The Law Enforcement personnel's job (such as police officers) is actively enforce the Law in life or death situations. While a soldier has the right to kill, civilians should aim to protect only him/herself and others by focusing on protecting and guarding the innocent and quickly and effectively restraining and apprehending those who pose a danger to them; a Law Enforcer quite literally protects the Law.
Krav Maga is a flexible tool to be used for self defense in many situations, and can be modified to fit each country's specific laws in any part of the world. In democratic countries a Law Enforcer is presented with a problem - he must protect the law and the civilians, but he must also use an accurate level of force to protect himself, others, and the law from those that ignore and blatantly disregard said laws. Krav Maga deals with these variables by classifying violence into levels of magnitude:
Highest level (Firearms)
Moderate Levels (knives and Shocker)
Lower Levels (Krav Maga empty-handed combat and voice control).
Krav Maga for Law Enforcement - Save Blue Lives
The law does not permit law enforcers such as our police officers in blue to hurt civilians (without reason) and so he finds that sometimes Krav Maga is the only weapon he can use. For example, 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 such as drawing their gun and possibly even using his stun gun. Krav Maga tactics and techniques can provide crucial life saving power to help him protect himself and his partners while fulfilling his duties.
One of the great benefits from being proficient in Krav Maga for law enforcement officers is that they can better learn to use the tools and weapons with which they are equipped. and how to maximize the efficiency of these tools to fulfill their duties and responsibilities in the best way possible. such as knowing how to use handcuffs efficiently being capable of using 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.