There are many good defensive tactics programs available today, however, many of the programs are designed for Police and do not take into consideration the diverse make-up of Parole, Probation and Community Corrections staff. This program looks at how Parole, Probation, and Community Corrections Officers are killed and injured each year, both in the office and in the field. It then provides tactics that officers can apply in these situations that will increase their ability to successfully avoid or control theses situations. During this dynamic training program, officers will learn how to employ defensive tactics, and use whatever safety equipment they normally have, in a manner that will minimize the risk of injury to both the officer and the aggressor.
Participants will learn control techniques that are effective and appropriate at all levels of the use of force continuum. These techniques are based upon the Natural Response Control Tactics System which was specifically designed for Parole, Probation and Community Corrections personnel. The techniques are designed to be quickly learned, easily applied and retained, and are effectively applied by officers of varying size, strength, experience and age, irrespective of gender.
This program is not designed to take away from any defensive tactics training staff may have previously received. The techniques are designed to add more tools to your toolbox, and provide techniques that, under stress, in a crisis, are easily retained and effectively applied.
Program Length - 3 days
Natural Response Control Tactics: Training for Trainers
This instructor programs covers the materials outlined above but in more depth, and certifies graduates to teach Natural Response Control Tactics within their agency. Each graduate is provided a CD with handout materials, lesson plan and PowerPoint.
Program Length - 5 days
Natural Response Control Tactics - Level II
This program elevates the participants skill level regarding controlling an attack. Additional skills taught include:
Transitions from garment grabs to arm-bar
Advanced techniques to counter chokes
Numerous drills to enhance skill transitions Footwork and pivot drills
Advanced edged-weapon defense techniques
Advanced ground defense and recovery Locking techniques
Refined Control Tactics
Advanced Gun disarm techniques
Officers are given the opportunity to apply their skills in simulation exercises during which they will need to determine the assailant threat level and respond with an appropriate control response. This allows participants to not only learn the skills, but to apply them under stress, in a realistic but controlled environment. This increases skill retention and enhances the officer's confidence in their ability to handle various types of physical threats. It also helps to assure the agency that staff accurately recognize and respond to the threat, while not overreacting.
Prior completion of Level I required. For Level I instructors this program also recertifies them for Level I instruction.
Program Length - 3 days