Sunday, March 30, 2014

Robert Koga

Robert Koga was a pioneer in the field of arrest control techniques for law enforcement.  As police work became more professional, many realized that simply using a club to beat down every arrestee that wanted to fight was a poor response.  Often officers were hurt and it was easy to use excessive force on such a suspect.

Robert Koga developed the Koga technique and founded the Koga Institute to provide officers with training and equipment that would enable them to do a better and more effective job.  If officers are highly skilled in arrest and control techniques they are less likely to have to harm a suspect and less likely to get hurt while making an arrest.

Robert Koga passed away, but his legacy lives on in the Koga Institute.  Others have learned his techniques and are continuing to train them to new officers.  It is important that we remember where we came from and how we got here so we don't continue to make the same mistakes over and over again.  Many agencies would do well to be better trained and the Koga Institute is a good place to start; that's what the SGT Says.

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