Statewide Training Academy, Inc.    
"Excellence Through Training"

MEB Baton Course

Expandable Baton Training Course  


       Monadnock is a Registered Trademark of Armour Holdings, Inc.

COURSE TITLE:     MEB® Monadnock Expandable Baton
                                    Training Course


COURSE TIME:       4 Hours

      (does not require student to use a Monadnock Brand
Baton in  
       order to be certified.  This program is not
Brand specific and 
       covers the officer for any brand
Baton used or carried)


COURSE FEE:          $75.00

INCLUDES:              All course materials, training manual,
                                    issuance of
of pocket card to successful 


DESCRIPTION:        This course covers the defensive tactics,
                                     strikes, and jabs to be used
when carrying 
                                     a less than lethal force alternative such as 
                                     an Expandable
Baton.  Each course
                                     combines lecture, discussion,
                                     demonstration, hands-on
performance of 
                                     techniques and testing in a concise and 
                                     practical manner.


FORMAT:                  Custom Developed Microsoft®
Presentation of Monadnock

                                     Expandable Baton Training Course 


                            THE MEB BASIC COURSE
The Basic Course consists of a four (4) hour certification course.  Basic Course certification techniques include Stance, Patterns of Movement, Baton Grip, Baton Methods of Carry, Baton Draws, Baton Two-Handed Grip Blocks, Baton Counter Strikes, and Baton Retention. This is a well-rounded training approach that provides officer protection at three specific ranges for concluding an attack. 
The first defensive range available to officers is the extended range. This range combines the full arm extension of a officer with the actual length of a particular baton as it is held in the officer's strong hand. The extended range is the maximum area that an officer can expect to defend to his (her) front and to both flanks. Extended range techniques include both Basic one-hand strikes. This range is an officer's first line of defense against an attacker.




The second line of defense for stopping an attacker is at the intermediate range. As its name implies, it is the area that falls between full arm extension and within one foot of the officer's chest. There is less space at the intermediate range, as well as at the close-in range, for performing large sweeping baton strikes as in the extended range. Consequently, two-handed strikes and blocks are designed for rapid and effective use within a confined or compact space like the intermediate range. This ability is unique to the MEB Program.

The third and most important range is close-in. Close-in encounters pose the greatest danger to an officer’s safety (or survival) due to the extremely tight space he (she) has to effectively and appropriately maneuver a baton for self-defense or subject control. Close-in encounters involve combat within one foot or less of the officer's chest. Close-in encounter techniques again include two-handed, strikes and/or blocks. Officer survival and the MEB Basic Course go hand in hand with each other.

 Today, baton training must be appropriate and reasonable as defined by contemporary community and law enforcement standards. In a phrase, training must be court defensible. The MEB certification programs are appropriate, reasonable, and court defensible.

State-of-the-art training is conducted in a safe classroom environment using the latest simulators.  Hypothetical situations are acted out with the use of foam rubber baton and practice strike bags.  The Monadnock systems teaches a Three-Strike zone.  GREEN, YELLOW and RED


The Academy also offers an advanced MEB course for officers and agencies that want the skills offered in the Basic Course Program (see above), plus additional easy-to-learn, baton-assisted subject restraint techniques.  This second curriculum course is called the Advanced Course and consists of an 8 hour certification course. The Advanced Course adds four (4) subject-control techniques to the Basic Course Curriculum in just four additional hours.