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NCJ Number: 229496 Find in a Library
Title: Training for Injury
Journal: Law and Order  Volume:58  Issue:1  Dated:January 2010  Pages:69-73
Author(s): Tom Wetzel
Date Published: January 2010
Page Count: 5
Type: Training
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article describes a series of training exercises that can make a difference for officers in completing their mission while impaired by injury.
Abstract: As thousands of officers get assaulted on an annual basis, it is likely that some of them will sustain injuries during these confrontations. Training programs that incorporate exercises for possible injuries can make a difference. These programs allow an officer to recognize he can still protect and defend himself well even when experiencing some type of immobilization, as well as build confidence and help reduce panic for an injured officer. The series of five training exercises described in this article (the single arm, ground defense, an immobilized leg, vision reduction, and hearing loss) address core tasks with various levels of police immobility (police injury). By having personnel train under these conditions, they can be better prepared to defend themselves, reduce panic, and coordinate backup and medical assistance.
Main Term(s): Police safety
Index Term(s): Police safety techniques; Police specialized training; Police training; Police training overview
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