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Close-Quarters Combat

The Close Quarters Combat topic covers defensive tactics and techniques for hands-on confrontations with suspects. News about the close-in battles between police officers and dangerous suspects, as well as tips, columns, and expert opinion on preparation for the assault, as well as for the inevitable legal battles that follow, are presented here.
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How to ensure your arrest and control training is effective

How to ensure your arrest and control training is effective

A physical engagement of officers attempting to control a large suspect — and the subsequent grand jury decision — have people marching in the streets and agencies looking at their arrest and control training. - Full Story

Columns

How to ensure your arrest and control training is effective Lt. Kevin Dillon (ret.) - Developing Better Training

How to ensure your arrest and control training is effective

A physical engagement of officers attempting to control a large suspect — and the subsequent grand jury decision — have people marching in the streets and agencies looking at their arrest and control training - Full Story

Videos

Escape from the Mounted Position Secure - Login Required

In this video tactical tip, Fletch Fuller of ISR Matrix International — alongside demonstration partner Ray Price, also of ISR Matrix International — talks about how you can solve the problem of an attacker who has your trapped in a mounted position. Fuller says that one good technique to bump the attacker forward to get the assailant’s hands onto the ground well above your head. This stops the punches. Thereafter you can bridge to reverse the position.

Columns

5 key factors about ‘looming’ and officer safety from violent attackers Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

5 key factors about ‘looming’ and officer safety from violent attackers

Ever notice how a picket fence along the road appears to be racing by at a blur immediately to your three or nine o’clock, but that same fence directly ahead of you barely appears to be moving at all? This is an illustration of how the eyes and brain use motion to assist us in judging speed and distance, including issues of “looming” - Full Story

Tips

Video: Fundamentals of the knee strike

In this video tactical tip, Joseph “Little Joe” Ferrera discusses and demonstrates some of... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only

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Fundamentals of the knee strike

In this video tactical tip, Joseph “Little Joe” 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.

Videos

Escaping the Mount Using the Forced Bridge Secure - Login Required

In this video tactical tip, Fletch Fuller of ISR Matrix International — alongside demonstration partner Ray Price, also of ISR Matrix International — talks about how you can solve the problem of an attacker whose mounted position is such that you’re unable to immediately buck him or her off of you with a typical bridge technique.

Tips

Video: Escaping the mount using the forced bridge

In this video tactical tip, Fletch Fuller of ISR Matrix International — alongside demonstration... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only

Tips

Video: Defending yourself when you're unarmed

In this video tactical tip, PoliceOne Columnist Dan Marcou — alongside demonstration partner Doug... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only

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Defending yourself when you're unarmed Secure - Login Required

Defending yourself when you're unarmed



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with The Police Officers Safety Association (POSA)