Course detail: ALFUO - Alternative Lethal Force for Undercover Officers
This course will familiarize the undercover officer with selection, carry and use of a knife when, due to the covert nature of the mission, a firearm cannot be worn or is positioned in such a way it cannot be quickly deployed. The legal, policy and use of force considerations of knife use by law enforcement will be examined to provide a framework for officers to decide the relevance of this ancient tool to the unique needs of the modern undercover law enforcement officer.
The student will evaluate the knife's role in law enforcement from an operational and legal perspective with a consideration of state law, federal law and department policy.
The student will identify features of a good "police use" knife and demonstrate general safe knife handling skills.
Students will analyze various knife draws and grips to assess which techniques work for them and their equipment.
Students will conduct exercises to allow them to identify and differentiate various angles when both using and defending against the knife.
Students will be able to recognize the speed, time and distance between themselves and an attacker as related to deploying their knife or defending against an edged weapon attack.
Students will employ methods of integrating empty hand and police duty knife skills.
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