forced entry

Forcible entry is defined by Merriam-webster’s Dictionary of Law as the unlawful taking of possession of real property by force or threats of force or unlawful entry into or onto another’s property, especially when accompanied by force. The term is also sometimes used for entry by military, police, or emergency personnel. For the fire service, forcible entry is defined by the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA) as: The techniques used to get into buildings or other areas of confinement when normal means of entry are locked or blocked. and when accessing doorways can be defined as “through the lock” or “around the lock” depending on the techniques used.