The High Endurance Life: Law Enforcement Training

 

Petty Officer 1st Class Jeremiah Babas, a maritime enforcement specialist aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau, prepares a group of crewmembers for law enforcement training on the cutter's flight deck while underway in the Pacific Ocean May 6, 2014. It is Babas' job on the cutter to ensure that boarding team members retain their defensive knowledge and are prepared to conduct boardings. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

Petty Officer 1st Class Jeremiah Babas, a maritime enforcement specialist aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau, prepares a group of crewmembers for law enforcement training on the cutter’s flight deck while underway in the Pacific Ocean May 6, 2014. It is Babas’ job on the cutter to ensure that boarding team members retain their defensive knowledge and are prepared to conduct boardings. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

Petty Officer 1st Class Jeremiah Babas, a maritime enforcement specialist aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau, provides instruction to Morgenthau crewmembers as they practice handcuffing techniques during law enforcement training on the cutter's flight deck while underway in the Pacific Ocean May 5, 2014. Participating in the training gives Babas the opportunity to provide individually tailored training to the Morgenthau's boarding officers and boarding team members. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

Petty Officer 1st Class Jeremiah Babas, a maritime enforcement specialist aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau, provides instruction to Morgenthau crewmembers as they practice handcuffing techniques during law enforcement training on the cutter’s flight deck while underway in the Pacific Ocean May 5, 2014. Participating in the training gives Babas the opportunity to provide individually tailored training to the Morgenthau’s boarding officers and boarding team members. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

 

Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau crewmembers practice law enforcement techniques on the cutter's flight deck while underway in the Pacific Ocean, May 5, 2014. The cutter's flight deck is one of the few places on board with enough space to conduct hands-on law enforcement training. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau crewmembers practice law enforcement techniques on the cutter’s flight deck while underway in the Pacific Ocean, May 5, 2014. The cutter’s flight deck is one of the few places on board with enough space to conduct hands-on law enforcement training. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau crewmembers practice their handcuffing techniques during law enforcement training on the cutter's flight deck while underway in the Pacific Ocean, May 5, 2014. Coast Guard boarding team members practice techniques on each other to ensure they are prepared to carry them out safely and swiftly in a real situation. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau crewmembers practice their handcuffing techniques during law enforcement training on the cutter’s flight deck while underway in the Pacific Ocean, May 5, 2014. Coast Guard boarding team members practice techniques on each other to ensure they are prepared to carry them out safely and swiftly in a real situation. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

A Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau crewmember removes handcuffs from another crewmember's hands during law enforcement training on the cutter while underway in the Pacific Ocean, May 5, 2014. Law enforcement training gives crewmembers a chance to shake off rust and reacquaint themselves with techniques and tools used during defensive situations on vessel boardings. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

A Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau crewmember removes handcuffs from another crewmember’s hands during law enforcement training on the cutter while underway in the Pacific Ocean, May 5, 2014. Law enforcement training gives crewmembers a chance to shake off rust and reacquaint themselves with techniques and tools used during defensive situations on vessel boardings. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Justin Benavente, a boatswain's mate aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau, holds a striking pad for a shipmate during baton training on the cutter's flight deck while underway in the Pacific Ocean May 6, 2014. The baton is one of many tools Coast Guard boarding team members have available to defend themselves, their shipmates, and any other personnel on a vessel during boardings. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Justin Benavente, a boatswain’s mate aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau, holds a striking pad for a shipmate during baton training on the cutter’s flight deck while underway in the Pacific Ocean May 6, 2014. The baton is one of many tools Coast Guard boarding team members have available to defend themselves, their shipmates, and any other personnel on a vessel during boardings. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Justin Benavente, a boatswain's mate aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau, practices a takedown maneuver on Seaman Garet Brooks, of the Morgenthau's deck department, during law enforcement training on the cutter's flight deck while underway in the Pacific Ocean May 6, 2014. Repetition is key to gaining proficiency in any skill set, including defense techniques. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Justin Benavente, a boatswain’s mate aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau, practices a takedown maneuver on Seaman Garet Brooks, of the Morgenthau’s deck department, during law enforcement training on the cutter’s flight deck while underway in the Pacific Ocean May 6, 2014. Repetition is key to gaining proficiency in any skill set, including defense techniques. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

Fireman Connor Ligon, a member of the Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau engineering department, practices a takedown maneuver on Petty Officer 1st Class Jeremiah Babas, a maritime enforcement specialist aboard the Morgenthau, during law enforcement training on the cutter's flight deck while underway in the Pacific Ocean May 6, 2014. During training the crew lines the hard flight deck with padded mats to minimize the chance of injury. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

Fireman Connor Ligon, a member of the Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau engineering department, practices a takedown maneuver on Petty Officer 1st Class Jeremiah Babas, a maritime enforcement specialist aboard the Morgenthau, during law enforcement training on the cutter’s flight deck while underway in the Pacific Ocean May 6, 2014. During training the crew lines the hard flight deck with padded mats to minimize the chance of injury. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

 

Fireman Connor Ligon, a member of the Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau's engineering department, practices a defense technique on Seaman Ryan Walkinhood, of the Morgenthau's deck department, during law enforcement training on the cutter's flight deck while underway in the Pacific Ocean May 6, 2014. A forward kick is used to create space and deescalate a situation as quickly as possible. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

Fireman Connor Ligon, a member of the Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau’s engineering department, practices a defense technique on Seaman Ryan Walkinhood, of the Morgenthau’s deck department, during law enforcement training on the cutter’s flight deck while underway in the Pacific Ocean May 6, 2014. A forward kick is used to create space and deescalate a situation as quickly as possible. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

Seaman Ryan Walkinhood, a member of the Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau deck department, practices a takedown technique on Petty Officer 1st Class Jeremiah Babas, a maritime enforcement specialist aboard the Morgenthau, during law enforcement training while underway in the Pacific Ocean May 6, 2014. Babas acted as an aggressive subject during the training so he can evaluate boarding team member's responses and ensure they are safely performing the techniques they have been trained on. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

Seaman Ryan Walkinhood, a member of the Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau deck department, practices a takedown technique on Petty Officer 1st Class Jeremiah Babas, a maritime enforcement specialist aboard the Morgenthau, during law enforcement training while underway in the Pacific Ocean May 6, 2014. Babas acted as an aggressive subject during the training so he can evaluate boarding team member’s responses and ensure they are safely performing the techniques they have been trained on. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

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