Polis Solutions Awarded U.S. DOJ Grant to Develop Model Defensive Tactics Program

October 24, 2019

Polis Solutions, Inc. is honored to announce that we have been awarded $750,000 by the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance under the National Officer Safety Initiatives (NOSI) Program to evaluate, update, and improve defensive tactics training for state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement agencies and academies.  NOSI develops innovative programs to address and increase officer safety based on needs, emerging trends, and concerns brought on by the challenges, threats, and situations that law enforcement officers face every day.


Under the grant award, Polis will work closely with selected agencies and academies across the U.S. to evaluate their existing defensive tactics training, and based on this evaluation will develop a model defensive tactics training program that law enforcement agencies can implement nationwide. The new model program will be called Adaptive Defensive and Protective Tactics (ADAPT). The name “ADAPT” is based on the concept that the foundation of officer safety is the ability to adapt decisively to dynamic circumstances and conditions.  ADAPT will systematically integrate data from the latest research and operational data on decision-making, use of force, officer injuries and fatalities, officer safety, human performance, physiology and kinesiology, and a host of related topics.  

To develop ADAPT, Polis will establish collaborative partnerships with training academies, defensive tactic professionals, evaluation specialists, and law enforcement/public safety administrators. All ADAPT training will be evidence-based, interactive, and use adult learning concepts. 

More information coming soon!

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