Over the last 18 months, the law enforcement community has faced tremendous criticism for excessive use of force. The Chicago report, released in January
2017 by the Department of Justice, cited that the Chicago Police department is guilty of using excessive force and is in need of reform. This report
and review is one of many sweeping the nation. Large cities like Philadelphia, New York and Los Angeles have been in the hot seat. Small towns in South
Carolina, Florida and Texas have also faced their share of criticism. ..
Senior Airman Kristine Glenn attacks life with the same attitude she shows in RedMan qualification fights; when she sees an obstacle in her way she confronts
it. Her fighter mindset and determination have gotten her to where she is today. After four years and more than 200 missions as a Raven, Glenn is now
a Raven instructor. The intensive three-week, 12-hour-a-day course she instructs exposes students to more than 70 use-of-force scenarios where stress
is simulated using role players and incorporates RedMan’s Defensive Tactics Training Suit for protection. Training includes instruction and realistic
practical exercises in antiterrorism/force protection, weapon system security, verbal judo, combatives, tactical baton employment and advanced firearms
proficiency. The hands-on training provides the teams with the skills needed to protect aircraft, crews and cargo from criminal and terrorist threats
while traveling through airfields where security is either unknown or inadequate. ..
Teaching officers how to win, when their opponents want to knock ‘em down. In defensive tactics training, every level of a simulation
is broken down into steps. The instructor must choreograph the training drill or scenario and repeat the technique with each student until the students
demonstrates proficiency. The instructor watches the stance, the body position and the overall accuracy of the drill or strike. Creating step by step
isolation drills is a core component of the building block approach in training. In order to properly prepare officers for real life encounters, instructors
must complete the scenarios by introducing dynamic interaction, forcing the student to make in the moment decisions on which move or level of force
is necessary. ..
High level simulation training is a necessity to prepare officers for real world situations they face. High level simulation training is the final building
block in the Seven Levels of Simulation Training. In this article, Larry Nadeau explores four distinct types of high level simulations that
should be included in all training programs. Nadeau expands upon the concepts that were set forth in 1995 by law enforcement training icon,
Gary T. Klugiewicz, and Richard Rosenkrantz, RedMan’s former Special Projects Manager.