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San Francisco Police Peacefully Resolve 99.9% of Crisis-Related Calls!

If you have read the San Francisco Police Crisis Intervention Team 2020 Police Commission Report, you would be forgiven for thinking there was a misprint. Of the nearly 50,000 annual crisis-related calls for service, the San Francisco Police used force only 51 times. That’s a use of force rate of 00.1%. Even with 2800 people...
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New Study: Perils & Protections In Dealing With Excited Delirium

A new study headed by an Advanced Force Science Specialist finds that an officer who confronts a subject in the throes of excited delirium stands nearly a 90% chance of ending up on the ground in a struggle with potentially serious consequences. The more symptoms of excited delirium a subject exhibits, the greater his likelihood...
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Suspects On A Curb: Are You As Safe As You May Think?

As a street cop and as a trainer, Duane Wolfe has seen and used the tactic many times: officers positioning an unrestrained subject on a curb with his legs configured to delay him in launching a physical attack. Some have the suspect extend his legs straight out. Others order his ankles crossed. Still others prefer...
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New Stats On The Growing Threat Of Rapid Mass Murder

Ron Borsch, who monitors active killing incidents worldwide, has released his latest statistical summary, indicating that the frequency of these bloody events is continuing to escalate and that the interruption of a suspect’s murderous rampage is most likely to be initiated by a single citizen or LEO. Borsch, manager of the Southeast Area Law Enforcement...
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New Training Aid Reinforces “Best Tactics” For High-Risk Calls

A new electronic publication that captures the essence of “best tactics” for handling a wide range of high-risk encounters in just 30 pages has been issued by the IACP’s National Law Enforcement Policy Center. It’s a handy resource for crafting refresher reviews for academy, in-service, and roll call training. The practices and procedures recommended in...
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Vascular Neck Restraint: Reprieve For A Bum-Rapped Technique

For the first time, a scientific research team has used modern technology to confirm just how a vascular neck restraint works to produce unconsciousness. The findings emphatically refute assertions that this valuable control technique is inherently dangerous and potentially lethal. “With the majority of subjects [in the study] rendered unconscious and, importantly, [with] no serious...
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