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25 Ways to Make Police Training More Effective

April 29, 2015

Because police training is in the news we thought it was a good time to ask veteran officers and trainers how they would improve law enforcement training and make it more effective. The following is collected from the comments of more than a dozen sources.

Winning a Knife Fight

February 11, 2015

How many times do we consider what we would do if someone introduced a knife into a fight in which we were already engaged? Do we have the ability to draw and fire? Can we create distance or even defend ourselves properly in order to survive the attack? These are questions rarely addressed.

Fight from the Guard on the Ground

February 6, 2015

Let's discuss the best strategy to deal with the situation where you are forced to the ground by the arrestee, who ends up in your "guard" (on top but not mounted—simply between your legs).

The Rear Wrist Lock

November 26, 2014

One excellent technique for gaining control of a resisting person that doesn't require you to take him to the ground or use a weapon is the rear wrist lock.

Officer Safety Training Tip: Ideal Stance for Balance

October 24, 2014

Coach John Crouch of the Lab MMA Training Center in Glendale, Ariz., demonstrates the proper stance and foot movement to maintain your balance during a confrontation.

Officer Safety Training Tip: Defending Against the Bear Hug

September 17, 2014
Coach John Crouch of the Lab MMA Training Center in Glendale, Ariz., demonstrates how to defeat an attacker who gets you in an underarm bear hug.

Officer Safety Training Tip: Defending Against the Bear Hug

September 17, 2014

Coach John Crouch of the Lab MMA Training Center in Glendale, Ariz., demonstrates how to defeat an attacker who gets you in an underarm bear hug. 

Countering Gun Grabs on the Ground

August 30, 2014

Even a well-trained officer can find him- or herself on the ground when initiating an arrest. Things happen quickly and things can get ugly quickly. Be sure that you are ready to counter any grabs for your weapons.

Officer Safety Training Tip: Defending Against the Grab

August 20, 2014

In this sixth part of our series on defensive tactics, John Crouch, a coach at the Lab MMA Training Center in Glendale, Ariz., shows how to defend against the bear hug and other grabs.

Officer Safety Training Tip: Strikes, Kicks, Inside Position Defense

July 17, 2014

In the fifth edition of Police's Defensive Tactics Training videos, the instructors at the Lab MMA Training Center in Glendale, Ariz., review strikes, kicks and defense from the inside position.

Get Ready for a Fight

June 26, 2014

Your defensive tactics training should be intense, exhausting, applicable, and eye-opening. Don't come to in-service training dressed for vacation or expecting to sleepwalk through the course.

Officer Safety Training Tip: Defeating the Clinch

June 26, 2014
In the fourth edition of Police's Defensive Tactics Training videos, the instructors at the Lab MMA Training Center in Glendale, Ariz., demonstrate strikes and counters that can be used at extremely close range in order to stop attacks and take suspects into custody.

Officer Safety Training Tip: Defeating the Clinch

June 26, 2014

In the fourth edition of Police's Defensive Tactics Training videos, the instructors at the Lab MMA Training Center in Glendale, Ariz., demonstrate strikes and counters that can be used at extremely close range in order to stop attacks and take suspects into custody.

Officer Safety Training Tip: Using Leg Strikes

December 17, 2013

Video #3: Using Leg Strikes. POLICE Magazine has teamed up with The MMA Lab in Glendale, Ariz., to offer a series of training videos demonstrating defensive tactics officers may need to use. Videos feature veteran officer Ron Dorfman and instructors John Crouch and Adam Gillespey demonstrating the techniques.

 

Officer Safety Training Tip: Using Push Kicks

November 19, 2013

Video #2: Using Push Kicks. POLICE Magazine has teamed up with The MMA Lab in Glendale, Ariz., to offer a series of training videos demonstrating defensive tactics officers may need to use. Videos feature veteran officer Ron Dorfman and instructors John Crouch and Adam Gillespey demonstrating the techniques. Read more here.

Officer Safety Training Tip: Using Push Kicks

November 15, 2013
POLICE Magazine has teamed up with The MMA Lab in Glendale, Ariz., to offer a series of training videos demonstrating defensive tactics officers may need to use. Videos feature veteran officer Ron Dorfman and instructors John Crouch and Adam Gillespey demonstrating the techniques.


The Chief Trainer

October 3, 2013

You are a chief or sheriff. Get real and train with your officers. You should be one of the first enrolled in your defensive tactics and subject control training classes. Your attendance and participation will speak to all, and what it will say is this stuff is real and it's important.

Understanding the OODA Loop

September 19, 2013

The more you study law enforcement training, the more you are likely to see the term "OODA loop." This term was coined by U.S. Air Force Col. John Boyd to explain the dynamics of fighter combat and why some pilots succeed when others fail.

Video: Officer Safety Training Tips

August 2, 2013
POLICE Magazine has teamed up with The MMA Lab in Glendale, Ariz., to offer a series of training videos demonstrating defensive tactics officers may need to use.

Officer Safety Training Tip: Taking a Strong Stance

August 2, 2013

POLICE Magazine has teamed up with The MMA Lab in Glendale, Ariz., to offer a series of training videos demonstrating defensive tactics officers may need to use. Videos feature veteran officer Ron Dorfman and instructors John Crouch and Adam Gillespey demonstrating the techniques. Read the full story here.

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