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(Video) TASER Tactics and Training

(Video) TASER Tactics and Training

LAPD Captain Greg Meyer (ret.) discusses some of the mistakes that officers make when attempting to deploy a TASER, and how tactics and training can help fix those mistakes.

April 24, 2019

The Hands Have It: Protect Yourself From a Punch

The simple but effective hand position explained here is derived from a basic Taekwondo maneuver. I've also seen boxers like Joe Frazier and George Foreman use this "cover-up" very effectively as cover followed by a left hook. This technique will be a great addition to all other "cover-ups" you already have in your arsenal. Read Tony Pearson's full article here.

June 15, 2016

Officer Safety Training Tip: Ideal Stance for Balance
Officer Safety Training Tip: Defending Against the Bear Hug
Officer Safety Training Tip: Defending Against the Grab
Officer Safety Training Tip: Strikes, Kicks, Inside Position Defense
Officer Safety Training Tip: Defeating the Clinch

Officer Safety Training Tip: Defeating the Clinch

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.

June 26, 2014

Officer Safety Training Tip: Using Leg Strikes

Officer Safety Training Tip: Using Leg Strikes

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.  

December 17, 2013

Officer Safety Training Tip: Using Push Kicks

Officer Safety Training Tip: Using Push Kicks

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.

November 19, 2013

Officer Safety Training Tip: Taking a Strong Stance

Officer Safety Training Tip: Taking a Strong Stance

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.

August 2, 2013

Handcuffing Suspects: 3 Techniques

Handcuffing Suspects: 3 Techniques

Too many officers try to handcuff a suspect while he or she is still fighting. Before you can handcuff a suspect, you must obtain control. Here are three techniques for when you're on your own (rear leg sweep), with a partner (rear takedown), or with a group of three or more officers (the swarm). Read our feature, "Closing the Gap," for the full story. Photos by Amaury Murgado.

July 10, 2013

Okla. Recruit Dies After Training Accident

An Oklahoma City Police recruit who was critically injured during arrest and control training died as a result of that injury, the agency has announced.

October 16, 2012

Choke Escapes: 2 Techniques

Choke Escapes: 2 Techniques

If you find yourself against an MMA aficionado, you'll want to know how to get out of a choke hold. View detailed photos showing escape techniques to defend against the rear naked choke and the guillotine choke. Read our full article, "Choke Escapes." Photos by Jimmy Lee.

March 15, 2012

Small Edged Weapons

Small Edged Weapons

Many of the criminals now being released have learned to use small edged weapons in prison. Some of these inmates are very skilled at using these blades to slice and kill. Job one for a police officer is to not get cut and to stop the attack. After viewing these photos, read our full article, "Defending Against Small Edged Weapons."

February 7, 2012

Handcuffing with Hands On the Head

Handcuffing with Hands On the Head

POLICE Magazine has teamed up with Lt. Kevin Dillon, a retired officer and trainer who developed the L.O.C.K.U.P. system, for a video series focusing on police combat strategies and tactics. In this segment, Lt. Dillon demonstrates a safer position from which to handcuff a suspect than the "hands on the head" position.

September 29, 2011

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