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CT – LOCKUP CT 9 Day Arrest And Control Instructor Training SOLD OUT!

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

L.O.C.K.U.P. Instructor Training
CT Arrest and Control 9-Day Instructor Training 

Congratulations to the graduates of the L.O.C.K.U.P.  – Connecticut Arrest and Control Instructor course. The training was very well received, and all the officers participated actively during the 9-day presentation. They displayed high levels of enthusiasm, dedication and professionalism throughout the physically intensive training sessions. A review of the course evaluations revealed an overwhelming high satisfaction rating from the attending students of the course.  

We would also like to thank the New Britain CT Police Department for their commitment and professionalism in providing the facilities to present the course. The ensured we had whatever we needed to present the program.
This is what the students had to say:
Please assess the quality of this presentation.

  • The class was great, and the techniques were simple yet extremely effective
  • All information and demonstrations presented in expert manner and taught in a way that’s easy to remember and practical
  • The classroom / practical portions of this class were clear and precise
  • It was a lot of information and a lot of fun
  • Well organized excellent course
  • I’s very up to date and interactive
  • I would recommend this program to the skilled DT instructors from my department this program has enhanced my usage of defensive tactics
  • broken down very well
  • High energy training with great well-trained instructors excellent, motivated instructors
  • Broke down well, chunking makes it so much easier to retain up-to-date information with good explanations quality was well and easy to apply

Was this program relevant to your work assignment?
22 out 24 rated this category at the highest level – Excellent, 2 rated it Very good.

  • Yes I am currently both a school resource officer and a patrol officer
  • Working patrol, everything covered apply to my day today as well as instructing
  • Yes and will be passed on to my recruits
  • Working in patrol and instructing recruits
  • Yes, Street crime and instructor, work with the Academy
  • Yes, very relatable
  • Yes I will be able to utilize the skills I learn everyday
  • All movements are extremely relevant to police work in all forms
  • Yes, love the ground portions of the class, most people have no experience with ground control


  • Instructors placed a high emphasis on safety and trainees’ ability to retain
  • The manual is informative and provides great visual depictions
  • Every instructor led by Lt. KD (Kevin Dillon) and Mike (Mike Creter) were not only extremely knowledgeable but provided scenarios and anecdotes to enforce the validity of the technique
  • Every officer, top to bottom should take curriculum to know the concepts and understand use of force all instructors have time on the job and experience that show students the useful concepts and that instruction can be trusted
  • Will allow me to be more involved with the use of force level and instruction of lockup to recruits
  • Instructors we’re passionate and maintain a good training environment the instructors were incredible and showed a lot of knowledge
  • This course showed me how to properly defend myself and hopefully I can pass it on to future recruit’s instructors provided real scenarios that helps learn the information
  • I developed the ability to teach a simplified program to officers who may not have the skill or physical ability to constantly train outside of work
  • A well iron machine full of very capable instructors I will be able to teach this to fellow officers as well as use it to defend myself
  • Opportunity to bring training to my PD that doesn’t have any arrested control in service
The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Police Officer Standards and Training Council’s Field Services Training Division is offering a nine-day (9) L.O.C.K.U.P. Instructor Training Program seminar.  The training session is scheduled for September 6-8, 20-22, and October 4-6, 2022. This is the State’s mandatory training curriculum for all police Academies. 

 The training will take place at the New Britain Police Athletic League (PAL) Building, 544 Osgood Avenue, New Britain, CT 06053 from 0730 to 1530 hours.  The seminar will be presented by Lt. Kevin Dillon (ret.) and/or Master L.O.C.K.U.P. Instructor 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. ®.  Students will be instructed in legal aspects of the use of force and physical applications pertaining to officer defensive tactics.  Students will be instructed in using the amount of force necessary and reasonable to control a violent resisting or combative suspect(s).  Students 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 of the course:

  • POSTC Use of Force Training Program.
  • Discuss the history and development of the L.O.C.K.U.P.® CT Arrest and Control System.
  • Define Training – The process of bringing a person, to an agreed standard of proficiency by practice and instruction.
  • Identify how to development a “pre-programmed response through dedicated and focused repetition.
  • Identify how repetitions create electrical impulses sent along chains of nerve fibers and how it applies to learning.
  • Define methods to create mental representations within the brain for the development of long-term memory.
  • Identify a teaching method known as chunking. The brain processes information in small chunks which makes it easier to learn when introduced to small chunks of information at a time.
  • Identify the physiological aspects of “Fear” and how to harness 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.
    • (Based on L.E.A.D.S. Curriculum)
  • Instructional techniques to fit the employee.
  • Learn counter measures from multiple platforms.
  • Coordinated team communications and takedowns for immediate control.
  • Ground fighting and control tactics for law enforcement.
  • Environmental training to develop long term retention.
  • Edged weapon defense, weapon retention and disarming.

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

Please be advised that this course is physically intensive and involves physical combat training. All participants should be in good physical condition.

The class is limited to 24 attendees.  Please complete a registration form from the web and email it to Brian Enns at by August 05, 2022.  If you have any questions, please contact the Field Services Division at 203-427-2626.

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

  • Area 209    POSTC Use of Force Training Program                    (4 hours)
  • Area 306 Mechanics of Arrest and Control                                (30 hours)
  • Area 306A Handcuffing                                                                (30 hours)

Training Officers:  Please be sure to include your department email address and the email of the  student to be enrolled on all applications to assure prompt communications of all in-service training matters.

Agencies will be billed by DESPP Fiscal Services after the training is completed.  Please do not send payment to the Police Academy.

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