Law Enforcement Knife

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March 25 - March 26, 2024   |   Academy - 1595 Bonham Rd. Bristol, VA 24201

Law Enforcement Knife 2024

Course Title:             LAW ENFORCEMENT KNIFE

2 Day – 16 Hour DCJS In-service MIR

Dates & Time:           March 25-26, 2024  0800-1700hrs

Cost:                           Free – Member agencies

$200 – Non-member agencies

Registration: Class size is limited to 30 participants. Early registration is encouraged.

Register through TRACER

Contact Bobby Nichols for questions.
Course Description:

Prior knife or defensive tactics training is not required.
Self-defense knife skills for the law enforcement officer when attacked by an armed suspect. In the scenario based close quarters exercises throughout this training, the LE duty pistol is not a viable option to defend against the attack.
Recommended for:Patrol, school resource officer, tactical teams, prisoner transport, dignitary Protection, gang and narcotics interdiction, supervisors, etc.
Defensive tactics and firearms instructors are strongly encouraged to attend.
Course Components:

Skills – Knife skills for self-defense against edged & blunt weapon attacks
Legal (2hrs) – Use of force and incident documentation
Uniform and Gear to Bring:

Uniform – Tactical style long pants, tee shirt and belt
Gear – Complete gun belt and ballistic vest for specific drills
Firearms – Duty pistol (no ammunition)

James R. NidaDCJS Defensive Tactics / Firearms Instructor – Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy, Fredericksburg VA – 1992 to present
U.S. Government Contractor – 2021 to present
Director of Security / Voice of America / Middle East & North Africa Division, U.S. Government – 2008-2021
Fairfax County Police Department – 1986-2008 (Retired)
Chesapeake Police Department – 1980-1986
United States Army Veteran – 1977-1980


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