This is an ongoing blog that shadows the 19th BLETP cadets as they participate in MARC training at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. To start at the beginning, click here.
VASSALBORO – The cadets face off against different instructors and have to take them into custody. The instructors offer various levels of resistance, from compliance, non-violent non-compliance to full-blown physical resistance and fighting.
After each scenario the class deconstructs what happened. Instructors and cadets offer tips and advice on how the cadet could have done better and praise for techniques that worked well.
Afterwards, the cadets learned how to escape from headlocks, bearhugs and other dangerous holds.