Officer Safety and Control Tactics

Spartan Conflict 5

Course Rationale:

This course is designed to assist officers to survive an unanticipated ‘ambush’ attack during close-quarter interactions with subjects.   We focus on the most probable common attacks against officers and incorporate scientific methods to prepare officers to prevail in these envcounters.  The startle-reflex phenomenon and other behavioural responses to violence are core to the methodology.  The result is higher-performing officer whose tactics are resilient in the face of extreme violence.

Learning Outcomes:

  •  Attitudes required for high performance in combat
  • Instinctive Protection and Defensive Behaviours
  • Pressure Test Drills – Frames (Grab / Tackle / Headlock)
  • Pressure Test Drills – Instinctive Protection (Kinetic Assault)
  • Continuous Pressure Drills
  • Mental Model Training for Higher Performance
  • Weapon Development (Palms, Elbows, Forearms, Knees)
  • Engagement Development Drills
  • Attack Resolution Training
  • Chaos Habituation Training
  • Weapon Protection and Retention
  • Safe Search and Pat-Down Procedure
  • Arrest and Control Tactics
  • Transitional Control Tactics for Handcuffing

Impact Reduction Training Gear and F/X Simunition is incorporated into the later parts of the training, where available.

We link this course to the Ground and Armed Encounters Course, the CQB/SWAT Operator and Close Protection courses to create a 4-week or 6-week programme of intensive combatives preparation for specialist teams.