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Close-Quarters Combat

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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January 05, 2012
P1 First Person: What does youth football tell us about our defensive tactics training? PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: What does youth football tell us about our defensive tactics training?

By Sgt. John Thornburg Monterey County (Calif.) Sheriff's OfficeOver the last year I completed my second... - Full Story
December 19, 2011
The Ethical Warrior: Protecting our enemies Jack E. Hoban & Bruce J. Gourlie - The Ethical Warrior

The Ethical Warrior: Protecting our enemies

The Warrior Creed — credited to the late Dr. Robert Humphrey — offers concrete guidance for developing the habits of an Ethical Warrior in your daily life - Full Story
November 30, 2011
Training recruits the 'tactical M&Ms' Sgt. Steve "Pappy" Papenfuhs - Training to Think

Training recruits the 'tactical M&Ms'

FTOs play an important role in the development of young officers, such as in the instruction of maximizing advantage, minimizing exposure, and maintaining the ability to maneuver - Full Story
November 28, 2011
Are TASERs 'overused' or just plain used? Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Are TASERs 'overused' or just plain used?

Departments could require that every update of TASER training also includes an update of empty hand techniques — including transition exercises back and forth between each - Full Story
November 18, 2011
Is training in Mixed Martial Arts the right thing for your officers? Ross Torquato - Control Concepts for Law Enforcement

Is training in Mixed Martial Arts the right thing for your officers?

The physical skills needed to win must be simple, based on gross motor movements, learnable in an eight-hour session once a year, and practiced for about ten repetitions - Full Story
October 06, 2011
One cop's response to the ER doctor survey Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

One cop's response to the ER doctor survey

Significant injuries do not necessarily equate to excessive force, nor do minor injuries necessarily equate to reasonable force - Full Story
September 28, 2011
Videotape never tells the whole story Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Videotape never tells the whole story

An unedited videotape may never lie, but it is also always partially blind, often totally deaf, and usually too late to the dance - Full Story
September 12, 2011
The Ethical Warrior: Defensive tactics training and the Warrior Creed Jack E. Hoban & Bruce J. Gourlie - The Ethical Warrior

The Ethical Warrior: Defensive tactics training and the Warrior Creed

Overcoming the notion that declaring oneself an Ethical Warrior is somehow ‘uncool’ can be achieved a number of ways — try incorporating this type of scenario training in your DT work - Full Story
August 25, 2011
Limitations of the solo-officer 'dual force' tactic Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

Limitations of the solo-officer 'dual force' tactic

Part Two: The most obvious disadvantage to solo-officer “dual force” deployments is that humans just don’t perform multiple tasks well at the same time, especially under stress - Full Story
August 19, 2011
Putting cuffs on a sleeping giant Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

Putting cuffs on a sleeping giant

There are a few little sayings that I try to teach my students regarding officer safety, and one of them is “let sleeping giants sleep” - Full Story



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