Tactical Countermeasures Group, Officer Protection System
Tactical Countermeasures Group, whether training officers, agents, operators or civilians,
prides itself on providing “reality-based” training and “reality-based” training must
contain a component of reality. The reality, despite the so many systems that now promote
training concepts versus training techniques, do so to convince you that you can
develop employable protective skills merely through understanding the conceptual
aspect of the skill and to become efficient requires only occasional effort and
intellectual training. This can be and is meant to be very alluring to those of us who have
already busy lives. The reality is that to develop any skill it is undoubtedly important to
understand the concept which is the intellectual aspect however at the point of thorough
physical application, concept then becomes technique. The efficient and effective
development of technique takes time and training.
As officers, ourselves, we understand the need for defensive techniques that are appropriate
to the job, do not require excessive training time, and are capable of providing optimal
results in the field.
Tactical Countermeasures Group’s professionals, after many years of participating in the
most prominent training programs available has developed a Unique and Evolving system of Defensive
Training. Although based upon a variety of Martial Arts concepts and techniques, as with most
Officer training systems, our research and Development Division has refined basic
movements and techniques to their most efficient and effective form to obtain our goal of creating
a training system that is uncomplicated, easily assimilated, readily employable and possesses the
ability to evolve with the changing primary and collateral needs of the job. To accomplish
this goal we have created and based our training programs on two unique training techniques:
Universal Gross Movement and Deep Quarters Tactics.
Universal Gross Movement
As educated safety professionals, we all know to some extent the difference between gross and
fine motor skills. We know that during times of stress, such as confrontation, that fine motor
skills tend to diminish and we know that activities that are considered to be fine motor
skills take an immense amount of time and training to be developed into gross motor
skills. Yet, most officer defensive programs continue to involve intrinsic joint locks,
body movements and multi-phase techniques.
Universal Movementsare specific patterns of body movement and body positions
that we incorporate in all of our training programs creating a fluency and familiarity in the
assimilation of our techniques.
Gross Motor Skillsare basic movements that require minimal recall, planning
and coordination to execute. Our training combines the two concepts creating Universal
Gross Movement: fluent, familiar movements that require minimal planning and coordination, thus
making them efficient and effective to utilize during times of increased stress.
“Inside the Threat”
This is what we do, this is who are and this is what distinguishes us, the real
“COPS”, from all other officers, agents, operatives and especially civilians, we go in
when most others go out. The same “take control” attitude is the exact paradigm that will
keep us safest on the job.
Deep quarters Defensive Tactics incorporates Universal Gross Management and Basic Defensive
Techniques executed at an excessively intimate range.
Deep Quarters Tactics take place “inside the threat” versus most officer defense tactics
that are performed at/or outside the point of threat. To put it simply, Deep Quarters Tactics
incorporates all viable defensive techniques, strikes, locks and balance disturbance
executed at a Judo fighting distance. Contrary to popular belief this style of execution
not only eliminates a great percentage of immediate threat it also, when trained and
executed properly allows for the utilization of virtually all defensive hand, foot and body
Deep Quarters Tactics requires and enhances an “I am in control of this encounter” paradigm,
however due to incorporation of specific techniques and universal gross movement makes DQT a most
viable, employable and effective alternative to the current and past officer defensive training
Training is not expensive! It's life saving. It's priceless!