From the Administrator: Standing Together for the Officer’s Right to Self-Defense

For an officer, to fire his weapon in any situation is perhaps the most serious act he is called upon to perform. It is born of necessity and undertaken only to protect life and limb. As sworn officers, we are members of the only profession in America that has the prescribed right to use force—even deadly force—in dealing with our fellow citizens. We exercise that awesome responsibility with the restraint our professional obligations, not to mention normal human decency, require of us.