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Preparing for an all-options response to a multiple-person attack requires a commitment to training beyond the sporadic defensive tactics sessions
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The Ingham County Sheriff’s Officer deputy was able to fight back but “but sustained significant injuries from multiple punches to the face and head”
On December 7, 2020, Officer Dale Franquet faced a near-deadly encounter with a prisoner committed to carrying out a terror attack
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Helpful tips for positioning yourself in a way that will protect you from a sudden assault
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From jail booking to prison transport, the chance of an inmate attacking an officer is ever-present
Nikolas Cruz faces four charges in the Nov. 13, 2018, attack on Sgt. Ray Beltran
In this episode of Tier Talk, Anthony Gangi and Luis Soto break down the recent attack of an officer by four inmates
The corrections officer landed on a partition separating showers, suffered head and possible back injuries
Two COs, Cedric Patterson and Ricardo Romero, were hospitalized after the tussle
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The two fought as other inmates looked on and some later intervened to help stop the inmate
The stabbing occurred Friday afternoon at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility near San Diego
Keeping potentially dangerous prisoners safely under physical control during transport or court appearances is a major challenge for corrections officers – but it can be done reliably with the right electronically-controlled device.
According to prison system statistics and news releases, seven inmates have been killed so far in 2019 inside Alabama prisons
The violent incident occurred eight days after the ADOC conducted a joint law enforcement sweep of contraband
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Staff can gain confidence in their techniques and skills when they train in realistic, dynamic environments
This is potentially the worst position for officers because they are subject to chokes and strikes to the back of the head
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Recently released video showed a hostage situation at a prison in Arizona. Here’s what we can learn from it
The video shows four inmates who were handcuffed to a table being attacked by another inmate with a knife
It is imperative that defensive tactics instructors discuss the mindset and emotional control officers need to survive this scenario
It’s important to keep your knowledge of these tactics sharp
In this episode of Tier Talk, defensive tactics instructors Michael Wolhfert and Andre Tosada demonstrate how to search an unsecured inmate
Paul Kendrick is charged with killing 60-year-old Sgt. Mark Baserman
Recent videos appear to show correctional officers failing to intervene during inmate attacks on their co-workers. What factors could be at play behind this inaction?
One of the most dangerous and feared homemade weapons in corrections is the shank or shiv; here’s how to defend against an attack
What’s being done to protect our officers?