Expandable Baton Training for School Security Officers

The concealable expandable baton is an excellent choice for school security. The expandable baton has a wide range of defensive and counter-offensive tactics and street-usable advantages.

  • It can be used  in the closed mode to deliver incapacitating blows from concealment in very close-quarters situations.
  • When extended for long range use, attackers with edged weapons and even firearms can be disarmed. Low-vulnerability targets, like ankles and feet, are now in reach and  can be struck for painful incapacitation.
  • When extended suddenly, the expandable baton has a high intimidation factor and level of surprise.
  • When training with the baton, powerful striking principles are learned, making the baton a potentially lethal weapon, if needed.
  • In addition, the baton is generally utilized a less than lethal weapon, an option that firearms or knives do not have, as generally recognized.

This program is approved by the New Mexico Regulation and Licesning Department

The instructor, Fred Behnken, is certified through the NM Regulation and Licensing Department, has ASP Instructor Certification, Winchester Baton Instructor Certification, NMDPS Police Instructor Training and extensive training in Filipino Martial Arts with stick and knife fighting.

This program was designed specifically for civilian application of the expandable baton. It is a unique program using the expandable baton as a stand alone weapon for self defense.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a safety training program for educational institutions that will have tangible results.


    Can You Answer The Following?

    1. Tell me three policies that relate to security at your school?
    2. Can the school staff work together effectively to respond to emergency situations?
    3. What are emergency drills practiced at your school?
    4. What kind of formal safety training is given to the students?
    5. What emergency situations are you concerned about?
    6. Can your family respond effectively to dangerous situations off campus?
    7. Have you been threatened by someone who is not a student about a school situation?
    8. What are the neighboring schools safety problems?
    9. What abnormal behavior do you see in your students that could be a safety issue?
    10. How many of your students have been identified as substance abusers?
    11. How many of your students’ parents have been identified as substance abusers?
    12. Describe the level of your student’s health.