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The Less Lethal topic section covers the complex topic of nonlethal force using TASERs and other weapons by police officers, with the latest news, training and expert columns.

I tested a new type of product – here’s how it went
Exploring the ever-growing array of options and implements that promise to restore order to out-of-control situations
How an ancient tool inspired today’s non-lethal, non-contact restraint BolaWrap
The man insisted the machete was “not a weapon” before attempting to flee through the airport
Both Waterloo Police Department officers are in stable condition and are expected to recover
The suspect fled a White Settlement Police Department traffic stop in a vehicle, ran away on foot and attempted to carjack a truck before his eventual arrest
MLB Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench thanked “Cincinnati’s finest” for a “great catch” in a Tweet featuring an autographed photo
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Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies deployed a TASER and a BolaWrap but neither stopped the man’s approach
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Edenton Police Department Chief said the remote-restraint devices are building trust in his community as they minimize harm to his officers and the residents they are paid to protect
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies fired multiple shots at the suspect after he refused to comply with commands and pointed the shotgun toward them
Chief James E. White praises the effectiveness of BolaWrap in safely restraining individuals without harm, with a surge in mental health-related calls, the Detroit PD’s commitment to minimal-force policing aligns with Wrap Technologies’ “no-harm” principle, marking a significant milestone in enhancing public safety techniques
“There’s no penetration, there’s no laceration,” CEO Steve Luna said after the test. “This is what it’s intended to do”
When policing in a crowd, employ tactics that are well-trained, effective and consistently present you in a positive light
The Fairfax County Police Department found that the devices added substantially to its capacity to resolve crisis situations
Exploring new strategies for reducing gun deaths through research and data analysis
Tune in for tomorrow’s all-new episode, where host Jim Dudley talks with Axon’s experts to unravel the complexities of officer-involved shootings and the potential for reducing gun fatalities
As much fun as ballistic therapy was for me at the range, I was shocked and surprised how many other fantastic products were on display
The man was unaffected by less lethal deterrents and continued to approach officers despite commands to back away
The remote restraint device enables law enforcement to respond to incidents with a focus on minimizing harm and safeguarding community well-being
Here’s how you can be more prepared