BPOC 133rd MOA
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What are the three basic concepts of weaponless strategies ?
- Self Control
The police role in a physical arrest is essentially to protect the public and to take the violator into custody. It is important for the officer to maintain physical and emotional control to ensure the safety of the officer, the arrestee, and the public. What weaponless strategy is this ?
Mental balance consists of being prepared to control your own emotional and physical self, and then to restrain the violator and, ultimately, the situation, not allowing the emotional level to overcome your self-control and balance. Physical balance is the position that allows you the ability to move while maintaining balance, strength and advantage. Proper positioning includes staying just outside the suspects reach but where you can view everything, with your gun side away form the suspect and with a balanced stance. What weaponless strategy is this ?
Observe the entire situation and be aware of where the suspect's hands are weapons, associates or relatives of the suspect, escape routes for the suspect, and your own footing. What weaponless strategy is this ?
What are the principles of self-defense ?
- Be aware of potential dangers
- Avoid overextending yourself
- Maintain the proper distance to allow yourself adequate reaction time
- If attacked, move out of the line of force rather than try to stop the force
What are some methods of weaponless defense ?
- Joint locking
- Pressure points
- Hand strikes and foot strikes
- Block w/ hands, arms and legs
What are some methods of weapons defense ?
- Chemical and electrical Devices
- Impact Weapons
What are some examples of chemical and electrical devices ?
- OC pepper spray
What are some examples of impact weapons ?
- Straight baton
- Expandable baton
- Side handle baton
A baton is classified as what ?
A weapon capable of inflicting serious bodily injury or death
Penal Code 46.01 (1), 46.15 say what about impact weapons ?
Impact weapons may be used in lawful situations requiring a degree of force greater than the use of weaponless strategies but less than the use of deadly weapons/force.
When an officer is attacked by a suspect armed with a non-firearm type weapon, the officer may use his/her baton to do what three things to gold the suspect at bay until additional assistance arrives ?
Disarm, Distract or Disable
What are some of the guidelines for baton use ?
- Should normally be positioned between the officer and the suspect
- Maintain a good defensive position whether left or right handed
- Do not intentionally use a baton to strike at the head or throat
What are some strike areas ?
- Center mass of arms
- Center mass of legs
What are some non-strike areas ?
- Above plane of shoulders
- Center of back (spine)/ Kidney Area
- Pectoral region (chest)
What are some risk factors in making an arrest ?
- Suspect's mental attitude/ behavioral disorders
- Time and location
- Spectators supportive attitude toward subject
- Officer attitude
What are the different positions for applying handcuffs ?
What are handcuffs ?
A temporary restraining device only
What can be used a supplements to handcuffs ?
- Strips of cloth
- Plastic handcuffs
Which search is considered a high-risk technique ?
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