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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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Evading an attack to the head while supine

In this video tactical tip, Don Gulla discusses and demonstrates a way in which you can pivot away from an assailant who has put you on your back and is moving to “finish you off” with a headshot.


Rethinking officer safety tactics during pedestrian stops David Blake - The Science of Training

Rethinking officer safety tactics during pedestrian stops

Such a stop is based on suspected criminal activity, so treat it as the dangerous situation it is - Full Story


2013 in Review: 12 stories that capture the essence of police work Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

2013 in Review: 12 stories that capture the essence of police work

From hostage situations to drugged-up lunatics to little lost teddy bears, it’s all in a day’s work - Full Story


Brawl breaks out following shooting

CCTV footage of a brawl in downtown Pittsburgh, moments after multiple suspects fired shots at each other.


Video: The 7 locks of the Sudden Assault Response System

In this video tactical tip, Henry Brettrager — the founder of the Sudden Assault Response System,... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only


Two cops vs. one MMA fighter

Two police volunteers square up against an MMA fighter on the final day of a survival tactics training course.


Violence erupts between police and man at airport

Footage of a struggle involving airport police and a man in Hong Kong.


Throwback: 'Defense Tactics' circa 1960

A 1960 FBI hand-to-hand combat training film.


Man with machete taken down by police

Police take down a man wielding a machete.


Best knife defense video ever

A hilariously over-the-top police training video regarding knife defense tactics.

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