Month: January 2022

HRD: Hyper Aggressive & Hyper Passive Suspects

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:

  • Handling hyper aggressive or hyper passive suspects on high risk deployments. 
  • Taking role play seriously in training to properly prepare for high risk scenarios. 
  • Component training for good scenario training.
  • Backup neutrality and realistic role playing. 


Key Takeaways:

  • There must be clear communication between the canine handler and the SWAT team with highly aggressive suspects. 
  • Your dog must be a well conditioned athlete to endure a long and powerful fight. 
  • Passive engagement requires training your basic bite work so the dog understands it brings the prey alive, or the threat is neutralized by its actions. 
  • Passivity is a threat in police work and must be trained. 


“Training must create the habit of engagement using a variety of methods of awakening confidence, civil aggression, heightened prey aggression, a variety of equipment including hidden equipment, sleeves and suits, including muzzle and good solid targeting.” —  Jerry Bradshaw


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