Arrest & Control Tactics (ACT)

September 11, 2020

LogoThe Law Enforcement profession requires an individual officer to be able to make immediate proper and sound judgment calls when confronted with a non-compliant/aggressive subject and during periods of intense physical exertion. It is imperative for an individual law enforcement officer to have a strong resolve and endurance, be able to maintain emotional control, apply proper use of force techniques and decision-making capabilities, all in a highly stressful environment.

The Arrest & Control Tactics Unit is capable of providing training in injury prevention, threat assessment, controlling, restraining and searching subjects, oleoresin capsicum spray, TASER Instructor certification, baton control techniques, edged weapon awareness, striking and close-quarter tactics, weapon retention, vehicle extractions, ground defense and use of force. Additional instruction in this program includes Use of Force, De-Escalation, Injury Management, and Tactical Simulations Training.

The Arrest & Control Tactics Training Unit incorporates a variety of instructional methodologies, including lectures, discussions, demonstrations, role-plays, laboratories, and practical exercises. These training sessions are designed to be physically demanding, active, hands-on training designed to give the newly appointed Officer, or seasoned tenured officer with a broad field of skills and techniques in Arrest Techniques, Defensive Tactics, and Intermediate Weapons.

This program is developed utilizing the "Reasonable Standard" as it relates to Use of Force as set forth in Graham v. Connor.

Additional Service the ACT Unit performs includes the following:

  • Monitoring the progress of students, documenting their results, and/or recommending remedial and corrective action.
  • Participating in remedial instruction for students with training deficiencies.
  • Participating in the development and revision of program/course materials in the Arrest & Control Tactics techniques instructional field.
  • Assisting in conducting research on emerging technology, practices, and techniques to enhance instructional knowledge and skill.
  • Participate in training committees made up of representatives from each of the Department's Divisions concerned with training policies and academic requirements.