The Law Enforcement personnel’s job is literally – to enforce the Law. While a soldier has the right to kill, a civilian should protect only himself and a 3rd party protector cares only about guarding his client; a Law Enforcer protects the Law.
Krav Maga is a flexible tool, and it can be modified to fit each country’s set of laws. In democratic countries a Law Enforcer is presented with a problem – he must protect the law and the civilians, but he must also use a proximate use of force. This is done with classifying violence into levels of magnitude: from the highest level (Firearms), through the moderate levels (knives and Shocker), and to the lower levels (Krav-Maga empty-handed combat and voice control). The law does not permit the law enforcer to hurt civilians (without reason), and so he finds that sometimes Krav-Maga is the only weapon he can use. For instance, when arresting a person and his spouse is angry or frustrated and is trying to resist her husband’s arrest, the law enforcer cannot use excessive force. Krav-Maga techniques and tactics can help him protect himself and his partners while fulfilling his mission
Since Law Enforcers are equipped with specific tools and weapons, Law Enforcement Krav-Maga teaches them how to maximize the efficiency of these tools to fulfill their mission in the best way possible. I.e. learn how to use handcuffs efficiently; learn how to use your pistol as a cold weapon, when you don’t want or you cannot fire.
Law Enforcement Krav-Maga provides the trainee with techniques for controlling your opponent, rather than killing him or retreating without harm.
Law Enforcement Organizations prefer to teach Krav-Maga, because it grants their trainees four important elements:
- The ability to operate under great stress. Krav-Maga allows the law enforcer to continue operating even under extremely unusual and complicated situations (like the Military Krav-Maga).
- Granting the law enforcer tools for using force that allows him to complete his mission (arrest, escort, search and control).
- Training in a short period of time – in accordance with the fast recruiting process.
- The ability of modifying the techniques to fit each country’s set of laws.