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THE HICKS TRAINING SYSTEM

Introduction and Overview

L. HICKS INC. www.hickspolicetraining.com

THE HICKS POLICE TRAINING SYSTEM - ARREST & CONTROL PROGRAM

757-342-4904
To All Interested Parties: Police departments have been successfully training in and actively using The Hicks Police Training System: Arrest and Control Program since 1999. The program was first introduced through the Police Corps, a Department of Justice Project. The Hicks Police Training System:

Saved many police lives (testimonies attached) Results in greater arrests with less injury to officers Instills confidence for approaching violent suspects Is practical, easy to learn and maintain Built on scenario based training Reduces citizen complaints because it is moral and ethical Weapon retention Very effective under stress
Arrest and Control Program has saved and continues to save many Agent / Officers lives, resulting in greater arrests and reducing injuries to Agent / Officers as well as suspects and bystanders; all while increasing Agent / Officer confidence. The Hicks Police Training System (HPTS) empowers the Agent / Officer with confidence through its ease of learning and retention, which is taught by the Quadratic Memory System. The movements are relatively easy to perform and have a sound practical application out on the street for all Agent / Officers. The strongest aspect of the program is its moral and ethical thread, woven throughout its scenario based program. The training greatly increases and broadens an Agent / Officers skills enabling more interaction while addressing violent criminals. Their results in Agent / Officers being more active in the community. In addition, the HPTS effectively blends a firm underpinning of ethical conduct with its training scenarios and helps to reduce complaints against Agent / Officers regarding excessive use of force, particularly in an environment where cameras are everywhere and litigation abounds. Their program has effectively increased the arrest of law breakers as well as significantly improving Agent / Officers skills and survival capabilities. The training of Agent / Officers and other law enforcement personnel must conform to the changes found within the criminal element. No other area needs more focus than weapons retention and surviving ground encounters. Survival is not based on a sporting mentality which encourages punitive action and a set of rules that can imprint the sub-conscious with indecisiveness under stress. We train to use levels of force that are appropriate based on

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what is morally, ethically, legally and procedurally correct. In short, make the correct decision under stress and remain conscious. Provided for your review: Hicks Police Training System Training philosophy Letters of recommendation Medical reviews Civilian review boards I encourage you to review the Hicks Police Training System; the training philosophy, letters of recommendation and the medical review of their system are included here. We look forward to the opportunity to demonstrate the HPTS and partner with you to better prepare your Agent / Officers now and in the future. Please contact me with questions about their system or to set up a training opportunity.

Lew Hicks President, L. Hicks Inc. 757.342.4904 www.hickspolicetraining.com

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Letter of Introduction 2. The Company 3. Training Philosophy 4. Combative mindset vs. Sport mindset

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5. Scope of Training Services Course Description Course Outline 6. References 7. Letters of Recommendation 8. Professional Qualifications 9. Resume: Lew Hicks 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. Medical Review Johns Hopkins Medical review Dr. Mauro BPD Program Review

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Agent / Officer Participant Course Reviews Train the Trainer Course Reviews

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THE COMPANY
The Hicks Police Training System is a division of L. Hicks, Incorporated. The Company was formed specifically to develop programs and operate facilities to teach law enforcement personnel the innovative and highly effective system of controlled physical manipulation, dynamic body movement, and targeted visual awareness. Unlike traditional hand-to-hand, martial arts, and self-defense programs, The Training System is a multi-disciplinary approach to physical manipulation and control that combines principles of physics, anatomy, psychology, body mechanics, and various martial arts and wrestling movements with targeted visual awareness and other specialized skills. Most recently, L. Hicks Inc. has completed, with great success, three and a half years of training over three thousand (3,000) members of the Baltimore Police Department through a series of InService, Academy Trainee, Special Teams, Anti-Drug Teams, Directors Courses, Train the Trainer and Train the Trainer Refresher Courses and Diamond Standard Training. Simultaneously, during the last year L. Hicks, Inc. has successfully trained approximately nine hundred (900) members of the El Paso Police Department through a series of Basic Practitioner In Service Courses, Academy Trainee, Special Teams and SWAT Courses, Directors Courses and Train the Trainer Instructor and Refresher Courses. The success of these contracts has resulted in the continuation of training programs at both departments. For the past three years, The Hicks System has been an advisor and consultant for the national Diamond Standard Training Program and has been instrumental in the development of the first specifications for its physical training and arrest and control tactics. Further, The System of physical manipulation training has been the linkage between weaponless tactics and effective community patrol. Over the past years, The Training System has trained thousands of law enforcement personnel in over thirty cities and states. Some of the specific locations are Baltimore, San Diego, Los Angeles, California, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Virgin Islands, and Washington. In each instance, the response to the training has been overwhelmingly enthusiastic, as evidenced by the letters and comments from law enforcement individuals who have participated in The Training System. Law enforcement departments using The Training System have reported a marked increase in the level of self-confidence, control, and restraint exhibited by their Agent / Officers. Moreover, Police Agent / Officers trained in The Training System appear more comfortable and willing to engage the general public in a one-on-one basis. The overwhelming consensus of the Police Departments trained thus far in The Training System is that they have a far greater continuum of control options available. They also now have an effective means of handling any physically dynamic situation without the dependence of inducing pain, or other goals that require the gaining of space between the Agent / Officer and the suspect. Their can be done without depending exclusively upon visually threatening and media unfriendly means like mace, pepper spray, and the baton.

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Training Philosophy
The HPTS Arrest and Control Program is part of The Hicks Police Training System, teaching law enforcement personnel how to use the appropriate level of controlled, articulated force necessary to respond to and effectively handle any type of physically dynamic situation. The system does not teach the use of impact weapons or the creation of space between Agent / Officer and suspect. Instead, it provides law enforcement personnel with a full-range system of graduated physical control movements that are based on physics, physiology, kinesiology and geometric structure. The overall objective of The HPTS Arrest and Control Program is to train police Agent / Officers to work in any environment or situation that arises, with the ability to adapt and meet changing circumstances and apply the correct response, use of force, control, or restraint that is necessary. In essence, it provides the link between weaponless tactics and effective community patrol. At the heart of The Hicks Police Training System (HPTS) is its copyrighted teaching method that reinforces the learning process with audio, visual, kinesthetic, and mechanical anchoring techniques. Their quadratic memory retention training method enables each student to gain and retain tremendous amounts of information within a very short period of time. Moreover, since The HPTS Arrest and Control Program does not teach any complicated physical stances or difficult movements, it is a system that, once learned, can be maintained easily without a substantial commitment of time, money or effort. Simply stated, The HPTS Arrest and Control Program and the Police Agent / Officer and Trainee Development courses teach how the human body moves, and how it responds, when the skeletal structure is manipulated. Once these principles are understood, law enforcement personnel are taught how to put these basic human movements into the proper sequence, correctly apply them to all aspects of police work, and use body mechanics in the most efficient and effective manner, including the ability to ambidextrously manipulate a suspect. The HPTS Arrest and Control Program and The Hicks Police Training System courses are specifically designed for law enforcement Agent / Officers and are unique in many important ways: First, The HPTS Arrest and Control Program is not based on pain compliance or a sport fighting mentality that can cause indecisiveness and put the Agent / Officer and their or her weapons at risk. Second, The HPTS Arrest and Control Program eliminates uncontrolled wild swings and strikes with fists, clubs, batons, or other impact weapons. Their has proven to reduce injuries to the Agent / Officer and civilians and reduce complaints against the Agent / Officers. Third, The HPTS Arrest and Control Program can be used by any police Agent / Officer, including females of average size and weight, and conversely can be used against any person. The retention of the skills is incredible and has proven to be highly effective. Agent / Officers are able to use these simple, but very effective techniques, under stress when retention is most important. The small Agent / Officer female or male can retain

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their weapons and confront the public with confidence and a strong sense of self preservation. Their confidence promotes treating the public with dignity and respect and not acting out of fear. Fourth, The HPTS Arrest and Control Program is a system of physical control, which concentrates on the safety of the Agent / Officer, whereby every sequence of physical manipulation of a suspect is safely controlled by the Agent / Officer until the suspect is restrained or handcuffed while the Agent / Officer maintains continued area awareness. Fifth, The HPTS Arrest and Control Program is an un-choreographed scenario based method of training that removes space between the Agent / Officer and suspect to dynamically control the suspects center in order to achieve retention or disarmament of weapons while maintaining Agent / Officer and suspect safety. Sixth, its nature of lessons, drills. - not based on singular martial art - not a sporting mind set, focuses on rapid control Sixth, the nature of the HPTS Arrest and Control training program, lessons, drills and dynamic moves provides a methodology of fitness that the Agent / Officers can easily and seamlessly introduce effectively into their everyday conditioning. It is not based on a singular martial art and it is not based on a sporting mentality like mixed martial arts. A sporting mindset can create indecisiveness in the Agent / Officers and a sense of fair play during life threatening situations, such as rolling around on the ground looking for submission when there is a gun involved. The HPTS Arrest and Control Program focuses on rapid control of the situation. The HPTS incorporates Arrest and Handcuffing Procedures into every phase of instruction. The HPTS recognizes that Arrest and Handcuffing Procedures are not isolated or static events but are fundamental skills that police Agent / Officers utilize and rely upon in an unpredictable and ever changing environment. Therefore, The HPTS teaches law enforcement Agent / Officers Arrest and Handcuffing Procedures in conjunction with each and every lesson.

Weapon Retention
Further recognizing that weapon retention is a primary concern of all law enforcement personnel; The HPTS Arrest and Control Program course includes weapon awareness and weapon retention instruction as an integral part of each block of the training curriculum. Like Arrest and Handcuffing scenarios, weapon retention situations are never isolated or static events but are always part of a much larger and dynamic action. Many police departments have addressed the issue of weapon retention by focusing their efforts primarily on acquiring holsters that will secure the weapon rather than on developing the Agent / Officer's ability to physically retain their weapon. The scientific principles of weapon retention are based on physics, body mechanics, and leverage, and teach law enforcement Agent / Officers how to maintain control over their weapons in all situations.

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Realistic Training
Throughout The HPTS (throughout the program), students are constantly placed in realistically un-choreographed situations where they are challenged to respond effectively to multifaceted scenarios; one element in each scenario always being a weapon retention problem. Once The HPTS Arrest and Control Program principles are fully mastered, law enforcement personnel develop the self-confidence and skills needed to maintain control of their weapon under all circumstances. The HPTS Arrest and Control Program courses are taught with students wearing full police equipment, including their weapon. Students train the way they will operate on the streets. There are no short cuts around their process. It is essential that from the beginning students develop a sense of balance and body center awareness while wearing all their police equipment. Learning movements on a gym mat while wearing running shorts and T-shirts may make the training process more comfortable, but their nearsighted approach masks the hard realities that must be understood and appreciated to operate successfully on city streets. On the other hand, students will not wear gear associated as protective gear, such as boxing gloves, red man suits, and headgear.

Deadly Force
Finally, The HPTS Arrest and Control Program recognizes that situations will arise where the use of deadly force is necessary and must be employed. Their training provides police Agent / Officers with a unique and powerful range of techniques that employ only the use of force that is absolutely necessary. The HPTS Arrest and Control Program provides a continuum of options for physically controlling those situations when the use of spray or the gun is not warranted. The curriculum teaches a full range of movements and manipulations that police Agent / Officers can use to effectively and quickly tailor their response to the appropriate level of control necessary to handle any physically dynamic situation. When a cooperative situation suddenly escalates into an unpredictable event, the law enforcement Agent / Officer trained in The HPTS Arrest and Control Program will be able to meter their response accordingly. Students gain selfconfidence in the knowledge that The HPTS Arrest and Control Program principles are always reliable and that they are equally effective in controlling armed, as well as unarmed, assailants. In their regard, although The HPTS Arrest and Control Program does not teach the use of weapons, the system does indeed teach law enforcement Agent / Officers how to effectively control armed assailants.

Morals and Judgment


Morals and Judgment, as a training philosophy, are thoroughly discussed in Chapters One (The Moral Dimension in Police Training) and Two (Police Work: Decision-Making and Problem Solving) of The HPTS Arrest and Control Program Student Guide. These chapters address training issues that encompass morals, sound judgment, critical thinking and decision making as threads throughout the training that inculcate these ideals in every aspect of police training and work.

Scenario Based Training


Scenario Based Training will be the core of all lessons, drills, and evolutions. Scenario based training facilitates a learning environment that simulates reality as closely as possible. No
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training, lesson, manipulation, or encounter with a citizen is ever static in nature. Through their type of training, a student Agent / Officer will train in all areas that are significant to the success of compliant and non-compliant suspects. Scenario based training, logistically, is by far the most complex and involves a greater instructor to student ratio and greater active involvement. It is because of their active involvement and reenactment of real encounters the police Agent / Officer will face on the street that makes scenario based training the most effective training philosophy in police training. The scenarios inculcated into each course challenges its Agent / Officers to answer ethical dilemmas, procedural and legal questions, tactical soundness and the leadership question as it pertains to the courses participant and their level of responsibilities.

Quadratic Memory Retention


Quadratic Memory Retention (QMR) is the method that The Hicks Police Training System uses to instruct all its physical manipulation lessons and drills. QMR stimulates four of the major learning and memory sensory activities of the Agent / Officer (seeing, hearing, feeling and doing). Their method of combining Visual, Audio, Kinesthetic and Mechanical Memory prior to allowing the student to touch or perform a lesson has proven to escalate and reinforce a rapid and continuous learning curve in every student Agent / Officer. First, the student Agent / Officers are put into a visual state and are instructed to position themselves in the most advantageous angle to see the movement of one instructor performing on another instructor. The lesson is given again and the students are placed in an audio state where very detailed information of the specific moves and the lesson are covered. Third, the instructor performs the lesson on each student to instill the kinesthetic anchor that the suspect or opponent will be feeling. Fourth, and finally, the student Agent / Officer performs the lesson over and over on another student Agent / Officer, changing position in accordance with the workout evolution sheet. In the event a student performs the lesson incorrectly the instructor will only perform the lesson as it should be done and not reinforce what incorrect activities or movement the student may or may not have performed. The instructors maintain a no talking rule between students during their time. The reason for this is when the student is in the last phase of QMR they are in a physical memory state and are conducting self-evaluation. If their fellow students talk, it will place the other student in an audio state and the physical anchors that are being reviewed by the active student will be lost. Their type of training is critical to all police training. Thousands of critiques and letters written by Agent / Officers all over the country stating that their material is the easiest to perform and its retention is solid and can be preformed under stress when it is most needed.

Non harassing environment


In the Train the Trainer environment, it is defeating and a waste of time to use harassment and degrading environmental-type training. Their training is not military or special unit type training where the environment they will be faced with is a jungle somewhere. Instead, the environment is in a classroom or other supporting environments for The HPTS Arrest and Control Program. The students are proven Agent / Officers and it is not a goal of The HPTS Arrest and Control Program Train the Trainer course to create an attrition rate using harassment and insulting type training. PERIOD

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Active Learning, like QMR, attempts to maximize each students learning and behavioral change potential. This is accomplished by addressing as many learning and training methods as possible. Each student has a predominate method in which they learn best, but they learn from all methods to some degree. By covering as many learning methods as possible most of the human senses are brought into play and training is achieved. Below are some examples of how The HPTS Arrest and Control Program Train the Trainer courses address and train its students. The course also instructs the student on how to address these areas when they teach. Lectures: In The HPTS Arrest and Control Program, it is understood as the period of time when the instructor is talking to the student about suspect matter in a classroom setting. Their method is the least used and least desired in The Hicks Police Training System methodology. Demonstrations: Their method is used as the first aspect of QMR and prior to any practical performance of drills. Demonstration is a representation or reenactment of what is expected from the student Agent / Officer and intensifies the visual and audio memory anchors enhancing the learning and training curve. Group Discussions: Their forum allows the students to openly discuss their personal life experiences and compare them to the scenarios that have been demonstrated. Their medium of learning captures the moral and ethical values of the student Agent / Officer and addresses reality on the street. Student Agent / Officers are placed in a group and discuss specific suspects in accordance with stated guidelines. After thirty minutes of discussion the groups shift so each group will represent new views. At the conclusion of these group shifts, the instructor will have the student Agent / Officers perform lessons instilling morals and decision making discovered during the discussion. Further, homework assignments to develop scenarios will be based on their life experiences and discoveries from these group discussions. These scenarios will be included in the instructor guide development and instructor techniques to be taken with each student at the end of the course. Video Presentations: Video provides a visual and audio medium of actual police encounters or reenactments of scenarios, lessons, and drills. The videos are presented in the classroom or assigned to the students for their review to either enhance training or be used as a reference. Video presentations are also used prior to Group Discussions to establish a starting point for the scenario to be discussed. Drills: Drills are the most dominant anchoring method for practical application of all lessons and scenarios. They generate a level of stress that no other aspect of training can match. Drills are used to wake up the survival instincts and decision-making processes simultaneously in police training. The perfect practice of drills results in proper performance and decisions by the student Agent / Officers. Drills accentuate the essence of reality on the street. Drills test the behavioral changes and abilities of the student Agent / Officers under stress and combine all aspects of training. The redundant nature of drills anchors proper responses to dynamic and changing environments, which the Agent / Officer will be faced with in real life on the street. The student Agent /

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Officer will learn the values of all the drills and how to conduct the drills safely when they return to their respective states and municipalities. Training Environment Like the real world of policing, The HPTS Arrest and Control Program Train the Trainer course will incorporate a variety of conditions, elements, and obstacles. The training environments will include training in what will be called the workout area. In their area, lectures, demonstrations, and introduction to new lessons and drills will take place. All of the lessons and drills will be performed in a multitude of challenging environments and terrain. The students will have practical performance tests in the workout room, on grassy areas, in hallways, in stairwells, on hillsides, wet and dry, during the day, in low light, and at night or in the dark. The environment of training will be outlined in evolution sheets, instructor guides, and in drills to provide the most realistic environments found in police work. Further, these environments will include crowded rooms and remote locations. All training will be conducted in accordance with safety guidelines and briefs outlined in evolution sheets. THE MORAL DIMENSION IN POLICE TRAINING The moral dimension of training awakens, nurtures, and stimulates those parts of our intelligence and consciousness that influence how we see other people. Moral training arouses an awareness of others, seeing people independently of yourself, developing a conscious awareness of how your actions affect them, and what are the consequences for you. The HPTS Arrest and Control Program and practice is based on these four ways of seeing. Assessment, judgment, technique and choice are taught simultaneously from the beginning. Their makes The HPTS Arrest and Control Program a moral as well as a physical exercise. The scenarios inculcated into each course challenges its Agent / Officers to answer ethical dilemmas, procedural and legal questions, tactical soundness and the leadership question as it pertains to the courses participant and their level of responsibilities.

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THE HICK TRAINING SYSTEM POSITION PAPER ON COMBATIVE MINDSET vs. SPORTS MINDSET DISCOVERY: We will perform under stress how we train A cornerstone of The Hicks Training System is the comparison of the combative mindset vs. the sporting mindset. To that end, one must consider why training is necessary. Training cannot be confused with education. Education requires an exposure to subjects and thoughts and in the end (THE TEST), once completed, requires no ongoing performance or change in behavior. Training demands a change in behavior and demands performance. In order to have a change in behavior and a desired level of performance it takes intensity, stress, frequency and duration. If the concept you will perform how you train falls in line with actual actions demanded during high level of street or field actions ; arrest and control, fire and movement, ship boarding, CQB actions and other SOPs , all high levels of stress , we believe the outcome of combatant skills under stress will reflect how that person is trained. There for we must train with actual scenarios and stresses, for example full gear and multiple attackers or enemy. Dangers of sport mentality: If training under stress results in how you perform under stress then there needs to be a separation from training with the sport mentality. Agent / Officers have no business on the ground. Anchored ground fighting rules (i.e., no eyes, no spine or neck attacks, no groin, cannot knee or strike to back of head when down) focus on punitive actions and chokes to gain submission. Rules were created so the weak could compete with the strong: Observation: no one outside the cage is allowed in, an ANGEL (Referee) keeps the environment safe, both individuals have a sporting mindset and there are no weapons (i.e., guns, knives, grenades on their waistbands). Scenario: individual is on their back near incapacitation, opponent is dropping elbows onto their temples and skull and the individual mentally submits to the idea; their is not combative and is not safe. You will perform under stress how you train: The sport mentality does not employ the three musts. Cause and effect, tachycardia, however achieved, imprints and anchors in the subconscious mind the desired actions. The sport mindset subconsciously desires actions that result in a rule bound parameter. Their is extremely dangerous when there is a need to critically think and correctly act as a combatant. NOTE: the sport mentality main focus is on a punitive mindset and pain compliance. Pain is subjective and can be combated by the warrior spirit and drugs. If pain does not work, the one attempting to employ it must focus on more force to that manipulation creating visual cone reduction, auditory exclusion, and a loss of awareness. The conscious mind is the blending of physical and body dynamics with desired action by the subconscious when under stress. The subconscious is that part where the change in behavior and the requirement is embedded in immediate action and muscle memory. Combative fighting is done in full gear and Sport fighting is done in a gi or sweat pants. COMBATIVE MINDSET Focus on training under stress Focus on three musts Focus on those targets that result in a rapid and dynamic end

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Focus on a dynamic disengagement to place individual in the kill zone or a position of dynamic control Based on body dynamics and not based on pain compliance Pain is a byproduct not the goal SPORT MINDSET LIMITATIONS In a combative situation at least one person will have a combative mindset In a combative situation multiple weapons will be involved Combative situations have many exterior influences, i.e., the crowd can come in Combative mind focuses on a rapid dynamic end to the encounter based on explosive attacking methodologies to the weakest parts of the body none of which are allowed in sport fighting

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SCOPE OF TRAINING SERVICES COURSE DESCRIPTION


Train the Trainer (120 hours / 3 week training program): Their course is intended for law enforcement and agency personnel involved with arrest and control procedures and with the responsibility of instructing other Agent / Officers and academy trainees in defensive tactics and arrest and control procedures. Upon graduation from the course, Instructors will be certified to teach The Hicks Police Training System Arrest and Control Program Special Teams Course, Agent / Officer In-Service Course, Supervisor Course and the Academy Training Course. Instructors will train for eight hours the first ten days, plus complete daily course homework and research. The third week will provide a supervised training period where instructors will plan logistics, teach lessons, lead discussion, review coursework, and report on the training session and its participants. Training materials will be provided by Contractor.

TTT Refresher Course (24 hours / 3 day training session): Their course serves to recertify the Instructor certified in the THREE WEEK Instructor Train the Trainer Course for The Hicks Police Training System Arrest and Control Program. The course covers new and updated arrest and control information. Their is a mandatory annual course for all certified Instructors in order to maintain their Instructor Certification. Students will train for eight hours each day. Training materials will be provided by Contractor.

Special Teams Course (32 hours / 4 day training session): These courses provide scenario based training for specialized teams such as SWAT, BORTAC, Narcotics, Targeted Response Units, Drug Enforcement Teams, High Violence and Terrorist Reaction Teams and Violent Crime Reaction Teams. Fast action training is used to address a forces specific training needs in areas of concern. The HPTS Arrest and Control Program will be customized to instruct in a manner consistent with Special Teams SOPs. Examples include: multi-suspect attacks in urban areas, weapons retention, weapons disarmament, communication, and prisoner / suspect handling during movement and under stress. It utilizes The Hicks Police Training System and training principles. Students will train for eight hours each day.

Agent / Officer In-Service Course (20 hours / 2.5 day training session): Their course provides Agent / Officers with an intense, realistic training environment resulting in a strong foundation in The Hicks Police Training System. The HPTS Arrest and Control Program teaches enhancement of communication, sound moral judgment and ethical responses with civilians through drilling and tactical skills. The goal is to schedule two in-services per week. The course also instills confidence in the police Agent / Officer involved in suspect control on the street and other law enforcement agencies and personnel. Students will train for twenty hours over the two and a half day training session. The course will focus on character, moral fiber, confidence, and responsibility, with an emphasis on surviving ground encounters,

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weapon retention, and weapon disarmament in multiple environments while maintaining the proper use of force. In year two there is a two day refresher of their material. Academy Training Course (80 hours / 2 week training session): Their course covers the complete spectrum of arrest and control procedures using The Hicks Police Training System. Their course provides police recruits with an intense, realistic training environment resulting in a strong foundation in a full use of force continuum. The HPTS Arrest and Control Program teaches enhancement of communication, sound moral judgment and ethical responses with civilians through drilling and tactical skills. The course also instills confidence in the future police Agent / Officer involved in suspect control on the street and other law enforcement agencies and personnel. The course will focus on character, moral fiber, confidence, and responsibility, with an emphasis on surviving ground encounters, weapon retention, and weapon disarmament in multiple environments while maintaining the proper use of force during soptheirticated scenarios. These scenarios will place the recruit in environments focused on questions of moral dilemma, legal and procedural issues, proper tactics and leadership choices. The first twenty hours will be an intense immersion in these philosophies.

Supervisor Course (6 hours / 1 day training session): Their course provides for continuity in the department. The course ensures that the first line supervisors have an understanding of the HPTS courses being taught to Agent / Officers, police recruits, and special teams personnel and details the expectations they should have following completion of training courses. Supervisors will receive training in the basic physical movements and the moral and ethical dilemma scenarios. All major areas of training will be covered so that supervisors will grasp the extent of the material being trained. Specific detail will be placed on the use of force language being used by trained Agent / Officers and recruits so that proper oversight can be maintained on reports containing use of force language, as well as in situations that deem it necessary to deploy force in the field.

Custom Courses and Training Programs The HPTS Arrest and Control Program can be used to design and implement training programs for any law enforcement situation not covered by an existing course agenda (as listed above). Examples would include university and corporate institutions that utilize security and police forces. Course development is easily able to meet State POST requirements and other standards relevant to the institution being trained.

TRAINING PACKAGES
The package price of these training courses is significantly lower than the cost would be if courses were ordered separately due to the tendency toward higher expenses inevitable through starts and stops, reorganizing, additional administrative work and logistics support. The ideal approach is to have all facets of each of the listed courses support the others in a congruent package. The proposed roll out schedule for the training package is designed for the immediate development of new leaders and certified instructors within the department through

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the Train the Trainer Program. Once their is accomplished, the Police Department Agent Officer Instructor Staff will be an integral part of the training program.

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SCOPE OF TRAINING SERVICES COURSE OVERVIEW and OUTLINES HPTS ARREST and CONTROL PROGRAM COURSE CONTENT
The training that will be taught will include the subject areas listed below. These subject areas and principles will assist the student in how to determine the appropriate level of controlled articulated force necessary to respond to and effectively handle any type of physical situation. The objective is to train these principles to the students, to work in any environment or situation that arises, with the ability to adapt and meet changing circumstances and apply the correct response. All training manuals and materials support these subject areas and principles. In all HPTS Courses, the subjects below are not taught statically as individual course components; they are inculcated and reinforced with each and every lesson. TRAIN the TRAINER AND REFRESHER TTT COURSE OUTLINE I. Moral Thread A. Character building B. Physical Control vs. The sport or punitive mind set Judgment A. Stop B. Evaluation of level of force Mental Aspects of Physical Manipulation A. Affirmative mindset B. Fear (Acting right under stress) C. Process of decision making D. Communication Physical Movement A. Kinematics B. Automatic reactions C. Body target chart D. Cause and effect E. Balance Body Structure A. Body dynamics B. Circles C. Breathing D. The eight dynamic movements E. Dynamic physical locking F. Static force vs. kinetic energy G. Mass and body center

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Principles of Physical Manipulation A. The three musts B. Chaos C. Visualization D. Visual cone E. Method of approaches F. Handcuffing G. Kicks H. Grabbing I. Throws J. Punches K. Forearms and elbows L. Leverages M. Compression / Neuro-compression: introduction to ground survival N. Restraint Devices O. Transporters / Escorts: for compliant and non compliant-- all transporters will be based on skeletal manipulation and not pain compliance Tools of the Body A. Hands B. Fingers C. Forearms D. Elbows E. Shoulders F. Knees G. Shin H. Feet Integrated Physical Manipulation A. Commitment B. Fluidity C. Timing Physical Manipulation A. Counter moves B. Escape techniques C. Take downs D. Skeletal manipulations and pressure points E. Ground fighting Weapon Retention A. During movement and approaches B. During physical manipulation C. During arrest and cuffing procedures D. During prisoner transport E. Weapon retention will be covered in conjunction with each lesson

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Weapons Disarmament A. Small arms B. Clubs and sticks C. Weapons of opportunity D. Edged weapons Physical Manipulation During Room Movement and Clearance (SPECIALIZED TEAMS) A. Doorways and Hallways B. Stairs C. Open rooms Vehicle Manipulations A. Removal B. Placement

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XVI. Multiple Person Attacks A. Principles and constants B. Partner awareness and location C. Use of Walls XVII. Police Agent / Officer Two Man Movements A. Physical manipulations B. Searches C. Suspect Control XVIII. The following are teaching philosophies taught in every session (Specific to TTT Course) A. How to set up scenarios; the 5 questions to answer B. Questioning techniques C. Quadratic memory retention (maximize retention) D. How to correct errors, positive anchoring processes E. Safety control and avoiding problems F. Logistic and course set up G. Testing and evaluation H. Pre technique prep I. Leadership from the front J. Mentoring and monitoring group discussions K. When to stop training L. Teaching fitness for life

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REFERENCES
Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Frederick Bealefeld III Lt. Criss OreeMajor Justin Reynolds El Paso Police Department Agent Chief P. Pacillas Agent / Officer Joe Lopez Sergeant Raul Prieto SWAT Off JJ Torres USDOJ / Police Corps / TTT Program Director, Dr. Jim Dozier A. B. Krongard, Former CIA Assistant Director See letter of recommendation for contact info Police Corps Adam Walinsky Washington State - Port of Pasco Commissioner Bill Clark Kuna City Police Department Police Chief Kody Aldrich Douglas County Sheriffs Office Investigator Ron Elges NEVADA POST Richard P. Clark, Executive Director Naval Special Warfare Command SOC Jeff Bull Keith Daris Department of Justice / Department of the Police Corps David James, Contract Agent / Officer General Services Administration Jamie Davis, Contract Agent / Officers 915-494-7384 915-256-2940 915-775-1653

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Justin D. Reynolds February 26, 2010 To Whom It May Concern:

I am a Deputy Major with the Baltimore Police Department. Currently I am assigned as the Director of Education and Training for the BPD and have been a Hicks Arrest and Control instructor for nine years. The BPD has been using the Hicks Arrest and Control system since 2002, first introduced to us through the Police Corps Project. The Hicks Arrest and Control system, in my opinion, has saved many Agent / Officers lives. The Hicks system empowers the Agent / Officer with confidence through its ease of learning and retention, which is taught by the Quadratic memory system. The movements are relatively easy to perform and have a sound practical application out on the street. The strongest aspect of the program is its moral and ethical thread, woven throughout its scenario based program. The training greatly increases an Agent / Officers confidence when addressing violent criminals, which results in Agent / Officers being more active in the community. In addition, the Hicks program helps reduce complaints against Agent / Officers regarding excessive use of force. Mr. Hicks has successfully trained over 2400 members of the Baltimore Police Department. Mr. Hicks company has trained 13 Diamond Standard courses, 5 Train the Trainer Refresher courses, 4 Train the Trainer courses, 124 In-service courses, 5 V.C.I.S. courses, 1 Marine Unit course, 1 Aviation course, 6 SWAT courses, 3 Womens courses, 13 Academy classes, and 3 Advanced courses. Throughout the implementation of the Hicks program, the Hicks staff has been nothing but professional and effective in all courses taught. Mr. Hicks continues to train the Baltimore Academy recruits, Academy Instructors, and Inservice Agent / Officers. Mr. Hicks has performed numerous public demonstrations to assist in community relations and is able to effectively communicate the goals and objectives of their training to anyone that participates. I give my strongest recommendation to any Police or Sheriffs department looking for a program that answers leadership, moral, and ethical use of force needs. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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Justin Reynolds Deputy Major

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PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
Mr. Lew Hicks, the President and Founder of L. Hicks, Inc., is a retired Navy SEAL, and the creator of The Hicks Police Training System. He graduated from the Jacksonville Instructor Academy for the Florida Instructor Techniques course and the Defensive Tactics Instructor course at the Criminal Justice Center in Jacksonville. Mr. Hicks has a Bachelor of Science degree in Legal Studies (with Honors). Further, Mr. Hicks holds numerous black belts in several martial arts. Their interest in controlled physical dynamics began in high school where he studied boxing and wrestling. After high school, he joined the U.S. Navy, earned the Naval Special Warfare (SEAL) designation, and continued their martial arts studies. While serving in the Navy, he was awarded black belts in Okinawa Shorin-Ryu, Judo, Tae Kwon Do, Aikido and Kung FuSan Soo. Mr. Hicks was also selected to compete on the All-Navy wrestling team where he refined their Free-style and Greco-Roman wrestling techniques. Mr. Hicks was recently inducted into the Kenpo Karate Martial Arts Hall of Fame. Complementing their extensive martial arts and wrestling background, Mr. Hicks has incorporated specific Navy SEAL techniques and skills into The Hicks Police Training System. These techniques include target indexing, which is the precise visual acquisition of specific anatomical points such as visual coning, which applies the principles of geometry to the manipulation of the human skeletal structure. Their also includes structural and target analysis, which is the ability to identify strengths and weaknesses geometrically by identifying angles that expose themselves during physical motion, and the psychological dimensions of body language and speech. In addition to learning physical maneuvers, Mr. Hicks has developed a comprehensive understanding of how the human-body functions and responds to physical manipulation. He has studied at various universities and military schools and has completed courses in physics, chemistry, biology, anatomy, and physiological psychology. Mr. Hicks has also studied body mechanics and the human nervous system in great detail. Their includes kinesiology, which is the study of mechanics and anatomical principles in relation to human skeletal and muscular movement, and kinesthesia, which is the interrelationship of the nervous system to how muscles, tendons, and joints move relative to body position. In 1986, Mr. Hicks began formulating The Hicks Police Training System based on the various martial arts disciplines he has studied, as well as on their unique Navy SEAL training, education, and life experiences. He and their team of instructors are now teaching Police Agent / Officer Training courses to both state and federal law enforcement agencies. The Hicks Police Training System is not a collection of tricks or an array of response techniques to specific situations. The students are instructed in an integrated, scientific approach which is adaptable and adjustable to meet any of the many and varied encounters in which police Agent / Officers find themselves each day. With The Hicks Police Training System, police Agent / Officers are in control from contact initiation through arrest and restraint. We invite you to review our current list of References, Resumes and Letters of Recommendation.

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LEWIS R. HICKS
WWW.HICKSPOLICETRAINING.COM

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Present Ongoing contract with the City of Baltimore and the Baltimore Police Department training thousands of In-Service Agent / Officers, SWAT Agent / Officers, Specialized Anti-Drug and Violent Crime Teams, and a newly developed specialized training program called Diamond Standard Training. The success of their program is evidenced by the recently awarded contract for additional training services for the City of Baltimore. L. Hicks, Inc. will continue to provide Diamond Standard Training, Train the Trainer and Train the Trainer Refresher Courses and an expanded Academy Training Course. For details please contact Commissioner Bealefeld of the Baltimore Police Department at 410-396-2020. Recently completed the first year of a three year contract with the El Paso Police Department. Training is provided to Agent / Officers, Directors, Special Teams, Instructors and new Academy students. 1996 - Present Retired United States NAVY SEAL, Founder and President of L. Hicks, Inc. A private corporation, L. Hicks, Inc. develops programs and provides innovative combative, and non-combative, armed and unarmed, non-sporting, professional tactics systems and programs to NSW, law enforcement Agent / Officers, special military units, state and federal law enforcement agencies. Specialized programs include courses for NSW, SWAT, undercover agents, VCID, CID, and high risk WARRANT TASK FORCES. Programs and courses include customized 3 to 6 week Train the Trainer Courses, a multitude of 80-hour and 40-hour Police Training Programs and specialized police transition courses, three day basic and specialized training programs, and 160-hour and 80-hour programs designed specifically for police trainees and cadets which meet the needs of the federal anti-crime program called Police Corps. Authored and published an internationally distributed training manual available only to authorized agencies and their certified trainers: The Hicks Police Training System: Arrest and Control Program. To date, over 7,000 Agent / Officers and over 200 instructors have been trained in The Hicks Police Training System in approximately 31 states and territories, including but not limited to major cities such as Los Angeles, San Diego, Virginia Beach, Houston, Austin, El Paso, Salt Lake City, Baltimore, Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Tampa, Seattle, Denver, Oklahoma City, Atlanta, Richmond, New York, St. Paul, Boise, Reno, Charleston, Fairbanks, Anchorage, South Boston and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Mr. Hicks is responsible for all aspects of the Hicks Arrest and Control Program that is being used in 31 States. Conducted and currently conducting Train the Trainer courses in the Hicks Arrest and Control Program across the United States for the United States Department of Justice and many state and local agencies. Over two hundred and fifty instructors have been trained in their system. He shared in the guidance and curriculum development of a national anti-terrorist training program involving thirty states and several foreign countries. Curriculum development and training guidance in character building, leadership, and crucible training has been provided to the Police Corps and other police organizations. In addition, The Hicks Police Training System / Arrest and Control Program is certified by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission. See www.hickspolicetraining.com for more information. Most recently conducted a specialized Combatant Course for NSW DEV GROUP Personnel. 2008-2011 & 2001-2003 Baltimore Police Department: Through L. Hicks, Inc., delivered a multiple year contract to provide training in the Hicks Arrest and Control Program. The contract called for over 2,400 Agent / Officers to be trained over two years. The previous contract successfully completed in September 2003, after providing training to over 1,600 Baltimore Police Department Agent / Officers and approximately 400 police Agent / Officer trainees. Baltimore Police Department Police Agent / Officers have been trained in six different courses, ranging from Train the Trainer, SWAT, Special Teams (Violent Crime and Warrant Task Forces), In-Service, Trainee and Directors Courses. BPD Agent / Officers participated in the curriculum and program development of the new Diamond Standard Training for police Agent / Officers nationwide. Mr. Hicks received the Certificate for Excellence from the Mayor of Baltimore in 2003, for their major role in reducing crime in that city while increasing Agent / Officer interaction with the community by 31% and lowering the use of force complaints in that city by 26% in one year. 1998-2003 Training and Curriculum Development Office of the Police Corps through L. Hicks, Inc., participated in the development of training programs and curriculum to be used nationwide for the Department of Justice / Office of Justice Programs /Office of the Police Corps. Provided Hicks Police Training System: Arrest and Control Train the Trainer Courses, Directors Courses and Cadet Courses for participating states in the federally funded Police Corps Program. Certified instructors from participating states and territories in order for them to deliver The Hicks Police Training System: Arrest and Control Program to their Police Corps Programs and statewide participating law enforcement agencies. 2003 Director of Training and Curriculum Development Maryland Police Corps Program Participated in revamping the existing twenty-four week comprehensive Police Corps Program, providing the physical training, a 160-hour

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arrest and control physical manipulation program, and scenario training during the remaining 16 weeks of the 2003 Class VIII. The Training Director responsibilities included coordination, over all logistics and active participation in all phases of Police Corps Training, management of personnel, and the logistical activity which involved the University of Maryland, multiple Maryland police agencies, the Maritime Institute Training Facility, and the Maryland Police Corps Program. 1998-2001 Director of Training and Curriculum Development - Florida Police Corps Program developed a twenty-four week comprehensive physical training program and a 160-hour arrest and control physical manipulation program. The Training Director responsibilities included coordination and active participation in all phases of Police Corps Training, management of personnel, and the logistical activity which involved the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, multiple Florida police agencies, the Lively Training Academy, and the Jacksonville Police Corps located in Jacksonville, Florida. Successfully completed all tasks and deliverables in hundreds of hours of character building, arrest and control, communication skills, physical fitness, logistics, guidance and leadership development. 1994-1998 Program Director and Developer of U.S. NAVY SEAL TEAMS Tactical Combative Training Program Hand picked as the top ranked senior enlisted Agent / Officer to spearhead the management of their high priority program. Designed and developed a comprehensive course of instruction which included over 117 Specialized Lesson Training Guides, four week STT Train the Trainer course, designated as the senior instructor and program developer to support the SEAL Combative Tactical Training Program, as well as an in-depth fourteen week STT syllabus. Their course now forms the cornerstone for all combat readiness training in Naval Special Warfare. 1995-1997 Exercise and Training Doctrine Chairman and Curriculum Developer NSW GROUP ONE - Managed the oversight and development of operational training requirements and standards for all deploying Naval Special Warfare forces. 1988-1991 1977-1998 BUDs Instructor Land Warfare Phase U.S. Navy / US NAVY SEAL Operator and Master Training Specialist

Participated in, organized and led hundreds of training exercises and real world special operations missions. By name, hand picked, selected for several classified and highly sensitive National Command Authority directed projects. Briefed senior ranking US and foreign government officials prior to operations. Cleared for TOP SECRET security clearance. EDUCATION and ACHIEVEMENTS 2007 Inducted into the Kenpo Karate Martial Arts Hall of Fame Hold a Masters in Kung Foo San Soo Awarded Sifu / Shichidan (7th Degree Black belt) in the Art of Kensho-Ryu Kenpo 2000 Completed the Maryland Maritime Institute's Captain's License Course and passed the exam to become a licensed U.S. Coast Guard Captain. Completed the Police Training Instructor Techniques course, The Defensive Tactics State certification course for state certification, Criminal Justice Center, Jacksonville, FL. Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies at National University, San Diego CA HONORS (MAGNA CUM LAUDE) 3.89 GPA. Graduated December 1997. Graduated from Navy Instructor Institute. Awarded MASTER TRAINING SPECIALIST by Chief of NAVAL OPERATIONS and received certification. Awarded second Navy Commendation Medal for training over 800 NSW personnel in Land Warfare Tactics, Mission Planning, Small Arms, Combative Fighting and Prisoner Handling -- without injury or incident. Earned every advanced qualification in Naval Special Warfare including Senior Hand to Hand Instructor, Prisoner Handler Instructor, Free Fall Jump Master, Dive Supervisor and Instructor, Senior Operations Evaluator (GROUP ONE), Small Arms/CQB Instructor, Senior Range Safety Agent / Officer, Maritime Navigation and Special Operations Boat Handling Instructor, Demolitions Instructor, Demolitions Driving and Transport Instructor and Special Operations Small Unit Tactics Instructor.

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More specific information, references, and program deliverables for the NSW Attack and Control Program available on a need to know basis. Specialized Police Programs and Combative Anti-Terrorist Training Programs are available upon request.

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REVIEW: Kirk J. Mauro, M.D. and Associates Medical Rehabilitation Specialists II, P.A. 1675 Riggins Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32308 (850) 656-4858 Dear Mr. Hicks:

March 21, 2000

Per your request, I have reviewed the extensive, 160 hours, Defensive Tactics Instructor Notebook, from the Police Corps. You have outlined in exquisite detail a number of various techniques that are used to manipulate the body, and try to decrease the damaging effects of blunt force trauma, such as that involved with police altercations. While I cannot state with any degree of medical certainty the tissue damage that would be present with any particular blow, impact or specific body weapon, I do believe that there is obviously a level of injury that will be present, and their may or may not result in significant pain or impairment. You have outlined the anatomy exceptionally well, concerning your various techniques, and I believe understanding the anatomy and using the bodys center of gravity to reduce excessive force is certainly to be commended and I agree with their underlying philosophy. There certainly is a difference between physical manipulation and pain itself, as manipulation may alter the center of gravity, and may or may not result in painful responses. Certainly pain is subjective and will vary tremendously between many individuals, while physical manipulation and the laws of gravity and center of gravity concerning the human body is consistent throughout all human beings. After extensive review of your notebook, I believe I can state, within a reasonable degree of medical certainty, that the targets of vulnerability are clearly delineated. Additionally, the techniques described within your handbook will provide manipulation to the body, to assist with gaining control, if a physical confrontation is mandatory. Again, the level of tissue damage will vary, but certainly an educated and knowledgeable police Agent / Officer has a significant advantage when understanding the human body, the relationships between the anatomy and the importance of a center of gravity. Overall, I believe the open hand techniques will prove beneficial and, if implemented as delineated in your text, will prove to be an asset to any police Agent / Officer or individual who is involved in a physical confrontation. I have enjoyed reading their extensive manual and feel that your knowledge of anatomy is exceptional. I hope that your manual and defensive tactics can prove beneficial and improve the quality of police education and enforcement in the future.

Sincerely, Kirk J. Mauro, M.D. KJM/dr:TO32200 Diplomat of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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Baltimore Police Department and Arrest and Control Program Agent Comments

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Police Agent / Officer David Smith stated that their favorite part of the training was the 5 and 10-minute un-choreographed workouts because it is good mental preparation for the street. He said that after completing the 40-hour program, he already felt more confident to go hand to hand. Offensive attitude of the program is paramount. Agent / Officer Smith feels that all Agent / Officers should get 80 hours of the arrest and control program. Police Agent / Officer Charles Anderson stated that the training broadened their awareness and gave him techniques that he could use when warranted. Agent / Officer Anderson feels that the course should be longer than 40 hours. Agent / Officer Anderson states that an aggressive attack can happen at anytime; he feels that their confidence has increased because now he has physical skills that will give me an edge. Agent / Officer Chris Hoffman said that he has more confidence in their physical skills because he has learned practical arrest and control tactics. Police Agent / Officer Dustin Schappell said their favorite part of the training was the un- 5 and 10-minute choreographed workouts because it makes you think on your feet and deal with the threat as it comes. Agent / Officer Schappell said that he is more confident with their physical skills because he now knows how to react before the attacker has the time to strike him. He also added, that he recommends their course to other Agent / Officers because it will give (or should give) Agent / Officers the confidence to survive an altercation and deal with different threats. He feels that the course should be longer than 40 hours. Police Agent / Officer Chris Lundy said that he is more confident after taking the course. During the 40-hour training, he learned skills that I couldve use in various incidents out on the street. Their favorite part of the training was the 5 and 10-minute un-choreographed workouts because is the closest thing to the real thing. Police Agent / Officer Shakisha Goines stated that she is more confident with her physical skills after completing the 40-hour program and she recommends the course to other Agent / Officers. Agent / Officer Goines added that the course should be 80 hours. Police Agent / Officer Steve McWhite said that he has more confidence after completing the training, because it helps me with my gun retention and handcuffing skills. Police Agent / Officer Sheree Dodson stated that the she has more confidence because it gives me as an Agent / Officer a better physical skill to use that dont make police Agent / Officers look bad. Agent / Officer Dodson recommends their course to other Agent / Officers because it would be less injuries on the Agent / Officers as well as suspects. Police Agent / Officer Annemarie Klinges said that her favorite part of training was the hands on experience and the simplicity of the course. She liked the teachings of target indexing and the fact that you did not have to do everything perfect or remember specific foot placement,

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unlike other arrest and control programs. Agent / Officer Klinges felt that she has more confidence in her physical skills in dealing with a suspect of equal or a little larger in stature. However, she feels that she would have a greater confidence level in dealing with a suspect who is 62 and 250lbs if the training was a two-week course. Police Agent / Officer Jeff Archambault said that after completing the course, he is more confident with their physical skills but the program should be 80 hours to make it a second nature type thing. He recommends their course to Agent / Officers in any jurisdiction. Good survival techniques Agent / Officer Archambault said that their favorite part of the training was the 5 and 10-minute workouts because they were as realistic as you can get as far as training goes. Police Agent / Officer Lamacairoise Taylor said that he is more confident with their physical skills but would like more time training to improve was on dealing with the criminal element of their city. Police Agent / Officer David Mills said that at 42 years old, he now has more confidence with their physical skills after completing the arrest and control program. He recommends their program to other Agent / Officers because it is very helpful and necessary! He adds that the program should be two weeks. Police Agent / Officer Franklin Gaskins said he is definitely more confident with their physical skills because I know where to attack for the greatest result. Police Agent / Officer Khamla Soukaseum said that he is more confident with their physical skills because I feel like I have more weapons than I already had. Their favorite part of the 40hour training was the 5 and 10-minute workouts do to the realism of things. Police Agent / Officer Mike McSpadden said that their confidence has increased more mentally, sense taking the course. Mentally, I have new and effect ideas. Police Agent / Officer Mark Rejrat said that their confidence in their physical skills has increase because I feel I can focus on the targets more and take better control. Police Agent / Officer Victor Comegna said that he is more confident with their physical skills because he can now use strikes to quickly end a physical situation without getting hurt. The un-choreographed workouts were great. It is great to have options depending on what targets are exposed. He added, its great not having to remember 14 different foot movements. Agent / Officer Comegna recommends the course to other Agent / Officers and said, it is realistic and I think it will benefit other police Agent / Officers. Police Agent / Officer John Brandt said that he feels very confident with their physical skills after completing the course. Their favorite part of the training was disarming an armed person. Very use, here in Baltimore, he adds.

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Police Agent / Officer Dominick Griffin said that he has more confidence and improved skills, just knowing that you dont have to inflict pain on someone to get control of them. He recommends their program to other Agent / Officers. Agent / Officer Griffin feels that all Agent / Officers chances on surviving and going home at the end of the shift, is improved with their arrest and control program. Police Agent / Officer Renard Owens said that he is more confident in their physical skills because he was taught more options in their program. The 5 and 10-minute un-choreographed workouts because it was realistic and nothing happens the way you plan. Police Agent / Officer Eric Markey said that he is more confident in dealing with someone who has a weapon. Their was also Agent / Officer Markeys favorite part of training; learning different ways to protect himself against an attacker with a weapon. Agent / Officer Markey also feels that other Agent / Officer wills benefit from the weapons block of training. Police Agent Vicky Ardis said that confidence in her physical skills has increased because I was showed techniques that will work for someone of my size and strength. Agent / Officer Ardis said that her favorite part of training was the ground fighting techniques because most fights I have been involved in on the streets have ended up on the ground. I now feel confident that I could get an individual off of me that is twice my size. Lieutenant Regis Leo Flynn said that he absolutely recommends their program to other police Agent / Officers. He added, Their was a great course that will greatly add to the professionalism of the Police Department. Police Agent / Officer Modesto Olivo said that because of their training, I feel more capable than before and much more confident. He recommends their training to other Agent / Officers because the training is real compared to what Agent / Officers are faced within most situations. Police Agent / Officer Tracey Lewis said that the training has improved her confidence and has definitely contributed to the enhancement of my physical skills when being confronted by a suspect. Police Agent / Officer Michael Tenant said that he has more confidence in their physical skills because he has been given options to employ against suspects when required. He said that their favorite part of training was learning practical options for self-defense in worst case scenarios (especially weapon retention, leg sweeps, and forearm strikes). Police Agent / Officer Christopher Smith says that he feels more confident and knowledgeable as to what to look for and act on while engaged in an altercation with a suspect. Agent / Officer Smith felt that the course was very practical as to street altercations.

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Train the Trainer Course Comments Directors Course February 2000 Agent / Officer Scott Wayne (Washington) states that their course was very effective use of time. He continues with their approval of the logistical sequence of training, and the clear building blocks approach. Excellent work tying [the moral dimension] aspects of the use of force together in a real world setting. Agent / Officer Scott Wayne concludes with a thank you Lew [Hicks] for your obvious dedication to the Agent / Officers who are out on the streets and the vision to prepare those on the first steps of their new life. Sgt. Lisa Pepin (Washington) states their was excellent Lew [Hicks] constantly tied the moral dimension into the training. Director George Miller (Connecticut) says that their course is very valuable for someone in my position and with my duties. He continues with the multi-environmental training simply has to be part of the course as otherwise its usefulness cannot be appreciated. Director Gary Turner (Illinois) states the entire course is very good. Director Dick Clark (Nevada) comments on how tremendously valuable [training] was, great to experience the program and how effective it is. He continues to comment that Lew Hicks, who has built an incredible Arrest and Control program that is the most effective and efficient I have ever seen. Training Director Timothy Vittetoe(Maryland) states that Mr. Hicks is a true asset to the Police Corps and the law enforcement profession. Director Jerry McCarley (Oklahoma) comments on the moral dimension of training, I was impressed that it was [not] just a beatem up course and a lot of thought is give to the consequences of action. He continues, I have never attended a school were the instructors were anymore knowledgeable of their subject and able to convey it.

Directors Course September 2000 Director Scott Whitney (Maryland) comments about weapons retention, needed their 20 years ago. Director Michael Quinn (Minnesota) states I will send all my trainers to their course and will promote the course throughout the state. He continues with their course helps instill self confidence. Training Director Scott Schaffer (Illinois) states that he recommends their course, it was excellent [training].

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Train the Trainer Course October 2000 Agent / Officer Michele Dejuliis (Maryland) comments their was a great learning experience. Agent / Officer Jamie Davis (Nevada) states the best part of training was the night drills and water drills. Sgt. Ron Fleming (Maryland) comments their approval of the way the course was organized. The drills were great. Sgt. Dearl Jackson (Maryland) states their training has caused me not to lie to myself about training. Agent / Officer Ken Zimny (Illinois) comments their approval on the training, the system is based on using gross muscle movements and the ground fighting duration. Agent / Officer Todd Radford (Texas) comments on the moral dimension of training, excellent-needed in todays law enforcement. He continues with I can see how training cadets in multi-environments is beneficial. He concludes with it is refreshing to finally see a program that is focused on survival. It takes violence of action to go home and that is the most crucial part that other DT [defensive tactics] programs steer away from. I like it and I am looking forward to teaching. Great Job!!! Agent / Officer Paul Vannaken (Illinois) states their course is a definite character builder, their gave me the confidence to return and do the job at hand. Training Director John Roberts (Georgia) states the intense sessions where students were able to use techniques under different levels of stress and stimuli. The instructors were easy to approach with questions and eager to assist in anyway possible. The explanation detailing why the system works helped me understand the training much better. He continues with their course has increased my confidence and abilities unlike any other course I had previously taken. Director Gary Turner (Illinois) on the benefits of their training, very beneficial, not only in arrest and control but in all aspects of training. Lt. Michael Register (Georgia) I think the program as it stand now is a very good use of force program. Agent / Officer Robin Kimler (Illinois) comments on the best parts of training repetition of lessons, and the attention to detail.

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Train the Trainer Course January 2001 Deputy John Preston (Nevada) The recertification course is an absolute must in order to maintain ones teaching abilities in their program. The drills definitely helps Agent / Officers retain the knowledge that they learn throughout their course. He continues with by understanding the three musts the Agent / Officer can effectively handle a suspect. On weapons retention and weapons disarmament he comments their is the most practical system that I have ever worked with. He concludes with The course covers everything from moral issues to actual hands on experience, while attempting to control suspects. Agent / Officer Steve Olson (Maryland) Their type of training is vital in avoiding complacency on the street. He continues each and every time I attend Mr. Hicks events I walk away with faith and confidence in my abilities. Their is a very special program. It comes at a time when multi-dimensional training is a must. Agent / Officer JJ Higgins (Michigan) Their is the best practical training Ive had in almost 9 years of police experience. Agent / Officer Brian Pearson (Maryland) Everyone training in self defense or arrest and control needs to go through their course. He adds The intensity and constant reinforcement of character and moral fiber that Agent / Officers need. It focuses people to think and be confident. Lt. Edward Frost III (Maryland) Outstanding training. The best Ive seen in 24 years of police service. Agent / Officer Lou Nanna (Maryland) comments on the best part of training, the 15 minute drill at the end is an extremely important factor. On the moral dimension, A must! He concludes I am honored and proud to have had the opportunity to take part in their program. Deputy Ron Elges (Nevada) Their course gives me, as an Agent / Officer, the best skills for controlling a subject. It also raised my teaching abilities to a new level. He adds I feel more confidence than I did prior to attending.

Train the Trainer April 2001 Director Mark Logan (home state Massachusetts) said he would recommend the course to future trainers because the material was excellent and well taught. Logan felt that the best part of the training was the instructors and the Quadratic Memory Retention. He added making sure quality instructors presented the techniques in different learning deliveries is essential. Police Agent / Officer Brent Holtman (home Agent / Officer Illinois) said that he recommends their course to future trainers. It is a very physical course that is needed in our career; it keeps Agent / Officers in check of their body. The best part of the training was the takedowns and learning the Quadratic Memory Retention. I like the idea of understanding why the body moves the way it does when it is struck.

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Agent / Officer Holtman said that he benefited from their course in the area of confidence. Before I did not have all that much self confidence in self defense, now I am feeling better. He also said that all of the program was beneficial, the Automatic Reactions helps to understand the body and plan your next move and the Weapons of the body gives the knowledge of using your weapons properly. Lt. Dan Sullivan (home state Massachusetts) said that he benefited greatly from the program, I loved it all the drills, lecture, and the students themselves; good bunch of people. Your staff was very helpful. There were several great parts of the training. The Multi Environment Training was great, the nighttime, lights, sound, and water. I loved it. Sgt. William Marcelonis (home state Massachusetts) said that the Moral Dimension of training was a helpful block to observe other views. Mr. Hicks and their staff brought in their own views and opinions, which I felt were very good. Agent / Officer Marcelonis said he would recommend their course to future trainers, he added, I believe their course should be required for all police trainers. Police Agent / Officer Mark Haywood (home state Alaska) said that he would recommend their program to future trainers, the methodology of the training is first class. To watch the transformations physically and mentally was amazing. He also added that the entire class was intense and challenging. Police Agent / Officer Heather Gustafson (home state Minnesota) said that she would recommend their course to future trainers, especially for what they can learn personally! Agent / Officer Gustafson said that the Moral Dimension of Training was good because not a topic normally discussed in their type of training. Police Agent / Officer Lisa A. Bonney (home state Massachusetts) said she benefited from the program because of here size and gender, and being able to manipulate the suspect more easily is a benefit. Police Agent / Officer Mark Snavely (home state Oklahoma) said that he would recommend their course to future instructors. The implementation of the morals, ethics, judgment parts of their class is unique. He added I know of no other class anywhere that offers their much needed aspect in training. Agent / Officer Snavely said that their has been a beneficial program for him but the longest three weeks of their life. I have clearly learned things in their class that I will never forget. Agent / Officer Pat Wagner (home state Arizona) said that their program is the best training for police Agent / Officers I have ever experience. Police Agent / Officer Chuck DiChiara (home state- Massachusetts) said that he benefited from the program and I have not received any better training in 13 years. I would greatly recommend their training for all trainers as well as for anyone who wears a gun and a badge.

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Agent / Officer DiChiara adds that the Moral Dimension of training has helped me change some attitudes I had as a cop. Police Agent / Officer Axel Henry (home state Minnesota) said that the whole program was great but one of the things he stated was great is the block on Dynamic Body Structure and Use of Mass. I love the fat that you teach different skills to different types (i.e., women, small people). Their is realistic training. Sgt. Richard Abbadessa (home state Massachusetts) said that he greatly benefited from the program, I left knowing and understanding more than when I came. Their was the most challenging police training I have ever had. Police Agent / Officer Robert Gow (home state Massachusetts) said that he greatly benefited from the program. I have been a D.T. (defensive tactics) instructor for almost 6 years, a swat Agent / Officer, entry and sniper team member and have never tested, pushed, or shown personal accomplishment like their before. I am honored to have participated.

Train the Trainer June 2001 Agent / Officer Scott Stephenson (Utah) stated, Every Agent / Officer should be exposed to their training. Their has been the Best training I have ever had. Agent / Officer Mark Crosby (Utah) stated Their has been a program that all Agent need to take. Agent / Officer Tim Bruce (Arizona) stated, Its a training course every police Agent Officer should go through. / Officer

Agent / Officer William Silver (Utah) stated Moral training is always god to remind us of why we do their job. He also noted regarding Weapons Retention that I love them because I can do them (simple and easy to remember under stress). Agent / Officer Fernando Hernandez (Arizona) stated, I have gone through a defensive tactics course and your program is 10 times better. He thought that their training is realistic training. Trooper Rudy Taylor (Utah) stated he would absolutely recommend their training and best of part of training for him was physical aspects and real life application. He also stated Their training will save my life. Agent / Officer Tauamo Fea Jr. (America Somoa) stated, The best course Ive attended. All Police Agent / Officer / Law Enforcement of any department. Thanks for a life time experience all police Agent / Officer should learn. He also noted regarding Weapons Retention I came with nothing & leaving with a lot. Thanks!!

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Lt. Woody Haywood (Arizona) stated Their is an outstanding gut check for Arrest and Control trainers. You master all concepts additionally you are required to do what your cadets must do. The mental stamina and confidence is amazing. Physically, mentally and I am a better trainer.

Train the Trainer June 2001 Agent / Officer Scott Stephenson (Utah) stated, Every Agent / Officer should be exposed to their training. Their has been the Best training I have ever had. Agent / Officer Mark Crosby (Utah) stated Their has been a program that all Agent need to take. Agent / Officer Tim Bruce (Arizona) stated, Its a training course every police Agent Officer should go through. / Officer

Agent / Officer William Silver (Utah) stated Moral training is always god to remind us of why we do their job. He also noted regarding Weapons Retention that I love them because I can do them (simple and easy to remember under stress). Agent / Officer Fernando Hernandez (Arizona) stated, I have gone through a defensive tactics course and your program is 10 times better. He thought that their training is realistic training. Trooper Rudy Taylor (Utah) stated he would absolutely recommend their training and best of part of training for him was physical aspects and real life application. He also stated Their training will save my life. Agent / Officer Tauamo Fea Jr. (America Somoa) stated, The best course Ive attended. All Police Agent / Officer / Law Enforcement of any department. Thanks for a life time experience all police Agent / Officer should learn. He also noted regarding Weapons Retention I came with nothing & leaving with a lot. Thanks!! Lt. Woody Haywood (Arizona) stated Their is an outstanding gut check for Arrest and Control trainers. You master all concepts additionally you are required to do what your cadets must do. The mental stamina and confidence is amazing. Physically, mentally and I am a better trainer. Train the Trainer August 2001 Sgt. Raul Lozano (Texas) stated that following quote was the best part of their training: Having to put your thoughts on paper. Mental check. Police work is mental and their training reemphasizes that mindset. He also states that I came to the program with only the skills obtained from field experience. The training is easily applied to field situations. The mental process that we are all responsible for our actions.

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Agent / Officer Andy Gentry (Texas) stated that I thought that the course was very good. Now, I feel more confident should a difficult situation arise. I like the way that not only the physical aspects but the mental and morals were concentrated on. Assistant Director Kent Harrington (Texas) stated that I learned something totally new and obtained a new confidence in my abilities. He also noted that the drills he learned were excellent method of reinforcement.

Train the Trainer October 2001 Agent / Officer John High (Oklahoma) stated that I would strongly recommend their type training for everyone in law enforcement. When asked about the favorite part of training he replied The focus on the moral / ethical aspects in relation to police work, not only uses of force. Sgt. Mike Schlosser (Illinois) stated that Their is probably the most intense instructor training courses I have participated in. The teaching techniques & methodologies were fantastic. The physical skills taught were great, however the best part of the course was adding in the moral & ethical training. Their is critical. Good Job! Even though I have many years of experience in police work and martial arts I still feel an elevated level of confidence. Agent / Officer Darrin Worsfold (Illinois) stated that Definitely, their is by far the hardest training I have received in 11 years of police training. Their training created physical stress, emotional stress, and mental stress. It then made you perform under those conditions. Their is very good training. Agent / Officer Troy Hogren (Illinois) stated when asked about would you recommend their course he replied by saying Definitely, they have no idea what theyre missing! He also stated that My confidence level has risen again thanks to your program. Agent / Officer Stan Allen (Virginia) stated that Their course encompasses more than just skills, it encompasses all the reality of Law Enforcement, Stress control, arrest, morals, values and personal courage. It has enhanced my mindset and ability greatly.

Train the Trainer December 2001 Trooper Eric Barthel (home state Minnesota) said that he benefited from the program because it was a good confidence builder. Agent / Officer Barthel said that he learned a number of things that would be useful especially with weapons disarmament. The best parts of training was the weapons disarmament, videos, and Transporting block, something I havent had much of.

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Trooper Jason Bartell (home Agent / Officer Minnesota) said that he would recommend their course to future trainers because there were many things presented in the course that will benefit me in my job and personal life that I will take with me. Agent / Officer Bartell said many times he found himself say oh yeah, that makes sense or that is a good idea. Police Agent / Officer Gary Hauser (home Agent / Officer Wisconsin) said that all parts of training were good, it gave me new ideas of how to train, and add to my bag of trick or tool box. Police Agent Chavers Todd (home Agent / Officer Maryland) said that he would recommend the course because it tends to bring out the best in you even if did not know it was there. Police Agent / Officer Dan Lewis (home Agent / Officer Minnesota) said that he would recommend the course to future trainers because I think it is a good program that helps to realize you can survive no matter what! Police Agent / Officer Bryant Gaden (home Agent / Officer Minnesota) said that the course was excellent. The Quadratic Memory Retention Training is unparalleled. Agent / Officer Gaden said that the Principals and Goals of Physical Manipulation was great, I took their part very seriously because I understood that the goal was not to harm, but to control. Police Agent / Officer Randy Goodwin (home Agent / Officer Minnesota) said that he would recommend their program to future trainers. I think there is a lot of useful tactics in the course for police Agent / Officers.

Train the Trainer February 2002 Agent / Officer Steve Olson (Maryland) stated regarding the training, the stresses on the Agent / Officers responsibility to deescalate and escalate as appropriate the use of force continuum. Sgt. Raul Prieto (Texas) stated that Their is one of the best courses Ive attended / participated in. In speaking with students, I have heard several positive remarks indicating an increase in self confidence, motivation & discipline while attending their course. TTT Texas 2/02 stated that the basic defensive tactics taught at Police Academies does not compare and are outdated. The Hicks course will definitely improve the chances of survival on the streets and gives the course A high 10, especially since it taught me skills that are practical and easy to implement. Agent / Officer Willie Craft (Maryland) stated that I believe that their course can help benefit every law enforcement agencys Academy instructors with additional tool to work with. I would rate their class 10, due to my observation that every class member improved their skills in every lessons.

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Agent / Officer George Hunt (Texas) stated that I think their is a super course and all the new comers should take the Hicks! Course. I would rate the course 10. It will help me during my tour of duty. Their course will also inspire me to make good judgment calls and help my fellow Agent / Officers. Agent / Officer David Thompson (Texas) stated that It is a serious gut check and it is something that trainers should go through to build their confidence and their character. Ive never been exposed to martial arts and fighting skills. I am glad to have the opportunity. Their is a real confidence builder both in teaching and the actual tactical side.

Train the Trainer May 2002 Police Agent / Officer Patrick Gandara (home state Texas) said that the program builds inner spirit, builds self-esteem, and self confidence. He would absolutely recommend the program to future trainers because the program is a great experience and great experience to share. Agent / Officer Patrick stated that the overall program is great. But he particularly thought the Instructor Manuals and the 5, 10, and 15-minute workouts were the best part of the training. He said that their was the best fighting training he has received. He added that the program is well organized. Police Agent / Officer Jodi Dahl (home state Utah) said that the best part of the training was the 15-minute workout. Sense taking the Train the Trainer course, he has built confidence in their skills. Agent / Officer Dahl said that he benefited great from the training and he havent had their kind of training in 18 years. Agent / Officer David Joyner (home state Utah) aid that he would recommend the program to future trainers because the program is a great course for instructor technique and development of physical skills. Agent / Officer Joyner said that he enjoyed what the course had to offer for instructor development and dialogue and the physical skills. But he feels that he improved significantly gained more confidence as an instructor. Agent / Officer Joyner felt that the course was well planned out and defined. He felt that moral value and ethics are emphasized. He stated that the teaching on the Automatic Reactions is a great concept. The increased knowledge has improved my abilities. The focus on the concept of the Quadratic Memory Retention was very effect, Agent / Officer Joyner said. And the drills were effective as the repetition significantly enhanced retention. Agent / Officer Joyner also added that the workout methodology was a great method for real situation preparation. The weapons retention block was awesome Of all the things I have learned in the skills development, their area and the disarmament are the most valuable. Police Agent / Officer Charles Anderson (home state Maryland) said he would recommend their course to those trainers who are willing to give 110%. The best part of the training was the 15-minute workout and discussions on morals, ethics, and judgment. Agent / Officer Anderson felt that their mental confidence has increased because knowing that he can takedown a suspect

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with minimal force is reassuring. Agent / Officer Anderson felt that the training blocks on Automatic Reactions, Dynamic Body Structure and Use of Mass, Principals and Goals of Physical Manipulation, and Weapons of the Body all assisted with enhancing their knowledge and understanding of creating weaknesses in the suspect. Areas such as Integrated Physical Movement increased my abilities to perform challenging tasks. The training provided blocks on Police Agent / Officer Two Man Movements (one suspect), their reduces the risk of Agent / Officers being hurt while affecting an arrest of a suspect. Robert Kohl (home state Utah) I would recommend their Train the Trainer Course to future instructors. Their class was awesome. I am very lucky to have been chosen to participate. There are many best parts of the training, but the critical thinking and the 15-minute workout were great. The Mental Aspects of Physical Manipulation helped me in seeing how the body is/can be manipulated. The training aids were great, specifically the Instructor Manual. What can be said? Its like a bible for cops to learn how to control suspects. Police Agent / Officer Rory Skedel (home state Arizona) said that the best part of the program was the intensity and stress of the training. Agent / Officer Skedel said that all parts of the training were great beneficial and assisted with gaining advantages have over the suspect and improving their skill level. Police Agent / Officer Carter Burnett (home state Virginia) said that the confidence builder of using your hands, mass, and brain rather than using whats on your gun belt, were the best parts of training. Police Agent / Officer Garrard Moren (home state Utah) said that he benefited from the program because it made me a better Agent / Officer all around, not just with fighting. He added, Made me think a lot about moral and ethical issues. Agent / Officer also said that the their training is realistic and areas such as the Weapons Disarmament block will save peoples lives. Police Agent / Officer LaMar Heaton (home state Utah) said that all aspects of the training are good, without any one of them the course would be not the same. He said that the detail but simplicity of the training was very help in digesting the course. Agent / Officer Heaton said that the program is beneficial to him and their agency, because I learned new techniques that will help me on the road and assist with my fellow Agent / Officers.

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