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Defensive Tactics in Corrections

LWA 279

Defensive Tactics in Corrections

LWA 279

Course Description

Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor. Concurrent enrollment in CJ 102 and LWT 170 for Jail Officer Academy (Local Corrections Officer Certification Academy). Teaches methods of self-defense using pressure points and leverage for subject control. Emphasizes subduing dangerous or violent individuals for criminal justice purposes. Includes Pressure Points Control Tactics (PPCT), Ground Avoidance Ground Escape (GAGE) and Spontaneous Knife Defense. (0-40)

Outcomes and Objectives

Meets the current Michigan Sheriff’s Coordinating and Training Council (MSCTC) Local Corrections Officer Certification objectives.

Explain the methods of pressure point use to control a hostile individual through pain compliance.

Objectives:

  • Explain how the body reacts to stress and the need to employ techniques that utilize gross motor skills when the sympathetic nervous system activates.
  • Explain how to recognize and report on levels of resistance and levels of control as outlined on the resistance/control continuum.
  • Explain how to recognize and control the most common types of resistance faced by officers.

Physically demonstrate the methods of subduing hostile subjects using pressure points control tactics (PPCT).

Objectives:

  • Tactical Handcuffing
  • Joint Locks and Takedown
  • Pressure Point Control Tactics utilizing touch pressure or striking techniques.
  • Defensive Counterstrikes with the hands and legs
  • The PPCT Impact Weapon System
  • The PPCT Shoulder Pin Restraint to control high levels of resistance.
  • Weapon Retention and Disarming (Handgun and Long Gun)

Physically demonstrate the use of ground avoidance ground escape (GAGE) methods of avoiding being taken to the ground, and how to escape if taken to the ground.

Objectives:

  • Use of Force Human Factors
  • Control Principles
  • Palm Heel Strikes
  • Front Thrust Kick
  • Brachial Stuns
  • Tactical Takedown
  • Breakfalls
  • Avoidance Techniques for High, Middle and Low Attacks
  • Ground Escapes from Top and Rear Mount
  • Cross Body and Headlock Positions
  • Shoulder Pin Applications

Explain the basic precepts of a spontaneous knife attack.

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the PPCT philosophy that any type of knife assault is a deadly force encounter and should be responded to accordingly.
  • Demonstrate and explain relative positioning.
  • Explain aspects of distance, reaction time and response time needed to successfully defeat/survive such an attack.

Physically demonstrate the use of spontaneous knife defense methods for reacting to unexpected deadly force knife attacks, where officer lethal force is not an option.

Objectives:

  • Use of Force Human Factors
  • Survival Learning Research
  • Control Principles
  • Front Thrust Kick
  • Knee Strikes
  • Brachial Stuns
  • Tactical Takedown
  • Straight Armbar Takedown
  • Lines of Attack
  • Spontaneous Knife Defense