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Close-Quarters Combat

The Close Quarters Combat topic covers defensive tactics and techniques for hands-on confrontations with suspects. News about the close-in battles between police officers and dangerous suspects, as well as tips, columns, and expert opinion on preparation for the assault, as well as for the inevitable legal battles that follow, are presented here.

Retired Lt. Dan Marcou was sitting at a picnic table eating a chili dog with his grandkids when a lone officer started pursuing a suspect on foot; the officer radioed for assistance, but Marcou ran to help
The reality of attacks on officers and how we train for them
Right now, a very dangerous person is preparing for the day they meet you. Are you preparing for them?
Every officer should be trained in shooting from the ground on their back, side and front in every direction a threat can present itself
A technique gives you the solution to one problem; a principle gives you the skills to solve any problem
Police1’s State of the Industry survey highlights the bleak effects of understaffing on officer safety – here are some strategies officers can use to prevail
The suspect shoved the officer into his cruiser and got on top of him, violently hitting him, getting his gun
“It’s teaching officers how to effectively control suspects on the ground who may be noncompliant.”
“Officers should have an hour of hands-on training a week.”
Richland County (S.C.) Sheriff’s Department Corporal Peter Hart describes what makes RCSD’s Special Response Team unique
This technique is so named because of the ease at which you can place a person under arrest in a position to be handcuffed and controlled