W.A.P.D. Armed Officers are not your average armed security guards. They are highly trained Law Enforcement professionals. While many companies claim to provide ‘off duty officers’ they in fact do not and often cut corners; not delivering what they promise to their customers.
W.A.P.D. Armed Officers are the highly trained Law Enforcement professionals we promise with the superior experience and expertise you should expect. If you are interested in knowing more about the training and experience of W.A.P.D. Armed Officers, please read the article ‘Armed Security Guards vs. Armed Security Officers‘.
Because not every situation calls for an immediate escalation to potentially deadly force, W.A.P.D. Armed Officers also carry non-lethal alternatives, including extensive “Verbal Judo” skills*. Our highly trained professionals can often diffuse a negative situation before it becomes a serious problem.
A typical uniformed W.A.P.D. Armed Officer may carry the following equipment:
- Side arm w/ holster
- Additional ammunition
- OC Spray (Pepper Spray)
- Rubber gloves (if CPR certified)
- Mask (if CPR certified)
*Today, “Verbal Judo” can be viewed as a form of tactical communication or verbal self defense that has been adopted by many law enforcement agencies around the country and effectively incorporated into their training programs. “Verbal Judo” and several subsequent training courses were originally developed by the late Dr. George Thomas to teach ways to defuse conflict and redirect behavior into more positive channels. W.A.P.D. Officers excel in this skill set.