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Police Arrest and Control

The Effectiveness of Academy Training – A Three Country Study

Part 2 of 4  | View Part 1 CHALLENGE The very first Force Science study on force training was commissioned to assess “use of force training” by a national police agency.  The agency sought Force Science’s expertise on a comparison of arrest and control training programs in three countries (Canada, United States, and United Kingdom)...
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Putting The “Real” In Reality Training: A “Scientific Approach” To Scenarios

A Scientific Approach to Reality Based Training is a guidebook that will help you create realistic, effective, stress-infused scenarios to train and test your officers’ use-of-force skills under pressure. Authors, certified Force Science Analysts Dr. Terry Wollert and Jeff Quail, lead you step by step through research-supported methods for designing and conducting powerful simulations that...
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New Survey Reveals Dismal Truths Of Use Of Force Training

Dr. Bill Lewinski often notes in his public presentations that the average high school football player gets more training in his sport in his brief career than the average peace officer receives in use-of-force instruction across his or her entire working life. Now a first-of-its-kind survey by Calibre Press has confirmed that dismal truth. Recently,...
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Study Confirms: Force-On-Force Benefits Top Traditional Target Training

In the first study of its kind, researchers have confirmed that force-on-force training is significantly superior to traditional firearms practice in at least three important ways: Force-on-force (FoF) scenarios that enable “suspects” to shoot at trainees generally stimulate a stronger physiological stress reaction in targeted officers They expose how badly officers’ shooting accuracy is likely...
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Hot New Area of Brain Research Offers Hope for Better Training, Sharper Street Smarts

New findings from brain research laboratories, based on studies of subjects ranging from monkeys to ballet dancers, are offering fresh insights into how law enforcement trainers can best deliver their instruction and how street officers can better learn to read and anticipate dangerous or deceptive suspect behavior. The research focuses on clusters of specialized cells...
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