Deployment tactics for batons on line

In order for any non-lethal weapon to be effective accuracy is a must, especially with batons. Training regularly with your impact weapons will help reinforce the skills and tactics necessary for the effectiveness you need. Make sure you wear all of your assigned duty gear.

Here are some basic baton drills:

Using a partner and a striking shield, stand 6-8 feet away from you, and on your command (or theirs) advance towards you.

Verbalize as they move towards you; have the subject respond in 1 of 6 ways:

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