The Future of Police Training is Here (Weekly BJJ for Cops)
- Posted by manny01 on Feb 13, 2021
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The average police officer in America receives less than four (4) hours of hands-on defensive tactics training per year, and it’s not enough. We have long hypothesized that regular off-duty jiu-jitsu training (at least 1 hour per week) for law enforcement officers would increase officer safety, lower department liability, and reduce the likelihood of injuries to civilians, but the evidence supporting this hypothesis has been mostly anecdotal, until now!
On April 1, 2019, Marietta Police Department (MPD) instituted an experimental training program that made weekly Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) training mandatory for all new hires during the five months they were in the police academy. The training took place at a carefully vetted civilian owned/operated BJJ academy within the community. The program was so successful that on July 1, 2020, Marietta PD extended the department-sponsored jiu-jitsu training opportunity to all in-service officers in the department. To date, 95 of the 145 officers