Dates: To be announced
Hours: 24 hours:  0800-1700 hours daily.
Offered By: Rod Sanford  dba  Pacific Institute of Defensive Tactics    (831) 475-9676
Instructor: Rod Sanford
Location: P.I.D.T. Training Center    4626 Soquel Drive,  Soquel,  CA  95073
Certification: P.O.S.T. Certification Plan II , Travel and Per Diem, Backfill Reimbursement
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P.O.S.T. Control #:       Will be listed when class is scheduled.

Special Equipment: Leather gear.   Handcuffs and key.  Gym clothes.  Note taking materials. Red-Handle (such as ASP) handgun and a Red-Handle long-gun (if available).

Materials Provided:"Law EnFORCEment, Reasonable Force Options" with gun retention photographs

Course Goal:        This is a 24-hour intensive format course. Designed for all peace officers as well as defensive tactics and arrest & control instructors. This course used to be offered only to existing instructors. Because of the critical need for training in this area we are now offering the course to both officers and instructors. The course will cover a wide range of situations where a suspect attempts to take the officer’s holstered handgun, handgun-in-hand and/or the officer’s long gun. This is a 24-hour intensive format class and covers the Perishable Skill of Arrest & Control, weapon retention. Officers will gain tremendous skills and knowledge in the area of gun retention.

The course covers the P.O.S.T. Perishable Skills Program in Arrest & Control.

Course Objectives

I.              Demonstrate proficiency in the physical techniques of gun retention to include: Handgun retention with gun-in-hand and holstered and long gun retention under a wide range of attacks. Also to include a thorough study of stance, positioning, footwork and movement, roll and recovery, control holds, take-downs and prone handcuffing.

II.            Demonstrate an understanding of the principles and tactics of Defensive Tactics (Arrest & Control and Self-Defense) including tactical decision making, tactical concepts, awareness model and officer performance in close combat situations.

III.           Demonstrate an understanding of holster selection criteria.

Instructors: Lead instructor is Rod Sanford, P.I.D.T. Director.  Assistant instructors are all certified Defensive Tactics, Arrest & Control and Gun Retention instructors.

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