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ASP Baton Certification

ASP Tactical Baton



Tactical Baton Basic Certification


The ASP basic Certification (ABC) is a 6-hour, hands-on seminar which trains participants in the operational use of the ASP Tactical Baton. The program is simple to learn and easy to understand. It provides effective defensive impact weapon tactics for law enforcement and private security personnel, as well as responsible civilians as well as responsible civilians who are looking to augment their use-of-force options without long hours of training. The techniques were designed to work effectively for all users, male and female, large and small, fit as well as those in less-than-peak physical condition.

The program provides portation (carrying) and presentation (drawing) procedures as well as striking techniques. These tactics are quickly learned, easily practiced and readily maintained long after the program is completed.

The ASP Tactical Baton is designed to be used as an impact weapon, not a come along device. There are no complicated holds or complex moves.

The impact weapon techniques in all ASP Tactical Baton programs are designed to meet three standards of training:

  • The techniques work on the street, not just in the classroom.
  • The techniques are court defensible and are backed by the nation's most experienced use-of-force consultants.
  • The program is administratively feasible for use in a contemporary private security or law enforcment agency.

During this 8-hour certification program the student will learn:

  • Use of Force Continuum
  • Portation (carrying)
  • Presentation (drawing)
  • Striking techniques
  • Mechanical function
  • Maintenance of the ASP expandable baton
  • Legal considerations of use of force
  • SOPs for incident reporting 

PREREQUISITES:    Students should be in good physical condition as this course involves strenuous activity. 

EQUIPMENT:  Duty belts are required, or a sturdy belt capable of supporting a baton and scabbard.  Students MUST have a ASP-brand baton (21" or longer) and scabbard.



Tuition includes all classroom material. 

Equipment Requirements

1. ASP baton, scabbard (holder) and duty belt or sturdy belt - Only ASP tactical batons are permitted in this class. "LeverLoc" and standard expandable batons are both acceptable. Scabbards (holders) must be securely-fastened to a rigid clothing belt or duty-style belt. Scabbards of the molded plastic or soft varieties are both acceptable. It is recommended that police officers and private security personnel bring and wear their entire duty belts to assist in creating a more realistic training scenario. (Please ensure that firearms are NOT introduced into the classroom or training room.)

ASP batons and scabbards may be purchased from Combat Tactical at a student discount rate. Please contact us at least one week prior to the class date to ensure that your class materials arrive in time. We do NOT loan batons or scabbards for class use. Students are responsible for all of their own materials, with the exception of class workbooks, which will be provided for students at the time of the class.

2. Appropriate Clothing - Students should bring appropriate clothing to participate in the classroom portion of the presentation. Athletic clothing is recommended for hands-on training and drills.

3. Note-Taking Material - Pen, pencil, and paper to take notes with in the classroom.

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