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MO – Overcoming Size Differences  for Female Enforcers

St. Louis County & Municipal Police Academy
Controlling Larger Combatants – Overcoming Size Differences  for Female Enforcers
May 15 – 17, 2024
0830 – 1630

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
  • Decisive Takedown Manipulations
  • 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

    I saw a 6’0, 210 lbs male choking another male and punching him in the stomach. I  approached  and  performed a LOCKUP takedown. I maintained control  until my backup arrived. If there’s anyone who doesn’t think L.O.C.K.U.P. works. It does!   Thank you!  Officer Jen Garcia: 5’7  95 lbs

ONLY $ 695.00


Course Flier

St. Louis County & Municipal Police Academy

1266 Sutter Avenue  Wellston   MO 63133
Contact – Sgt. Chris Thomson
Office (314) 889-8606



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