Course Abstract Details

LEA-102, Defensive Tactics

Credits: 5

Course Description

LEA-102, Defensive Tactics, focuses on principles and practical aspects of personal safety; covers methods and tactics of practical self defense including alternatives for situational defense strategies; provides rigorous conditioning exercises; develops skills in perception, analysis, escape, compromise, avoidance, blocking, throwing, striking. This course is only available through a police academy. Thirty hours of classroom lecture, ninety hours of lab experience. Five credits. Five billable hours. Available to Police Academy Students only.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course the student should be able to: Students must demonstrate proficiency in all MPTC objectives for the use of O.C. (Oleoresin Capsicum) spray. Students must demonstrate proviciency in all MPTC objectives for defensive tactics. Students must demonstrate proficiency in all MPTC objectives for use of force.

Course Requirements and Grading Procedures

70% Student must pass minimum standards established by the Maryland Police Training Commission for each objective.

30% Student must pass classroom exam.

MPCTC OBJECTIVES

ASP Baton Objective 191- Identify the danger areas of the body that are most vulnerable. Objective 195- Identify the vital points and bone edges that constitute "target impact" weapon. Objective 196- Identify the vital points of the body that are susceptible to lethal weapons. Objective 201- Demonstrate the departmental approved impact weapons technique for subduing an aggressive subject, using proper footwork, coordinate body balance. Objective 433- Identify the danger areas of the body that are most vulnerable. O.C. Spray Objective 187 Identify the legal considerations in using a chemical agent. Objective 188 Demonstrate proper use of chemical agents available to the Police. CN, mace and/or O.C. spray. Objective 189 Identify the proper first-aid treatment for chemical agent exposures to the yes, skin and clothing. Objective 431 Identify the moral considerations in using chemical agents. Objective 432 Identify the practical considerations in using chemical agents. Defensive Tactics Objective 030 Explain circumstances of using force to control a prisoner. Objective 134 Demonstrate a safe and effective position to assume while interviewing a suspicious person. Objective 136 Identify techniques of confronting a suspicious person who is on foot. Objective 190 Identify the basic principles of weaponless defense, to include: balance, awareness and self-control. Objective 192 Identify those parts of the body that can be used to overcome resistance. Objective 194 Identify the different techniques and mental preparation that can be used in disarming different types of weapons and the dangers involved. Objective 198 Given an exercise simulating an armed suspect, demonstrate foot movements that allow an officer to enter/avoid the suspect's position. Objective 199 Demonstrate a recognized "take-down" tactic. Objective 200 Demonstrate a control hold. Objective 420 Demonstrate a safe and effective method to remove a suspect from a premise. Use of Force Objective 163 Identify legal ramifications that are attached to the officer and agency through the use of force. Objective 164 Identify the circumstances under which reasonable force can be used. Objective 165 Identify the legal limits of deadly force in Maryland. Objective 193 Identify agency's policy when an officer is faced with an assailant attacking with a knife or a gun. Objective 197 Identify those non-firearm weapons for use in the field by agency policy and the police regarding their use. Objective 453 Identify the circumstances under which deadly force can be used. Objective 506 Define "deadly force". Objective 507 Define "reasonable force".

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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