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SOLD OUT! CT – LOCKUP 9 Day Connecticut Arrest and Control Instructor Course

L.O.C.K.U.P. ® 9 Day CT Arrest and Control Instructor Course SOLD OUT!

The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Police Officer Standards and Training Council’s Field Services Training Division is offering a nine (9) day L.O.C.K.U.P. Instructor Training Program. This training program is broken down into three separate sessions with three training days taking place each week.  The training dates for this program are as follows:

  • Session 1 – Wednesday, October 6, 2021 to Friday, October 8, 2021
  • Session 2 – Wednesday, October 20, 2021 to Friday October 22, 2021
  • Session 3 – Wednesday, November 3, 2021 to Friday, November 5, 2021

The training will take place at the Connecticut Police Academy, 285 Preston Avenue, Meriden, CT.  The seminar will be presented by (Ret.) Lieutenant Kevin Dillion of KFD Training and Consultation, LLC.

Through lectures, demonstrations, physical hands-on skill development, and practical scenario applications this course is designed to develop instructors in the Connecticut Arrest and Control System, known as L.O.C.K.U.P. ®. Since 2004 the Connecticut Police Officers and Standards Training Council approved this course as required credentials to qualify as the state of Connecticut approved Arrest and Control Instructor Training. Students will be instructed in legal aspects of use of force and physical applications pertaining to officer defensive tactics. Student will be instructed in using the amount of force necessary and reasonable to control a violent resisting or combative suspect(s). Student will also be instructed in teaching methodologies needed to instruct physical applications and test students for competency.  Emphasis will focus on developing a strong knowledge of immediate physical control tactics and techniques that are a direct, proportionate, and measured response to all levels of resistance and aggression in multiple types of environmental settings.

The following is a detailed overview the course:

  • POSTC Use of Force Training Program (Adopted 8/12/21)
  • Identify the legal statutes applicable to law enforcement use of force
  • Identify the Constitutional basis and legal tests regarding the use of non-deadly force and deadly force
  • Learn to analyze arrest and control tactics of police officers and determine appropriate strategies and maneuvers
  • Learn principles and concepts of L.O.C.K.U.P. ® Police Training System
  • Understand the psychophysiological dynamics of physical confrontations and how it relates to their performance during arrest and control encounters
  • Learn to identify the aspects of “Fear” and how to manage it
  • Develop and show proficiency in the close-quarter striking techniques used to defend themselves and or establish control
  • Identify risk management strategies for confrontation avoidance
  • Report writing, training documentation, and tracking of use of force incidents
  • Learn verbal communication and effective de-escalation skills
  • Instructional techniques to fit the employee
  • Learn rapid skill development for psychomotor skills
  • Learn countermeasures from multiple platforms
  • Coordinated team communications and takedowns for immediate control
  • Ground fighting and control tactics for law enforcement
  • Environmental Training

Please be advised that this course is physically intensive and involves physical combat training. All participants should be in good physical condition. Students are required to bring the following for L.O.C.K.U.P. ® Training:

  • BDU Type pants / short sleeve shirts
  • Mouth guard
  • Combat boots or wrestling shoes with ankle support
  • Body armor
  • Duty Belt and red gun
  • Groin Protection


Students successfully completing the course will receive Review Training Credit in the following areas:

  • Area 209       POSTC Use of Force Training Program    (4hrs)
  • Area 306-A   Mechanics of Arrest                                    (30hrs)
  • Area 306A    Handcuffing                                                 (30hrs)
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