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.
Full list of Close-Quarters Combat results
The importance of being a 'predator' in a deadly confrontation–
It's crucial to do what your attacker doesn't expect in order to prevail in a deadly confrontation
Street Survival: The survival triangle–
To survive their police career, officers should strengthen every point of the survival triangle
How a university public safety department solved multiple challenges with an integrated software solution–
The University of Rochester Department of Public Safety has improved dispatching, officer safety and property accountability with New World public safety
Book Review: Street Survival II–
Street Survival II delivers sound guidance on a variety of topics that are relevant to today’s street cop
LEO Near Miss: Officers survive stabbing during domestic violence incident–
Officer fitness, defensive tactics training and communication prevented tragedy during the takedown of an armed suspect
Reality Training: What should you do when a bystander is recording you?–
One of the realities of modern policing is the proliferation of smartphones means everyone has a camera in their pocket at all times, and you are going to be recorded during the course of your duties. What does this mean from an officer safety perspective? Dave Smith reviews video of a struggle between a suspect and an officer that highlights the unique issues that come with bystanders actively filming a dangerous encounter.
LEARN MORESomebody, somewhere is recording: How police can obtain bystander videos React without reaction: What cops should do when being recorded Filming cops: Know when you can seize a recording device Trending Topics: How do you respond to civilians filming you?
LEO Near Miss: Officers nearly disarmed during hospital prisoner detail–
When hospital staff request an officer uncuff a violent suspect, the officer finds himself in a fight for his life
Video: Coaching gun retention from a cross grab technique–
Retaining a firearm is of critical importance for an officer; here's how to secure your firearm when a subject reaches with a cross grab
Street survival: Premonition of a multiple assailant attack comes true–
As a police officer, you can’t protect anyone else unless you are able to protect yourself
Video: Coaching gun retention on the ground–
Ending up on the ground means a higher chance of being disarmed by an assailant – this video shows officers how to win in this scenario
What we can learn from officer hand and arm injuries in gunfights–
We’ve seen too many examples of officers being injured in the hands or arms during gunfights to ignore this common pattern of injury
Training day: Gun retention techniques–
Gun retention training is essential to help cops survive potentially fatal attacks – incorporate these eight techniques into your police firearms training
Video: Coaching the mount escape–
It is imperative that defensive tactics instructors discuss the mindset and emotional control officers need to survive this scenario
Tactical Tip: Taking down a fleeing suspect–
Jiu Jitsu Instructor and Master Sergeant Troy Fullbright demonstrates an advanced tactic you can use to take down a suspect who is attempting to flee while you're handcuffing him.
Tactical Tip: Defending against a same side grab attempt for your gun–
Jiu Jitsu Instructor and Master Sergeant Troy Fullbright demonstrates an advanced technique you can use to defend against a suspect making a play for your gun.
Why your mic placement matters–
Where and how officers choose to wear their mic, or any other piece of equipment, is a personal decision that should be tactically thought out
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