Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Strong Man

YouTube - Echauffement du matin

How do you deal with the guy in the video? He is very strong and if someone like him was very determined or on drugs would you be able to stop his attack on you or another innocent person? If the suspect had someone on the ground and was punching them in the face, what would you do?

Two things to do right away would be to give a verbal command for the person to stop, while identifying yourself. "Police, stop, put your hands up!" Contact your dispatch and ask for back up, a formidable person could mean six or more officers to take him into custody. Then it would be a good idea to deploy a less lethal weapon.

Pepper spray, baton or Taser would be three choices most of us carry. OC spray would probably get on the victim and unless your suspect was particularly susceptible to OC than that is unlikely to work. The baton may require some substantial strikes into some dangerous areas to stop this type of person. The Taser would probably be the best choice; it will generally disable suspects without having to really hurt them; that's what the SGT Says.


Protect_and_Serve said...

Another big threat now a days is the MMA(mixed martial arts)fad. People are learning better, faster and meaner, take-downs and holds than we know. And they are practicing like it's a drug.

*Goddess* said...

What's your stand on officers who are overweight?

Protect_and_Serve said...

I stand behind them in a gun fight. Lots of cover.

Bunkermeister said...

Officers should have to maintain a high standard of fitness to stay on duty.