Klugie's Correctional Corner with Gary T. Klugiewicz
Tip: Video: Toolbox approach to using your baton
With the variety of problems now being associated with terminology around the “use of force continuum” — most notably the difficulties it presents in courtroom testimony — there has been a move toward thinking in terms of a toolbox approach to force options. In this video tactical tip, PoliceOne Contributor Gary Klugiewicz explains how the baton can be used at an array of situations — from enhancing officer presence and verbalization, all the way up to control, protection, and deadly force.
About the author
Gary T. Klugiewicz is retired from the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department where he served three tours of duty "inside the walls" as a Correctional Officer, Deputy, Sergeant, and Captain. Gary has served as a Shift Supervisor, A CERT Team Commander, and a Special Management Team Security Supervisor for mentally ill inmates. Gary has developed defensive tactics training programs for Police, Corrections, Mental Health, and Tactical Teams. He is an instructor trainer for the State of Wisconsin’s correctional Principles of Subject Control (POSC®) Program, the ACMi® Correctional Emergency Response Team (CERT®) Program, the Active Countermeasures (Dynamic Entry Training) Program for SWAT Personnel, and the lead instructor for Verbal Judo's Tactical Communication for the Correctional Professional training program. Contact Gary Klugiewicz
PoliceOne's team of expert writers provides our readers with valuable insight from both on-the-job and classroom experience.
To submit articles or become a columnist
and include your background/CV and a sample of your writing.