officers must understand the legal environments surrounding situations of officer-citizen contact to know what amount of force, if any, is permissible. The three primary types of transaction are voluntary contact, investigative detention and arrest.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Sep/Oct 2010)
 

Training For Injury

By Tom Wetzel

If an officer is assaulted during a confrontation with a suspect, he may have to defend himself while impaired by injury. Training exercises which simulate possible injuries can help prepare officers for such situations.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Sep/Oct 2010)
 

Keys to Winning with Use of Force: A Four-Step Plan

By Randy Means

In order to prevent use-of-force situations, officers must monitor their emotions, manage their reactions and practice good interpersonal communication skills.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response May/Jun 2010)
 

Keys to Winning with Use of Force: A Four-Step Plan

By Randy Means

What can your department do to ensure that force is used only at the right times, for the right reasons, and in the right way?

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Mar/Apr 2010)
 
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