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New Study on Shooting Accuracy. How Does Your Agency Stack Up?

The newest study of police shooting accuracy in deadly force encounters reflects the experience of just one municipal department. But to whatever extent the findings can be generalized, the picture is indeed a disturbing one. Researchers analyzed 149 real-life OISs recorded over a 15-year period by Dallas (TX) PD. In nearly half of these encounters,...
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New Study: How Video Games May Impact Your Target Selection

Could “practicing” your firearms skills with violent video games that reward headshots adversely affect your performance with a real gun? A new report on an experiment at Ohio State U. raises that question. What are known as “first-person shooter games” (FPS) are “often used to train soldiers and police officers,” notes Dr. Brad Bushman, an...
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Major New Study: How Your Eyes Can Cast Your Fate In A Gunfight (Part 1)

Part 1 of a 2-part series A major new study by the Force Science Research Center for the first time has identified exactly how the “gaze patterns” of officers who are likely to win gunfights differ from those who are likely to lose them. Winners, it is revealed, tend to anticipate an emerging threat sooner,...
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New Findings From FBI About Cop Attackers & Their Weapons

New findings on how offenders train with, carry and deploy the weapons they use to attack police officers have emerged in a just-published, 5-year study by the FBI. Among other things, the data reveal that most would-be cop killers: show signs of being armed that officers miss; have more experience using deadly force in “street...
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