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MN – L.O.C.K.U.P. ® Overcoming Size Differences For Female Enforcers

MN – L.O.C.K.U.P. ® Overcoming Size Differences for Female Enforcers

Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office
L.O.C.K.U.P. ® Overcoming Size Differences for Female Enforcers

September 21-22, 2017 z

Congratulations to the officers of MN who attended and successfully completed the 2 day Overcoming Size Differences class hosted by Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office. 
This is what the attending officers had to say:

Please assess the quality of the presentation.

Instructions were given well.  We were kept on track in order to accomplish the most.Amazing, very well put together.
Very interactive style of presenting, kept me engaged.
(Lt. Weinbeck) Toni gave a lot of quality videos and aids to make what she was teaching realistic and relevant.
(Lt. Weinbeck) Toni is a very knowledgeable instructor.  Answered all questions.
Excellent, informative, great makes a presentation with practical exercise.
Very well presented, not boring at all even with power points.  But wish there were more “dudes” of larger stature to throw around so I know what works.

Please assess the instructor in this program. ( Lt. Toni Weinbeck) 

( Lt. Toni Weinbeck) was easy to follow and shows a lot of passion for what she teaches.  Her scenarioa and real life experiences made the training easy to apply to the streets.
Amazing instructor!  Level of knowledge and performance was great.  Loving personality made class fun.
Very open and upfront with your instruction.  Correcting us to learn the most correctly. Making it real world for our environment.
Yes, all training is beneficial.  I like how she made sure to comment on the importance of continual training.
( Lt. Toni Weinbeck)  made the program fun, she was a able to make a learning easier with the way she instructs.
She knows her **** would be glad to have her back me up.
Most energy from any instructor I have ever seen.  Keeps everyone engaged in on topic.  Excellent presentation skills, well versed knowledgeable.  Awesome!

This two day course is designed  to address violent encounters dealing with suspects of larger stature. When attempting control larger suspects, size and strength differentials  necessitate combat strategies less reliant on pure upper body strength. The concepts and techniques can be utilized by any officer addressing a larger suspect. The days are hands-on and mentally challenging. Officers train and drill wearing vest, gun belt and gear because anything else makes no sense.

Officers learn:
L.O.C.K.U.P. Police Training System and Principals

  • Active Diffusion Strategies
  • Risk Assessment and Threat Indicators
  • Dynamics of Police Engagements
  • Fear Management and Control
  • Fighting Techniques and Fatigue
  • Understanding Weapon Integration
  • Decisive Force Takedown Manipulations
  • Team Approach and Strategies
  • Understanding Mass / Power and Kinetic Energy
  • Overcoming/ Understanding Size Challenges
  • Using Your Size to Your Benefit
  • Proper Weapon and Target Selection
  • Taser to Physical Control
  • Plus much more…


  • BDU Style Pants
  • Boots w ankle Support
  • Body Armor
  • Groin protection
  • Red Gun / Full Gun belt
  • Handcuffs

Sgt. Joseph Eckes
Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office
401 S. 4th Ave. #213b
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Phone: 612-596-1469


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