#299:Social media during a crisis: Is your strategy in place?

I. Social media during a crisis: Is your strategy in place?

II. How to "DWI" with mainstream media: More tips for crisis success

III. Our humble thanks for the kudos

 

 

#298:Supreme Court rules on trooper who fatally shot at moving vehicle

 I. Supreme Court rules on trooper who fatally shot at moving vehicle

II. Does voice-based technology really improve driving concentration?

 

 

#297: New study reveals facts of police-related deaths of unarmed subjects

 

 

#296: Harrowing cases, arguments pro & con on shooting at cars

 

 

#295: Sudden cardiac death: Mysteries persist despite new study

I. Sudden cardiac death: Mysteries persist despite new study

II. Top attorneys for DHS's agencies get Force Science briefing

III. Free: New online course that could help save lives & beat lawsuits

IV. A chance to turn your violent attack into a training aid

V. Quotable quote: A reporter's ah-ha moment

 

 

#294: Readers defend traffic stops, deplore societal breakdown

 

 

#293: 3 keys for maximizing the value of video footage

I. 3 keys for maximizing the value of video footage

II. Renowned forensic psychologist's "Lessons Learned" for cops

III. WINx: New format for LE training debuts this fall

IV. "Rational, reasonable way" to answer the "whys" of OISs

 

 

#292: FSI study: The surprising deadly threat of firearms novices

I. FSI study: The surprising deadly threat of firearms novices

II. Echoes from the past resonate in recent OISs

 

 

#291: 2 views on today's law enforcement turmoil

What do YOU think?

 

 

#290: First study: Does viewing body cam footage help report writing?

 

 

#288: 6 myths of police training that inhibit effective learning

I. 6 myths of police training that inhibit effective learning

II. What training best conditions officers for a change of holster?

III. Thanks...and enjoy a happy retirement!

 

 

#287: How one city kept the peace after a white cop/black suspect OIS

I. Does your agency reflect these use-of-force trends?

II. Appeals Court favors videos to resolve "disputes of fact"

III. Force Science Research Team interested in intel on unintentional discharges

IV. Mark your calendar…

 

 

#286: Critical points to ponder about a "Don't shoot at vehicles" policy

 

 

#285: Use-of-force "reform" will bring catastrophe: Police attorney

I. Use-of-force "reform" will bring catastrophe: Police attorney

II. Call to action in the "Battle of the Bulge"

 

 

#284: New study: Sleep loss impairs critical police-type decision-making

I. New study: Sleep loss impairs critical police-type decision-making

II. Civilians eager to learn the street perspective on police use of force

III. More on building community rapport: Our readers write...

IV. A think tank author on "demonization of law enforcement"

 

 

#283:1 agency's creative commitment to change cop culture

I. 1 agency's creative commitment to change cop culture

II. Getting civilian oversight? Check out what one top law enforcement editor has to say.

 

 

#282: Will leisure-time martial arts training help you in a street fight?

I. Will leisure-time martial arts training help you in a street fight?

II. Stressors besides the police often involved in sudden cardiac death

III. Spreading the word about use-of-force realities

IV. Some in the media get it

 

 

#281: From research to court: Update on conducted electrical weapons

 

 

#280:Eye-opening study suggests deep flaws in academy firearms training

I. Eye-opening study suggests deep flaws in academy firearms training

II. New study links violent video game to more headshots

 

 

#279: Congratulations, Sgt. Craig Allen, 2015 Trainer of the Year

I. Sgt. Craig Allen, Hillsboro (OR) PD, named Law Officer Trainer of the Year

II. Inaugural Certification Course at new Force Science Training Center a success

 

 

#278: New study: How much do finger placement & ready position matter?

I. New study: How much do finger placement & ready position matter?

II. New documentary launched by makers of Heroes series

 

 

#277: How one city kept the peace after a white cop/black suspect OIS

 

 

#276: Can you really use your sights in a gunfight? Should you if you can?

I. Can you really use your sights in a gunfight? Should you if you can?

II. Training revolution needed to prepare cops for gunfights: Lewinski

III. Documentary filmmaker probes force realities at new Force Science Training Center

 

 

#275: Force Science grad finds hidden truth in "incriminating" video

I. Force Science grad finds hidden truth in "incriminating" video

II. What happens when activists get use-of-force training?

III. Mark your calendar for upcoming Force Science events

 

 

#274:Lewinski named to expert panel to address president's task force

I. Lewinski named to expert panel to address president's task force

II. High court to decide how you handle the dangerous mentally ill

III. New civil rights suit invokes ADA in excited delirium case

 

 

#273:Readers address tough challenge: Educating civilians on cop realities

 

 

#272:Needed: A national campaign to attack dangerous deadly force myths

I. Needed: A national campaign to attack dangerous deadly force myths

II. What appeals court says cops should know about prone positioning

III. More on world's first study of body-worn cameras in action

 

 

#271: enforcement's "2 most dangerous words" in today tense times

I. Law enforcement's "2 most dangerous words" in today tense times
II. The secret to self-control--just in time for your 2015 resolutions!

III. Staying "Left of Bang": What to see and do to prevent deadly attacks
IV. SWAT vet's research analysis: Why tactical ops succeed or fail

V. Our readers write: A police attorney's prediction on body cams

 

 

#270: New study explores link between CEW policies, police shootings

I. New study explores link between CEW policies, police shootings

II. Controversy sparks anew over alleged risks of prone positioning

III. Readers write: Excited delirium, body cams, new training center

 

 

#269: Amid shooting furors, politicians get a special "training day"

I. Amid shooting furors, politicians get a special "training day"

II. Survey officer attitudes before issuing body cams, researchers urge

III. A camera doesn't lie, right? Oh yeah!

 

 

#268: What locations are riskiest for you? New study IDs worst sites

I. What locations are riskiest for you? New study IDs worst sites

II. Force Science grad briefs grand jury on action/reaction realities

III. Police attorneys briefed on how to use science in officer defense

IV. NEW! StreetCon Training Conference launching January 2015

V. IACP Summary: Attention and Memory in Deadly Force Encounters

 

 

#267: Simple form helps officers expedite mental illness calls

I. Simple form helps officers expedite mental illness calls

II. Suspects on a curb: Are you as safe as you may think?

III. Study on stress-related memory damage now in print

IV. Expert feedback on body camera report

 

 

#266: Cops hesitate more, err less when shooting black suspects, study finds

I. Cops hesitate more, err less when shooting black suspects, study finds

II. Important new links to Force Science findings

III. Chicago's OIS investigators get special training in Force Science

IV. Upcoming lecture on active shooter threats & room entry tactics

 

 

#265: 10 limitations of body cams you need to know for your protection

 

 

#264: Success story: Cops 2, Plaintiffs 0 in excessive force lawsuits

I. Success story: Cops 2, Plaintiffs 0 in excessive force lawsuits

 

 

#263: Touch, TASERs, & Terminology: Our readers sound off

I. Three FSI training notes

II. Touch, TASERs, & Terminology: Our readers sound off

III. Mark your calendar: Upcoming Force Science appearances

 

 

#262: Tests on controlling resistant suspects show need for fitness scrutiny

I. Tests on controlling resistant suspects show need for fitness scrutiny

II. Lewinski invited to address internat'l confab on risk management

III. 3 links worth clicking on

IV. Readers write about "extra" shots...

 

 

#261: Human touch & the wounded warrior

I. Human touch & the wounded warrior

II. New study confirms fire risk from CEWs in flammable settings

III. Semantics issue: "Decontamination" or "clean up" after OC use?

 

 

#260: Can cops really avoid "extra" shots? A realistic research review

I. Can cops really avoid "extra" shots? A realistic research review

II. Do resistance & use of force affect accuracy of sobriety testing?

 

 

#259: 7 pointers to help you ace a civil lawsuit deposition

I. 7 pointers to help you ace a civil lawsuit deposition

II. Our readers write: Views differ on high-risk vehicle stops

 

 

#258: Study confirms: Force-on-force benefits top traditional target training

I. Study confirms: Force-on-force benefits top traditional target training

II. How cops die: 15-year recap important for training

III. Our readers write about post-OIS protocol & delayed interviews

 

 

#257: Supreme Court oks deadly force to stop dangerous pursuit

I. Supreme Court oks deadly force to stop dangerous pursuit

II. A trainer's question about high-risk vehicle stops

 

 

#256: More tips from the trenches on how to help your lawyer win for you

I. More tips from the trenches on how to help your lawyer win for you

 

 

#255: New studies counter plaintiffs' CEW arguments

I. New studies counter plaintiffs' CEW arguments

II. How to deal with conflict between science & case law

III. Surviving wounds before EMS arrives: the bible of self-care and buddy-care

 

 

#254: Force Science Institute details reasons for delaying interviews with OIS survivors

I. Force Science Institute details reasons for delaying interviews with OIS survivors

 

 

#253: New study: "No fatal risk" in proning out violent resisters

I. A congratulations and a welcome to new FS Instructor Laura Scarry

II. New study: "No fatal risk" in proning out violent resisters

III. New findings on obese subjects & prone positioning

IV. Latest news on OIS that occurred inside an accelerating van

V. FS faculty member trains feds to interview "Persons of Concern"

 

 

#252: Six ways cops can aid their lawyers to win use-of-force litigation. Your tips wanted, too.

I. 6 ways cops can aid their lawyers to win use-of-force litigation. Your tips wanted, too.

II. Deadly force & fatigue: YOU CAN HELP with new study

III. From our in-box: On police “militarization"

 

 

#251: Update on OIS that occurred inside an accelerating van

I. Update on OIS that occurred inside an accelerating van

 

 

#250: Unique new study confirms memory discrepancies after OISs

I. Unique new study confirms memory discrepancies after OISs

II. Cop's estimates become sticking point in bizarre shooting

III. Our readers write on active shooter mindset & ER assessments

 

 

#249: Innovative OIS protocol blends interview & walk-through

I. Innovative OIS protocol blends interview & walk-through

II. Is "TEDS PIE" on your menu for cognitive interviewing?

III. A quotable quote

 

 

#248: Researchers want ER docs to focus more on "excessive" force claims

I. Researchers want ER docs to focus more on "excessive" force claims

II. Force Science grad probes the dark mind of the active killer

 

 

#247: New! "Dueling" studies: Can ECDs really cause heart fatalities?

 

 

#246: From our inbox: Our readers write about mental imagery...

 

 

#245: New! "Dueling" studies: Can ECDs really cause heart fatalities?

I. New study: Mental imagery boosts shooting accuracy under threat

II. Letters from FS News readers

 

 

#244: Does Tasing cause "mental impairment" with legal ramifications?

I. Does Tasing cause "mental impairment" with legal ramifications?

II. From our in-box: Our readers write...

III. Sprint study now available in full online

 

 

#243: Surprises, frustrations, lucky breaks: Lessons from NJ mall shooting

I. Surprises, frustrations, lucky breaks: Lessons from NJ mall shooting

 

 

#242: Knowledge gaps nix firm conclusions about CEW risks, experts say

I. Knowledge gaps nix firm conclusions about CEW risks, experts say

II. Findings on multiple & prolonged TASER deployments

III. "Motorola memory": valuable defense tool in sudden death cases

 

 

#241: Large new study details realities of force use, including sudden deaths

I. Large new study details realities of force use, including sudden deaths

II. From our in-box: Our readers write

III. Campaign underway to create First Responders holiday

 

 

#240: Once again, scientific probe challenges alleged danger of prone positioning and hog-tying

I. Once again, scientific probe challenges alleged danger of prone positioning and hog-tying

II. New study: Force & struggle don't affect sobriety test results

III. Study yields jury-friendly measure of stress caused by CEW deployment

 

 

#239: New sprint study: Are you prepared for this offender speed?

 

 

#238: Does just threatening to use a Taser constitute force?

I. Does just threatening to use a Taser constitute force?

II. New survey seeks your thoughts on crisis intervention

III. Hand-on-your-shoulder guide thru the post-OIS legal swamp

 

 

#237: New study: Courts recognizing stress effects in excessive force litigation

 

 

#236: "What worked for me": Personal stories of blue-on-blue survival Part 2 of a 2-part series

 

 

#235: New study: Courts recognizing stress effects in excessive force litigation

 

 

#234: What went wrong: Anatomy of a "classic" blue-on-blue shooting, part 2

 

 

#233: "No, no, no!"... The anatomy of a "classic" blue-on-blue shooting

 

 

#232: Solo officer risks & other truths about active shooter responses

I. Solo officer risks & other truths about active shooter responses

II. Free report: What courts say about handling the mentally ill

III. From our in-box: Collaboration strengthens bonds between services

 

 

#231: How cops, EMS collaborate on innovative active shooter response

I. How cops, EMS collaborate on innovative active shooter response

 

 

#230: New study measures impact of body cams on complaints, force use

I. New study measures impact of body cams on complaints, force use

II. What the "bad guy" saw during FSI's vehicle stop study

 

 

#229: Do your policies cover using force against injured persons?

I. Do your policies cover using force against injured persons?

II. New book, seminar ask: 'Am I that man?'

III. From our inbox...

IV. In support of napping

 

 

#228: Taser X26 endurance study; do exposure limits need reevaluation?

I. Taser X26 endurance study; do exposure limits need reevaluation?

II. New poll of cops on gun laws, gun violence. Do you agree?

III. More Force Science successes in real-world situations

 

 

#227: Dramatic shooting of a car thief...and persistent Hollywood myths

I. Dramatic shooting of a car thief...and persistent Hollywood myths

II. Letters to the editor from FSN readers

III. New OIS guidelines under development by IACP

 

 

#226: Force Science-trained team wins cop's job back after video controversy

I. Force Science-trained team wins cop's job back after video controversy

 

 

#225: New "invisible gorilla" study adds to proof of "inattentional blindness"

I. New "invisible gorilla" study adds to proof of "inattentional blindness"

II. FS instructor offers insights into chief's comments on officer suicides

III. Launch date set for special public lectures on LE research

 

 

#224: New! FSI's latest study pinpoints vehicle stop vulnerabilities

I. New! FSI's latest study pinpoints vehicle stop vulnerabilities

 

 

#223: New series: Force Science successes in real-world cases

I. New series: Force Science successes in real-world cases

II. Prize-winning distortion: Coming to a theater near you

III. Inbox: Our readers write

 

 

#222: New! FSI's latest study pinpoints vehicle stop vulnerabilities

 

 

#221: New study: Fast, effective EMS option for excited delirium cases

I. New study: Fast, effective EMS option for excited delirium cases

II. Force Science principles reflected in 2 new books

 

 

#220: Study team urges deeper research into officers' deadly force restraint

I. Study team urges deeper research into officers' deadly force restraint

II. Our readers write about Looming, active killers, and police resilience

III. Plain clothes FTOs...a good idea or recipe for disaster? Looking for your feedback!

 

 

#219: Study of cops' stress reactions to deadly simulator scenarios

 

 

#218: "Looming": Important consideration when cops fire at moving cars

I. "Looming": Important consideration when cops fire at moving cars

II. New survey: Vest wear up, but care problems a potential threat

III. "Heroes": Powerful new film of life and death on the thin blue line

IV. New stats on the growing threat of rapid mass murder

V. Array of free legal info available at "one-stop" website

VI. Quotable quote

 

 

#217: If you name it, train it: Make policy more than just words, court says

I. If you name it, training it: Make policy more that just words, court says

II. Let's not ignore the positive side of policing...

III. But let's do acknowledge the price some officers pay...& what helps

IV. Generation Y hits the streets

 

 

#216: Readers' opinions, experiences, findings on blue-on-blue tragedies

I. Readers' opinions, experiences, findings on blue-on-blue tragedies

II. Notable court cases: OIS breath testing & alleged excessive force

 

 

#215: Badge placement affects survival odds for plainclothes cops

I. Badge placement affects survival odds for plainclothes cops

II. Force Science News mailbag

 

 

#214: Tasers & deaths: Not a simple relationship, researchers argue

 

 

#213: When you don’t see what’s visible: The in-attentional blindness factor and more

I. When you don’t see what’s visible: The in-attentional blindness factor

II. Research findings mark the dismal toll of police stress

III. Coming to courtroom near you: more brain scans of violent suspects

 

 

#212: First study of Taser use against minors: No significant harm

 

 

#211: Latest developments in Taser heart safety controversy

 

 

#210: Research roundup: New studies on use of force, ExDS, sleep, & more

I. Survey documents significant police “restraint” in use of deadly force

II. 1 in 6 uses of force may involve subjects with excited delirium

III. Snooze you lose? Nope, just the opposite where memory’s concerned

IV. Feeling tired isn’t the only bad result of too few Zzzzzzzzs

 

 

#209: "Feeding the Animals": 10 tips for winning with the media after an OIS

 

 

#208: What Force Science still teaches about BART case, despite court ruling

I. What Force Science still teaches about BART case, despite court ruling

II. A toast to one of law enforcement’s great warriors

 

 

#207: New study shines a revealing light on police injuries

 

 

#206: Bath Salts, "best tactics" for high-risk, weapon confusion & more

I. First roundup of “weapon confusion” cases now available free

II. New training aid reinforces “best tactics” for high-risk calls

III. A sergeant’s gritty book brings the street to the page

IV. After grisly attack, Canada acts to ban bath salts

V. Tactical tip for homicide investigators?

 

 

#205: New study: Detecting deception via Cognitive Interviewing

I. New study: Detecting deception via Cognitive Interviewing

II. FSN Extra

 

 

#204: Doubts raised about certain reaction-time training exercises…and more.

 I. Doubts raised about certain reaction-time training exercises…and more.

II. New free site offers case-by-case details of Taser court decisions

 

 

#203: Important new survey: Controlling bleeding in the field…& more

I. Important new survey: What’s your experience with controlling bleeding in the field…and more

II. Wanted: Policies requiring expert review of use-of-force videos

 

 

#202: New! Force Science seeks answers to sudden vehicle stop attacks

I. New! Force Science seeks answers to sudden vehicle stop attacks

 

 

#201: Special protocol for ExDS response is valuable liability shield

I. Special protocol for ExDS response is valuable liability shield

 

 

#200: Will Indiana’s self-defense measure mean “open season” on cops?

I. Will Indiana’s self-defense measure mean “open season” on cops?

II. FS News Extra: More mail on post-shooting procedures

 

 

 

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