Today’s society is becoming increasingly more likely to resist the lawful actions of law enforcement officers. It is critical for officers to have the necessary defensive tactics (DT) skills to successfully overcome resistance in an efficient, safe, and legal manner. The answer to achieving these results is NOT in teaching thousands of possible responses to an infinite number of potential attacks. The answer is to first use a Risk Management approach and identify the most common and dangerous attacks on officers. Next, a successful DT program must stress core concepts, proper body mechanics, natural instinctive movement, and proven principles of survival.
Advanced Concepts in Defensive Tactics: A Survival Guide for Law Enforcement presents the instruction of Master Police Instructor Chuck Joyner. Developed during his tenure as a FBI use of force instructor, and expanded by his lifelong dedication to the martial arts, Joyner’s Survival Sciences DT program relies on adhering to advanced concepts rather than memorizing countless techniques. Based on extensive research and actual street experience, this manual:
- Focuses on defensive tactics that are easily taught, understood, and applied by officers regardless of their size, strength, or athletic ability
- Covers hand-to-hand tactics, groundwork, weapon retention/weapon disarming, handcuffing, and the survival mindset
- Explains the necessary integration of hands-on DT techniques with common law enforcement secondary weapons (e.g., baton, pepper spray, TASER)
- Introduces a new use of force model (Dynamic Resistance-Response Model) which correctly depicts the dynamic encounter between an officer and a resistor by first focusing on the level of resistance by the subject
- Offers practical solutions reducing officer, department, and municipality liability
- Provides password access to the author’s supplemental training videos online
Chuck Joyner, a recognized expert in the use of force, lectures throughout the United States and internationally on myriad law enforcement topics. Mr. Joyner holds several FBI instructor certifications in force-related training, has earned black belts in four martial arts, and was awarded master rank in two styles. He was inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame as instructor of the year in 2006. Mr. Joyner was employed by the CIA from 1983 to 1987, and has worked as a Special Agent with the FBI since 1987.Chuck was interviewed on February 29, 2012 on American Heroes Radio.
Table of Contents
Use of Force
When Do Officers Use Force?
Who Assaults Officers?
Types of Force Used
Injuries and Lawsuits
Dynamic Resistance-Response Model (DRM)
Choosing to Survive: The Warrior Mindset
Causes of Death
Lack of Training
Lack of Planning
Drills for Warriors
Redirection of Force
Position of Survival
Get Out of the Way!
Handcuffing and Searching
Option 1 (Attach and Move)
Option 2 (Arm Bar)
Option 3 (Chin-Neck Takedown)
Option 4 (Resister Actions)
Option 5 (Resister on the Ground)
The Art of Not Getting Hit
GET 1 (Guard, Extract, Tactical Advantage)
Countering Common Attacks
Generating Power with Your Personal Weapons
Personal Weapon Techniques
Straight Hand Strikes
Hooks and Uppercuts
The Best Personal Weapon Ever!
Surviving the Ground War
Bilateral Vascular Restraint (BVR)1
Electronic Control Device (ECD)
Weapon Retention and Disarming
Handgun Retention with Multiple Subjects
Weapon Disarming from the Front
Weapon Disarming from the Rear
Long Gun Retention
Long Gun Disarming
Just for Law Enforcement Executives and Use of Force Instructors
Chuck Joyner’s new book, Advanced Concepts in Defensive Tactics: A Survival Guide for Law Enforcement, is an eye-opener – for two reasons. First, his years of experience in use of force allow him to connect the dots between ethics, tactics, and techniques. They are not three things, they are one thing. As Chuck says: "The meaning of life is to protect and serve." He also tackles well-known, but difficult to address challenges regarding defensive tactics competence. It is extremely difficult to maintain physical skills proficiency with an average of only 4 or 5 hours a year of sustainment training. Chuck’s book offers a shortcut to direct and effective tactical movement and techniques for the street that get to the very heart of officer survival. Highly recommended!
—Jack Hoban is President of Resolution Group International (RGI) and Subject Matter Expert for the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP)