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Defensive Tactics (DT)
    This course is recognized as the nation’s leading non-lethal subject control system. This was the first system that was developed from tactical, legal and medical research. Tactically, PPCT DT addresses the most common types of resistance that officers encounter which maximizes training of job related skills. Legally, the course teaches a simple use of force continuum identifying the appropriate level of force for each level of resistance. Medical research was conducted on each PPCT technique to ensure medical implications were proportional to the level of resistance.
  Course Topics: Use of Force Human Factors, Survival Learning Research, Control Principles, Tactical Handcuffing, Pressure Point Control Tactics, Joint Locks and Takedowns, Defensive Counterstrikes, Shoulder Pin, Impact Weapons, Weapon Retention and Disarming, Instructor Development (for instructor class only)
 Target Audience: Law Enforcement, Corrections Officers, Probation and Parole Officers, Criminal Justice Instructors, Private Security

 
Inmate Control (IC) 
    This program is very similar to the PPCT Defensive Tactics Program except that it is designed for and focused on Correctional Officers and others who work in institutional custodial settings. PPCT IC is recognized as the nation’s leading non-lethal subject control system for Correctional Officers. This is the only system that was developed from tactical, legal and medical research.
   Course Topics: Use of Force Human Factors, Survival Learning Research, Control Principles, Tactical Handcuffing, Pressure Point Control Tactics, Joint Locks and Takedowns, Defensive Counterstrikes, Shoulder Pin (Neck Restraint), Impact Weapons and Weapon Retention and Disarming, Instructor Development (for instructor course only)
   Target Audience: Corrections, Sheriffs, Military Police, Criminal Justice Instructors

Spontaneous Knife Defense (SKD)
 This course examines the “real world” aspects of distance, reaction time and response time needed to successfully defeat/survive such an attack.
   The course covers knife assaults, knife tactics and defense considerations. This system is designed to minimize the lethal implications of an attack. It is the PPCT philosophy that any type of knife assault is a deadly force situation and should be responded to accordingly. SKD is designed for Police, Correctional Officers and Parole Officers who do not have the deadly force option, or for Private Security who must react to an unexpected knife assault. 
  Course Topics: Use of Force Human Factors, Survival Learning Research, Control Principles, Defensive Counterstrikes, Principles of Edged Weapons, Tactical Takedown, Straight Armbar Takedown, “Lines of Attack”, Spontaneous Knife Defense system
   Target Audience: Law Enforcement, Corrections, Probation and Parole Officers, Private Security, Criminal Justice Instructors


Ground Avoidance Ground Escape (GAGE) 
     This course is designed to teach officers how to avoid being taken to the ground and, if they find themselves there, how to effectively escape. Tactics for different environments are examined with particular emphasis being placed on avoiding being grounded. The four most common ground positions are examined for their potential danger and officers are taught how to escape from these four positions with emphasis on regaining control of themselves so they can control the situation.
   Course Topics: Use of Force Human Factors, Control Principles, Palm Heel Strikes, Front Thrust Kick, Brachial Stuns, Tactical Takedown, Avoidance Techniques for Common Attacks, Ground Escapes from Top and Rear Mount, Cross Body and Headlock Positions, Shoulder Pin Applications.
   Target Audience: Law Enforcement, Corrections, Probation and Parole Officers, Private Security, Criminal Justice Instructors.


Sexual Harassment Assault Rape Prevention (SHARP) 
   SHARP has been specifically designed to meet the needs of women when control methods and assault prevention methods are required. Principles and strategies for effectively reducing the likelihood of assault through actual techniques of countering an attack are stressed in this program.
   Utilizing efficient and effective methods of subject control that do not rely on size and strength, PPCT has developed a training system that can be used by just about everyone who is interested in personal safety. The segment on Prevention Psychology teaches participants mental awareness and tips on preventing certain situations from occurring. Control Techniques cover low level physical responses that can prevent unwanted physical advances. Sexual Assault Countermeasures teach the participant ways to escape a physical or sexual assault. Weapon Disarming is also covered.
  Course Topics: Use of Force Human Factors, Prevention Psychology, Principles of Avoidance, Passive Releases and Escapes, Defensive Counterstrikes, Disarming Techniques
   Target Audience: Women (teens and adults)




 

 



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