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PPCT Defensive Tactics

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 (Straight and Collapsible Batons), Handgun and Long Gun Retention and Disarming

Before any administrator adopts any training program, he should examine how the program was developed, the history of the program’s success, and how the program can help minimize departmental liability. No other subject control system has the existing track record of the PPCT Defensive Tactics Program.

The PPCT Defensive Tactics System is recognized as the nation’s leading non-lethal subject control system. This is the only system that was developed from tactical, legal and medical research.

Participants attending this course will learn:

  • How the body reacts to stress and the need to employ techniques that utilize gross motor skills when the sympathetic nervous system activates

  • How to recognize and report on levels of resistance and levels of control as outlined on the resistance/control continuum

  • How to recognize and control the most common types of resistance faced by officers

  • Tactical Handcuffing

  • Joint Locks and Takedown

  • Pressure Point Control Tactics utilizing touch pressure or striking techniques

  • Defensive Counterstrikes with the hands and legs

  • The PPCT Impact Weapon System which is simple and effective

  • The PPCT Shoulder Pin Restraint to control high levels of resistance

  • Weapon Retention and Disarming (Handgun and Long Gun)

Target Audience: Law Enforcement, Corrections, Military Police, Probation and Parole Officers

Instructor Certification 40 hours (5 Days)
Tuition: $400

Instructor Recertification 24 hours (3 Days)
Tuition $250

Basic Certification   Recruit 32 hours (4 Days) Tuition $325
  In-service 24 hours (3 Day) Tuition $250
  Recertification 16 hours (2 Days) Tuition $175


PPCT Tactical Handcuffing

Course Topics: Use of Force Human Factors, Control Principles, Resistance Control Continuum, Reactionary Gap, Tactical Positioning Model, Tactical Handcuffing

This course is geared towards law enforcement, corrections, military, probation and parole and security personnel who are charged with detaining or arresting subjects. Participants will learn how to safely and effectively handcuff a variety of subjects and identify those that are totally cooperative, potentially uncooperative or totally uncooperative individuals. Specific techniques include standing, kneeling and prone applications, controlling resistance while cuffing, iron wristlock takedown, mandibular angle pressure point control, weakside cuffing, 2 man cuffing, searching subjects and the "terry" frisk.

All techniques will be learned and practiced with both chained and hinged handcuffs.

Target Audience: Law Enforcement, Corrections, Military Personnel, Probation and Parole Officers and Security Personnel.

Instructor Certification   24 hours (3 Days) Tuition $250
Instructor Recertification   16 hours (2 Days) Tuition $175

 

Basic Certification   Recruit 16 hours (2 Days) Tuition $175
  In-service 8 hours (1 Day) Tuition $125
  Recertification 4 hours (1/2 Day) Tuition $100

PPCT Escape And Evasion

Course Topics: Use of Force Human Factors, Instructor Development and Training Protocols, Principles of Avoidance, (Know Your Limitations, Control the Environment, Control Your Fear), Passive Releases and Escapes, (Hip Checks, Wrist Releases, Finger Locks), Defensive Counterstrikes, (Blocking Punches, Brachial Stuns, Front Thrust Kick, Knee Strikes), Disarming Techniques (Handgun and Long Gun).

The PPCT Escape and Evasion Course was designed for unsworn personnel, inspectors, investigators and others who often conduct investigations and business in high crime areas and are unarmed.

This is an ideal course for juvenile and adult probation/parole officers who do not have arrest powers and/or who are unarmed but must conduct business on a regular basis in potentially dangerous neighborhoods under potentially dangerous conditions. The objective is simply to prevent, avoid or escape an assault.

This course is also beneficial for any person who works with the public and is often alone, (real estate representatives, nurses, teachers, college students, parking enforcement officers, delivery persons etc). This course is open to the law enforcement and civilian population.

Target Audience: Law Enforcement, Corrections, Probation and Parole Officers and Civilian Personnel.

Instructor Certification 24 hours (3 Days)
Tuition: $250

Instructor Recertification 16 hours (2 Days)
Tuition $175

Basic Certification   Recruit 16 hours (2 Days) Tuition $175
  Recertification 12 hours (1 1/2 Days) Tuition $150

 


 

Inmate Control

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 (Straight and Collapsible Batons), Handgun and Long Gun Retention and Disarming

This course is very similar to the PPCT Defensive Tactics Program except that it was designed for and is geared for correctional officers and others who work in institutional custodial settings.

The PPCT Inmate Control System 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.

Participants attending this course will learn:

  • How the body reacts to stress and the need to employ techniques that utilize gross motor skills when the sympathetic nervous system activates
     

  • How to recognize and report on levels of resistance and levels of control as outlined on the resistance/control continuum
     

  • How to recognize and control the most common types of resistance faced by correctional officers
     

  • Tactical Handcuffing
     

  • Joint Locks and Takedowns
     

  • Pressure Point Control Tactics utilizing touch pressure or striking techniques
     

  • Defensive Counterstrikes with the hands and legs
     

  • The PPCT Impact Weapon System which is simple and effective
     

  • The PPCT Shoulder Pin Restraint to control high levels of resistance
     

  • Weapon Retention and Disarming (Handgun and Long Gun)

Target Audience: Sheriffs, Corrections, Military Police

Instructor Certification 40 hours (5 Days)
Tuition: $400

Instructor Recertification 24 hours (3 Days)
Tuition $250

Basic Certification   Recruit 32 hours (4 Days) Tuition $325
  In-service 24 hours (3 Day) Tuition $250
  Recertification 16 hours (2 Days) Tuition $175

 


 

PPCT Spontaneous Knife Defense

Course Topics: Use of Force Human Factors, Survival Learning Research, Control Principles, Front Thrust Kick, Knee Strikes, Brachial Stuns, Tactical Takedown, Straight Armbar Takedown, “Lines of Attack”, Spontaneous Knife Defense

In recent years, a number of survival training organizations have advocated utilizing deadly force in response to an edged weapon attack from an assailant who is “up close and personal”. This course examines the “real world” aspects of distance, reaction time and response time needed to successfully defeat/survive such an attack.

This course covers knife assaults, knife tactics and considerations unlike any other knife defense system available. 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 encounter and should be responded to accordingly. The Spontaneous Knife Defense System is designed for police and correctional officers who do not have the deadly force option, or for patrol officers who must react to an unexpected or “spontaneous” knife assault.

Target Audience: Law Enforcement, Corrections, Military Personnel, Probation and Parole Officers

Instructor Certification 24 hours (3 Days)
Tuition: $250

Instructor Recertification 16 hours (2 Days)
Tuition $175

Basic Certification   Recruit 20 hours (2 1/2 Days) Tuition $225
  In-service 16 hours (2 Days) Tuition $175
  Recertification 8 hours (1 Day) Tuition $125

 


 

PPCT GAGE - Ground Avoidance Ground Escape

Course Topics: Use of Force Human Factors, Control Principles, Palm Heel Strikes, Front Thrust Kick, Brachial Stuns, Tactical Takedown, Breakfalls, Avoidance Techniques for High, Middle and Low Attacks, Ground Escapes from Top and Rear Mount, Cross Body and Headlock Positions, Shoulder Pin Applications.

This course is designed to teach officers how to avoid being taken to the ground and how to effectively escape if they find themselves there. Tactics for both open and narrow environments are examined, with particular emphasis being placed on avoiding the grounding encounter. The 4 most common ground positions are examined for their potential danger, and officers are taught how to escape from these 4 positions with emphasis on regaining control of the situation, not necessarily the subject.

Target Audience: Law Enforcement, Corrections, Military Personnel, Probation and Parole Officers

Instructor Certification 24 hours (3 Days)
Tuition: $250

Instructor Recertification 16 hours (2 Days)
Tuition $175

Basic Certification   Recruit 20 hours (2 1/2 Days) Tuition $225
  In-service 16 hours (2 Days) Tuition $175
  Recertification 8 hours (1 Day) Tuition $125

 


 

PPCT Pressure Point Control Tactics

Course Topics: Use of Force Human Factors, Control Principles, Pressure Points and Nerve Motor Points, Fluid Shockwave Principle, Stuns, Impact Weapon System

Target Audience: Law Enforcement, Corrections, Military Personnel, Probation and Parole Officers

This course was originally designed for corrections officers. Participants will learn a system of controlling subjects by applying as little as 2 pounds of finger “touch pressure” to selected pressure points of the head and neck. These techniques are effective in controlling passive or defensive resistance and are highly effective no matter what the size or strength of the subject or the size and strength of the officer.

Instructor Certification 24 hours (3 Days)
Tuition: $250

Instructor Recertification 16 hours (2 Days)
Tuition $175

Basic Certification   Recruit 20 hours (2 1/2 Days) Tuition $225
  In-service 16 hours (2 Days) Tuition $175
  Recertification 8 hours (1 Day) Tuition $125

 


 

PPCT Impact Weapon System (Straight and Collapsible Baton)

Course Topics: Use of Force Human Factors, Resistance/Control Continuum, Nerve Motor Points for Striking and Blocking, Stances, Straight Baton & Collapsible Baton Differences/Advantages/Disadvantages, Fluid Shockwave Principle, Striking and Blocking Techniques

This impact weapons system (straight or collapsible baton) is simple to learn and easy to employ under stress. These techniques rely upon the use of gross motor skills. Participants will learn 3 basic baton strikes and 3 basic baton blocks. They will learn to strike utilizing the “fluid shockwave principle” to nerve motor points of the arms and legs. When striking with an impact weapon our intent is to temporarily disable, not permanently injure. This is a very effective program.

Target Audience: Law Enforcement, Corrections, Military Personnel, Probation and Parole Officers

Instructor Certification 24 hours (3 Days)
Tuition: $250

Instructor Recertification 16 hours (2 Days)
Tuition $175

Basic Certification   Recruit 16 hours (2 Days) Tuition $175
  In-service 8 hours (1 Day) Tuition $125
  Recertification 4 hours (1/2 Day) Tuition $100

 


 

PPCT Weapon Retention and Disarming (Handgun and Long Gun)

Course Topics: Use of Force Human Factors, Control Principles, Nerve Motor Points of the Arms and Legs, Reactionary Gap, Front Thrust Kick, Brachial Stuns, Survival Strategies, Weapon Retention System, Disarming Strategies.

This course teaches a simple system of handgun retention, whether the weapon is holstered or drawn. Also covered are retention and disarming techniques involving long guns. For the retention techniques, participants are taught the importance of maintaining the “reactionary gap” as well as recognizing threatening body language that could result in them being disarmed. In order to successfully disarm a subject, participants learn the importance of relative distance and distractionary windows to gain control of an assailant’s weapon.

Target Audience: Law Enforcement, Corrections, Military Personnel, Probation and Parole Officers

Instructor Certification 24 hours (3 Days)
Tuition: $250

Instructor Recertification 16 hours (2 Days)
Tuition $175

Basic Certification   Recruit 16 hours (2 Days) Tuition $175
  In-service 8 hours (1 Day) Tuition $125
  Recertification 4 hours (1/2 Day) Tuition $100

 


 

PPCT SHARP-Sexual Harassment Assault Rape Prevention

Course Topics: Use of Force Human Factors, Prevention Psychology, Principles of Avoidance, Passive Releases and Escapes (Hip Checks, Wrist Releases, Finger Locks), Defensive Counterstrikes, (Front Thrust Kick, Knee Strikes, Disarming Techniques

This course is directed towards law enforcement or the civilian population. 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 avert unwanted physical advances. Sexual Assault Countermeasures, utilizing the hands, legs and feet teach the participant ways to “escape” a physical or sexual assault. Weapon Disarming is also covered, should a woman be confronted by an assailant armed with a weapon.

Target Audience: Law Enforcement, Corrections, Military Personnel, Probation and Parole Officers and Civilian Personnel, (professional Women, Nurses, Female Students)
 

Instructor Certification 24 hours (3 Days)
Tuition: $250

Instructor Recertification 16 hours (2 Days)
Tuition $175

Basic Certification 8 hours (1 Day) Tuition $125
Recertification 4 hours (1/2 Day) Tuition $100

 


 

PPCT DSM-Disruptive Student Management

Course Topics: Aggression and the Sympathetic Nervous System, Control Principles, Pressure Point Control Tactics, Child Escort Controls, Separating Techniques, Physical Aggression Management, Disarming Techniques

This course is directed towards school resource officers, school administrators and teachers. Participants learn how student aggression is influenced by the activation of the Sympathetic Nervous System and are presented techniques that specifically address this phenomenon. Topics covered are child escort controls for smaller children, separating techniques and physical aggression management for adolescents and teenagers. Weapon disarming techniques are also covered, should a teacher be confronted by a student with a weapon.

Target Audience: Law Enforcement, School Resource Officers, School Administrators and Teachers, Juvenile Probation Officers.

Instructor Certification 24 hours (3 Days)
Tuition: $250

Instructor Recertification 16 hours (2 Days)
Tuition $175

Basic Certification 8 hours (1 Day) Tuition $125
Recertification 4 hours (1/2 Day) Tuition $100

 


 

PPCT VPM-Violent Patient Management

Course Topics: Use of Force Human Factors, Control Principles, Levels of Patient Resistance and Healthcare Professional’s Levels of Control (Response Option Continuum), Balance Point and Joint Lock Control, Defensive Counterstrikes, Shoulder Pin restraint

This course is directed towards law enforcement and healthcare professionals, (doctors, nurses, psychiatric aides, EMT personnel, etc.). Participants learn how the activation of the Sympathetic Nervous System deteriorates motor skill performance and appropriate physical technique responses need to employ the use of gross motor skills. A Response Option Continuum is covered so healthcare professionals can respond with appropriate control techniques when a patient becomes violent. Physical techniques include pressure points, joint locks, defensive counterstrikes and the shoulder pin.

Target Audience: Law Enforcement Personnel, Healthcare Professionals, EMT Personnel

Instructor Certification 24 hours (3 Days)
Tuition: $250

Instructor Recertification 16 hours (2 Days)
Tuition $175

Basic Certification 8 hours (1 Day) Tuition $125
Recertification 4 hours (1/2 Day) Tuition $100

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