I. “Canadian Response” technique brings quick restraint of combative, super-strong subjects, FSRC advisor tells excited delirium conference
II. FSRC to bring reality to English Parliament
I. Practical pointers for preventing “suicide by inches”
I. New Study Ranks Risks of Injury from 5 Major Force Options
I. An Officer’s Down in a Kill Zone that’s Still Hot. What Should You Do?
I. New study yields unique grid for computing suspect speed in officer attacks
I. New study yields best profile yet of suicide-by-cop offenders and their threat
I. Research roundup: Latest on Tasers, arrest-related deaths, excited delirium
I. “Point shooting” clarification…Plus: What new gaze pattern findings mean for your training
II. Where to find the latest legal reports online for police psychologists, attorneys
I. Emergency doctors confirm excited delirium does exist
II. Congratulations to 86 new Force Science Analysts
I. FSRC’s ground-breaking police driving program barrels toward the finish line
II. New patent will help expand research on unintended discharges
III. Can you sharpen your observation skills by studying great art?
IV. Civilian-oversight crowd gets a dose of Force Science
V. “Excited delirium” vs. “excited delirium syndrome”: A difference?
VI. “Star Tactic” video link
I. Coming up: Does Race Really Influence Cop-on-Cop Shootings? The Force Science Perspective
II. Old drugs get new uses in fighting critical-incident trauma, researchers say
III. Sleep deprivation and gentle reminders have opposite effects on fitness
I. Could more wounded cops be saved with police-specific combat care
II. Letters from FS News readers
I. First results from ongoing survey of officers who survive wound
II. San Francisco trainers bring Force Science to “skeptical” media
III. Mailbag: Our readers write…
I. Force Science warning: Gun-mounted flashlight device susceptible to fatal errors under high stress
II. Seminar showcasing an inside look at OISs coming up
III. Force Science’s Prone Study featured in NRA’s Law Enforcement Newsletter: Read it here
I. “Current training may leave officers more vulnerable”: Early highlights from forthcoming FSI assessment project
II. New nat’l reports underscore Taser safety for cops, suspects alike
III. Survivors speak: A different view on police suicide
IV. Long working hours again tied to heart disease in latest study
V. Verbal Judo founder Dr. George Thompson dies at 69
VI. Additional clarification on reaction-time study
I. Experience speaks: Yours thoughts on stemming the grim KIA tide
II. FSN welcomes Ocean Springs, MS Police Dept.
I. New checklist being tested to help cops respond to people with mental illness
II. What mentally ill subjects want cops to know
III. Valuable document helps explain TASER use & operation
IV. Force Science leader joins hostage-taking study in Italy
I. How much help is too much from a police attorney after an OIS?
II. Readers write: Emotions, memories stirred by OIS protocol panel
I. New study confirms health/safety dangers of LEOs’ poor sleep
II. AELE: Beware the legal risks of spreading gory scene photos
III. %$!# the pain: Latest research on the benefit of foul language
IV. Should civilian shooters get the same treatment as OIS survivors?
I. A first for the Certification Course…and other training notes.
II. Is prone positioning really riskier for suspects? No, says new study
III. New expert report on excited delirium stresses 4-point protocol
I. Special protocol for ExDS response is valuable liability shield
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
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
I. How cops, EMS collaborate on innovative active shooter response
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
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
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
I. Researchers want ER docs to focus more on "excessive" force claims
II. Force Science grad probes the dark mind of the active killer
I. Innovative OIS protocol blends interview & walk-through
II. Is "TEDS PIE" on your menu for cognitive interviewing?
III. A quotable quote
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
I. More tips from the trenches on how to help your lawyer win for you
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?
I. Three FSI training notes
II. Touch, TASERs, & Terminology: Our readers sound off
III. Mark your calendar: Upcoming Force Science appearances
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
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
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
I. New survey reveals dismal truths of use-of-force training
II. Tourniquet responsibility brings extra stress load, new study finds
III. "Escape clause" needed in UOF policies
I. New study of unanswered question: Do CEW darts cause infections?
II. Free offer for testing new anti-unintentional discharge device
III. Our readers write: TASER falls & unintentional discharges
IV. Worthy of quoting: A leader on leadership
V. New law requires teens be taught proper traffic-stop behavior
I. Kudos to two graduates
II. "Bullet-proofing" your statements: 6 keys to interrogation preparedness
I. Could “contagious accountability” save your agency $$$ on BWCs?
II. Body cams can improve report accuracy, another new study shows
I. Court rules on LEOs’ legal duty to bring delusional subjects to medical care
II. In-Box: A caution about averages, amen to respectful policing
III. Could a homicide you’re investigating be a serial killer’s work?
I. Appeals court issues guidelines for UOF in non-criminal emergencies
II. Mark your calendar: Special UOF conference features all-star cast
III. Acclaimed film on OIS survivors now available on DVD
IV. Quote-worthy: On mind-set
I. Mark your calendar: New findings on police combat medical care
II. New study links fatigue, police racial bias
III. De-escalation: Could this hot mess have been prevented?
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