It’s natural to worry about safety when you’re thinking about joining the police service. But keeping our officers safe is paramount to us, which is why personal safety training is a key part of the training you’ll receive. You’ll be taught the skills you need to quickly assess situations and ensure you react appropriately and safely.
Personal safety training is typically a 5-day course, which includes:
You’ll be trained on how to listen and communicate to try to resolve issues without the use of force.
You’ll learn unarmed self-defence skills, including restraint techniques.
You’ll be shown legal and proportionate use of handcuffs.
Using a baton and spray
You’ll be trained on how to use your baton and irritant spray in a legal and proportionate way.
Using limb restraints
You’ll be trained on how to use these to restrict someone’s movement so you can prevent or reduce harm to everyone involved.