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What You Need To Know About Back Pain

Chronic back pain–an affliction suffered by many police officers–can affect your brain. According to researchers from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, such chronic pain can cause premature aging by shrinking the brain’s gray matter as much as 11 per cent in one year, the equivalent of 10-20 years of normal aging, according to a...
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New IES Simulator Unveiled At The Force Science Research Center

The first production model of the world’s newest and most sophisticated digital, high-definition use-of-force simulation system has been donated to the Force Science Research Center to deepen its investigations into officer-involved shootings and other lethal confrontations. The results may ultimately help protect your life on the street and your career and freedom in court. Presentation...
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Timely Info on “Shots Fired”

A timely article on “Surviving ‘Shots Fired’ Calls” by FSRC National Advisory Board member Dave Grossi appears in The Law Enforcement Trainer magazine (4th quarter 2004), just published by the American Society for Law Enforcement Training. Grossi reinforces the risks of these common but hazardous calls by citing a number of cases of officer deaths...
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Was Suspect’s Shooting A “Police Execution?”

Until the Force Science Research Center entered the case, no one knew precisely how Randall Carr ended up killed by a police bullet that tore into his body near his rectum and blew a hole in his heart. His angry relatives, with Johnnie Cochran’s legal team behind them, insisted it had to be a deliberate...
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Should Cops Stop Using Tasers?

Should a moratorium be declared on the Taser? Absolutely, says Amnesty International, the activist human rights organization, which has called for a cease fire in the use of “stun technology in law enforcement” until the true risk to targeted suspects can be thoroughly researched and verified. Nonsense, says Dr. Bill Lewinski, executive director of the...
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Will Traumatic Stress Sharpen Your Memory-Or Sabotage It: What The Latest Findings Reveal

How can an officer in a gunfight be looking at their sights and not see and respond instantly to a change in a subject’s behavior? Why couldn’t the officer see the other person? He has to be lying when he said he didn’t see the person drop the gun! Why can’t he tell us how...
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Can You Really Prevent Unintentional Discharges?

You’re trained that the surest way to prevent an unintentional discharge is to keep your finger outside the trigger guard until you’ve made the decision to shoot. But under stress, will you–can you–reliably do that? Maybe not, according to a study of police performance under realistic conditions. Indeed, a significant percentage of officers not only...
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“Scan Patterns”: Next Breakthrough In Survival Training?

Do experienced, survival-savvy cops visually dissect and evaluate a potentially deadly scene differently than inexperienced or unaware officers or civilians? Certainly seems logical…and now researchers are about to find out not only whether that’s really true but also exactly how the best cops’ eyes seek and track danger cues. What they learn about the specifics...
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Latest Findings And Recommendations About Traumatic Stress

The largest study of its kind has confirmed that LEOs commonly experience a wide and potentially “devastating” range of mental and emotional reactions to life-threatening encounters. But they show such remarkable resilience in bouncing back that, contrary to popular belief, very few actually leave law enforcement or suffer permanent damage from their traumatic encounters. The...
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Court Tosses Cop’s Manslaughter Indictment After A Briefing On Force Science Findings

A DEA special agent and former township SWAT officer who was indicted for first-degree manslaughter after killing a suspect who was fighting to grab the officer’s gun has been vindicated by a federal appeals court, thanks in part to studies by the Force Science Research Center. A grand jury in Brooklyn (NY) indicted the agent,...
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