Community Peace Officers from across the province tested their defensive skills in Innisfail last week during a Pressure Point Control Tactics (PPCT) course.
The officers were given a refresher on skills for executing an arrest and they practiced defensive tactics used to defend themselves and the public.
A total of 10 peace officers from Chestermere, Cochrane, Sundre, Airdrie, Innisfail, Mountain View County, and Wheatland County attended the 40-hour course.
Baton use, handcuffing, and disarming were all tactics covered during the course and officers were tested on the final day.
“These are tactics peace officers have been using for years. They are based off of research about how people interact with the police as well as medical research,” said Scott Donselaar, a PPCT Instructor and community peace officer.
PPCT is not only used by peace officers but by RCMP, sheriffs, and policing units around the world, said Donselaar.