Physical Techniques

Law enforcement often requires officers to be physical.  Therefore, instruction in physical techniques should be an elemental part of a police officer’s training.  At Practical Defense Systems we understand that physical training should include a variety of subjects and situations regularly encountered by officers.  In addition, learning should be enhanced through the use of lectures, demonstrations,  presentations, exercises and practical scenarios.

The Practical Defense Systems Physical Training courses include:

  •  Instruction in the escalation of force model and in basic / advance offender confrontation concepts, including:
    • Eye contact.
    • Distance management.
    • Redirection of force.
    • Movement techniques.
    • Motor nerve target areas.
  • Proper arrest procedures.  Suspect resistance may vary from verbal to active resistance. This requires the officer to think and act quickly, by selecting the proper amount of control for each circumstance.  Practical Defense Systems developed the following training to properly prepare officers:
    • Handcuffing
    • Controlling suspects
    • Conducting safe and thorough searches incident to arrests of compliant or non-compliant suspects.
    • Assessing the threat and resistance level of a suspect
    • Responding with the correct level of force and control.
    • A physical fitness program to assess and maintain a level of standard in speed and agility, flexibility, muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance.
  • Physical techniques must include the ability to render aid to an injured citizen or suspect.  This course curriculum teaches officer how to recognize emergency medical needs and provide emergency first aid care in a variety of emergency situations.  Training includes patient assessment, treatment and stabilization.