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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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December 02, 2010
Training to deal with suspects with disabilities Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

Training to deal with suspects with disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 stipulates that cops must make "reasonable accommodations" to the known physical limitations of a suspect - Full Story
November 24, 2010
P1 First Person: Does your DT program pass the 'Pavement Test'? PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: Does your DT program pass the 'Pavement Test'?

By Detective Jeff Paynter Lakewood (Wash.) Police DepartmentOn 11/29/09, four of my partners were murdered... - Full Story
November 15, 2010
Illegitimi non carborundum! Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Illegitimi non carborundum!

After a suspect tried to wrest one cop’s duty weapon from its holster, his backup shot the suspect, ending the confrontation — but the fight was still on, in the courts, in the legislature, on the Internet - Full Story
October 14, 2010
Officer safety considerations in the polyester pile Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

Officer safety considerations in the polyester pile

There several ways to control a violently resisting suspect on the ground so the polyester pile should be seen as “an option” and not “the option” - Full Story
September 30, 2010
New study tests officers' endurance in fights Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

New study tests officers' endurance in fights

Results of a recent Force Science Institute study conducted in Winnipeg, Candada are expected to have important legal implications regarding the use of force in the United States - Full Story
April 22, 2010
P1 First Person: Using Keysi fighting method in DT training PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: Using Keysi fighting method in DT training

By Craig Dickerson and Fernando Carvajal Montgomery County (Md.) Police DepartmentIf you’re a fan... - Full Story
April 22, 2010
Preparing for the three dimensional response to the active shooter response Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Preparing for the three dimensional response to the active shooter response

Have you prepared for a three dimensional response to the active shooter? That is on-duty while armed,... - Full Story
April 19, 2010
Product Review: Top training programs Lindsey J. Bertomen - Police Products

Product Review: Top training programs

Effective programs start with strong, consistent philosophies - Full Story
April 12, 2010
Policies put a choke hold on officer safety Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Policies put a choke hold on officer safety

Should officers be trained in the application of (and defense against) neck restraints? - Full Story
March 23, 2010
6 keys to injury prevention during simulation training Gary T. Klugiewicz - Klugie's Correctional Corner

6 keys to injury prevention during simulation training

Larry Nadeau's "Force Relation to Target" concept remains an excellent guide to keep your DT training safe - Full Story



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Developing Better Training Developing Better Training
with Lt. Kevin Dillon (ret.)
Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts
with Force Science Institute