Lake, Ernie
Duty Knife as a Backup Weapon (Use and Deployment for LE)

Most law enforcement officers, especially those on tactical teams, carry at least one knife on their person when on duty. In addition to the variety of utility functions a duty knife can perform, most officers carry a knife with intent to use it as a last-ditch survival weapon or weapon retention tool. Unlike other weapons officers carry, many agencies do not have a policy regarding knives. Consequently, the carry, deployment and defensive use of a knife is rarely trained.

  • All participants should bring their duty belt with a Blue Training Gun (NO live firearms or ammunition).

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