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How Martial Arts Training Benefits Law Enforcement Officers
Included in the benefits to participating in any form of martial art are the increased fitness and flexibility one gains, as well as the psychological effect of enhanced self-awareness and self-assuredness.
February 28, 2022
Learn how to tell someone is about to assault you long before they make their first move.
February 8, 2018
Cloth Handles for Arrest and Control
If you know how to take advantage of what a suspect wears, you can use these handles to help get him or her into handcuffs.
July 10, 2017
Fla. Deputy Attacked by 400-Pound Man
A roughly 400-pound man was taken into custody Wednesday after he allegedly pushed an undercover deputy into something sharp and cut his arm in a neighborhood north of Orlando International Airport.
September 4, 2013
Video: Ind. Officer Tackles Man In Hotel Lobby
An Indianapolis Metro Police officer is facing an internal investigation after he tackled a business traveler in the lobby of the JW Marriott hotel. Video surveillance footage published by WISH-TV shows Brian Hudkins' Sept. 6 confrontation with Officer Michael Wilson.
August 4, 2013
Video: Officer Safety Training Tips
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.
August 1, 2013
Texas Cop Shoots, Kills Suspect Who Choked Him
A Conroe (Texas) Police officer fatally shot a suspected shoplifter who had choked the officer in a fight in a wooded area outside a Wal-Mart on Wednesday.
July 31, 2013
S.C. Man Attacks Deputy, Patrol Car
A Beaufort County (S.C.) Sheriff's deputy subdued a handcuffed suspect who attacked his patrol car and lunged at the deputy on Saturday.
July 10, 2013
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
Closing the Gap
The reactionary gap is the distance you must keep between you and the suspect in order for you to respond to any sudden threat. That distance tends to be six to nine feet if you can see the suspect's hands, and 25 feet if you can't. The danger zone is anywhere inside the reactionary gap.
July 9, 2013
Arresting Active Resisters
You have to make split-second decisions when it comes to use of force while effecting an arrest. Training in strategy and tactics, control and verbal techniques, and proper use of force are essential for you to make proper decisions.
June 25, 2013
Video: Ariz. Rough Arrest Captured on TASER Axon
The Mesa (Ariz.) Police Department countered a civilian accusation of excessive force by releasing on-body officer video showing an escalating physical confrontation with a non-compliant suspect who had refused to leave a convenience store.
June 3, 2013
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