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Police Training in Progress

“Clinical” Law Enforcement

Training for the Real-World The law enforcement profession has long been characterized by highly specialized education and training requirements.  Society’s expectation that police effectively develop, maintain, and update their skills echoes the profession’s own commitment to never-ending improvement.  To determine how well these expectations were being met, and to identify promising practices for training excellence,...
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Update On Force Science Research About Unintentional Discharges

A Force Science research team has completed an update of its ongoing analysis of unintentional firearms discharges by LEOs in the US and Canada. We reported on the initial phase of the team’s work in a previous Force Science News, when the researchers had studied 137 UD occurrences. Now 171 additional instances have been analyzed,...
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Should Cops See Body Cam Video Before Giving Use Of Force Statements?

A recent webinar on the hot question of whether officers should be allowed to review body cam video before giving statements on use-of-force incidents features a spirited clash of opinions among two law enforcement lawyers and a forensics expert, but in the end offers agreement on two critical points: To avoid potentially damaging pitfalls, officers...
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New Book: How To Use Neuroscience To Build Better Shooters

With his new book Building Shooters, firearms guru Dustin Salomon promises to reveal a novel and highly effective approach to teaching gun skills, based on practical principles of neuroscience and designed specifically for armed professionals who do not have access to enough time, ammunition, special facilities, training packages, or resources. In the opinion of Dr....
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FSI Study: The Surprising Deadly Threat Of Firearms Novices

In a close up gunfight, who stands a better chance of delivering an immediately fatal shot to the head: an officer who has completed typical police firearms training or a subject who has little or no experience with a handgun? Alarmingly, according to a newly published study by the Force Science Institute, the odds lie...
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New Study: Mental Imagery Boosts Shooting Accuracy Under Threat

A new study showing that simple mental imagery can help LEOs to keep their shooting skills from deteriorating in high-threat encounters has been reported by researchers in the Netherlands. At that country’s national police academy, university scientists in the disciplines of human behavior and human movement science conducted before-and-after firearms performance tests on 66 officers....
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What’s Next After A Shooting? Force Science-Based Trio Share Their Recommendations

After an OIS: What 12 questions should an officer answer at the scene? Besides wound treatment, what critical benefits does he or she gain from prompt transport to a medical facility? What does an agency gain by encouraging an officer to have independent legal counsel before a detailed statement is taken? What question do cops...
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New Survey Exposes “Disturbing” Shortcomings In Firearms Training + New Document Helps Prevent Conflicts In Multi-Agency OIS Probes

A “national snapshot” of in-service firearms training for municipal and county LEOs raises grave “concerns about how prepared many police officers are” for winning life-threatening encounters, according to a new report from a respected university researcher. The report also highlights post-shooting practices in many agencies that are hampering trainers’ efforts to improve their programs. After...
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New Force Science Study Results: Prone Suspects With Hidden Hands More Dangerous Than Imagined

The latest study by the Force Science Institute has produced 2 surprising findings of importance to trainers, street officers, and police attorneys: Some suspects lying flat with hands hidden under chest or waist can produce and fire a gun at an approaching officer faster than any human being on earth can react to defend himself;The...
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New Study: Anger Sets The Stage For Seeing Threats Where None Exist

If you are angry when you confront a suspect, are you more likely to mistake a cell phone or other nonthreatening object in his hand for a gun? Recent findings from university-based research suggest that indeed is the case. Through a series of time-pressured experiments, a behavioral science team at Northeastern University in Boston discovered,...
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