In this video, Flint Roufs and Christopher Johns of Gatekeeper Training, discuss the role of the backup officer and how the right kind of training can improve how effective a backup officer is in reducing the chaos of a scene.
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.
PoliceOne Editor, Doug Wyllie, sits down with Dick Fairburn to discuss one of the classes that he teaches called "Street Leadership." This course focuses on teaching the same fundamentals that are taught in military leadership courses. Often times police officers are taught how to manage but they also need to understand how to become leaders and make tactical decisions the way that a drill sergeant would.
Betsy Brantner-Smith talks with Lt. Dan Marcou about some tactics for smaller statured officers. He demontrates some common techniques that smaller officers could use to take down a larger individual. The best way to learn these tactics is to practice again and again in order to effectively apply these techniques on the street.