Statistics show that 98% of confrontations can be resolved peacefully when proper verbal and non-verbal communication skills are used.  Despite their best efforts, officers must intervene with physical control and defense skills the other 2% of the time.  It is important that officers receive training in practical, effective and court defensible skills.  Officers who are not properly trained are more likely to react in a way that is contrary to the mission of the organization.  The likelihood of injuries is higher for both the officer and the individual and the agency may be exposed to additional scrutiny and civil liability. 

Course Description

The Personal Protection Control & Defense  training program was organized to provide officers with the skills needed to control aggressive individuals and to defend themselves against assaults.  Because complicated techniques are rarely effective, the methods in the Personal Protection Control & Defense  program are based on principles and solid fundamental skills that mesh seamlessly with our other training programs.  Those who are trained in the OCAT® “Oleoresin Capsicum Aerosol Training”, PATH® “Practical and Tactical Handcuffing” or PPBT® “Personal Protection Baton Tactics” programs will recognize that this program is based on the same common sense approach to officer defense training. 


What will you learn?

  •  Levels of Control in Self-Defense
  • Levels of Control by Law-Enforcement, Security and Caregivers
  • Resistance and Control Management
  • Available Control Options
  • Four General Levels of Control
  • Officer and Individual Factors and Escalation Through the Levels of Control
  • Levels of Resistance and Control Diagram and Dynamic Resistance Response Model
  • Recognizing Aggression
  • Sample Use of Force Policies
  • Post Control & Defense Guidelines
  • In-Custody Deaths and Excited Delirium
  • Agency Policies and Procedures
  • Elements of Reporting Resistance and Control
  • Principles of Balance, Movement, Center and Reaction Time
  • Relative Positioning
  • Three Ranges of Physical Defense
  • Evading Aggression and the Clock Principle
  • Introduction to Control & Defense Skills
  • Escorting an Individual
  • Disengaging
  • Directing an Individual to a Prone Position and Prone Control
  • Supine Control
  • The Effects of Pressure or Impact to Nerve Centers
  • Zone of Safety and Defensive Blocking
  • Personal Weapons and Vulnerable Areas of the Body 
  • Reasonable Target Selection and Target Levels
  • Characteristics of Defensive Skills
  • Science of Energy and Motion
  • Defensive Counter-Strikes
  • Introduction to Ground Defense
  • Introduction to Holstered Weapon Retention
  • Introduction to Static Weapon Defense
  • Methods of Instruction (Instructor Course)


Certification Levels

2-Day  Personal Protection Control & Defense In-House Instructor Course- Valid for 4 years
8-Hour  Personal Protection Control & Defense Basic Course- Valid for up to 3 years


Instructor Support Program

Included in the original certification fee is a one year enrollment in the Instructor Authorization and Support Program. Subsequent years are billed annually at $55. This nominal support fee covers costs associated with maintaining a professional support system.

Benefits include:

  • Recognition of Basic Course training you conduct for your staff.
  • Maintenance and recognition of Basic Course student records.
  • Access to the MEMBERS area of the PPC, Inc. website.
  • Ability to enter your class rosters under your MEMBER Profile.
  • Basic Course certification wallet cards and certificates generated by the website after your class roster is entered and validated.  
  • Maintenance of your instructor course records, including certification and re-certification.
  • Access to your instructor wallet card and certificate under your MEMBER profile.
  • Access to manual updates and course paperwork under your MEMBER profile.  
  • Day-to-day technical support.
  • Access to professional training videos to assist you when teaching the PPC&D Basic course available under your MEMBER profile.




Course Pricing and Options

  • Open Enrollment 2-Day Personal Protection Control & Defense In-House Instructor Courses- $598 per person 
  • On-Site  2-Day Personal Protection Control & Defense In-House Instructor Courses- Starting at $625 per person (Minimum of 10) plus expenses

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Personal Protection Consultants, Inc. does not guarantee the suitability of this training program for any individual or agency. Individuals and agencies must decide if this training program meets their needs before implementation. Certification in this training program does not license an individual to use control and defense skills.  
It is the responsibility of the individual student and agency to research the legal requirements in his/her jurisdiction before attending or implementing this training program.  The information contained within this training program may only be used by public and private law-enforcement officers while in the performance of official duties. Any unauthorized, illegal or unethical use of the information in this training program is prohibited. Although every effort has been made for this training course, manual, and related materials to be complete and accurate, it is impossible to predict, discuss or plan for every circumstance or situation which might arise in the course of training, or when encountering a resistive or aggressive individual. Each trainee assumes the risk of loss, injury, and damages associated with this training and use of the information obtained through this program. Therefore, the trainee must always take into consideration the trainee’s experience, physical abilities, professional responsibilities, agency procedures, legal requirements and the recommendations and techniques contained in this training course, manual, and related materials, before deciding which techniques should be used and under what circumstances. PERSONAL PROTECTION CONSULTANTS, INC. CANNOT GUARANTEE OR WARRANT THE TRAINING, MANUALS OR RELATED MATERIALS. ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE EXPRESSLY DISAVOWED.