Corrections Tips


The CorrectionsOne Correctional Officers Tips section provides insight from CorrectionsOne columnists and members on the things Correctional Officers can do to increase safety and enhance productivity.

The tips and resources here—ranging from innovations in defensive tactics to new concealment techniques to off duty survival and dozens of other matters critical to correctional officers—are updated regularly. Every day, officers encounter new information that can help fellow officers, so we encourage you to submit your tips. Help us to help Correctional Officers better serve and protect our communities.

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  • The T-kick

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    In this video tactical tip, CorrectionsOne Contributor Duane Wolfe examines an effective leg kick which officers can use against an offender who is attacking you.

  • Developing your ability to move offline

    In this video tactical tip, Diana Rathborne of the Minnesota Kali Group — alongside Peter Hetrick, also of the Minnesota Kali Group — shares a number of drills you can teach your officer...

  • Mentoring and Mentorship

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    PoliceOne Editor in Chief Doug Wylie talks with Dr. Matt Stiehm about the best ways to become a mentor and how to seek a mentor.

  • Reality Training: Controlling intense emotions during correctional incidents

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    By C1 Staff A recent video out of Texas shows a correctional officer striking a female, handcuffed inmate. During the incident, the inmate was believed to be intoxicated and was belligerent with...

  • Defending yourself when you are unarmed

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    Dan Marcou speaks to the mindset and the need to train for the possibility you might one day need to defend yourself against an attack should you be unarmed.

  • How to deal with a bad day

    Coach Bob Lindsey of Verbal Defense & Influence talks with PoliceOne Editor In Chief Doug Wyllie about techniques officers can use to get through a bad moment or a bad day.

  • How to fall without being injured

    Dan Marcou explains and demonstrates how to fall without becoming injured. This helps enhance training, so that officers can take each other to the ground without injury.

  • Master the Hip Heist Technique

    When you're in a close quarter combat situation and find yourself on the ground, it's not always safe to immediately stand up.  In this segment, Alex Sholomisky with Advanced Tactical...

  • Reality Training: Inmate 'jail jumps' down flight of stairs

    By C1 Staff The video from the Huron County Jail shows inmate David Moser, 36, first appearing to visit with other inmates before jumping from the top of the mezzanine stairs to the floor below....

  • Escape from the mount using the 'back door escape'

    In this video tactical tip, Fletch Fuller of ISR Matrix International — alongside demonstration partner Ray Price, also of ISR Matrix International — addresses an issue that is not often...

  • Cardiac Arrest Management: Compressions

    Adriane Stefansen, a paramedic and field training officer in Ventura County (CA), discusses how officers can manage cardiac arrest victims. This condition is fairly common, so it is important...

  • Soft Decentralization

    In this video tactical tip, CorrectionsOne contributor Dan Marcou shares a technique you can use to get a non-compliant subject into cuffs without taking them completely to the ground.

  • Reality Training: CO hits inmate in head 15 times

    By C1 Staff A video out of the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility shows a handcuffed inmate being struck by a correctional officer in the head fifteen times. The officer now under scrutiny...

  • Using pressure points for defense

    Learn the location of the mental feramin pressure point, its advantage and its practical use.

  • Escape from the mounted position

    In this video tactical tip, Fletch Fuller of ISR Matrix International — alongside demonstration partner Ray Price, also of ISR Matrix International — talks about how you can solve the...

  • Reality training: Ohio inmate attacks jail nurse

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    By C1 Staff A nurse making routine rounds inside the Mahoning County Jail was attacked by an inmate. Joyce O’Hara was delivering medications inside the facility when Deron Williams...

  • Palm heel strikes and punches (POSA)

    Learn the differences between palm heel strikes and punches and suggestions of when to use each.

  • Maine supermax prison cell extraction

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    In this video, an inmate is forcibly removed from his cell and placed in a restraint chair. Check out the video and review the officers' actions for use in your own training.

  • Defending yourself when unarmed

    In this video tactical tip, PoliceOne Columnist Dan Marcou — alongside demonstration partner Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief — shares some thoughts on his personal weapons defense...

  • Elbow drills

    In this video tactical tip, Diana Rathborne of the Minnesota Kali Group — alongside demonstration partner Peter Hedrick of MPI Protective Services — demonstrates a set of drills you may...

  • Trap and stun technique

    In this video tactical tip, Joseph “Little Joe” Ferrera discusses and demonstrates two ways in which you can trap an adversary’s hand in high guard in such a way as to enable you to...

  • Using the element of surprise in your training drills

    In this video tactical tip, Tony Lambraia of Phoenix RBT Solutions and UTM — alongside demonstration partner Joe Overstreet — shares some thoughts on how to simulate in your training...

  • Ground defense position

    In this video tactical tip, Fletch Fuller of ISR Matrix International — alongside demonstration partner Ray Price, also of ISR Matrix International — shares a simple maneuver to protect...

  • Hip escape drill

    In this video tactical tip, Fletch Fuller of ISR Matrix International — alongside demonstration partner Ray Price, also of ISR Matrix International — shares a drill you can use to...

  • Practicing inside arm drag

    In this video tactical tip, Diana Rathborne alongside demonstration partner Peter Hedrick go over some defensive techniques based on the inside arm drag, as well as drills to practice it that you may...

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