Principles Of Subject Control I

Principles of Subject Control (POSC) I

Learning Objectives

By the end of the 5-day POSC Instructor I course, the student should be able to do each of the following:


Explain the concept that POSC is a system of verbalization skills coupled with physical alternatives

Explain the four components of Defensive Tactics training

Explain the four stages of the Adult Learning Theory and the Comfort Zone/Stretch Zone/Panic Zone concept

Explain how the POSC System is to be Taught and 7 Levels of Simulation concepts

Uphold the course social contract

Explain what emotionally safe performance-driven instruction is

Explain the distinction between education and training

State personal expectations for the course

Verbalization Skills

Explain the concepts of the VDI program and how they relate to physical intervention

Demonstrate each of the six verbalization skills developed in cooperation with Daniel Vega, MSW

Demonstrate and explain the four elements of the Communication Model

Explain the Crisis Intervention Fallacy, the Difficult People Concept and the Fight of Flight Fallacy

Perform a Crisis Intervention Tactic

Perform a Mediation Tactic

Introduction to Defensive Tactics

Define the Principles of Subject Control (POSC) training program

Explain the, “You’ve got to be nice” concept

Explain the Purpose of Defensive Tactic Training concepts

Explain the First Responder Philosophy concepts

Apply the First Responder Philosophy concepts to simulated or videotaped situation

Explain the Disturbance Resolution Model

Psycho-Motor Skill Development

Explain the aspects of Mental Conditioning

Conduct Tactical Warm-up and cool down exercises

Conduct Stance and Movement, Ground Defense and Power Development drills

Approach Considerations

Identify the three primary Approach Consideration concepts

Explain the Decision Making process within Approach Considerations

Perform Proxemics, Relative Positioning and Team Tactic drills

Demonstrate and explain the Conditions of Awareness concept

Explain the Proper Action concept

Explain the Levels of Resistance, Early Warning Signs and Pre-Attack Postures concepts

Explain the Managing Emotionally Disturbed Persons process

Demonstrate and explain Weapon Control concepts

Explain the Staff/Subject factors and Special Circumstances concepts

Demonstrate and explain the Level/Stage/Degree of Stabilization concepts

Intervention Options

Demonstrate Presence tactics, explaining reasons for changes in posture

Utilize appropriate Dialogue tactics, explaining reasons for changes in tone of voice

Explain how the Improper Techniques outlined in the P.O.P. Index adversely affect communication

Explain the purposes of Control Alternatives and Protective Alternatives

Perform an Escort Hold to gain control of a resistive subject

Utilize Sweep and Disengage and Blocking techniques

Follow Through Considerations

Demonstrate Presence Stabilization

Demonstrate Verbal Stabilization

Demonstrate stabilization of a standing subject

Demonstrate stabilization of a subject on a wall

Demonstrate stabilization of a prone (bed or floor) subject’s arms, head and legs

Demonstrate stabilization of a supine bed or floor) subject’s arms, head and legs

Demonstrate utilizing Body Weight tactics on a Prone or Supine subject

Transition a supine stabilized subject to a prone stabilized position

Transition a prone stabilized subject to a sitting Escort Position stabilization

Demonstrate Monitoring / Debriefing tactics