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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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Tips

Use 'hooded drills' for maximum impact in minimum time

Hooded reaction drills have been used to sharpen elite special ops teams in the military for years, but... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only

Columns

3 keys for keeping cop complacency at bay Dan Danaher - Tactical Encounters

3 keys for keeping cop complacency at bay

The three Cs — complacency, control, and cuffs — can mean the difference between winning or losing during on the street - Full Story

Columns

When 'less is more' in police training Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

When 'less is more' in police training

As much as possible, design and practice techniques that use redundant core skills — keep it simple and keep it effective - Full Story

Columns

Using impact suit training effectively and safely Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

Using impact suit training effectively and safely

Impact suit training plays an important part in developing an officer’s abilities in — an... - Full Story

News

Precinct shooting forces look at Detroit police security

Detroit precincts don't have metal detectors and the front desks are not fitted with Plexiglas-type shields - Full Story

Tips

Video: Using the reverse wrist twist takedown

In this video tactical tip, PoliceOne Contributor and renowned police defensive tactics trainer Joe Ferrera... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only

Tips

Muscle strength versus body mechanics

Too often I witness our officers concentrating on body size instead of body mechanics. Strength is one... - Full Story

Videos

Kevin Dillon: Elbow Combat Tactics Secure - Login Required

Kevin Dillon demonstrates how to perform an elbow set which can be used as a combative exercise. Elbow sets can be helpful during violent physical encounters since they give you the opportunity to apply appropriate striking in close quarter encounters.
Kevin Dillon: Elbow Combat Tactics

Columns

10 things I learned one Christmas Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

10 things I learned one Christmas

Not all Christmas traditions are good ones — every year around the holidays on EDP caused a ruckus for the local crime fighters - Full Story

News

Kevlar vest, helmet praised in saving 2 Philly officers who were shot

The protective gear deflected the bullets, and neither officer was injured — something Deputy Commissioner Richard Ross called 'nothing short of miraculous' - Full Story



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