Edged Weapons Defense for Law Enforcement

Date:  May 8 – 9, Wednesday-Thursday

Time:  8:00 am – 5:00 pm, 16 Hours

Location:  La Plata County Sheriffs Department Substation, Old National Guard Armory, 283 Girard, Bodo Park, Durango CO 81303


This course provides combat training designed to enable officers to effectively defend themselves against edged weapons attacks, as well as ground fighting and other defensive tactics to employ against an armed offender.  In this course, you will be trained in how to defend against an edged weapons attack when carrying your duty weapon.  Utilized, by LEO and DOD protection professionals who are required to successfully manage multiple assailants, this program teaches how to defend yourself against an assailant who is attacking with an edged weapon when you cannot deploy your firearm in time; what you can do in the initial time when reacting to an attack while attempting to deploy your duty weapon; steps to take if you are attacked off guard with no weapons handy; and how to defend  yourself and your partner from an edged weapons assault.


Your instructor for this course is Mr. Steve Tarani, professional educator, author and keynote speaker who has served the United States defense, law enforcement, and intelligence communities for over 25 years as a respected protective programs subject matter expert and service provider to numerous high- and low-profile federal agencies. Specializing in operational readiness, he is a federally certified force options instructor actively contracted by multiple federal defense and intelligence agencies as well as the private sector security agencies.  Mr. Tarani, formerly sworn in the states of California and Nevada, is a published author of eight books, an active protective agent, and an adviser to multiple security and law enforcement entities.