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The United States Police Defensive Tactics Association established in 1982 by a former Cuyahoga County Deputy Sheriff, Ohio Truant Officer and martial arts Master Ray Szuch. His goals were to provide police officers with a nationally recognized uniform method of defensive tactics training. Throughout its early years the USPDTA held training seminars for more than 400 police departments with memberships in nearly every state. In 2004 the USPDTA was transferred to Dr. Ric Black a former USPDTA Regional Director and Certified Master Trainer with more than 25 years in law enforcement, military tactics, security training and a 50-year martial arts veteran. The USPDTA began its new transformation into an international organization in the summer of 2006 with expanded training programs including online classes, programs of study offering certifications and university credit, video programs on CD and DVD, Training manuals and books on various training methods and programs and a new line of apparel and gear
The United States Police Defensive Tactics Association established in 1982 by a former Cuyahoga County Deputy Sheriff, Ohio Truant Officer and martial arts Master Ray Szuch. His goals were to provide police officers with a nationally recognized uniform method of defensive tactics training. Throughout its early years the USPDTA held training seminars for more than 400 police departments with memberships in nearly every state. In 2004 the USPDTA was transferred to Dr. Ric Black a former USPDTA Regional Director and Certified Master Trainer with more than 25 years in law enforcement, military tactics, security training and a 50-year martial arts veteran. The USPDTA began its new transformation into an international organization in the summer of 2006 with expanded training programs including online classes, programs of study offering certifications and university credit, video programs on CD and DVD, Training manuals and books on various training methods and programs and a new line of apparel and gear
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 Memberships and Representation has spread to over one hundred (100) countries worldwide. The USPDTA also has a network of Staff Trainers, National Trainers, Regional Representatives, State Representatives, Area Representatives and Metropolitan Representatives.
Law Enforcement DivisionThis Division is headed by Master Trainer Dr. Ric Black and Master Trainer Kirk VanDegrift. With support trainers James Price, Robert Demott, Thomas Stanifer, Robert Ord, Brian Wise, Robert Hedden and Thomas Fanelli.

Law Enforcement Programs: Set defensive tactics procedures for the control and apprehension of suspected perpetrators within state-to-state law enforcement guidelines: Force/Resistance Matrix, Proper Uses of Non-lethal Force, Arrest and Control Techniques, Basic Handcuffing, Suspect Removal from a Vehicle, Weapon Retention, Avoiding Ground Fighting Encounters, Defense against Attacks, ASP Baton, Baton/PR24, Kubaton, Defensive Riding Techniques and Use of U-lock for Defense, Firearm Defense Survival, Knife Defense Survival, Pressure Point Control Tactics and Takedown Techniques

 

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Corporate Division

This Division is headed by Dr. Ric Black and Kirk VandeGrift

Corporate Programs: Control of Occupational Violence, Travel and Airline Survival Skills, Recognizing the Face of Danger, Diversity in the Workplace
Executive Protection Division

This Division is taught by Master Trainers and some classes are outsourced to specialty trainers Executive Protection: Use of Force & Levels of Resistance Matrix, Basic Executive Protection, Expertise with Weapons – Edged, Blunt and Projectile Weapons, Profiling, Awareness and Evaluation Skills, Knowledge Security Systems and Computers, Diplomacy and Communications Skills, Teamwork and Group Safety Procedures, Media and Public Relations, Implementation of Protective Equipment, Legal Liabilities and Considerations, Basic First Aid and Lifesaving, Route Planning & Evaluation, Detection and Deterrence Skills, Unarmed Combat Skills, Crisis Management, and Surveillance Measures

Security Officer and Civilian Training Division

This Division is headed by Dr. Ric Black and Robert Ord
Security Programs: Security Guard Un-armed Training, Hospital Guards Un-armed Training, Observation and Reporting, and Defense against Attacks

Civilian Training Programs: Anti-terrorism for the Home Front, Armed and Unarmed Self Defense

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