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ORCUTT POLICE NUNCHAKU

“The Best physical restraint and control tool available for Corrections, Law Enforcement, Government and Military personnel, period! The OPN is a grappling tool/baton alternative offering a quick upgrade to empty hands and effectively helps to end resistance into control!”

This is definitely not “Bruce Lee” in a uniform, but a professionally designed baton alternative, restraint and control tool. When you are going “hands on” the OPN is your best option for effective restraint and control. The OPN offers you a quick upgrade to empty hands, it is a grappling tool and effectively helps to end the resistance into control!

The Orcutt Police Nunchaku OPN and the certified training system has been designed and patented by a Law Enforcement Officer exclusively for use by Corrections, Law Enforcement, Government and Military personnel. The OPN was designed as a defensive tool stressing more effective restraint and control tactics.

Sgt. Kevin D. Orcutt (retired) is the developer and Master Instructor of the OPN and he developed the training system. He personally used the OPN in the field hundreds of times during his 36 year Law Enforcement career. Sergeant Orcutt (retired) has appeared on “ABC World News Tonight,” “CBS This Morning,” “CNN,” The Science Channel,” “People Magazine” and “Law and Order Magazine.” Mr. Orcutt was inducted into the “1997 World Martial Arts Hall of Fame” and he was awarded the “El Jebel Shriners International Medal of Honor” in 2013.

Mr. Orcutt was granted a U.S. Design Patent for the OPN in 1984. The OPN and the certified training program are not sold to the public.

During these times of focus regarding use of force in many different situations by Law Enforcement and the resulting tragedies, the OPN offers a quick and effective physical restraint and baton alternative. It can quickly end the resistance encounter sooner and safer for the Officer and the subject.
Since 1985, the OPN has been field tested and adopted by law enforcement and corrections agencies nationally. Contact us for an agency list at info@orcuttopn.com.

Host a Certified OPN Instructor Course

Agencies are encouraged to host an instructor course. This requires a suitable facility, floor mats, impact shields, available lodging. We bring an impact bag and rolling stand, wrist protectors, training OPN’s (baton alternatives) and certified documents for the class. Discount slots are available, when the class size reaches 10 paid students. To Host a class contact us at info@orcuttopn.com.

Certified Training

The OPN Basic Certification Course recommends 24 hours of training with a certified OPN instructor. This course develops the officer’s proficiency skills and abilities to effectively utilize the OPN as a baton alternative on duty status.
The OPN Instructor I Certification Course recommends 32 hours of training with a certified OPN Instructor II or the Master Instructor. OPN I Instructors are certified for (3) years and may instruct the OPN Basic Certification Course.

Safety and Cost Savings

The OPN is compatible with the Taser. The OPN provides physical control in conjunction with the Taser application. This physical control can help to reduce the need for further Taser cycles, reducing risk and liability providing a safer arrest.

Most resistance to arrest situations occurs at “hands on” at first touch or during cuffing. Close proximity with the subject is the best opportunity for implementing the OPN baton and Taser alternative. Effective subject control is established wrapping the OPN to the ankle or wrist. Applying OPN pressure and torque ends the resistance quickly, safely and humanely with very low risk of serious injury.

The OPN is implemented in so many restraint and control close quarters situations, reducing the need for more costly Taser cartridge applications.

The OPN may be applied hundreds of times over the course of the lifetime of the tool with no cost per application as with each Taser cartridge expended. The cost of an OPN unit is 1/10th the cost of a Taser.

Legal
Federal Court Case – OPN use by police supported
June 3, 1994 San Francisco, CA
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rules 2-1 that the use of the OPN by
San Diego Police Officers was a “reasonable” use of force during arrests
of anti-abortion protesters in 1989. This decision on appeal, upheld a
federal verdict from the San Diego District Court case “Forrester v. City
of San Diego” which was won by the city in 1991. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court
of Appeals further said “The police struck no blows and used minimal
and controlled force in a manner designed to limit injuries.”

The “Forrester” case was held as a landmark federal court case
regarding police use of force, which determined that the OPN restraint
and control techniques were a humane method of arrest for
passive protesters. The OPN control method allows for immediate relief
of pressure and pain when subject cooperation is achieved.

It is reasonable to conclude that this case determined the OPN to be a
safe and effective use of force for passive demonstrator arrests, thus
the OPN restraint and control techniques would then be reasonable
for more violent arrestees.

Corrections

The Corrections environment involves many tight close quarters and
open areas including:

Cells
Receiving / booking area
Transport vehicles
Medical treatment facilities ER / ambulance
Court security
Open recreation areas

The OPN is extremely compatible and versatile in close quarters for
restraint and control and defensive tactics. Receiving and booking
areas typically involve intoxicated and hostile subjects, where the
OPN becomes invaluable for physical control of these subjects.
This use of the OPN for restraint / control has been verified by
large Corrections agencies for many years.


Defensive Tactics close quarters OPN Doubled Grip Jabs and Chops.

Defensive Tactics open areas / multiple subjects OPN Swinging techniques.

Restraint / Control Tactics handcuffed subjects.

• Escort Elbow Lock reduces direct contact with bodily fluids.
• Restraint assists with subject cuffing and for removing cuffs.
• Restraint assists subject into and out of restraint chair.
• Restraint assists subject entry into or out of the transport vehicle.
• Restraint assists subject restraint hospital ER / ambulance.

Passive Subject Restraint / Control

• Escort Straight Arm Come-along.
• Restraint Ankle Control prone position “turtle.”
• Restraint Ankle Control subject on floor may be dragged or moved.
• Restraint assists with restraint when the subject wraps arms
around an object or another person or locks arm out of
cell door through the feeding slot.

Resisting / Active Aggressive Subject Restraint / Control

• Restraint emergency response disturbance High / Low Tactics.
• Restraint transport vehicle extraction / cell extraction.
• Restraint kicking subject on floor to Ankle Control, rolling subject.
• Restraint High / Low Tactics on wall or floor to Ankle Control.

Law Enforcement

The Law Enforcement environment varies and is similar to the Corrections environment from tight quarters to more open areas as well.

Private residence / business encounters
Vehicle and cell extractions
Booking area
Large crowd events
Protestor events
Medical treatment facilities ER / ambulance
Court security

The OPN is extremely compatible and versatile in close quarters for restraint and control and defensive tactics. Receiving and booking areas may involve intoxicated and hostile subjects, where the OPN becomes invaluable for physical control of these subjects. This use of the OPN for restraint / control has been verified for many years by large Law Enforcement agencies.

Defensive Tactics close quarters OPN Doubled Grip Jabs and Chops.

Defensive Tactics open areas / multiple subjects OPN Swinging techniques.

Restraint / Control Tactics Handcuffed Subjects

• Escort Elbow Lock reduces direct contact with bodily fluids.
• Restraint assists with subject cuffing and for removing cuffs.
• Restraint assists subject into and out of restraint chair.
• Restraint assists subject entry into or out of the police vehicle.
• Restraint assists subject restraint hospital ER / ambulance.

Passive Subject Restraint / Control

• Escort Straight Arm Come-along.
• Restraint Ankle Control / prone position “turtle.”
• Restraint Ankle Control / subject on floor may be dragged or moved.
• Restraint assists with restraint when the subject wraps arms around an object or another person.
• Restraint passive demonstrators.

Resisting / Active Aggressive Subject Restraint Control

• Restraint emergency response disturbance High / Low Tactics.
• Restraint vehicle extraction / cell extraction.
• Restraint kicking subject on floor to Ankle Control, rolling subject.
• Restraint High / Low Tactics on wall or floor to Ankle Control.
• Restraint resisting active aggressive demonstrators.

Some of the Agencies Implementing the OPN

• San Diego P.D. CA 1988
• Anaheim P.D. CA 1990
• Travis Co. S.O. TX 1991
• Denver Co. S.D. CO 1991
• Jasper Co. S.O. MO 1991
• Audrain Co. S.O. MO 1991
• Siskiyou Co. S.O. CA 1992
• Monrovia P.D. CA 1994
• Napa P.D. CA 1994
• Eureka P.D. CA 1997
• Campbell Co. S.O. WY 1998
• Santa Monica P.D. CA 1999
• Denver P.D. CO 2000
• Montgomery Co. S.O. MO 2011
• Anderson P.D. CA 2015



OPN INSTRUCTOR COURSE REVIEWS


OPN INSTRUCTOR I COURSE

Denver Sheriff Department, CO

August 31, September 1, 2, 3, 2015

Master Instructor Kevin D. Orcutt


“I really thought it was just going to be like my course when I was in the academy, but it was so much more! I learned so much more! It was an honor to have you sir as my instructor. I would do another course with you any day. You’re a great instructor, thank you.”

Deputy St. Germain

“This course has been some of the best of the best training I have ever received. This I This is officer safety through and through. I would not go to work without my OPN.”

“My wrists and ankles hurt. Great course. Scenarios were a blast! I’m ready to teach.”

“This was an excellent class. I learned a lot and was able to execute practical exercises well. The instructor was very skilled and knowledgeable on the material and did a great job teaching the class.”


OPN INSTRUCTOR I COURSE

Monrovia P.D. / Santa Monica P.D. CA

October 5, 6, 7, 8, 2015

Master Instructor Kevin D. Orcutt

“Great course, even though I’ve been using the OPN for 13 years, I learned a lot of new techniques and improved on the skills I already had. I feel very confident that I that will be able to immediately apply what I learned and in turn, train others. Thank you,”

Luis Villalobos

”Sensei Orcutt is by far one of the best, if not the best Police Defensive Tactics Instructors, I had the honor of training with.”

Paul Lozada

“I absolutely loved the class. You are very knowledgeable. I look forward to teaching in the near future. You present the material very well and demonstrate it with accuracy.”

“Mr. Orcutt is a true professional. One of the best courses of my 15 year LEO career. I believe Mr. Orcutt’s OPN & program to be among the Best defensive protection programs available to L.E.”


OPN INSTRUCTOR I COURSE

San Diego P.D. CA

January 19, 20, 21, 22, 2016

Master Instructor Kevin D. Orcutt


“Great course. SDPD is back baby!”

“Great class, loved the practical application and scenarios, perfect amount of time f time for the course. Liked the daily review of skills.”

“Great class Kevin. After all these years you bring energy to your instruction. I love learning from hi-energy and enthusiastic instructors. You had patience with us SD us SDPD folks, we appreciate your sense of humor. You are a true professional, yet down to earth. Thank you.”

“Great class and great tool. I forgot how effective the OPN is on pain compliance & will & will be reborn with the BWC generation. Thank you for your service & knowledge.”

OPN INSTRUCTOR I COURSE

Denver P.D. CO

October 17, 18, 19, 20, 2016

Master Instructor Kevin D. Orcutt


“I have been wanting to take this course for a long time and it was well worth it”

Jamie Coulson

“Very, very informative and enjoyable course! I’d love to see a Corrections OfficeOfficer specific OPN course”

“Excellent course, all law enforcement should go to these tools.”

“Amazing class”

OPN PROFESSIONAL BENEFITS

Protestor Tactics:

The OPN offers effective control techniques which has been Federal
Court tested. These tactics allow for quick control of passive
and aggressive protester situations.

Bloodborne Pathogens:

The OPN reduces exposure to bloodborne pathogens by preventing direct
contact with the subject during the arrest control process.

Mobility:

The OPN is compact and light-weight and can be carried without
interference during a variety of activities, including sitting, running,
jumping and all kinds of movement.

Low Profile Appearance:

The OPN in its leather/ nylon carrying case blends into the equipment
on the duty belt worn by the officer and it is not offensive in appearance.

Accessibility:

The OPN can be carried comfortably in the carrying case on the duty belt
or sap pocket at all times.

Versatility:

The OPN can be utilized as a restraint and control device and as a
defensive instrument.

Non-Lethal:

The OPN offers a powerful means of restraint and control through
Pressure, torque and leverage reducing the need for strength.

Ease of Use:

The OPN certified training course promotes simple techniques to
develop skills and proficiency for using the OPN effectively.

Control:

Due to the natural moves in the use of the OPN in close quarters there is
no problem in quickly gaining control in the corrections setting.