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Brooklyn Park MN – Triple Instructor Certification Training – Handcuffing / OC Spray / Police Baton

Brooklyn Park MN – Triple Instructor Certification Training – Handcuffing / OC Spray / Police Baton

A.T.O.M. –  Association of Training Officers of Minnesota

Handcuffing  / O.C. Spray / Police Baton
February 25-March 1, 2019
 Brooklyn Park PD MN

Congratulations to the recent graduates of the Triple Instructor Certification Program held at Brooklyn Park MN PD. Officers from Minnesota and North Dakota  attended and successfully completed the physically intensive 5 day Handcuffing, Oleoresin Capsicum and Baton instructor course. 
 Aspecial thanks to the Brooklyn Park Police Department and ATOM Association of Training Officers of Minnesota for hosting this course.

This is what the students had to say:

  • Hands down the best training I have received since I have been in the business. Not only where we trained the techniques but we were trained on how to teach them in multiple ways and how to troubleshoot some issues that could arise
  • Met and exceeded my expectations. I have been to many instructor courses and this was easily the best!
  • Lieutenant Dillon’s style is always the best . Mike (Sgt. Creter) he does a great job, very patient and great explanation.
  • I came with the expectations of “more of the same old thing”. This was the opposite of that and is a dynamic system that is teachable, easy to learn and applicable.
  • If I could give this a course of a 10 out of 1 through 5 ..I would!
  • I learned many new drills and techniques to assist my officers and myself in handcuffing, baton an OC spray.
  • Very applicable for corrections and law enforcement environments.
  • As a new Use of Force Instructor for my department, I thought I gained a good foundation to add to my program that I will implement later this year.
  •  Very good, I like that it’s made for the average officer.
  • I believe everyone who wants to be an officer should take this course.
  • Covered all topics so thorough, made sure all were clear and comfortable with the material.  
  • Very knowledgeable, fun and safe training environment.
  •  Gave a solid foundation to learn, teach, and grow from.
  • Every officer should have a foundation of LOCKUP.
  • Will be able to bring back new concepts to my PD .
  • Loved the hands on learning.
  • Love that we can have one system for everything.
  • Interactive and hands on is perfect.
  • Lt. Dillon (K.D.) was outstanding, his energy and knowledge made learning a pleasure and made trying the concepts easy. It was a pleasure to meet and learn from.
  • Sgt. Mike Creter was very knowledgeable with real world examples.


  • Legal aspects of police use of force
  • Baton deployment and purpose
  • Baton justification
  • Basic baton strikes
  • Body mechanics and footwork
  • Documentation and tracking use of force
  • Baton nomenclature
  • Universal platforms
  • Baton blocking principles
  • Baton body manipulations
  • Trouble shooting student performance
  • Application for all BATONS


  • Nomenclature of the hinged and chain link handcuffs
  • Handcuffing passive and resistant suspects
  • Practical exercises of handcuffing maneuvers
  • Departmental policy sample discussion
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform team takedowns and handcuffing maneuvers
  • Documentation and report writing
  • Safe removal of handcuffs from suspects
  • Controlling handcuffed combatants
  • L.O.C.K.U.P.® tactics integrated


  • Identify various ingredients and strengths of (OC) spray
  • Current legal/policy issues in the use of (OC) spray
  • Physical, psychological and physiological effects
  • Management protocols re: medical and de-contamination procedures
  • Most effective (OC) delivery methods
  • Flammable characteristics of (OC) spray
  • Placement of OC on the “Use of Force Spectrum”
  • Pre-existing medical conditions that may be aggravated by OC
  • Verbal commands/warnings that should accompany deployment of OC
  • Properly documenting the use of OC
  • Tactical considerations: various canisters, holsters, and retention.
  • Drawing techniques
  • Perform a tactical OC exposure and restraint of a simulated “active” resistant subject.Fee $800/Member and $825/Non-Member
    Darlyne Erickson, CAE
    ATOM Business Manager
    952-922-2324 Office
    612-940-8169 Cell
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