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.

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Experience, expertise and communication skills are the criteria by which a defensive tactics instructor is judged. By these measures, Gary T. Klugiewicz is recognized as one of the nation's leading control systems analysts specializing in the Use of Force. Gary is the training director for Vistelar a global consulting & training firm that addresses the entire spectrum of human conflict. He retired from the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department in 2001 after 25 years of service, during which he rose to the rank of captain. He spent more than 30 years as a line officer, supervisor and a control systems designer. Contact Gary Klugiewicz

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