TRAINING THOSE WHO KEEP US SAFE
Police training, like general training, is conducted in a group format. We can accommodate officers at our studio, where state-of-the-art equipment delivers intense conditioning and skills-development. We also offer on-site training at departments and in the field in order to provide hyper-realistic, situation-based training.
Krav Maga for law-enforcement personnel differs in a number of important ways from civilian training. While the aim of civilian self-defence is awareness/avoidance and minimal force techniques that allow an individual to escape to safety, law-enforcement training takes into consideration officers’ greater duty of care. An officer is, of course, required to subdue suspects while mitigating injury and damage. Krav Maga for police officers must provide the tools necessary not to escape danger, but to overcome it successfully with a minimum of collateral damage. This alters various techniques and makes customized training necessary. Conditioning and the emphasis on specialized techniques, combined with a problem-solving situational approach, makes this arm of Krav Maga training particularly effective. Officers from all branches of law-enforcement admit to feeling safer and more confident in their roles after having begun to participate in law-enforcement training with a focus on self-defence.
As in all government and corporate training, a Krav Maga program for law-enforcement agents must make financial sense. Any education above and beyond basic training must be obviously value-added in order to justify the additional investment - it must make a positive and measurable difference. We point to reduction in officer injury and settlements, reduction in bystander casualties and compensation, and more efficient performance of duty as the definitive results of targeted Krav Maga training for officers.