Defensive Tactics Instructor Training / Basic Defensive Tactics Training:

The instructional goal of the defensive tactics program is to train and educate clients, in techniques which will help them understand and demonstrate their ability to control resistant subjects, but at the same time defending themselves from a variety of attacks. The use of force, according to procedural rules and regulations, along with Supreme Court rulings will be taught to the clients which will give a foundation into the proper use of issued equipment. They will be taught potential lethal / vital target areas, along with techniques to reduce the risk of injury to the subjects, and officers, along with the continual practice of a variety of control and escort techniques. This will allow prompt and appropriate choices under stressful situations. The program will also cover proper handcuffing, searches, and frisks, along with proper body dynamics to include balance, movements. The importance of weapons retention, and weapon disarms, will be performed in a controlled training environment. The clients will learn certain pressure points, joint manipulation and takedown techniques to effect control of an individual who is physically resisting. Then a segment into ground control techniques, and how to deal with multiple subjects.

Patrol Procedures:

To instruct the clients with the best police practices in regard to proper methods of patrol, to include different types of patrol procedures, equipment, night patrol vs. daylight patrol, and radio procedures. The clients will also be instructed in properly handling various types of calls for service that he/she will encounter while conducting their assigned duties. The clients will be advised /reminded of the Departmental Rules and Regulations that pertain to their duties.

Officer Survival:

The clients will be taught the best police practices becoming familiar with the survival states of mind, as they pertain to approaching dangerous situations as a law enforcement officer. Tactical considerations of cover and concealment and use of a partner, as well as building approach and search, field interrogation, ambush situation, low light situations, and off-duty considerations will be discussed.

Stop & Approach:

The clients will be instructed in the best police practices regarding the proper techniques of conducting a safe and effective traffic stop, utilizing proper tactics for a safe resolution to that stop. Further information will be provided with regard to high-risks or unknown traffic stops.

Health / Wellness / Fitness:

Officers will become familiar with changes that occur within the body when you exercise. Officers will learn the significant impacts, as well as importance of maintaining a required fitness level. Then they will know how to engage in a physical fitness program with help in determining, 1) their motivation for exercising regularly, 2) some of their unique personalities and character traits that relate to regular exercise, and 3) your present level of physical fitness. Lastly, the officers will become aquatinted with the four main components of any fitness program.

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