Don’t Let Yesterday’s Techniques Become Today’s PR Nightmare
THE LIABILITY REDUCTION SYSTEM FOR PASSENGER REMOVAL
This is an Instructor Certification Course
THE REALITY: AN INNOVATIVE SOLUTION TO PASSENGER REMOVAL IS NEEDED NOW MORE THAN EVER
Here is the truth; controlling a non-compliant subject in ultra confined spaces is a serious challenge. It is one of the most difficult dilemma’s on hands on use of force spectrum today.
Making matters worse, the optics of a back and forth struggle between police officers and passengers inside of planes and other mass transit environments will oftentimes appear quite violent.
The result is that situations which could have been easily managed often become costly events, creating a ripple effect of long term damage to departments and companies that are difficult to quantify.
THE PROBLEM: TACTICAL MISALIGNMENT
Common Defensive Tactics Methods are not aligned with the Needs of Low-Liability Passenger Removal
The nature of passenger removal situations make it almost impossible for standard subject control techniques to work effectively, especially without creating injury to the passenger.
The ultra-confined space and unusual angles of most planes, trains, and buses create conditions which require a modified methodology for successful subject control.
The simple fact is that standard DT techniques are incongruent with the needs of passenger removal situations.
THE FALLACY: HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?
“Standard Defensive Tactics Techniques were never intended for non-compliant Passenger Removal situations.”
-Eric Kohtz, President of Talon Global
The unfortunate truth is that the standard academy level and in-service DT methods such as pressure points and joint locks are inadequate for for most passenger removal situations. In fact, many of these methods might increase your exposure to risk.
This fallacy in thinking occurred when many trainers assumed that joint locks and traditional pain compliance methods would effortlessly transfer over to the passenger removal environment. It didn’t.
What happened next was that officers were left in a position where they had to adapt their responses in real time to be successful, and this generally exposed their departments to enhanced liability.
THE REAL GOAL: REDUCE FORCE, ENHANCE COOPERATION, GAIN FASTER COMPLIANCE
The underlying goal of any passenger removal system is to create conditions which encourage a passenger to comply without using force at all, and to do so as quickly as possible.
It is only after that option has been exhausted that a hands-on approach should be considered.
However, once the decision for contact has been made, officers need a hands-on use of force model that they can believe in. A model that is both simple in approach and proven in actual passenger removal situations.
THE HIDDEN PRINCIPLE: LEVERAGE THE ENVIRONMENT
Yes, the challenge of ultra-confined space subject control is real. However, there are positive aspects that we can take advantage of as well.
The interesting thing about the mass transit environment is that passengers have essentially stabilized themselves. By being seated and relatively enclosed by transit furniture, passengers have in essence removed their ability to flee or launch a ballistic assault.
So the hidden principle is that if we embrace the environment, passenger removal can be a simple process to resolve efficiently.
However, it does require a subtle change in how we think about approaching a subject-removal.
THE NEW CONCEPT: FROM HIGH SPEED TO SLOW MOTION
Most officers are well trained for upright/standing engagements that may or may not end up going to the ground. While standing they make contact with the subject, gain compliance, and look for a controlling position or hold. In these situations speed and fluidity are keys for a successful outcome.
Although they may appear similar, the needs of a passenger removal situation are rather different.Because of the passengers restricted ability to move, Ultra-Confined Space Subject Control allows officers to move slower and more methodically. Working in tandem they are now able to establish more secure positioning and apply much greater stabilization holds prior to removal.
THE SOLUTION: ATTACH, ANCHOR, AND REMOVE
A simple method for removing non-compliant passengers does in fact exist. It is streamlined and simple yet flexible enough for most officers to apply successfully.
Talon Global’s System for Passenger Removal establishes the most current best practices and for this application. Our proprietary system shows officers a simple and clear approach for removing passengers.This system is based on the simple meme of Attach, Anchor, and Remove. Once officers acquire a feel for the simplicity and safety inherent in the process, their confidence in application will increase, and liability issues will correspondingly decrease.
The key metric for this training will rest in your officers receiving the very skillsets they need to represent your agency responsibly in these unique use of force situations.
However, the Low Liability System for Passenger Removal will also teach instructors how to effortlessly and quickly transfer these skills to their fellow officers. This way, departments won’t need to add additional hours to their already overburdened in-service training requirements.
The Liability Reduction System for Passenger Removal is:
- a Use of Force/DT/Instructor Certification
- a small index of cutting edge yet easy to apply techniques which do not rely on pain compliance or joint locks
- allows officers to work intelligently as a team and with very little violence of motion
- a system that is easy to implement
- a method that takes very little time to teach/transfer to your officers
- modern in approach
- easily approvable by supervisory staff
- legally compliant
Don’t Let Yesterday’s Techniques Become Today’s Public Relations Nightmare