Control Tactics Instructors Course

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About the course

The Control Tactics Instructor Course Objectives are to produce an instructor who can:
• Perform all integrated methods and procedures competently
• Serve as a model for trainees to emulate
• Make legally correct use of force and tactics related decisions adapting to given situational contexts.
• Instruct via discussion, presentation, basic practice, and simulation safely, in and effectively
• Assess performance through the following assessments: Written testing, Elementary Performance Testing, Situational (Simulation) Testing

Enabling Objectives include:
• Principles of Control
 Justified Use of Force in Decision Making, Physics of Force and Body Mechanics, Psychology of Confrontation, Relationships Between Timelines, Tactics, and Use of Force

• Assailant Control
 Stopping and Escaping from Close Proximity Weaponless Attacks, Ground (fighting) tactics, Use of OC, Team Assailant Control, Assailant Control Simulations

• Resister Control
 Controlling Active and Passive Resisters, Emergency Handcuffing, Team Resister Control, Resister Control Simulations, Use of the hobble

• Cooperative Subject Control
 "SPEEDCUFFING" (The original handcuffing and cooperative subject control system by its
originators), Team Cooperative Subject Control Operations, Use of Verbal Control Skills

• Weapon Control (Firearms, Knives & Levers)
 Weapon Disarming, Weapon Defense (Retention)

• Extendible, Straight, and Side-Handle Baton Use and Tactics
 Extendible Baton Tactics and Simulations, Straight Baton Tactics (for those whose agencies use them), Side-Handle Baton Tactics (for those whose agencies use them)

• Control Instruments
 Holding Subjects, Breaking Subject Holds, Searching

• Tactical Simulation Training
 Team Movement and Tactics & Area Clearing, Decision Making and Appropriate Use of All Learned Procedures, Integration with Firearms Training, Integration of All Methods Taught with Situational Requirements, Providing Security and Coordination During Use of Force Related Events, Use of the Flashlight During Use of Force Related Events

• Psychomotor Skill Instruction
 Vicarious Liability for the Agency / Officer, Psychomotor Skill Instructional Methodology, Coaching and Making Corrections, Injury Prevention, Instructor Duties and Safety, Injury Evaluation and Standards of Care, Elementary Performance & Situational Testing

• Simulation design and development
 Evaluation job task requirements, Instructor and equipment management, Conducting Safe Meaningful Situational Training, Assessing simulation performance