Refining the Role of Less-Lethal Technologies: Critical Thinking, Communications, and Tactics Are Essential in Defusing Critical Incidents

The report is a result of the collaborative conference held by the Police Executive Research Forum and the Los Angeles Police Department that brought together approximately 225 police chiefs and sheriffs, tactical trainers, and other law enforcement personnel, as well as industry leaders in the field of less-lethal tools to dissect the challenges that police officers face in many potential use-of-force situations, and to identify new approaches for meeting those challenges.

Publication Date: February 2020

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