ACCJT conducts DT Instructor Training for Jamaican law enforcement

ST. MARTIN PARISH, La (KLFY) – 20 police officers from the Jamaica Constabulary Force and 10 corrections officers from the Department of Correctional Services are in day 3 of 4 of defensive tactic’s instructor training, a course that will enable them to take their talents back home and teach others.

The 40-hour tactical training session is being held this week at the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Training Facility.

“These instructors then will go back and provide defensive tactic’s training to their 10,000 officers in the nation of Jamaica,” said Howard Webb, Executive Director of the American Counsel of Criminal Justice Training.

Webb says he’s been teaching these classes for 25 years and says it’s an honor to work with these officers.
“These Jamaican officers are the most motivated group I’ve ever taught,” said Webb.

Jamaican Police Sergeant and Team leader, Dave Foreman, says there’s a great need for the officers to want to learn these new tactics, and says the class is just very refreshing.

“It is more scenario based than our use of force back home,” said Foreman, and a wealth of knowledge is being dropped on the officers as they near the end of the course.

“Standard control holds, handcuffing techniques, and self-defense techniques,” said Webb.

Foreman says this training will definitely pay off in the long run.
“We use to practice some unrealistic techniques and I think these techniques now will widen the scope,” said Foreman.

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Managing the Use of Force Incident

Charles C. Thomas Publisher – the leader in criminal justice publishing – is proud to announce the release of our latest criminal justice book:

For Criminal Justice Officers, Supervisors, and Administrators

Author: Howard Webb

Managing the Use of Force Incident is the first treatise written that addresses the proper management of the use of force incident by criminal justice officers and liability management for criminal justice supervisors and administrators. This comprehensive four hundred page text discusses the following:


  • Part One: Understanding the Use of Force Incident
    • Chapter One: Lawsuits are Predictable, Preventable, and Winnable
    • Chapter Two: The Importance of Perceptions
    • Chapter Three: Standards Governing the Use of Force
    • Chapter Four: Threat Assessment
  • Part Two: Preparing for the Use of Force Incident
    • Chapter Five: Force Continuum: To Use or Not to Use That is the Question
    • Chapter Six: Documenting the Use of Force Incident
  • Part Three: Managing the Use of Force Incident
    • Chapter Seven: Managing the Use of Force Incident for Officers
    • Chapter Eight: Managing the Use of Force Incident for Detectives
    • Chapter Nine: Managing the Use of Force Incident for Supervisors
    • Chapter Ten: Managing the Use of Force Incident for Mid-Level Managers
    • Chapter Eleven: Managing the Use of Force Incident for Administrators
    • Chapter Twelve: Use of Force Training

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“I attended both book seminars earlier this year. I have also read Mr. Webb’s book. I highly recommend these seminars for officers and senior administration. Mr. Webb is an expert in his field and offers us his insights from his many years in law enforcement and litigation review.”
Roderick O’Connor, Chief of Police

MANAGING THE USE OF FORCE INCIDENT covers a significant amount of material on the subject, as written by a bona fide expert who has been in the field and the courtroom. …the information is valuable for any manager or administrator who has concerns for use of force incidents involving their personnel.”
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MANAGING THE USE OF FORCE INCIDENT is loaded with some fantastic, detailed and accurate information … it will be required reading to those leading and instructing in our DT Unit. I want to thank you for all the information contained in this book … this is outstanding.”
Lt. Jeff Hansen
GPD/Defensive Tactics Commander

“I’ve been tasked with reformatting our Provincial use of force instructor Course …I am using your book, Managing the Use of Force Incident, as one of the foundational texts. You have covered the topic extremely well and I believe it will be of benefit not only to use of force instructors but line officers, administrators, risk management personnel, and those who author policy and procedures.”
Sgt. Brad Fawcett
Justice Institute of British Columbia

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Officer Severely Injured In Taser Training

Deputy Injured in Taser Training (pdf)

Deputy Jason Fredricks of the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department, Montana, underwent an eight hour surgery last week to repair the injuries to his arms and shoulder sockets that he received during Taser training. Jason volunteered to be shocked with a Taser during inservice training. The Taser shock broke both humerus bones in his arms, dislocated both shoulders, and fractured his shoulder sockets. Jason, a sheriff’s office defensive tactics instructor, was not required to take the shock. He volunteered to lead by example during the training. Unfortunately, his display of Spartan leadership almost forced him into a medical retirement. During his initial medical examination, the doctor told Jason he would not be able to turn to police work.

However, the docs were able to fully repair Jason’s arms and shoulders. His doctors believe Jason will make a full recovery and, at some point, be able to return to full duty. According to Jason’s doctor, his humerus bones and shoulder sockets fractured lengthwise – a type of injury found only in victims of electrocution. The breaks were not caused by a freefall, but from his muscles convulsing from the electricity passing through his body.

The Taser (X-26) was sent back to Taser International for examination and testing.

Regardless of all the hype and propaganda about how safe the Taser is, officers and criminal justice training need to be aware that any device that incapacitates a person can’t be completely safe. You can tout all the benefits of shocking your officers during training, but not one of those alleged benefits are worth medical retiring out an officer decades before his time. Often when it comes to criminal justice training, common sense is not so common. My thoughts.

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