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Arrest and Control Techniques

Course Description: Placing an individual into custody and maintaining control of them is a potentially dangerous situation police officers put themselves in on a daily basis.  This class includes proper handcuffing techniques and provides the participants with a working knowledge of unarmed self-defense techniques, which includes a review of personal body weapons, vulnerable areas of the body, come-along, and weapon retention.  It is also recommended for those seeking refresher training in this area.

Equipment Needed:

  • Uniform belts with handgun, holster, handcuffs and case.
  • Gym or fatigue clothing (BDU pants are recommended for proper wearing of duty belt).
  • Sneakers/gym shoes.
  • Toilet articles/towels.

Instructional Hours:  2 Days/16 Hours

Instructional Objectives:  After completion, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a proper stance, both interview and aggressive/defensive.
  • Demonstrate how their body parts can be used as weapons.
  • Be familiar with the Use of Force Policy and Totality of the Circumstances.
  • Demonstrate methods of taking an assailant off his/her feet and into a handcuffing position on the ground.
  • Defend against an assailant trying to take the officer to the ground.
  • Demonstrate how to control an assailant once on the ground.
  • Demonstrate proper handcuffing procedures from the standing, kneeling, and prone positions.
  • Properly use Flex Cuffs.
  • Demonstrate proper weapon retention.

Course Completion Requirements:  Attendance and successfully complete a demonstration of skills and proper techniques listed above.

Audience:  PSP Enlisted, MP, LEO

Registration: Please register for the classes below using form SP 8-130All applications must be received 7 days prior to the course start date.

Locations: For a list of all training centers and directions, please visit the Training Center Page.


Not Offered at This TimeYes
Maximum of 12 students

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