Police Defensive Tactics
Length: 75 hours
The police defensive tactics component of the Cadet Training Program is designed to provide cadets with safe and effective techniques to manage policing-related incidents within the context of the RCMP Incident Management Intervention Model. The Model was designed based on the following principles:
- The primary objective of any intervention is public safety;
- Police officer safety is essential to public safety;
- The intervention model must always be applied in the context of a careful risk assessment;
- Risk assessment must take into account the likelihood and extent of life loss, injury and damage to property;
- Risk assessment is a continuous process and risk management must evolve as situations change;
- The best strategy is the least intrusive intervention necessary to manage risk;
- The best intervention causes the least harm or damage.
Cadets learn and practice different techniques under a variety of simulated circumstances. The techniques taught include joint locks, take downs, use of O.C. spray, placement and removal of resistant suspects in/from vehicles, moving resistant suspects through doorways, stances, blocks, strikes, use of batons, carotid control hold, grappling, ground defense, body hold releases, handcuffing and searching suspects, and use of weapon defences.
Rundel testified that Dziekanski held an object — a stapler — in one hand and his stance was considered combative just before he was shocked with a TaserGood Lord! A stapler!! What are FOUR of Canada's finest to do when confronted with by this lone combative man with a stapler?
Const. Gerry Rundel demonstrates the gesture made by Robert Dziekanski moments before he was stunned with a Taser.(CBC)Just goes to show you what pap we get from TV. I had always thought that signalled surrender.