ABOUT CRTI

The Carotid Restraint Training Institute is a division of Boydd Products, Inc. and was developed in 2013 to create subject matter experts at the agency level. Whether or not your agency authorizes the use of Vascular Restraints, each agency should have a subject matter expert on staff in the event of circumstances relating to, or events involving this force option. The Law Enforcement Vascular Neck Restraint (e.g. Carotid Restraint) is a bilateral vascular restraint and is NOT a respiratory "choke hold." The technique protects the vulnerable front structures of the neck including the subject's airway. As with most police use-of-force techniques, associated risks always remain a factor. This program is based on the latest research and studies on police neck restraints by Dr. Jamie Mitchell. Ph.D. (2011), Dr. John Pi, M.D. (2010), and research conducted by the Canadian Police Research Centre with Dr. Christine Hall, M.D. (2007). 

This program is designed to meet or exceed current law enforcement and state training standards. Many states or training presenters simply integrate bilateral vascular restraint training as part of a larger or broader control tactics instructor program where multiple tactics and control techniques are learned. Generally, only few hours are spent on the subject of neck restraints before the curriculum moves to the next block of instruction. At CRTI we prepare your subject matter experts by specifically focusing on the Vascular Neck Restraint and provide in-depth exposure to this dynamic and often misunderstood force option. Since January of 2013, CRTI has presented this course to over 800 law enforcement trainers from more than 220 agencies nationwide. If authorized for use, a thorough and effective training program is essential for proper application of bilateral vascular restraint techniques, strong litigation defense, and protection against claims of deliberate indifference in police training or policy.

This is not an instructor certification course. This course is designed to further enhance the subject matter expertise of your trainer in order to:

1.  Define procedures or standards and determine the best way to execute a task 

2.  Define performance objectives, and determine acceptable performance levels

3.  Provide recommendations for procedural improvements

4.  Understand the language/terms/jargon in his/her area of expertise

5.  Understand requisite knowledge that underlies effective decision-making and is able to describe where anomalies or flaws may occur in the decision-making for his/her area of expertise

6.  Act as the “go to” person within a department or function for questions and problems  within his/her area of expertise

7.  Explain his/her area of expertise clearly to others

8.  Not only answer how things are done, but why

DUE TO CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS AND THE LEGISLATIVE RE-EXAMINATION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT CONTROL METHODOLOGIES, THIS SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT COURSE IS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED PENDING THE OUTCOME, DEFINITIONS AND GUIDELINES OF CA AB 1196. 

BASED ON THESE RESULTS, CRTI WILL MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION ON HOW TO PROCEED AND BEST REPRESENT THE INTERESTS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE COMMUNITIES FOR WHICH THEY SERVE.   

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