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April 2017
Cops fear using force despite confidence in training

The issue with rewarding LEOs for showing "great restraint" when it comes to UOF is that it evaluates quality of outcome, not necessarily quality of decision.

By John Bostain

Police use of force is in the national spotlight. News outlets like CNN have hosted town hall forums, social media is regularly flooded with stories about police conduct and the candidates in the last presidential election cycle frequently brought up the topic. The question is, has the intense national focus caused officers to fear using force?

A recent Pew Research Study found that 76 percent of the officers surveyed are more reluctant to use force, even when it's appropriate. Now, a survey administered by PoliceOne entitled "Policing in a Post-Ferguson Society" is finding similar results.

The survey, a joint project between PoliceOne and Louisiana State University, examined officers' opinions related to policing in the post-Ferguson era (August 2014-June 2016) as well as their feelings since the ambush attacks in Dallas and Baton Rouge (July 2016-present). More than 3,000 sworn law enforcement officers responded, providing valuable insight into the attitudes of officers in the field here to continue

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