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Conflict Management for Police, Custodial and Criminal Justice professionals

Conflict Management Training Enhances Officer Safety and Reduces Incidents and Complaints of Using Force “Hi, my name is Tom Poellot. I’m the Chief of Police in the Cudahy Police Department in Wisconsin. We chose Vistelar at the Cudahy Police Department...
Training for Restraint:: Things to avoid doing #3

Training for Restraint:: Things to avoid doing #3

There are better and less-better Restraint Techniques The image accompanying this post was apparently taken in 1907 of the City of London Police learning or demonstrating restraint techniques.   They are clearly wearing jackets which suggest that there may have been...
Restraint Training: Control Phase and Restraint Phase Differences

Restraint Training: Control Phase and Restraint Phase Differences

In evidence for the Sean Rigg enquiry, an ACPO expert on Self-Defence Control and Arrest procedures described his opinion of the stages involved in securing an adult-sized subject who is violent and resisting arrest.      He talks about two phases of an altercation...
Restraint Training: Floor-Based Restraint Controversy

Restraint Training: Floor-Based Restraint Controversy

Floor Based Restraint Controversy In a call to ban prone restraint, a leading mental health charity has suggested that the use of prone restraint is degrading, humiliating and has no place in a civilised modern healthcare system.  The charity also linked prone...
Punch Drunk Restraint Training Design

Punch Drunk Restraint Training Design

One of the key questions we have asked our colleagues in the field of training, as we have visited with them to share our approach is:    “What stimulus are you preparing your staff to respond to?”  The question is somewhat oblique, but it focusses on the heart of the...