|Video: Toolbox approach to using your baton|
Gary T. Klugiewicz
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.
Gary has been involved for over fifteen years in the development of both training & duty trauma protective equipment. He is currently employed by PoliceOne.com as a Use-of-Force subject matter expert, researcher, program developer, and training specialist where he continues to provide tactical communication skills and defensive tactics training. His collaboration with the Force Science Research Center, Team One Network, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Verbal Judo Institute, and Purposeful Development Associates allows him to bring the most current tactical and instructional insights into his training programs. He is the lead instructor for Verbal Judo's Tactical Communication for the Correctional Professional training program.
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