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Is the 21-Foot Rule Still Valid When Dealing with an Edged Weapon? (Part 2)

Part 2 of a 2-Part Series [EDITOR’S NOTE: For the record, the 21-Foot Rule, when accurately stated, says that in the time it takes the average officer to recognize a threat, draw his sidearm and fire 2 rounds at center mass, an average subject charging at the officer with an edged weapon can cover a...
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Is The 21-Foot Rule Still Valid When Dealing With An Edged Weapon? (Part 1)

Part 1 of a 2-Part Series For more than 20 years now, a concept called the 21-Foot Rule has been a core component in training officers to defend themselves against edged weapons. Originating from research by Salt Lake City trainer Dennis Tueller and popularized by the Street Survival Seminar and the seminal instructional video “Surviving...
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Naked Suspects: No Laughing Matter

When you’re dispatched to a call of a naked person out in public you’d be like a lot of officers if you thought the matter was amusing. But you’d probably be wrong-and in the worst of circumstances, dead wrong. Dr. Bill Lewinski, executive director of the Force Science Research Center at Minnesota State University-Mankato, has...
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6 Steps To The Cutting Edge: “A Plan For Winning”

Are you making your career a daily opportunity for growth and skills enhancement? Or are you, perhaps unknowingly, sliding into complacent practices that, in a crisis, could seal your doom? As a subscriber to Force Science News, chances are you’re a lifetime learner who regularly reinforces a commitment to be well-prepared for whatever comes your...
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