I. Snooze You Lose? Actually, the Opposite May Be True
I. “Our Cops are Ticking Time Bombs for Lack of Sleep”
I. Researchers Move Closer to Explaining High Performance; New FSRC Study Hopes to Identify “Best” Training
I. Police and sleep problems: Are you a 40%er?
II. Another alarm sounds about tired cops.
III. Of no practical value…just funny.
I. Three Studies will Explore Subtleties of Force Encounters in Hopes of Improving Safety on the Street
I. Ohio trainer makes the case for single-officer entry against active killers
II. Force Science News to be translated for 14,000 French-speaking officers
I. New report offers truths about memory for the legal system
II. Sleep loss tied to greater risk of producing false memories
III. Even short-term stress can damage memory
I. “I took an oath…”: Dan Lovelace’s battle back to law enforcement
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. 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. Do head cameras always see what you see in a force encounter?
I. Hats off to Chuck Remsberg
II. FS News reader response to officer-involved video issues
III. Force Science featured in ground-breaking Leadership Academy
I. New study targets health problems, early deaths of LEOs with unique peer-group approach
II. ILEETA journal assesses Force Science cert course
I. Could more wounded cops be saved with police-specific combat care
II. Letters from FS News readers
I. New survey exposes “disturbing” shortcomings in firearms training
II. New document helps prevent conflicts in multi-agency OIS probes
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. Are these controversial proposals good for fighting police fatigue?
II. OIS survivors gain unexpected “therapeutic” rewards from skilled investigative interviews, researchers report
I. Important new reaction-time study addresses what’s “reasonable” in armed-suspect encounters
II. Using sobering scientific truths in training
III. Inbox: Readers write about Force Science exhaustion study
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. Readers speak up about ER docs and suspected police abuse
I. 5 tips for officers in use-of-force interviews, Part 2
II. 1 step closer to understanding post-traumatic stress disorder
III. Quotable quotes on training
IV. Bath salt chemicals now banned
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. AELE analysis: When force against the mentally disturbed is justified
II. Correction & elaboration on prone positioning study report
III. Full excited delirium report now available free online
IV. How are you keeping the edge as you age? Trainer needs your help
V. University lecture series to honor FSI’s Lewinski
I. New! Force Science seeks answers to sudden vehicle stop attacks
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. Doubts raised about certain reaction-time training exercises…and more.
II. New free site offers case-by-case details of Taser court decisions
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
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
I. Badge placement affects survival odds for plainclothes cops
II. Force Science News mailbag
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
I. New! FSI's latest study pinpoints vehicle stop vulnerabilities
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
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. 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"
I. Force Science Institute details reasons for delaying interviews with OIS survivors
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. 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...
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. 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
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
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
I. Use-of-force "reform" will bring catastrophe: Police attorney
II. Call to action in the "Battle of the Bulge"
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I. FSI study: The surprising deadly threat of firearms novices
II. Echoes from the past resonate in recent OISs
I. New Washington State University study: Even tired cops are more hesitant to shoot black suspects
II. New free app from FS instructor addresses cops' health issues
III. Our readers write...
I. FSI investigates unintentional discharges: When are you at greatest risk?
II. New study explores risk of death from CEW-induced falls
III. Hearing loss & gunfight survivability
I. With insights from Force Science graduate, deputy found not guilty of manslaughter charge
II. From our in-box: More on CEW darts & infections
I. Nevada department blesses napping on duty with special program
II. Do most people respect police? Gallup releases new findings.
I. A walk in the shadows of the spotlight with a hero cop
II. 2 easy reads to heighten your performance, cut your danger
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. Expert: ARDs rare but demand high-priority attention
II. 4 studies highlight why your physical fitness matters
I. New wellness center: Stress/substance abuse therapy for cops only
II. FS researchers inform academics on realities of policing
III. Free: UOF-related quick study guides for training reinforcement
IV. In our in-box: Warning shots at an historic law enforcement siege
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