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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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Videos

S.A.R.S. Technique: Escalating Use of Force Secure - Login Required

In this video tactical tip, Henry Brettrager — the founder of the Sudden Assault Response System, commonly known as SARS — discusses the “how and why” the system works, and demonstrates the several applications of the technique, from a very low level of force, all the way up to a very, very high use of force.
S.A.R.S. Technique: Escalating Use of Force

Videos

The first phases of a handgun takeaway Secure - Login Required

The First Phases of a Handgun Takeaway
The first phases of a handgun takeaway

Tips

Video: Integrating "middle-distance" into training exercises

In this video tactical tip, Tony Lambraia of Phoenix RBT Solutions and UTM discusses and demonstrates... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only

Tips

Video: The figure-four takedown

In this video tactical tip, police trainer Larry Smith of Larry Smith Enterprises — alongside presentation... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only

Columns

Video: Combative suspect and the fight-for-life drill Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Video: Combative suspect and the fight-for-life drill

Incidents like these "are the reason we do stress-inoculation drills in training" - Full Story

Columns

Are you a great backup? Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Are you a great backup?

Nothing will bleed to death on a desk at the station if you abandon it temporarily to pull an officer’s bacon out of the fire - Full Story

Tips

Video: 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... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only

Videos

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.

Columns

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

Columns

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



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