Being a law enforcement officer holds a great deal of responsibility, and it requires preparation and readiness for any situation. In order to serve and protect the community effectively, it’s essential to be equipped with the right skills and tactics to handle a wide range of scenarios professionally and calmly. Controlled F.O.R.C.E. is a full-service provider of comprehensive law enforcement defense tactics training services that gives you the muscle memory and skills needed to react with precision and keep safety at the top of your mind. Keep reading to learn more.
Controlled F.O.R.C.E.’s Proprietary MACH 5.0 Course for Law Enforcement
Mechanical Advantage Control Holds (MACH 5.0) is a training series of mechanical holds that teaches personnel how to control a non-compliant subject utilizing body positioning, movement, momentum, and transitions. Controlled F.O.R.C.E. is the sole provider of this award-winning training system that has been implemented in many agencies across the U.S.
Exploring Controlled F.O.R.C.E.’s Defense Tactics MACH 5.0 Levels
Three levels of the MACH 5.0 course are available for law enforcement personnel. Level 1 uses a subject’s resistance against themselves. The tactics greatly reduce the risk of injury to officers and to the subjects they encounter, reducing liability and worker compensation costs. The level one course teaches mechanical holds for real-life scenarios, including takedowns, handcuff positioning, arrest tactics, and more.
The Level 2 MACH 5.0 course builds on the basic principles of the Level 1 course, teaching law enforcement personnel how to survive a surprise attack and then transition to control tactics. Interactive training and repetition create a muscle memory that enables law enforcement officers to react with precision in high-pressure situations that can mean the difference between life and death.
One of the key principles of Reactionary Defense Tactics is the use of body movement and positioning. Personnel can learn how to use their bodies to deflect and avoid attacks while also setting themselves up for a successful counter-attack. The system emphasizes using an attacker’s momentum against them, which can be an effective way to neutralize a threat without having to resort to more aggressive tactics.
The course also covers techniques for transitioning from defense to control tactics. This is important because while it’s great to be able to avoid an attack, sometimes it’s necessary to take an attacker into custody. Personnel learns how to smoothly transition from evasive maneuvers to using force so that they can maintain control of the situation while minimizing the risk of injury to themselves or the attacker.
The Level 3 course is designed to flow between Mechanical Advantage Subject Control and Reactionary Defense Training and back again as the Use of Force requirements escalate and de-escalate throughout any situation.
3 Key Benefits of the Defense Tactics Course
1. Seamless Situational Flow
One of the key benefits of Controlled F.O.R.C.E.’s Law Enforcement training is that it’s designed to flow seamlessly between different levels of force. This means that personnel can use the appropriate level of force for any given situation and can adjust their tactics as needed while the situation escalates or de-escalates.
2. Minimizing Injury with Defense Tactics
Another important aspect of the training is the focus on minimizing injury to both personnel and subjects. The system uses an attacker’s resistance against them, meaning that force is only applied as necessary. This not only helps reduce the risk of injury but also reduces the agency’s liability in case of a use-of-force incident.
3. Quicker & More Precise Reactionary Measures
The training program emphasizes the importance of critical thinking and evaluation. Personnel is taught to constantly assess the situation and adjust their tactics as necessary. This helps to ensure that they are always using the appropriate level of force and can de-escalate situations whenever possible.
The Bottom Line
Controlled F.O.R.C.E.’s Reactionary Defense Tactics training is essential for Law Enforcement agencies and personnel. By learning how to react with precision in a high-pressure situation, personnel can minimize the risk of injury to themselves and others while also maintaining control of the situation. The focus on using an attacker’s resistance against them and the emphasis on critical thinking and evaluation make Controlled F.O.R.C.E.’s proprietary MACH 5.0 training a valuable investment for any agency.