Introduction to Victoria Police Recruit Training

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Our Last Session For 2014 – Recruit Training For Victoria Police Applicants

For something a little different to wrap up the year we spent a couple of hours looking at a some of the areas that new Victoria Police Recruits learn at the police academy.

Video Highlights

00:03 – Right, you’re nicked!
00:15 – Learning the basics of Drill
00:49 – Simple escorting techniques
01:05 – Practice makes better
01:24 – Restraint and Control
01:44 – Who wants to be handcuffed?
01:50 – Hands-on practice time
02:25 – Social time

Video Transcription

We wrapped up a great fun session with some social time, some chit chatting and of course a little feed to replenish after the session

00:03 – Right, you’re nicked!
John was good enough to give the guys a quick demonstration of one of the methods of handcuffing an apparently co-operative person. Despite Joelle initially wanting to put up a bit of a fight, she eventually started behaving herself

00:15 – Learning the basics of Drill
The team was taken through the fundamentals of the drill, including how to ‘form up’, directions, movements, dressing and some limited practice at marching

00:49 – Simple escorting techniques
In this section we discussed positioning, escort techniques, levels of restraint and transitioning from escort to takedown

01:05 – Practice makes better
I can’t say it was perfect, but, it was pretty good after a simple introduction and a little practice. A head start for the academy either way

01:24 – Restraint and Control

Sometimes people won’t want to play the game and have to be treated as an uncooperative person. This usually leads to some ‘groundwork’

01:44 – Who wants to be handcuffed?
One of the many tools of the trade, handcuffing allows police and PSOs to reduce the risk to themselves and the public by limiting the free movements of those taken into custody where it might be reasonable in the circumstances to handcuff someone

01:50 – Hands-on practice time
3 point hold and arms control allow the officer to place handcuffs on the offending person with maximum control and minimal need for the use of force

02:25 – Social time
We wrapped up a great fun session with some social time, some chit chatting and of course a little feed to replenish after the session

Done for 2104

A great session, a great 2014 and we’re not taking our foot off the gas! We’ll be straight back into our regular group fitness training on the 4th of January. I hope you can join us then. In the meantime, have a merry Christmas and a very happy new year.

Here’s to more success in 2015!

Kind regards,

Russell Kempster
Russell Kempster
Founder and Head Trainer, Prime Motion Training

About the Author

Russell Kempster

Russell Kempster

Russ spent 12 years as a police officer with Victoria Police. The last four years of that time was spent at the Victoria Police Academy as an instructor, where he taught everything from fitness to firearms. He has trained police applicants, as well as recruits undergoing their initial training, experienced serving police officers and was even called on by Victoria Police to help train other would-be police academy instructors.

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