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Top Award To FSI Researcher For New Vest Study Presentation

Three researchers with Force Science credentials presented new study results at the recent annual conference of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology in Austin, TX. One, Dr. John O’Neill, a behavioral scientist on the staff of the Force Science Institute, was cited with special recognition. After reviewing all the conference’s presentations, 64 in total,...
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Tourniquet Responsibility Brings Extra Stress Load, New Study Finds

A research team headed by a certified Force Science Analyst has explored an important concern that may be overlooked in typical field-medicine training for LEOs: How much extra stress is inflicted on an officer who needs to apply a tourniquet to a severely injured colleague? This question was investigated recently in Scottsdale, AZ, with the...
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Important New Links to Force Science Findings

• A new study by the Force Science Institute documents that officers may be “significantly” impeded in trying to move quickly away from threats because of the weight of their duty-belt gear and protective equipment. Subjecting a pool of law enforcement students to a series of “maximal-effort” sprint tests, researchers led by FSI’s executive director...
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What is 1 More Piece Of Life-Saving Equipment You Should Be Carrying

Not that you need more stuff to hang on your duty belt, but here’s an addition you might consider: a pouch you can reach with either hand that contains a one-handed tourniquet. If you or another officer are wounded and bleeding badly, it could make the difference between life and death. Although a number of...
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