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Defensive Tactics Refresher

Dec. 14, 2021
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuition:  Free
Willard Airport Training Center
Airport Road - Building Q-7
Savoy, IL 61874
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This course is certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.

Training Mandates

This course meets state guidelines for the following mandated subject areas:

  • Use of Force  (annual)
  • Civil Rights  (every 3 yrs.)
  • Constitutional & Proper Use of Authority  (every 3 yrs.)


This 1-day control and arrest tactics course will encompass control holds, pressure points, takedowns and ground fighting.  The concept of controlling an active resister with standing controls, takedowns, and disengaging to get to another tool will be discussed and practiced.  Participants will also sharpen skills for defending themselves on the ground against aggressive and deadly force assailants.  They will learn use of force decision making based on the “reasonable officer” philosophy.

The program will benefit police and corrections officers.  Students should wear comfortable clothing and bring handcuffs and a duty belt for hands-on practical exercises.  Safe but effective resistance drills will be performed under instructor supervision.

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  • Decision Making During Force Encounters
  • “Reasonable Officer” Philosophy
  • Active Resisters & Aggressive Assailants
  • Tactics for Deadly Force Assailants
  • Pressure Point Techniques
  • Control Holds
  • Takedown Techniques
  • Basic Ground Escapes


Dr. Michael Schlosser

Dr. Michael Schlosser, Director
Police Training InstituteRead more


Please register for this course by November 30.