One of the most dangerous scenarios faced by police officers is when they are clearly outnumbered. Officers typically patrol by themselves or with a partner, yet routinely find themselves interviewing, patting down, and detaining groups of four or more subjects. These scenarios usually play out peacefully, and for that reason, become an easy way to develop the potentially bad habits known as Presumed Compliance and Complacency.
After many years of hard work by Sgt Kevin Lehan, of Carlsbad PD, the S.P.E.A.R. System Instructor Development course was POST approved in the state of California. This led to the largest BTS class ever held in the US. 42 students from all across the state, members of the US Military, and federal law enforcement […]