A Multinational Tactical Seminar was organised in two days period in order to improve the tactical capabilities of the Hungarian operational teams. With the purpose of sharing experiences, instructors from Slovakia, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, and Lithuania participated in the exercises and seminar.
The foreign instructors were able to familiarise themselves with the Hungarian operating procedures based on the manual for tactical intervention. They were then given the opportunity to present their way of thinking, acting, and other specialities of their service.
On the first day, the trainers of the Hungarian Education Center showed the use of tools for the neutralisation of detainees; simulating exercises with cooperative and combatant prisoners.
Lead-away and handcuffing techniques were also presented, through which the guest instructors were afforded a glance into the policy of a Hungarian prison.
Sharing the handcuffing, lead-away, hold-down techniques continued on both days. The guest instructors presented their tactics, techniques, and procedures to the Hungarian staff, which gave them a good visualisation to compare the different variations of professional work.
On the second day, the Hungarian Central Operation Team and the trainers of the Education Center coordinated to build scenarios for different situations against a group of prisoners. Within these ”high stress” environments, the participants were able to see how to react appropriately against multiple prisoners simultaneously, how to work as a team, and how to intervene with the service dogs, too.
The final lesson was a competition, where the participants had to form 3-member groups and go through an indoor simulated shooting range utilizing Glock-17s filled with paint ammunition.
As the last program, the guests visited the newly built, light-framed prison in Veszprém, where they received a slideshow-presentation as well as a tour of the entire facility.
During the course, both the Hungarian and the foreign colleagues showed high interest in the different modus operandi; moreover, they were able to not only practice and learn new techniques, but also to share their skills to others.
Click here to view the training in form of a video, created by the Hungarian Prison Service Media Team.
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