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MA – Overcoming Size Differences for Female Enforcers

Springfield MA Police Department
Controlling Larger Combatants
Overcoming Size Differences  for Female Enforcers
May 21 – 23, 2024

This three 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 long pants because anything else makes no sense.

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

  • Risk Assessment and Threat Indicators
  • Ground Fighting Counter Measures
  • Fear Management and Control
  • Fighting Techniques and Fatigue
  • Understanding Weapon Integration                                                   ” This course saved my life!”
  • Decisive Takedown Manipulations                                                      Dep. S. E. St, Johns County FLA
  • Active Diffusion Strategies
  • 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


  • BDU Style Pants
  • Boots w ankle Support
  • Red Gun / Full Gun belt
  • Body armor
  • Handcuffs and keys

ONLY $695.00
Course Flier

Springfield MA PD Training Range
50 East St. Springfield MA 01104
Academy / Training Division
Contact – Lt. Eleni Barbieri
Office (413-244-5731)



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