Image credit: RIA Novosti, Mikhail Mordasov
In Part 1 we discussed the initial step to deal with a verbally compliant subject, when you have a firearm pointed at them. We use a decisive, clear, and “alpha” command to freeze the subject’s movement. The command of:
meets all of our criteria. It is simple, concise, and understandable. It also allows us to evaluate if the subject will be compliant to our verbal commands.
If at any time the subject becomes a lethal threat, you could always shoot him.
Assuming the subject freezes and follows your verbal command of “don’t move”, our next step is to stabilize the subject. Stabilization describes a step by step process to move the subject into ever increasing position of disadvantage while visually clearing the subject for weapons. Every movement instruction we give needs to be clear and concise.
We need to focus on…
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