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Defensive Tactics for Corrections

De-Escalation and Minimizing Use of Force

2 hours

Persons with mental illnesses, drug or alcohol addictions, or disorders such as autism can present police officers with difficult challenges. In some cases, a person may brandish a weapon or otherwise appear to pose a threat to the public, to the police, or to himself or herself. The threat may be a real one, or the situation may be less dangerous that it appears, and often it is difficult to assess the level of danger. These situations become more complicated when, because of their conditions, persons cannot communicate effectively with police officers. This course provides the necessary training in addressing the nature of the challenges and providing promising solutions.

Videos Included:

  • Long Taught to Use Force, Police Warily Learn to De-escalate
  • Vegas Police Train to Keep Calm, Avoid Shooting
  • Daytona police start de-escalation training to avoid using excessive force
  • De-escalation is first goal of SAPD officers
  • Low Stress Situation
  • Medium Stress Situation
  • High Stress Situation
  • Las Vegas police hold de-escalation training drills

Defensive Tactics

As an officer on the street that encounters volatile situations on a regular basis, you must be prepared to defend yourself physically or take control of a violent offender when necessary. The ability to subdue an attacker and prevent harm to yourself and citizens is a critical skill, and the techniques here will teach you to do so while preventing unnecessary harm to the attacker.

Defensive Tactics 1

1 hour

  • Ankle Vice
  • Answer the Phone
  • Arm Lock to Wrist Lock
  • Armbar Redistribution of Mass
  • Baton Power Development
  • Benefits of the BOB Mannequin
  • Combining Baton and Empty Hand Control Strikes
  • Choke from Behind
  • Chokes and Releases

Defensive Tactics 2

  • Professional Posturing
  • Rear Hostage Gun Disarm
  • Stuff and Cuff Techniques
  • Offensive Strategies for Immediate Control
  • MMA: Defending a Wide Punch
  • Recovering from a Knock Down
  • Reverse Twist Take Down
  • Sankyo Demonstration

Defensive Tactics 3

1 hour

  • Variations in the Transport Wrist Lock
  • Speed Cuffing from Four Positions
  • Suspect Control and Handcuffing
  • Kei Satsu Jitsu
  • Layer System of an Offensive Individual
  • Leverage Techniques
  • Martial Arts Inspired Baton Striking and Foot Patterns
  • Wrist Grabs

Defensive Tactics 4

1 hour

  • Forcing Compliance Under Pressure
  • Falling and Shooting
  • Haganah Gun Disarms
  • Ground Strikes
  • Inside Arm Drag
  • The Power of a Forearm Fuse

Defensive Tactics 5

1 hour

  • Emergency Time Out: Hand Positioning
  • Fighting Man Dummy Drills
  • Defending a Tackle
  • Empty Hand Control
  • Escape from Wrist Grabs
  • Falling Tactically
  • Focus on Hand-to-Hand Tactics

Defensive Tactics 6

1 hour

  • Developing Knockdown Baton Cross Strikes
  • Control Tactics for the Backup Officer
  • Defensive Tactics Ground Fighting
  • Developing Habitual Response
  • Elbow Combat Tactics

Defensive Tactics 7

1 hour

  • Transitioning from Armbar to Prisoner Lock
  • Knife Attack Avoidance
  • Medical Validation in Defensive Tactics
  • Variations of a Foot Trap
  • Sequencing Defensive Tactics Training
  • Thai Boxing Tool for Law Enforcement

Defensive Tactics 8

1 hour

  • Figure 4 Straight Arm Bar Takedown
  • Lt. Dan Marcou – Leg Locks
  • Moving to Fight a Close Quarter Ambush
  • Personal Body Weapons
  • Basic Weapon Retention with a TASER
  • Chicken Wing Escape
  • Overhead Knife Defense
  • Power Punch Technique
  • Taser Use and Transition to Firearms

Defensive Tactics 9

1 hour

  • Pressure point onto the nose
  • Tactical about-face maneuver
  • The Boma Technique
  • The Bow Technique
  • Mid-line Jab Defense
  • Knife Defense P1A
  • The Lifting Kick
  • Training Drills: Punching Attacks
  • Baton Positions

Defensive Tactics 10

1 hour

  • Using Distance Drills in Control Tactics
  • Maximizing your body mechanics when striking
  • Extreme Close Quarter Gun Manipulation
  • SARS Technique in Practice
  • SARS Transition Drills
  • Response to an Attempted gun grab

Defensive Tactics 11

1 hour

  • Practicing Low Knee Strikes
  • Take Down Tactics For Smaller Officers
  • Cross-grab Takedown Techniques
  • Defensive Tactics Viewed from the Public’s Perspective
  • Inside Arm Drag Progression
  • Maintaining a Reactionary Gap
  • Evading an Attack to the Head while Supine
  • Recovering from the Ground while Having your Weapon Out
  • The Horn Come-Along Technique
  • The Z Lock

Defensive Tactics 12

1 hour

  • Dealing with a Resisting Subject in a Crowd
  • TASER Use and Deadly Threats Situations
  • SARS Technique Escalating Use of Force
  • Tactical Handshake
  • Takedown from a Figure Four
  • Taser Failure Techniques
  • Weapon Takeaways and Take Backs

Defensive Tactics 13

1 hour

  • Brachial Stun Technique
  • Defending Yourself When You’re Unarmed
  • Elbow Drills
  • Ground Defense Position
  • Hip Escape Drill
  • Trap and Stun Technique
  • Defending Against a Straight Punch
  • Escape from the Mounted Position
  • Escaping the mount by Using the Forced Bridge

Defensive Tactics 14

1 hour

  • Falling Without Injury
  • Partial Mount Escape and Transition
  • Positions of Disadvantage 1
  • Positions of Disadvantage 2
  • Positions of Disadvantage 3
  • Applying the Brachial Stun after Answering the Phone
  • Basic Takedown of a Non-Compliant Subject
  • Quick Closure
  • Reality Training: Re-approaching the Suspect after the Shooting Stops

Defensive Tactics 15

1 hour

  • Elbow to Elbow Technique
  • Closing the Distance
  • The T-Kick
  • Have a Backup Plan for your Manipulation Skills
  • Developing your Abilities to Move Offline
  • Developing your hand speed
  • The Director Drill