Military & Law Enforcement
Critical Incident Management Programmes
Our Critical Incident Management (CIM) programmes are personalised courses designed specifically for personnel currently working within military and government agencies.
The overall goal of CIM training is to gain control of a situation. The operator is constantly prioritizing and applying techniques aimed at achieving specific goals. The training is driven by the concepts of 'simplifying actions' in high-stress environments of a physical conflict. It is imperative that personnel are capable of functioning and applying techniques in a physical and emotional state when higher thought and application functions are lessened (ie: fight or flight).
Our CIM programmes teach effective tools through identifying instinctive responses and then developing drills to enhance these. Trainees use these tools in accordance with the totality of the situation. This ensures that tools used are appropriate, so as to be justified and proportionate to the threat.
As with any array of tools, one single tool is not appropriate for all situations. It can be imagined what the result would be if a hammer strike was the only tool used for every occasion. The same can be said if the action for every different conflict scenario relied on the same 'tool' to de-escalate it. For these reasons, CIM is NOT martial arts or sport based.
Real world operations mean that personnel are not always placed in environments that have their comfort and safety in mind. Nor will they have a match official standing by to declare the end of a conflict. They don't not have the limits of weight class, skill level, technique or style parity. In other words, the controlled environment of a sporting competition will not exist in an emotionally charged and exhausting encounter.
Consideration is given to time allocated to training and continuation training and training budgets. The course then uses client preferred delivery periods and a plan for continuity of training is essential.
It cannot be overstated that the overall objective of conflict incident management is to gain control the situation and definitely not 'to win a fight’. With this as a cornerstone, training must be designed according to roles and capabilities. For example, a department may be staffed with people to whom physical conflict is completely foreign yet their role, or a change in their role, brings them in closer proximity to the potential for violence or violence itself.
CIM training at that level would be projection, prevention, recognition and a planned response. At the other end of the scale, a military or enforcement course is mission orientated such as search, arrest or secure. In all probability, these persons are armed in accordance with the level of force allowed . By definition, they deal with conflict at the crisis level. Course content must take into account operational rules of engagement, weapon use, weapon retention in addition to generic elements of behaviour recognition and awareness.
We provide the tools to combat the myriad of threats that present themselves to the modern soldier, sailor, airman, law enforcement officer and staff member placed in an at-risk situation. The scope of a course is directly relevant to the clients' roles and personnel
Our agency-specific training programmes may include
- Body Language and Projection
- Observation, Awareness & Tactical options
- Proportionate Force Framework
- Control & Restraint
- Defensive Tactics
- Tactical Communication
- Weapon Tactics
- Weapon Retention
- ASP Baton
- Handcuffing & Trifolds
- Inter-agency concepts
- Close Quarter Combat
EFFECTIVE TOOLS THROUGH IDENTIFYING INSTINCTIVE RESPONSES
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