Archive | January, 2013

Traditional Use of Force

Great article from the COPS Office at the US Department of Justice on the use of force. http://www.cops.usdoj.gov/default.asp?item=1374 Some good quotes from the article: The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) in its study, Police Use of Force in America 2001, defined use of force as “The amount of effort required by police to […]

Is Active Defense a use of force?

I keep hearing this term Active Defense.  Its catchy, and it implies a level of activity associated with defense.  But what is it, and is it a use of force? Brandon and I discussed this, and he pointed out that he believed active defense could be distinguished from passive defense, and that it would fall somewhere […]

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