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Ten Fatal Errors (FAT MR T FFSP)

Failure to recognise danger signs
A lack of knowledge, apathy and/or complacency
Taking a bad position
Making false assumptions
Relaxing too soon
Tombstone courage
Failure to handcuff
Failure to watch hands
Sleepy or asleep on the job
Poor or no search

2

Tactical Options (TOBACCO WFC)

Tactical Disengagement
Officer Presence
Baton
Active Armed Offender Tactics
Conducted Electrical Weapon
Contain & Negotiate
OC Spray
Weaponless control
Firearm
Communication

3

Use of Force Concepts: Officer/Subject Factors (FAGS SM)

• Fitness
• Age
• Gender
• Size
• Skill level
• Multiple officer/subjects

4

Use of Force Concepts: Special Circumstances (GIMPS DID)

- Ground position
• Injury or Exhaustion
• Mental state
• Proximity to weapon
• Special Knowledge
• Disability
• Imminent danger
• Drugs/Alcohol

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Control Theory

The ultimate goal is control of the situation. You need advantage for control.