Defensive Engagement For Counter Offensive Negotiations
The DEFCON program is designed for the modern police/security officer. Public opinion on how police/security officers conduct their business is under ever growing scrutiny. Unfortunately, this scrutiny has today’s police/security officers feeling isolated and misunderstood about the complexity of their job. This can cause officers to hesitate during violent encounters leaving them, the public, and the subject at risk of injury or death. The DEFCON program addresses the issues facing today’s police/security officers without compromising their safety.
Regardless of the type of interaction, Police and Security are in constant negotiations at all times.
The DEFCON program is broken down into 3 tiers, mimicking the industry’s standard use of force scale. The DEFCON program uses the general philosophy that the subject’s actions drive the appropriate officer’s response which is focused on negotiating the subject’s compliance. The program is broken down as follows:
Phase one starts with the passive and or active resisting subject. The Officer will learn effective arrest & control negotiations. The officer will learn how to recognize the pre-indicators of violence, keeping the officer ahead in the OODA loop. Through the combination of effective verbal and physical negotiations the officer will be lead through efficient handcuffing strategies. The officer will learn proper compliance tool (Tazer / O.C.) acquisition and deployment.
Applied controls (a) – Standing arm locks, wrist locks, foot sweeps, limb controls and team maneuvers.
Applied controls (b) – Take downs, throws, foot sweeps, applied force application, extractions, handcuffing, crowd perception and In-fight weapon access.
The second phase moves on to the ASSAULT resisting subject. The officer will learn effective defensive engagement negotiations. The officer will learn that through physical defensive strategies, a subject’s compliance can be effectively negotiated. The officer will learn proper defensive tool acquisition and deployment. De-escalation negotiation strategies will be emphasized throughout this phase.
Applied controls (b) – Take downs, throws, foot sweeps, applied force application, extractions, handcuffing, crowd perception and in-fight weapons access.
Counter Violence app (a) – A-symmetrical applied strikes, in cooperation with above stated applied controls, to immediately arrest (cease) aggressive and violent force. (Particulars regarding the A-symmetrical applied strikes to be discussed at pre-training.)
Phase three deals with the deadly resisting subject. The officer at this phase will learn how to shut down all negotiations, create a warrior’s mindset, and effectively apply a counter violence offensive. The officer will learn close quarter firearm acquisition and retention. The empty-handed officer will learn how to apply the force multiplier concept, as well as, learn counter violence offensive strategies using baton and knife.
Counter Violence app (a) – A-symmetrical applied strikes, in cooperation with above stated applied controls, to immediately arrest aggressive and violence force. (Particulars regarding the A-symmetrical applied strikes to be discussed at pre-training.)
Counter Violence app (b) – In this section we address the presence of weapons. We will address the Knife and ASP to properly utilize and disarm the violent individual without threat to his / her life. Finally, in this section we address the active shooter / empty hands vs. gun.