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NCJ Number: 149442 Find in a Library
Title: Defensive Tactics for Law Enforcement, Public Safety and Correction Officers
Author(s): R A Flesch
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 144
Sponsoring Agency: Gould Publications, Inc
Longwood, FL 32750-3724
Publication Number: ISBN 0-87526-421-2
Sale Source: Gould Publications, Inc
1333 North US Highway 17-92
Longwood, FL 32750-3724
United States of America
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Intended to supplement basic defensive tactics training for correctional officers, this manual explains and illustrates specific tactics based on the objectives outlined by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.
Abstract: The text notes that defensive tactics manuals have not been written with the circumstances of correctional officers in mind. In correctional settings, correctional personnel work in a closed environment with no departmentally issued weapon within the fence line. In addition, the correctional officer usually works alone with inmate populations ranging from 1 to 100. Thus, the tactics an officer uses during a confrontation must be quick and effective. Individual sections explain the levels of resistance, levels of response, and use of force; positioning; transporters; pressure points; handcuffing; searching; takedowns; blocking and striking; escape techniques; impact weapons; ground fighting; techniques for disarming offenders with knives; and handgun retention. Photographs, chart, glossary, and index
Main Term(s): Correctional officer training
Index Term(s): Abused children; Child development; Child welfare; Inmate discipline; Legal adoption; Martial arts; Parent education; Personal Security/Self Protection; Physical training; Self defense training; Special needs children
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