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PoliceMag.com 47 From that position you should then pull back and down at the arrestee's elbow, putting the arrestee off balance, while bringing the arrestee's forearm into the center of your sternum for control. Most likely, you can control the arrestee's arm by bringing it into your center mass and bending the arrestee's hand, forcing it to- ward his wrist. Keeping the arrestee's fore- arm tight against your sternum, you should be able to control the arm. is hyperflexion (movement beyond normal range) of the arrestee's wrist will cause pain compliance, so you must give commands to the arrestee to stop resist- ing arrest. Once the arrestee complies, maintain strong control of the arrestee in this position while releasing some tension on the wrist. However, maintain a posi- tion from which you can regain pain com- pliance, if necessary. Cow Paw Control—e counter to an officer's attempt to initiate Gooseneck control is for the arrestee to prevent his hand from being bent forward, toward his forearm. is will usually result in the ar- restee overcompensating by bending his wrist backwards. When the arrestee overcompensates to avoid your control hold, you have been given the opportunity to easily manipu- late the arrestee's hand so that it bends backward toward the other side of his forearm, allowing you to hyperextend his hand and initiate a Cow Paw. Both the Gooseneck (hyperflexion) and Cow Paw (hyperextension) techniques can cause pain compliance. As with the Gooseneck, if the arrestee complies, you should maintain strong control of the arrestee in this position while releasing some tension on the wrist. By maintain- ing control you can regain pain compli- ance if the arrestee starts resisting again. YOU NEED OPTIONS Officers should never have just one "go- to" control tactic, whether it's a hold, takedown, or another tactic. Match each tactic with a secondar y, complemen- tar y move that works with the arrestee's resistance. Every takedown, control hold, or de- fensive tactic has a defense or counter. Learn these defenses and have available a secondary counter-tactic. If a training partner defends the initial tactic, study and identify the counter-move and learn a counter-tactic. is does not have to be complicated, and it is essential that you discover a sec- ondary tactic. You must then train in your "go-to" tactics and in the counter-tactics. Dr. Michael Schlosser, Ph.D., is the direc- tor of the University of Illinois Police Train- ing Institute, and the Institute's lead con- trol and arrest tactics instructor. He retired from the Rantoul (IL) Police Department as a lieutenant. Dallas Schlosser is a certified master ar- rest and control tactics instructor through the University of Illinois Police Training In- stitute, and holds a third-degree black belt in Shinko-Ryu Karate-Do. freeinfo.policemag.com/772805

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