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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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Pa. cop fought for her life before shooting suspect

Pa. cop fought for her life before shooting suspect

Pittsburgh officer Janine Triolo was in a fight for her life. She had one handcuff on armed robbery suspect Ryan Davis when he smashed her face with his free hand and shoved a Ruger double-action pistol into her armpit before pulling the trigger. What followed was a violent struggle that left Officer Triolo with a broken eye socket, fractured nose, a concussion, and a detached retina. How did she overcome her 200-pound attacker? - Full Story

Tips

Get the most out of your protective training gear

When you’re setting the stage for any defensive tactics training simulation, exercise, or drill,... - Full Story

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Pa. cop fought for her life before shooting suspect

Pa. cop fought for her life before shooting suspect

Police say robbery suspect assaulted officer before she fired her weapon - Full Story

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Adapting protective gear for 'out of the box' training

Police instructors have to plan training scenarios according to an ever-changing landscape — this may mean throwing the “standard directions” overboard - Full Story

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Calif. officer bitten on head, loses piece of scalp

Officers were trying to arrest a registered sex offender - Full Story

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Gearing up for combat with isolation exercises

Gearing up for combat with isolation exercises

This training demands precision and proper execution, but limits decision making as everyone knows at the onset what will happen - Full Story

Columns

Desensitization training helps officers stay in the fight Gary T. Klugiewicz - Klugie's Correctional Corner

Desensitization training helps officers stay in the fight

People aren’t born with the ability to hit and be hit — they have a sensory inhibition that every officer must learn to overcome - Full Story

Columns

Dangerous cowards and deadly arithmetic in LE Tony Blauer - SPEARtips: Close Quarter Tactics with Tony Blauer

Dangerous cowards and deadly arithmetic in LE

Multiple-attacker scenarios are very survivable — additional opponents provide you with additional targets to hit! - Full Story

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Defensive tactics training that simulates real life Dave Young - Specialized Training & Tactics

Defensive tactics training that simulates real life

With the use of the right kind of protective equipment, you can create an unlimited variety of realistic force-on-force scenarios - Full Story



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