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NCJ Number: 81521 Find in a Library
Title: Officer Survival - Arrest and Control
Author(s): J Roth; R Downey
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 130
Sponsoring Agency: Davis Publishing Co
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Sale Source: Davis Publishing Co
250 Potrero Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This booklet describes and illustrates techniques, based on karate, that police officers can learn to use whenever arrest and control tactics are needed and during interrogations.
Abstract: The techniques covered include the forward and modified forward stance, the front wrist-lock, chokes and sleeper holds (application of pressure to the carotid artery), and searching and breaking techniques (bear hug, choke hold, badge or clothing grab). Techniques for protecting and using an officer's baton are also described; the text notes that the baton's greatest weakness is the officer's overconfidence coupled with a lack of training and/or practice. Two-hand and one-hand techniques involving the baton are illustrated along with the use of various stances when using the baton. Numerous photographs are included.
Index Term(s): Batons; Martial arts; Police safety; Self defense training
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