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Defensive Tactics for Police

The ability to protect yourself in a dangerous encounter with a violent subject is vital for any police officer. Refresh your skills and learn new techniques from experienced officers and industry leaders for defending yourself with single videos and full length courses on defensive tactics, subject control, Use of Force, crowd control, edged weapon defense, and even officer liability, plus much more.

Course Name Description Length
Active Countermeasures: Relative Positioning Drills In this segment, Gary Klugiewicz demonstrates how defense techniques can be improved using relative positioning. 5m
Active Countermeasures: Touch Drills In this segment, Gary Klugiewicz outlines the benefits of doing touch drills early on in a training sequence. Doing so emphasizes the spatial difference when conducting active countermeasures training with striking shields. 10m
Ankle Vice After watching this video, the viewer will understand how and when to apply the ,Ankle Vice  pain-compliance technique utilizing a baton on the lower extremity of a proned-out, actively-resistant suspect. This technique is utilized only when two or more officers are on-scene and engaged with the suspect. 10m
Answer the Phone In this Tactical Tip, Joe Ferrera demonstrates how to get out of a wrist lock by pretending to answer the phone. 5m
Applying a Simple Foot Trap in a Correctional Setting After watching this video, the viewer will be able to apply a simple foot trap to control an unruly subject and learn other techniques to employ if .. 10m
Applying the Brachial Stun After Answering the Phone In this video tactical tip, Joseph ,Little Joe  Ferrera discusses and demonstrates how you can combine two techniques previously covered in his DT series  answering the phone, and the brachial stun. 5m
Arm Lock to Wrist Lock In this Tactical Tip, Joe Ferrera demonstrates a transition from an arm lock to a wrist lock. 5m
Armbar Redistribution of Mass In this segment, Kevin Dillon demonstrates how to avoid common errors when using armbar techniques. Dillon shows viewers how to redistribute their body mass to maximize power and stay in control of the subject. 5m
Basic Takedown of a Non-Compliant Subject In this video tactical tip, police and military trainer Lee Shaykhet  alongside demonstration partner and PoliceOne Editor in Chief Doug Wyllie  shows us a simple technique to take a resistant subject to the ground. 5m
Basic Weapon Retention with a TASER In this video tactical tip, Don Gulla  alongside his presentation partner, Rob  shows weapon retention a technique that helps keep your attacker from getting control of your firearm while also enabling you to use your TASER to put the suspect on the ground. 5m
Baton Carries In this video, Gary Klugiewicz demonstrates a variety of ways to hold a baton when it’s out of its holster. Batons should be carried in a way that makes them immediately accessible while providing a professional image. 5m
Baton Positions PoliceOne Columnist Dan Marcou discusses and demonstrates baton positions used in crowd control situations. 10m
Baton Power Development In this video, Gary Klugiewicz demonstrates an effective defensive technique called Baton Power Development, which shows trainees how to grip and maneuver their baton to increase their power. 5m
Baton Strikes in Confined Spaces In this video, Tim Romanik with Advanced Tactical Consulting, demonstrates how to effectively use baton strikes when you’re in a confined space and don’t have a lot of room to swing the baton. 5m
Baton Training in the Classroom Gary Klugiewicz talks about baton drills which can be conducted in a classroom or roll-call room setting, maximizing training time within tight schedules. 5m
Baton: Close Quarters Strikes Gary Klugiewicz demonstrates effective techniques for utilizing a baton strike when in close proximity to the offender, other officers, or both. 5m
Benefits of the BOB Mannequin In this segment, Gary Klugiewicz and his team at the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office demonstrate the benefits of using a BOB Mannequin to conduct defensive tactics drills. 10m
Body Language Skills and Deception Detection Training In this video, Beau Cisco, discusses common types of deceptive body language that are potentially indicative of lethal situations. 10m
Brachial Stun Technique In this video tactical tip, Joseph Ferrera discusses and demonstrates how you can use a strike to a violent offenders brachial plexus to stop their attack in its tracks. 10m
Cell Extraction Techniques In this segment, the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office demonstrates the techniques they use to force compliance and extract a stubborn inmate from their cell. 5m
Chicken Wing Escape Lieutenant (ret.) Dan Marcou of the La Crosse Police Department demonstrates and explains how to defend yourself against a common attack known as the ,chicken wing. 5m
Choke from Behind In this Tactical Tip, Joe Ferrera demonstrates how to defend yourself when confronted with a choke from behind. 5m
Chokes and Releases In this Tactical Tip, Joe Ferrera demonstrates a leverage technique involving a shoulder lift and hip rotation to break a front choke hold. Viewers will see how leverage rather than strength techniques will usually work better for smaller statured officers. 5m
Close-Quarter Striking Techniques DT Instructor Tony Lambraia demonstrates several effective drills for learning how to strike an opponent during close-quarters physical combat. 10m
Closing the Distance In this video, Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief discussed the concept of Closing the Distance with Lee Shaykhet. 5m
Combining Baton and Empty Hand Control Strikes Gary Klugiewicz demonstrates how to effectively combine baton strikes with empty-hand control techniques. 5m
Conducting Searches in a Corrections Setting In this segment, Gary Klugiewicz provides an overview of seven different types of searches that officers may need to conduct in a correctional setting. Klugiewicz provides tips for conducting visual, frisk, full body, custodial, strip, body substance and body cavity searches. 5m
Control Tactics for the Backup Officer In this video, Flint Roufs and Christopher Johns of Gatekeeper Training, discuss the role of the backup officer and how the right kind of training can improve how effective a backup officer is in reducing the chaos of a scene. 10m
Courthouse Security This two-hour course will provide a step-by-step guide to achieving security for all parties in a courthouse. 2h
Cross-grab Takedown Technique In this video tactical tip, renowned police trainer Larry Smith alongside presentation partner Andy Barton of the Bristol (Conn.) Police Department demonstrates several variations on a cross-grab takedown utilizing wrist grabs and wrist twists, which although they may not look like much, apply ample pressure to secure a subject’ss compliance. 5m
Crowd Control 1 After watching this video, the viewer will understand the benefits and tactics available from a bike unit in a crowd control situation. 1h
Crowd Control 2 After watching this video, the viewer will have the basic knowledge to form a team into column, line and wedge formations and understand the role of both officers and supervisors. 1h
Crowd Control 3 After watching this video, the viewer will understand the different levels of handling a crowd control situation based primarily on the actions and response of the crowd. 1h
Crowd Control 4 After watching this video, the viewer will understand the proper selection and use of a baton as a member of a crowd control team. 1h
De-Escalation and Minimizing Use of Force In this course, students will learn to identify techniques for de-escalation, plan for minimizing use of force, explain the importance of training officers for these encounters and, lastly, apply these strategies to de-escalate volatile situations. Students will be better equipped mentally to make the critical decisions under stress necessary to de-escalate crisis situations and to minimize the force used when use of force becomes necessary. 2h
Dealing with a Resisting Subject in a Crowd Dave Smith reviews a confrontation between Daytona Beach police and a suspect that draws a crowd, forcing the officers to divide their attention between the offender and bystanders. 10m
Dealing with Armed Suspects Welcome to the to the e-learning for Dealing with Armed Suspects.  It is important for law enforcement to feel well prepared when danger presents itself in the form of an armed suspect.  In this one-hour training block course, the learner will review three situations involving and armed suspect and see some of the successes and failures of each interaction.  Additionally, we will see a tutorial for weapon disarming by Peter Hetrick, Operations Manager for MPI Protective Service and MPI Training Academy. 1h
Defending a Tackle Many of the assailants you may encounter on the streets today are trained to one degree or another in mixed martial arts. One of the tactics they employ is to try and tackle you to get you in a position for ground fighting.  In this segment, MMA Instructor Diana Rathborne demonstrates several options to help you evade “the tackle.” 10m
Defending Against a Straight Punch In this video tactical tip, Diana Rathborne alongside demonstration partner Peter Hedrick demonstrates some techniques to defend against a straight punch. 10m
Defending Yourself When You’re Unarmed In this video tactical tip, PoliceOne Columnist Dan Marcou , alongside demonstration partner Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief, shares some thoughts on his personal weapons defense system. In this video, Dan speaks to the mindset and the need to train for the possibility you might one day need to defend yourself against an attack should you be unarmed (as unlikely as such a scenario may be for you). 5m
Defensive Tactics 1 Officers must be able to defend themselves against attacks. In this course, you will examine a variety of techniques that can be used to gain compliance. When you are able to employ proper control tactics, your facility will maintain an environment of safety. 1h
Defensive Tactics 2 Being able to defend oneself against a variety of attacks is vital in unpredictable situations. This training block will provide officers with Mixed Martial Arts moves such as Defending a Wide Punch, Recovering from a Knock Down, Reverse Twist Take Down, and Sankyo Demonstration. With these techniques, officers will be able to de-escalate any situation. 1h
Defensive Tactics 3 In this training block, officers will explore various techniques, such as Speed Cuffing from Four Positions, Suspect Control and Handcuffing, Kei Satsu Jitsu, Martial Arts Inspired Baton Striking and Foot Patterns, and Wrist Grabs that can be employed in many different situations. Officers will also look at the concept of not using a technique if the situation does not call for one. 1h
Defensive Tactics 4 The following training block includes lessons on: Forcing Compliance Under Pressure, Falling and Shooting, Haganah Gun Disarms, Ground Strikes, Inside Arm Drag, and The Power of a Forearm Fuse 1h
Defensive Tactics 5 The following training block includes lessons on: Emergency Time Out: Hand positioning, Fighting Man Dummy Drills, Defending a Tackle, Empty Hand Control, Escape from Wrist Grabs, Falling Tactically, and Focus on Hand-to-Hand Tactics 1h
Defensive Tactics 6 The following training block includes lessons on: Developing Knockdown Baton Cross Strikes, Control Tactics for the Backup Officer,  Defensive Tactics Ground Fighting, Developing Habitual Response, Elbow Combat Tactics 1h
Defensive Tactics 7 The following training block includes lessons on: Transitioning from Armbar to Prisoner Lock, Knife Attack Avoidance, Medical Validation in Defensive Tactics, Variations of a Foot Trap, Sequencing Defensive Tactics Training, and Thai Boxing Tool for Law Enforcement 1h
Defensive Tactics 8 The following training block includes lessons on: 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 1h
Defensive Tactics 9 The following training block includes lessons on: Lt. Dan Marcou – Pressure point onto the nose, Lt. Dan Marcou – Tactical about-face maneuver,  Lt. Dan Marcou – The Boma Technique, . Dan Marcou – The Bow Technique, Mid-line Jab Defense, Knife Defense, The Lifting Kick, Training Drills: Punching Attacks, Baton Positions 1h
Defensive Tactics 10 The following training block includes lessons on: Using Distance Drills in Control Tactics, Maximizing your body mechanics when striking, Extreme Close Quarter Gun Manipulation, SARS Technique in Practice, SARS Transition Drills, and Response to an Attempted gun grab 1h
Defensive Tactics 11 The following training block includes lessons on: Practicing Low Knee Strikes, Take Down Tactics For Smaller Officers, Cross-grab Takedown Techniques, DT 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, and The Z Lock 1h
Defensive Tactics 12 The following training block includes lessons on: 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, and Weapon Takeaways and Take Backs 1h
Defensive Tactics 13 The following training block includes lessons on: 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, and Escaping the mount by Using the Forced Bridge 1h
Defensive Tactics 14 The following training block includes lessons on:   Falling Without Injury,  Partial Mount Escape and Transition,  Positions of  Disadvantage, 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, and Reality Training: Re-approaching the Suspect after the Shooting Stops 1h
Defensive Tactics 15 The following training block includes lessons on: 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, and  The Director Drill 1h
Defensive Tactics Ground Fighting In this segment, Dave Young of Redman Training demonstrates techniques and drills to help you win on the ground. 10m
Defensive Tactics Viewed from the Public’s Perspective Everyone on the street seems to have smartphone with video-recording capabilities, and a favorite pastime of many of these folks is to catch cops in action. As has been said many times by many people, the use of force is unpleasant looking, no matter how it’ss done. In this video tactical tip, Sergeant Dustin VanTreese of the Marion County Sheriff’ss Office discusses and demonstrates ways in which officers can obtain compliance using pressure points. 5m
Developing Habitual Response Environmental awareness is crucial to survival. In this segment, Lt. Kevin Dillon demonstrates how to disengage from a potential threat and highlights the importance of trusting your gut instincts. 10m
Developing Knockdown Baton Cross Strikes “Officers who utilize an impact weapon often spend a lot of time developing power in their strong side baton strikes while overlooking the importance and effectiveness of cross strikes. In this segment, Gary Klugiewicz works with Lou Ann Hamblin to demonstrate how to increase your power with the straight baton cross strike. 5m
Developing your Abilities to Move Offline In this video, Diana Rathborne and Peter Hetrick share a number of drills to help officers get off the X. Create physical skills and neural pathways through repetition.  Use the drills in this video to help your officers be safer in a confrontation with a subject. 10m
Developing your Hand Speed In this video tactical tip, Diana Rathborne alongside demonstration partner Peter Hedri shows some techniques to develop hand speed that can be helpful in transitioning between different force options. 10m
Direct Supervision of Inmates Rod Young talks about the changes in inmate supervision models to one of direct supervision, and the ways in which that can be safely enacted. 10m
Distracting a Suspect In this Tactical Tip, Joe Ferrera demonstrates an effective technique to distract a suspect. 5m
Edged Weapons 1 The following training includes lessons on: Reality Training: Las Vegas Knife Incident, Applying Edged Weapons in Offensive Situations, Defending Against an Edged Weapon Attack, Your Edged Weapon Can Save Your Life 1h
Edged Weapons 2 The following lessons are: Reality Training: Spontaneous Edged Weapon Attacks, Defending a Forehand Slash with Edged Weapons, Edged Weapon Defense, Empty Hand against a Knife Attack, Forehand Slash in Knife Attack, Knife Defense, Side Control with Edged Weapon (Mini module), and Knife Defense with Tony Gregory 1h
Edged Weapons Defense Training Tony Gregory of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office describes commonalities of most edged weapons attacks. 5m
Elbow Combat Tactics Elbow sets can be helpful during violent physical encounters since they give you the opportunity to apply appropriate striking in close quarter encounters. In this segment, Kevin Dillon demonstrates how to perform an elbow set which can be used as a combative exercise. 10m
Elbow Drills In this video tactical tip, Diana Rathborne alongside demonstration partner Peter Hedrick demonstrates a set of drills you may use to develop your elbow strikes with a training partner. 10m
Elbow to Elbow Technique In this video, Joseph Ferrera displays a technique for when someone has attacked you. This is applicable when the attacker has a straight arm (locked elbow), and when you cannot use the ,answer the phone  technique. The elbow-to-elbow technique allows the officer to gain further control of the situation. 5m
Emergency Time Out:  Hand Positions Gary Klugiewicz demonstrates how a simple technique – using the “time out” signal – can be utilized for both officer safety and as a defensive tactic. 5m
Empty Hand Control In this segment, Dan Marcou shows the strength and power of a well-known hold when adapted dynamically in many different situations. 5m
Escape from the Mounted Position In this video tactical tip, Fletch Fuller alongside demonstration partner Ray Price, talks about how you can solve the problem of an attacker who has you trapped in a mounted position. Fuller says that one good technique to bump the attacker forward to get the assailants hands onto the ground well above your head. This stops the punches. Thereafter you can bridge to reverse the position. 5m
Escape from Wrist Grabs In this defensive tactics segment, Joe Ferrera demonstrates how to get out of  a wrist grab by answering the phone. 5m
Escaping the mount by Using the Forced Bridge In this video tactical tip, Fletch Fuller alongside demonstration partner Ray Price, talks about how you can solve the problem of an attacker whose mounted position is such that you are unable to immediately buck him or her off of you with a typical bridge technique. 5m
Evading an Attack to the Head while Supine (Don Gulla) In this video tactical tip, Don Gulla discusses and demonstrates a way in which you can pivot away from an assailant who has put you on your back and is moving to finish you off with a headshot. 5m
Extreme Close Quarter Gun Manipulation In this video tactical tip, Don Gulla, alongside his presentation partner, Rob, shows a couple of techniques which may help you ensure retention of your firearm even in extreme close-quarters fighting. 10m
Falling and Shooting In this segment, Chris Jaekl demonstrates a skill that we don’t think about often enough, shooting while falling. 5m
Falling Tactically In this Tactical Tip, trainer Roy Bedard demonstrates the art of falling tactically. 10m
Falling Without Injury In this video, Dan Marcou discusses some ideas for training how to fall without injury. 10m
Fighting Man Dummy Drills In this segment, Gary Klugiewicz shows viewers how to use a tool known as the “fighting man dummy” to help simulate close quarter combat and allow officers to practice a variety of defensive tactics. 5m
Figure 4 Straight Arm Bar Takedown Martial arts instructor Diana Rathborne demonstrates a simple technique and drill for learning how to use a Figure 4 takedown effectively. 5m
Focus on Hand-to-Hand Tactics In this segment, Acie Mitchell and Dave Smith discuss Mitchell’s Aikido-based defensive tactics system. 10m
Forcing Compliance Under Pressure This mock prison riot demonstration provides techniques for forcing compliance when under pressure. 5m
Front Cuffing from Behind In this video, Alex Sholomisky of Advanced Tactical Consultants shows you a technique to safely front handcuff an inmate from behind. 5m
Ground Defense Position In this video tactical tip, Fletch Fuller alongside demonstration partner Ray Price, also shares a simple maneuver to protect yourself should you go to the ground and the suspect tries to climb on top of you to continue the attack. 5m
Ground Defense Position with Weapon Retention In this video, Fletch Fuller talks about ground defense and weapon related issues including weapon retention. 5m
Ground Positions: Weapon Retention DT Instructor Tony Lambraia demonstrates techniques and drills for how to retain your weapon if you are taken to the ground by a suspect. 10m
Ground Stabilization after baton strikes Gary Klugiewicz demonstrates some techniques to control a subject on the ground after you utilize baton strikes to counter a threat. 5m
Ground Strikes The prevalence of mixed martial arts in our society has created a whole new breed of assailants.  What used to be the common criminal may now be a trained fighter.  In this segment, Diana Rathborne demonstrates how to better defend yourself with some basic defensive boxing techniques. 5m
Haganah Gun Disarms In this segment, trainer Acie Mitchell demonstrates the Haganah Gun Disarm. 15m
Have a Backup Plan for your Manipulation Skills In this video tactical tip, PoliceOne Columnist Duane Wolfe  alongside demonstration partner and PoliceOne Contributor Lee Shaykhet  shares some thoughts and tactics about transitioning from one technique to another during a physical struggle. 10m
Hip Escape Drill In this video tactical tip, Fletch Fuller alongside demonstration partner Ray Price, also shares a drill you can use to practice the hip escape technique (known to some as shrimp move) to get free when a suspect has you pinned down in a mount position. 5m
Holds and Restraints This two-hour course will supply law enforcement officers with appropriate knowledge and understanding of holds and restraints. 2h
How do you Handle Non-Compliant Subject In this video, law enforcement expert, Dave Smith, reviews a fatal traffic stop out of New Jersey in order to remind officers of the importance of preparing for the possibility of non-compliance from a subject. 15m
How to Use Striking Shields In this segment, Gary Klugiewicz demonstrates the proper form for holding a striking shield and absorbing hits to keep from being hurt. 10m
How to Write Effective Use of Force Incident Reports In this video, Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief and Chief Joel Shults, (Ret.) discuss how to effectively capture important information in police use of force in reports. 15m
How Will You Win? In this video, Law Enforcement Expert Dave Smith reviews an incident involving a spontaneous attack by a subject armed with a gun on an officer who was on patrol.  He also gives ideas for officers to use to help them prepare for and survive a spontaneous attack. 15m
Inside Arm Drag The prevalence of mixed martial arts in our society has created a whole new breed of assailants.  What used to be the common criminal may now be a trained fighter.  In this segment, Diana Rathborne demonstrates how to better defend yourself with some basic defensive boxing techniques. 10m
Inside Arm Drag Progression In this video tactical tip, Diana Rathborne alongside demonstration partner Peter Hedrick go over some defensive techniques based on the inside arm drag, as well as drills to practice it that you may consider adding to your training toolbox. 10m
Intervention Options In this segment, Gary Klugiewicz looks at the various intervention tools available to corrections officers, including verbal tools, physical tools and weaponry. Gary stresses the ability to use any of the intervention tools at any time, rather than just escalating from the least to most forceful. 5m
Kei Satsu Jitsu Dave Smith sits down with Lt. Dan Marcou to discuss the martial arts philosophy that Dan invented called Kei Satsu Jitsu. Police Officers are modern-day knights who must know how to communicate, use their weapons, punch, kick, etc., and they must also understand how to master all of these tasks. 10m
Knee Strike Technique In this video tactical tip, Joseph Ferrera discusses and demonstrates some of the fundamentals you should be using whenever you have a situation in which you use a knee strike either as a distraction to gain some type of control hold, or as a higher level of combative to end a physical confrontation. 10m
Kneeling Pat Down Alex Sholomisky, with Advanced Tactical Consulting, demonstrates a safe and secure way to search an inmate who is in the kneeling position. 5m
Knife Attack Avoidance Lee Shaykhet discusses and demonstrates a simple, basic concept that can be applied to quickly counter a knife attack. 5m
Large Squad Riot Techniques Jack Phipps II demonstrates techniques for controlling a large scale riot, which can be effective in gaining control of an unresponsive inmate population. 5m
Layer System of an Offensive Individual In this video, Lt. Kevin Dillon demonstrates how to deal with immediate threats using a layer system.  Dillon breaks down each layer and demonstrates the technique. 5m
Less Lethal Options In this video, Law Enforcement Expert Dave Smith discusses less lethal options officers can use when dealing with uncooperative or emotionally disturbed individuals. 15m
Leverage Techniques In this video, Joe Ferrera gives tips on how smaller-stature officers can gain leverage. 5m
Lt. Dan Marcou: Leg Locks Lt. Dan Marcou demonstrates two effective techniques for utilizing leg locks on actively resisting suspects. 5m
Lt. Dan Marcou: Pressure Point onto the Nose Lt. Dan Marcou demonstrates how to use a pressure point at the base of the nose to gain compliance from an actively resisting subject. 5m
Lt. Dan Marcou: Tactical about-face Maneuver Lt. Dan Marcou demonstrates a tactic for moving to respond to a threat approaching you from the rear. 5m
Lt. Dan Marcou: The Boma Technique Lt. Dan Marcou demonstrates a compliance wrist lock to utilize with an actively resisting subject. 5m
Lt. Dan Marcou: The Bow Technique Lt. Dan Marcou demonstrates a compliance technique to use when a subject makes a fist as he approaches you. 5m
Maintaining a Reactionary Gap In this video tactical tip, Joseph Ferrera discusses and demonstrates some of the fundamentals you need to remember about the reactionary gap. The first in a series of tips on the topic, this segment represents the foundation on which the rest of these tips are built. 5m
Martial Arts Inspired Baton Striking and Foot Patterns Diana Rathborne provides a demonstration of Filipino martial arts inspired baton striking drills and footwork patterns. 5m
Maximizing Your Body Mechanics When Striking LT. Kevin Dillion, discusses how officers can maximize their use of body mechanics when striking a subject to be effective regardless of size difference. 10m
Measuring Compliance when Applying Handcuffs In this video, Lt. Kevin Dillon discusses the importance of measuring levels of compliance before approaching and cuffing an individual. 5m
Medical Validation in Defensive Tactics Doctor David Bellamy explains how to make sure your defensive tactics are medically sound. 10m
Mid-line Jab Defense In this Tactical Tip, Logan Graver explains use and technique of the mid-line jab defense. 5m
MMA: Defending a Wide Punch The prevalence of mixed martial arts in our society has created a whole new breed of assailants.  What used to be the common criminal may now be a trained fighter.  In this segment, Diana Rathborne demonstrates how to better defend yourself with some basic defensive boxing techniques. 10m
Moving to Fight a Close Quarter Ambush Sgt. Don Gull discusses lessons learned from the Lakewood, Washington officer involved shooting incident. 10m
Multiple Suspect Control in Close Quarters In this segment, Kevin Dillon demonstrates how to control multiple suspects and  threats in close quarters.  He explains how to develop a mechanical motion and come in from different angles and positions in order to fit close quarter engagements. 5m
Non-Escalation vs. De-escalation Verbal Tactics Gary Klugiewicz talks about the critical difference between de-escalating a situation, and approaching it so as not to escalate it in the first place. 5m
Offensive Strategies for Immediate Control In this video, Kevin Dillon discusses offensive strategies and clears up the confusion of offensive being excessive. 5m
Officer Involved Shootings In this video, Brian Nanavaty discusses officer involved shootings and explains the Safe Call Now program beginning and new focus on the developmental and educational component of the program. 10m
Officer Tactical Training This course satisfies the 2017 Continuing Law Enforcement Education (CLEE) Training and Reporting Requirements for Missouri Peace Officers.  Officer Tactical Training includes De-Escalation Techniques, Crisis Management, Critical Thinking, and Social Intelligence topics. 2h
Outfitting for Corrections In this segment, Sgt. Nick Kalfas discusses setting up your tactical modular style vest. 5m
Overhead Knife Defense Logan Graver of Condition Response Training discusses the use and demonstrates how to properly defend an overhead knife attack. 5m
Partial Mount Escape and Transition to Tools In this video tactical tip, Fletch Fuller, alongside demonstration partner Ray Price, shares some ideas about how to escape a mounted position in an environment where a parked car or a nearby wall or fence prevents escape, but gives you an opportunity to transition to one of the tools on your belt. 5m
Personal Body Weapons Alongside his presentation partner, PoliceOne Editor-in-Chief Doug Wyllie, Dan Marcou discusses and demonstrates some of the personal body weapons available to you  including numerous different ways you can use your hands, elbows, forearms, shoulders, knees, and feet  during what he calls an ‘anything goes’s moment on the street. 10m
Police vs Correctional Hostage Negotiations Jerry Elliot talks to Dave Smith about the key differences between standard hostage negotiations and negotiations in corrections. 15m
Positions of Disadvantage 1 Dan Severn demonstrates how an officer can get out of a disadvantageous position. This demonstration specifically focuses on the Guard Position. 5m
Positions of Disadvantage 2 Dan Severn demonstrates how an officer can get out of a disadvantageous position. This demonstration specifically focuses on the Mount Position. 5m
Positions of Disadvantage 3 In this video, Dan Severn demonstrates how the cross mount position is a position of disadvantage, but how to then get out of that position. This demonstration will help any officer out of a disadvantageous position. 5m
Power Punch Technique In this video tactical tip, PoliceOne Columnist Dan Marcou discusses and demonstrates a way in which he works to improve his punching power, focus, and technique. In addition to the value of repetitions, Dan also explains why the Kiap  the martial arts breathing technique of grunting or shouting as a blow is delivered  is relevant for law enforcement. 5m
Practicing Low Knee After watching this video, the viewer will be able to demonstrate the proper use of a low knee strike.Older training used higher knee strikes; New … 5m
Practicing Low Knee Strikes After watching this video, the viewer will learn how to do low kicks effectively by practicing on a low bob rather than a striking bag. 5m
Pre Draw Indicators In this video tactical tip, PoliceOne Columnist Duane Wolfe discusses and demonstrates some of the behavioral indicators that a person may be pulling a gun on you. 5m
Professional Posturing After watching this video, the viewer will gain a new perspective on how to use professional posturing to achieve dominance in an encounter with a potentially aggressive subject. 10m
Proper Response Officer injuries and deaths can often be traced back to proper response, or the lack thereof.  In this video, Gary Klugiewicz says a proper response means staying alert, being decisive, and having a pre-planned practical response. 5m
Quick Closure Lee Shaykhet and Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief discuss the concept of the quick closure when confronted by a combative subject. 5m
Rear Hostage Gun Disarm In this video, Defensive Tactics expert Acie Mitchell demonstrates how to disarm a suspect from a rear hostage position. 5m
Recovering from a Knock Down In this video, Alex Sholomisky with Advanced Tactical Consulting demonstrates two different ways corrections officers can recover after being knocked down. 5m
Recovering from the Ground while Having your Weapon Out Fletch Fuller discusses and demonstrates how to recover from the ground with your gun in hand. This video is the first in a series, which will appear in coming months. Each video builds upon the last, so if you miss one along the way, check back to the Officer Safety and/or CQC pages for the complete lineup of video tactical tips. 5m
Responding to an Incident in a Courtroom This video discusses an inmate’s courtroom outburst and how the deputies were able to respond quickly and effectively because of their training. The incident is analyzed from the first warning signs through to the deputies successfully gaining control of the inmate. 10m
Response to an Attempted Gun Grab Alongside his presentation partner  PoliceOne Editor-in-Chief Doug Wyllie  Dan Marcou discusses and demonstrates a response to an attempted gun grab on the street. The bad news, of course, is that the suspect has made a move for your gun. The good news is that he has dropped his level of attention being paid to your response. 5m
Reverse Twist Take Down After watching this segment, viewers will learn the technique for using a reverse twist take down. Joe illustrates how this tactic creates a greater magnitude of torque in the wrist, effectively taking the subject off balance and ultimately to the ground. 5m
Sankyo Demonstration In this video, Lt. Dan Marcou demonstrates SANKYO, an Aikido defensive technique that will immobilize an attacker without causing injury. 10m
SARS Technique in Practice Following up on a video tactical tip from October (The 7 locks of the Sudden Assault Response System), Henry Brettrager  alongside demonstration partner Matt  shows how you would put the system into practice on the streets. 10m
SARS Transition Drills In this tactical tip, Henry Brettrager demonstrates the basics and principles of the SARS system transition drills. 5m
Securing an Inmate from Knee on the Belly A common way to pin an inmate in a correctional setting is with your knee on his or her belly. In this video, Alex Sholomisky with Advanced Tactical Consulting demonstrates two different ways to secure the inmate when starting from this position. 5m
Sequencing Defensive Tactics Training Bob Willis of the NE Wisconsin Technical College talks to Dave Smith about how to sequence defensive tactics training. 15m
Shield Selection for Cell Extractions After watching this video, viewers will learn that it is important to choose the right shield for the situation when doing a cell extractionShield … 5m
Speed Cuffing from Four Positions Nationally renowned trainer Lt. Dan Marcou demonstrates effective techniques for speed cuffing. In this video, Marcou demonstrates cuffing with the suspect in four different positions: standing, kneeling, prone, and figure four. 5m
Standing Pat Down Alex Sholomisky with Advanced Tactical Consulting demonstrates how to safely pat down an inmate from behind. 5m
Star Tactic Variations In this segment, viewers learn how STAR Tactic variations are a quick and efficient way for a team to stabilize a violent situation, and position a subject for handcuffing. 5m
Stuff and Cuff Techniques An FBOP Emergency Response Team shows how to use a 2-man “Stuff  and Cuff” to safely secure an inmate during a riot scenario. 5m
Subject Control 1 This is the first Training Block for the course on Subject Control. This course covers:Multiple Suspect Control in Close Quarters, Verbal De-escalation Skills, Measuring Compliance when Applying Handcuffs, Frisk Technique: Disguising Your Gloves, Intervention Options, Kneeling Pat Down, and Reaction Response to TASER Hit 1h
Subject Control 2 This is the second Training Block for the course on Subject Control. This course covers:Analyzing Body Language, Active Countermeasures Options, Front Cuffing from Behind, Armbar Manipulations, Asking for Cooperation, Constant Tactical Positioning, Distracting a Suspect, The Lost Art of Manual Control 1h
Subject Control 3 This is the third Training Block for the course on Subject Control. This course covers:Escaping Handcuffs,  The First Phases of a Handgun Takeaway, Giving Verbal Commands, Suicide by Cop, Reaction, Movement and Response Times (Joe Ferrera), Out of the holster gun grabs, Body Lock and Harness 1h
Subject Control 4 This is the fourth Training Block for the course on Subject Control.This course covers: Crank with a Control Device, Staying in Command in a Deadly Environment, Soft Decentralization, Knee Strike Technique, Managing Bizarre Behavior, Wrist Twist (Larry Smith), Plan B Drill. 1h
Surviving a Jail Stabbing Assault Jake Drahonovsky talks about surviving an incident where an inmate stabbed him repeatedly with a pencil. 10m
Suspect Control and Handcuffing Dan Marcou shows a mechanical technique that will help you to control and handcuff a subject when he/she is on the ground. 5m
Tactical Formations Video provides a demonstration of how to use a tactical team formation when approaching a riot situation. 5m
Tactical Handshake In this video tactical tip, PoliceOne Columnist Dan Marcou, alongside demonstration partner and PoliceOne Editor-in-Chief Doug Wyllie shows a very clever way to accept an offered handshake while also keeping your right hand. Assuming youre one of the 85 percent of people who is right-handed, this one technique has the capability to keep you safe if a subject uses a ruse of a handshake to get the drop on you. 5m
Tactical Knife Defense Logan Graver of Condition Response demonstrates a knife defense move from the tactical interview stance. 5m
Take Down Tactics for Smaller Officers Lt. Dan Marcou demonstrates some common techniques that smaller officers could use to take down a larger individual. 5m
Takedown from a Figure Four In this video tactical tip, police trainer Larry Smith of Larry Smith Enterprises, alongside presentation partner Andy Barton of the Bristol (Conn.) Police Department discusses and demonstrates a takedown from a figure four hold. 5m
Taser Failure Techniques In this video tactical tip, Lieutenant Kevin Dillon works alongside Liam Duggan in discussing and demonstrating a drill to work through the failure of an ECD. Learning how to angle off while delivering a stop kick can enable you to transition to another weapons system. 5m
TASER Use and Deadly Threats Situations Dave Smith discusses the use of ECDs and the constant question by communities and media in deadly force situations, Why couldn’t you have just used a TASER on him? Dave addresses how to handle such questions after a shooting. 5m
Taser Use and Transition to Firearms Sergeant Don Gulla of the King County Sheriff’s Office discusses how to effectively use a TASER and how to efficiently transition from a TASER to a firearm. 5m
Thai Boxing Tool for Law Enforcement Diana Rathborne demonstrates how to use Thai boxing as a tool to maximize body mechanics and even stress relief. 5m
The Blast Ball: For Less-Lethal Crowd Control This segment illustrates how the Seattle Police Department uses Blast Ball Grenades as an effective force option for crowd control. 10m
The Cooper Color Code Dave Smith discusses Cooper Color Codes and the importance of maintaining awareness of ones surroundings. 10m
The Director Drill In this video tactical tip, Peter Hetrick discusses and demonstrates something he calls “The Director Drill,” which helps prepare officers for the sucker punch or sneak attack. 10m
The Horn Come-Along Technique In this video tactical tip, police trainer Larry Smith alongside presentation partner Andy Barton of the Bristol (Conn.) Police Department discusses and demonstrates the horn come along technique. 5m
The Lifting Kick In this video tactical tip, Lieutenant Kevin Dillon, alongside his presentation partner, Liam Duggan, discusses and demonstrates a shin lifting kick that you can deliver with great effect. Furthermore, Lt. Dillon shows an alternative use of the angle kick a cover officer might consider when his or her partner is under attack. 5m
The Lost Art of Manual Control In this segment, Lt. Dan Marcou demonstrates how to use the “front compliance” technique and how to make it more powerful. Understanding the mechanics of the technique can greatly assist when trying to cuff a suspect. 5m
The Power of a Forearm Fuse Lt. Kevin Dillon demonstrates a powerful tool to use during a physical altercation, the forearm fuse. 5m
The T-Kick In this video tactical tip, PoliceOne Columnist Duane Wolfe  alongside demonstration partner and PoliceOne Contributor Lee Shaykhet  examines an effective leg kick which officers can use against an offender who is attacking them. 10m
The Z Lock In this video tactical tip, police trainer Larry Smith alongside presentation partner Andy Barton of the Bristol (Conn.) Police Department discusses and demonstrates the ‘Z Lock’ technique. Larry explains that this particular hold can be very painful for the subject and therefore very successful for the officer seeking to gain compliance. 5m
Toolbox Approach Gary Klugiewicz explains why a new way of looking at the use of force is both accurate and necessary for officer safety. 5m
Training Drills: Punching Attacks Learn how to defend against punching attacks with these effective drills demonstrated by martial arts instructor Diana Rathborne. 10m
Training with Inert OC Spray: Hitting Your Target Gary Klugiewicz talks about and demonstrates proper techniques for training with inert OC spray, including retention, accuracy, and multi-assailant drills. 5m
Transitioning from Armbar to Prisoner Lock Jeff Johnsgaard shows you how to leverage pressure against counter pressure to develop your own series of effective armbars and locks. 10m
Trap and Stun Technique In this video tactical tip, Joseph Ferrera discusses and demonstrates two ways in which you can trap an adversarys hand in high guard in such a way as to enable you to deliver a brachial stun. Be advised that this is part two of a two-part video tactical tip, so you may want to also review part one, in which shares his technique to strike to a violent offenders brachial plexus to stop their attack in its tracks. 10m
Using Distance Drills in your Control Tactics In this video, Tony Lambraia demonstrates defensive tactics to deal with mid-range confrontation.  Mid-range confrontations can potentially be the most dangerous range to deal with as subjects have the ability to keep throwing punches and the officer has less control and fewer blocking abilities. 10m
Using Oleoresin Capsicum There are many options in dealing with an uncooperative individual but only one that will conjure the mental and physical effects of using a chemical agent like Oleoresin Capsicum (OC). This course is will review the history and development of OC and the impact it has had on the field of corrections.  Proper deployment, limitations, health concerns and aftercare will also be covered during this training. 1h
Using the Straight Armbar to Gain Subject Compliance In this training program, the effective transitioning to the Straight Armbar technique is presented.  We use the most accessible of the limbs, the arm, to  gain control of a resistive subject. 1h
Variations in the Transport Wrist Lock Joe Ferrera demonstrates variations in the transport wrist lock 5m
Variations of a Foot Trap Jeff Johnsgaard shows how officers can combine foot traps with other techniques to gain control of inmates. 10m
Weapon Takeaways and Take Backs In this video tactical tip, Tony Lambraia, alongside demonstration partner Joe Overstreet shares some ideas and tactics to use in your gun takeaway and gun take back drills. 10m
Winning Courtroom Confrontations After watching this video, viewers will have a better understanding of how to testify in court. The same winning attitude used in a physical altercation can be used to win in the courtroom. 10m
Wrist Grabs After watching this video, viewers will be able to utilize a simple, yet effective technique to break loose from a wrist grab. 5m
Wrist Twist (Larry Smith) “In this video tactical tip, renown police trainer Larry Smith with presentation partner Andy Barton of the Bristol (Conn.) Police Department discusses and demonstrates a wrist twist technique which can be employed if a subject starts to get hostile. 5m