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NCJ Number: 167070 Find in a Library
Title: Integrated Use-of-Force Training Program
Journal: FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin  Volume:65  Issue:11  Dated:(November 1996)  Pages:1-5
Author(s): B R Arnspiger; G A Bowers
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 5
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Document: HTML
Type: Program Description (Model)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Burbank Police Department (California) developed an integrated use-of-force training program; this article explains the development of the program, reviews two sample scenarios, and describes the department's experiences thus far.
Abstract: In the summer of 1995 the department began using its new curriculum. The program uses 15 training scenarios to integrate the following topics: command presence and verbalization, use of cover, weaponless defense, chemical weapons, PR-24 side-handle baton, firearms (duty handgun and shotgun), standardized high- risk vehicle stop, search of subjects, handcuffing techniques, first aid and CPR, and officer rescue techniques. The training rests on the premise that officers should never face a situation in the field unlike anything previously faced in training. The use of scenarios provides a viable system for presenting the entire spectrum of use-of-force training. Each scenario incorporates several topics in a way that gives students practical experience in both critical judgment and technical skills. Simulations replicate many common calls to which officers respond. This article profiles the ambush scenario and the scenario of a high-risk vehicle stop. Course evaluations by the students have shown positive outcomes. The article also discusses future directions for this training program and budget implication for such a program.
Main Term(s): Police use of deadly force
Index Term(s): California; Lawful use of force; Self defense training
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