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Gaining Compliance

Control Tactics and Counter-Tactics

It's important that you know how to defeat an arrestee's response to your control techniques.

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Gaining Compliance with Targeted Pressure

There are pressure-sensitive areas on the body that can cause pain and/or become distractors when triggered, and thus can be used when attempting to arrest an active resister or aggressive assailant.

The Rear Wrist Lock

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.

Video: NYPD Cop Tells Vendor to 'Blow Me'

A female NYPD officer is facing a civilian complaint for telling an ice cream vendor to "blow me" during an argument in front of the Herald Square Macy's.

Drug Suspect Rams Texas Officer, Punches Him

A drug suspect rammed an unmarked San Antonio Police vehicle and punched an undercover officer while attempting to flee a vehicle stop early Tuesday.

Fla. Officer Breaks Window at T-Stop

A University of Central Florida police officer shattered the car window of a student who started to roll it up on his hand. Read the full story here.

Video: Ohio Officer's Stop of Family Escalates

A Washington Township (Ohio) Police officer has been placed on administrative leave after he handcuffed and detained a family during a heated vehicle stop.

Ohio Officer's Stop of Family Escalates

A Washington Township (Ohio) Police officer has been placed on administrative leave after he stopped a family and the vehicle stop escalated. Read the full story here. Editor's note: PoliceMag.com does not endorse titles of YouTube videos.

Video: Pregnant Women Resists Arrest In N.Y.

The Rochester (N.Y.) Police chief defended his officers, after a citizen's video showing an officer striking a woman who is resisting arrest and yelling that she is pregnant.

Pregnant Woman Resists Arrest In N.Y.

Rochester (N.Y.) Police officers arrest a woman who resists while yelling, "I'm pregnant." One officer punches the woman in the head. Read the full story here.