New Release: Characteristics of an Armed Person

As access to firearms becomes increasingly common on the street, the ability to recognize the signs and indications that an individual is armed is an essential skill for front-line officers.

Characteristics of an Armed Person is a two hour course that instructs officers on how to identify the body movements and behavioral patterns of an armed person, recognize dominant side and distinguish methods and types of firearm concealment. Focusing on officer safety, it also reviews officer-specific enforcement tactics and practices.

Developed by Toronto Police Service, this course is now available free of charge to all Ontario Police Video Training Alliance members until August. General access to all police agencies will be determined after that date.

For more information on this course, please visit the Characteristics of an Armed Person course page or contact CPKN at 1-866-357-2756 /