DTACTUSA Law Enforcement Programs

Basic Defensive Tactics and Control Techniques


Force Multiplier Program Options:

  • Kubotans

  • Batons

  • Side Handle Batons

  • Collapsible Batons

  • Edged Weapons


Basic Baton Program ~ Consists of 12 or 6 hour Course:

Unit One: (If Basic DTACT is completed, this section not necessary)



Defining the strategic goal

Apply specific de-escalation techniques

Response Levels

Environmental considerations

MAID ~ Minimizing Area, Involvement, Duration

IDR ~ Identification, Decision, Reaction

Unit Two:




Focus Points

Control/Take Downs

​Must demonstrate proficiency 80%


Instructor Course: 2nd Day ~ Six Hours

Must have completed and qualified Basic Baton Program

Instructional techniques

Demonstrate understanding of theory

Demonstrate skills

Must pass written exam and proficiency 80%