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Excessive Use of Force issues and concerns about training are a direct result of the 2010 Federal and Local Government Budget Cuts.


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. ..

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RedMan Warriors: Airman Kristine Glenn is the only female Phoenix Raven Instructor


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. ..

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Are We Training Figure Skaters or Hockey Players?


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. ..

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Replicating Adverse Dynamics: An Update of The Seven Levels of Simulation Training


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.  ..

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RedMan/Team One Training Facility Opens


RedMan Training Gear, in collaboration with training partner Team One Network, recently held an open house welcoming law enforcement officers from Central Florida to experience a new 20,000 square-foot training complex located in Sebastian, FL. A full day of demonstrations and familiarization on the cutting-edge equipment and training capabilities at the facility introduced law enforcement personnel to the wide range of training possibilities the center provides. "To have a facility that we can actually train in to do any type of situation, and any type of scenario is exceptional,” says Jack Bruckner, officer with the Sebastian Police Department. “All the different tools at this facility allow us to incorporate everything that we have to deal with on the job."  ..

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