Inside CCW Safe Podcast- Episode 11: Citizen’s Use of Force Continuum, Part II
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This week Mike and Stan are in New York and they continue the discussion about the citizen’s use of force continuum. This week they talk about the 2 levels of threat assessment and calling for assistance.
Stan and Mike both have examples from members where the member has used various techniques to avoid deadly encounters, and followed the use of force continuum.
Most of the conversation is spent on threat assessment, and they talk about determining if a threat is valid, which would be intent, if the attacker has the ability to attack, and also if the attacker has the opportunity to attack. If those three core elements are met, then most self defense actions will be seen as justified. If not, then you could easily find yourself in jail and charged with a serious crime.
Next week they will continue with the final two levels of the continuum, physical action and deadly force.
Remember, you should always attempt to fall back on avoidance if possible, and avoid any deadly encounter.
Stay safe out there, and have a great weekend!
Stan Campbell, Co-Founder/COO
Stan Campbell has over 20 years of experience as a police officer in Oklahoma City. He retired as a Lieutenant over a street crime team, and spent over 10 years on the Tactical Unit (SWAT) and has spent 15 years developing and teaching self-defense curriculum. Stan is a certified National self-defense Instructor and has also instructed officers in British Territories. Stan has extensive experience and knowledge in the critical incident command system, officer involved shootings and use of force incidents.
Mike Darter, Co-Founder/CEO
Mike was a police officer in Oklahoma City from 1991-2001, and a federal contractor for the DOJ from 2001-2011. During his career, Mike investigated and testified in hundreds of violent crimes, including shootings, homicides, and other violent felony crimes. Mike was involved in a shooting as a police officer and went through a lawsuit from that shooting. The lawsuit was later dismissed, but his experience is what led to the creation of CCW Safe.