Law enforcement professionals are facing issues today that officers historically have never had to deal with. The majority of the issues officers respond to have very little, if anything, to do with law enforcement functions. They respond to non-criminal events more often than they do criminal events.
The United States Supreme Court has recognized that officers “are required to be a jack-of-all incidents” and the expectation is that officers will handle every incident perfectly. Residential alarms (that are usually false), neighbor disputes (that generally are not criminal), responding to “raise” people’s children for them, and the most important non-criminal incident of all…. Welfare Checks…. The Patrol Response to the Suicidal Subject is the most dangerous non-criminal incident police respond to.
Why is Law Enforcement becoming more deadly?
Police agencies all across America are being asked to deal with more and more issues including the mental health epidemic. Why? Because no other public service agency will respond. Officers are trying to juggle the responsibility of keeping constitutional rights intact, keeping the mental health client safe, and keeping themselves safe - all at the same time in an environment where a cell phone camera is capturing their every move. In many cases officers are faced with the dilemma of trying to help a person in crisis who does not want to live and the statistics speak for themselves. Suicide By Cop (SBC) has increased almost 400% in the last 5 years.
In addition to the rise of suicidal subjects, law enforcement professionals are being attacked at an all-time high. In 2016, 118 officers were killed in the line of duty. Of these, 66 officers were killed in felonious acts. During that time, 17 of those were ambushed. In just the few years along, reports of police officers being executed in broad daylight doing everyday and normal things such as sitting in a restaurant and dispensing gasoline for their patrol car. In addition, 57,180 officers were victims of line-of-duty assaults in 2016. CNN reports that in 2018 at least 1 officer has been shot to death every week for the first 17 weeks of the year. The total is 21 law enforcements have been killed in the line of duty so far. This definitely indicates that Officers must understand the reality of protecting the public, what their responsibility for public service is, and always being prepared for the ambush attack.
How would my agency benefit from your training?
At TSC, we believe that law enforcement officers should train the hardest for the incident they will (hopefully) never need to respond to. We train officers to prepare for the 1% of the population who choose to challenge authority and reason.
What services do you offer Law Enforcement?
TSC offers de-escalation training for Law Enforcement. This training has a strong emphasis on the patrol response to the barricaded suicidal subject. We discuss the 4th Amendment to the Constitution, Exceptions to the Warrant Requirement, Exigency, the Mental Health Statute (M1), the Emergency Aid Doctrine, Community Caretaking, the Public Duty Doctrine and Patrol Level Hostage Rescue.
TSC can also train officers in the latest Counter Ambush tactics and Tactical Emergency Combat Care (self-aid / buddy aid concepts).
Our instructors are Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) in the area of Active Threat response. We focus on the Single-Officer to the Active Shooter Event and Mass Casualty triage. We train your officers in Rescue Task Force and Rescue Corridor concepts.
Because we also train civilians in crisis situations, we help your officers understand the best methods to deal with potential hostages, innocent civilians and normal people who your officers may encounter after they have encountered a stressful incident.
Your officers will benefit from the topics we teach. We have a revolutionary, common sense approach to helping officers navigate the confusion of dealing with suicidal subjects.
Since officers are being ambushed at an all-time high, TSC can provide your officers with life saving techniques to fight through the ambush and win the encounter.
The mindset of the Active Threat incident is not “if” it happens, but “when” it happens. Statistics show that single / two officer responses to an Active Threat are more likely to stop the threat / save lives than waiting for additional resources. We have the best common-sense techniques to move quickly to eliminate the threat and begin saving lives.