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From training tips and first person accounts by officers who have survived deadly threats, to the impact on the officers' familes and traumatic incident debriefings, this remarkable book offers a wealth of information about deadly force encounters. It is a must read for officers, command staff, mental health professionals and citizens.

Publisher: Paladin Press; First edition (July 1, 1997)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0873649354
ISBN-13: 978-0873649353
Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.5 x 8.2 inches

Pages: 272

Only $24.95

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Deadly Force Encounters sold so fast that it went into a second printing one week after it was released.

Caliber Press has praised this book as a must read!

This one-of-a-kind book reveals to law enforcement officers, agencies and citizens the hidden dangers of deadly force encounters.

The authors help officers understand how to stay alive when faced with a kill-or-be-killed threat and gives them information and resources on how they and their families can survive the personal and professional pandemonium that follows.


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​​​Deadly Force Encounters

WHAT COPS NEED TO KNOW TO MENTALLY ANDPHYSICALLY PREPARE FOR AND SURVIVE A GUNFIGHT

​by Dr. Alexis Artwohl and Loren W. Christensen

  • Shocking personal accounts of officers and their families
  • The Survival Triangle: Physical, legal, psychological
  • The nature of police work and violence
  • Mastering the psychobiology of fear
  • Perceptual, memory and cognitive distortions during traumatic events
  • The 4 R's of deadly force training
  • Recognition and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Making yourself stress resistant
  • The four types of traumatic incidents
  • Helping officers' families
  • Administrative guidelines for agencies
  • Peer support recommendations
  • Guidelines for investigators on investigating shootings and interviewing officers
  • The components of a comprehensive officer survival program