Material for a 2-hour lesson, part of the 19-day Operational Police Skills Training Course, developed by the Kosovo Police Service School.
Most duties of the police are routine. However, the potential for danger is always high. The job of a police officer requires the enforcement of laws and the control of illegal or disruptive actions of certain citizens. Some of theses citizens can inflict serious injury or death upon the officer. Without a clear understanding of police officer survival skills, an officer can become complacent and endanger him/herself and others. In order to survive dangerous situations, the officer must first have an understanding of what police officer survival is. Officer survival is defined as the active and continual practice of safe and sound police tactics that are designed to prevent an officer’s injury or death. This lesson provides background information on officer survival skills.
The goal of this lesson is to provide students with officer safety and survival concepts to ensure the safety and efficiency of performance while on-duty.
At the end of the lesson, the students will be able to: