An Enhanced Response to Open, Empty-Handed Force Encounters
Today’s law enforcement respond to wide-ranging community needs and must complete a breadth of training commensurate to that reality. Officers are routinely tasked with response to dynamic, high-stress, critical situations, many involving the mentally ill. These events often transition to physical encounters, which can result in serious injury or death. The C.A.L.M. ApproachSM offers law enforcement professionals a response matrix for use with non- compliant subject(s) who do not exhibit a weapon. This methodology underscores the need to avoid physical confrontation whenever possible; however, should such confrontation be unavoidable, this concept provides critical direction to increase the safety of everyone involved, including the subject(s).
The C.A.L.M. Approach incorporates four basic principles that serve as essential tools for today’s progressive law enforcement agency: Communication, Active Physical Control Maneuvers, Lateral Recovery Restraint SM (LRR) Positioning, and Minimization Concepts