Human Factors Research Group (HFRG) / PPCT should be adopted by departments as their primary defensive tactics system




Kelley, Dwane

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Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT)



Law enforcement and corrections should make as their primary defensive tactics system, a system based on science and research. In addition, the system should be easy to learn, efficient, effective and supports use of force guidelines. In society, law enforcement and correction officers are responsible for maintaining, law / rules and order. The local, state and federal government has established various laws, rules, regulations and guidelines our society should abide by. While maintaining law / rules and order in our society, law enforcement and correction personnel must balance enforcement with the protection of the rights of our citizens and the persons they meet, on a daily basis. The guidelines for using force on the citizens or the person’s law enforcement or corrections meets who exhibits resistive behavior is simple. The guideline is; the minimum amount of lawful aggression to achieve a legitimate law enforcement objective.


Self-defense for police, Police training