The Police Trainers topic helps trainers keep up with the latest training methods and ideas being tried across the country, and is an invaluable resource for any officer who wants to add the word “trainer” to the resume. For the police trainer, passing along the knowledge gained over a long and successful career is often the only thing “better” than being a cop on the street.
Kevin Dillon of L.O.C.K.U.P. Training demonstrates how to fine tune your defensive techniques. The armbar is a very effective move but is often performed incorrectly. He focuses on the armbar technique and gives tips on what to focus on in order to stay in control of the subject.
Dave Smith talks to Cpl. Ryan Spurling of the Washington State Patrol about the different responses people can have to TASER hits. In performing different exercises to determine a subject's ability to shoot a gun while being tased, the Washington State Patrol found that under certain conditions, the subject may still be able to use deadly force on an officer.
Dave Smith talks with Lt. Blaine Gunkel of the Washington State Patrol, to discuss training on a budget. Blaine gives specific ideas on how to deliver high-quality, effective training with limited resources.
Gary Monreal with Team One Network provides techniques for taking active shooter training from a controlled environment out to a live-fire range. Gary demonstrates exercises centered on moving, turning and shooting with a partner, effectively simulating a more realistic environment.
Kevin Dillon demonstrates how to perform an elbow set which can be used as a combative exercise. Elbow sets can be helpful during violent physical encounters since they give you the opportunity to apply appropriate striking in close quarter encounters.
Betsy Brantner-Smith talks with Michael Janich, Special Project Coordinator at Spyderco. Michael explains how to use the knife as a utility tool but also as a viable weapon when applying defensive tactics. He emphasizes the need for departments to properly train their officers to use edged weapons safely and responsibly.