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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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Columns

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

News

Pa. officer narrowly avoids fatal gunshot

Sgt. Robert Ralston pushed the gun away from his head just in time - Full Story

In-depth News

NY cop wounded in ambush saved by body armor

NY cop wounded in ambush saved by body armor

A young cop was shot twice in his lower abdomen during a blazing gun battle. A third bullet was lodged in his vest and would have been fatal if he wasn't wearing the armor. Despite being critically injured, 25-year-old Robert Salerno returned fire 16 times. This officer's experience proves the importance of wearing your body armor . - Full Story

Columns

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

Columns

5 lessons learned from a deadly encounter with an Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

5 lessons learned from a deadly encounter with an "unarmed" subject

In Waterloo, Iowa, a suspect is "unarmed" — but still very dangerous — in a textbook case for never underestimating a "weaponless" opponent - Full Story

Columns

Using the 'Stunt Double' and 'Pause Button' in DT training Ken Murray - Training at the Speed of Life: Advancing Reality-Based Training

Using the 'Stunt Double' and 'Pause Button' in DT training

Some simulations necessitate the use of physical intervention skills or hard-contact offensive and defensive tactics - Full Story

Tips

Try chest-level hands for power and speed

When you need to send the power of your body mechanics out (picture punching, blocking, and pushing a suspect away to create distance), what hand level gives you the most power and speed? Try chest-level hands. - Full Story



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