This is an ongoing blog where I shadow the 19 BLETP's cadets as they go through their MARC training at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. You can start from the beginning by clicking here.
VASSALBORO – In addition to a few new distraction techniques (a fun move called the “skeleton yank” and a control technique commonly referred to as the “gooseneck”) the cadets learned some ways to use their collapsible batons in non-deadly force situations.
There are ways to use it for pain compliance while it’s collapsed and also using it for striking.
But in addition to learning how to use the batons (though, this didn’t count as a certification couse), the cadets also learned how to defend against someone using the weapons against them.