LAWE 228

Defensive Tactics

2 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 16, 2015 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

The primary goal of this course is to provide content and scenarios related to defensive tactics. This course is designed to give students an understanding of the knowledge and skills required to perform the duties of a police officer. This course is one of 5 that make up the Skills curriculum required to prepare students to successfully complete the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training peace officer licensing examination.

Special information

Note: Special permission required. Only students accepted into the SKILLS practicum may register for this course.

Learning outcomes

General

  • Appropriate reactions to scenarios related to officer presence and use of verbal and nonverbal communication techniques.
  • Appropriate reactions to scenarios related to stance and tactical positioning.
  • Appropriate reactions to scenarios related to circumstances that determine the level of force used.
  • Appropriate reactions to scenarios related to empty hand control techniques.
  • Appropriate reactions to scenarios related to handcuffing techniques.
  • Appropriate reactions to scenarios related to ground defense techniques.
  • Appropriate reactions to scenarios related to use of batons as control and impact weapons.
  • Appropriate reactions to scenarios related to electronic control weapons.
  • Appropriate reactions to scenarios related to chemical agents.
  • Appropriate reactions to scenarios related to weapon retention and disarming techniques.
  • Appropriate reactions to scenarios related to civil disturbance/disobedience.
  • Appropriate reactions to scenarios related to physical fitness.