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EXCITED DELIRIUM: Multiple Officer Control Tactic (MOCT) Train-The- Trainer (8 hour course)

Instructed by Lt. Michael Paulus, Michael Paulus Training, LLC

Course Description:

This course relates to the one-day Awareness, Protocol Development, Investigation, and Hands

On demonstration course by training the student in the concepts, drills, and safety points of the

Multiple Officer Control Tactic (MOCT). The course finishes with each student teaching a

segment to the rest of the class to demonstrate their understanding of the tactic, drills, and safety


This full day course will give the attendee a fuller understanding of the MOCT and how to teach

the tactic to their students. The rationale behind what makes the tactic effective with not only

suspected Excited Delirium subjects and their superhuman strength, seemingly unlimited

endurance, and tolerance for pain. The tactic is also very effective for the active resistive subject.

The various drills are broken down so the trainer can understand how they help the student

understand the MOCT and its application in the field. The safety points are discussed,

demonstrated, and performed to ensure that the training that is down with students afterwards is

conducted as safely as possible.

As a trainer course, students are required to demonstrate their understanding of various

components of the MOCT and other potential participants (i.e. EMS, Fire, etc.) are incorporated

into the response. This will give the trainer the confidence to explain, demonstrate, and practice

the MOCT with their students. A sample lesson plan will be given to each trainer that

successfully completes the training.


Introduction of MOCT and its application to suspected Excited Delirium subjects. Principles of

control of limbs versus weight on subject’s back are discussed. Practice of drills and scenarios



Scenarios are completed and breakdown of drills is started. Safety points are identified and ways

to avoid them in the field are discussed and practiced.


Continue with drill practice to include third party participants (EMS, Fire, etc.). Students are

given sections of the MOCT to instruct to the rest of the class. Student instruction begins with

debrief by Instructor and the rest of the class.


Finish with student instruction and debrief. Review of sample lesson plan and how it is

applicable to student agency. Course debrief with Instructor.

Lt. Michael Paulus

Michael Paulus

Michael Paulus

Michael Paulus is in his 25th year with the Champaign (IL) Police Department and is the
current Southwest District Commander in the Patrol Division. Throughout his career he
has served in a variety of assignments, including Field Training Officer, Patrol Sergeant,
SWAT Team Firearms Instructor, SWAT Team Sniper, Training Unit Sergeant, and the
Training and Development Lieutenant prior to his return to the Patrol Division.

His training experience includes being a Master Firearms Instructor, he is in charge of the
Department’s Control Tactics Cadre, he was a Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
Instructor for 10 years, he is the Department’s Field Training and Evaluation Program
Commander, and has a Master Trainer Certification from Langevin Learning Services.
Lt. Paulus completed the Force Science Institute Certification course and has the title of
Certified Force Science Analyst. Lt. Paulus has also been trained in Forensic Analysis
by the Institute for the Prevention of In-Custody Death. Lt. Paulus is also a graduate of
the School of Police Staff and Command (Northwestern University Traffic Institute).

Lt. Paulus has given presentations to the Illinois Sheriff’s Association, the Illinois
Association of Chiefs of Police, the Illinois Coroners and Medical Examiners
Association, and the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association
(ILEETA) on excited delirium awareness, response, and protocol development. He has
presented two times at the annual Institute for the Prevention of In-Custody Death
Conference in Las Vegas, NV. He is scheduled to present, with Dr. Thomas Scaggs and
Mrs. Laura Scarry, at the 2011 International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference
in Chicago in October. Lt. Paulus is also scheduled to present to the 2011 Illinois
Tactical Officers Association (ITOA) conference in November. He has held one-day
classes throughout Illinois and delivers a three-hour block of instruction as part of the
State of Illinois certified Crisis Intervention Team training. Lt. Paulus is also scheduled
to conduct trainings around the country this fall and winter.
His presentations include the Champaign county-wide response by law enforcement
and EMS which includes field sedation, by authorized paramedics, using Ketamine or

Lt. Paulus was instrumental in developing and coordinating the implementation
of this protocol in Champaign County.


Excited Delirium: Awareness, Protocol Development, Investigation And Hands-On Practical Demonstration
Excited Delirium Multiple Officer Control Tactic (MOCT) Train-The-  Trainer 


Career & Officer Survival For Dispatchers



Career & Officer Survival for Dispatchers

 The Dispatchers Guide to Officer Safety & Survival

 from the Other End of the Radio


Cops and dispatchers are trying to do essentially the same job from two very different locations and perspectives; we often have separate rules, dissimilar shifts, and frankly, neither one of us truly understands the other, but we’re all trying to serve our community and keep it, and ourselves, safe.  This one-of-a-kind interactive, multi-media training course will give public safety and private security dispatchers the opportunity to truly see, hear and feel what is happening on the street and learn how their actions, instincts and expertise can play a vital role in police officer safety and survival.  We’ll help you understand “cop-speak” and learn how to “expect the unexpected,” all while learning to survive and thrive in the unique communication center atmosphere. This course will also help dispatchers learn to improve their own careers and enhance job satisfaction with proven methods they can utilize immediately.

This course will provide insight on:

  • Helping dispatchers understand officer survival tactics on and off the street
  • Understanding the unique stressors dispatcher face on every tour of duty
  • Applying “Warrior Ethos” to the dispatch function
  • Why “survival” is minimalistic and we must train to WIN!
  • Bringing the “Not Today!”© mindset into the communications center
  • Defining respectful and “tactical” communication techniques
  • Bringing dispatchers and officers together before, during and after a critical incident, and during day-to-day operations
  • How you and your personnel can communicate effectively within your organization…really
  • Helping personnel develop successful leadership skills, regardless of rank or assignment
  • Why dispatchers need to think about their own safety, both on and off duty
  • Helping employees avoid the victim-based mentality that can develop in a high-stress environment and learn to become a true optimist

Over 170 police officers are killed in the line of duty each year; sixty thousand are assaulted, and over sixteen thousand suffer injuries.  A dispatcher can be a police officer’s life-line in a dangerous encounter.  This training will give even the most seasoned dispatcher new insight into their impact on a patrol officer’s daily mission as well as their survival, and will help individual students regain the enthusiasm for their chosen career in public safety.

Courtroom Success

Presented by:  GCD


This one day course is specifically designed to prepare police officers and detectives of all ranks for effective and successful courtroom testimony in high profile related cases.  Blocks of instruction will include:

  • Physical considerations for courtroom testimony
  • Mental preparations
  • Case file preparations
  • Reading the Jury
  • Courtroom security during homicides
  • Murder for hire investigations during trial
  • Successful operations in locating and tracking uncooperative  victims
  • Victim and witness preparations
  • Handling Defense attorneys

Advanced Drug Investigation

Presented by: GCD


Featuring: Monty Hall

This one day “Advanced” course is specifically designed to assist police officers, detectives, gang and drug investigators, special ops, and undercover agents in successfully conducting drug operations.


  •       Today’s most successful drug operations
  •       Today’s drug pipelines and Hispanic Gangs
  •       Advanced street interviews  (Consent Searches)
  •       Successful “Knock and Talks”
  •       Surveillance Operations in high activity areas
  •       Critical tracking operations with Cellular telephones in drug cases
  •       How to successfully deal with your Confidential Informants
  •       Undercover gang operations

            Joint operations with local, state, and federal agencies

Gangs In Schools: Prevention To Investigation

Street Strategies One Day Class~

Gangs in Schools: Prevention to Investigation

This one-day class is for school officials, teachers, police officers, school resource officers, detectives, juvenile detectives, and gang officers.   Learn the tools proven to reduce gang activity and violence in and around grade schools, middle schools, high schools and Universities by gang experts.  Blocks of instructions will include:

  •         Identifying existing problems in your schools
  •         Dealing with school administration
  •         Dealing with uncooperative parents
  •         Gang identification and documentation in schools
  •         Gang recruitment in schools
  •         Student’s rights and Due Process
  •         Gang education and specific training for parents, staff/teachers
  •         Alternative school programs

Gang Identification & Street Interviewing For The Patrol Officer

Gang Identification & Street Interviewing For The Patrol Officer

Presented by: Dom Cappelluti


This one-day course is specifically designed to prepare uniformed police officers or tactical street officers to successfully identify street level gang members and then properly conduct successful street interviews.  Blocks of instructions will include:

  •      Proper gang documentation- beyond the gang contact card
  •      Successful street interviewing
  •      Building Probable cause on street stops with gang members
  •      How to successfully work for the “dash cam”
  •      Rapport building
  •      Consent to search
  •      Establishing your suspect’s behavioral “norm” during the GCD “60 second personality evaluation”

Investigating Today’s Street Homicides

This 8 hour course is specifically designed to prepare uniformed police officers, supervisors, detectives, gang and drug investigators to successfully respond, evaluate, secure, and investigate today’s violent street crime related homicides.  Blocks of instruction will include:


Handling uncooperative witnesses:   We will discuss a number of effective strategies in handling witnesses in gang and drug related homicides and how to successfully utilize these strategies and procedures when conducting the most difficult of all homicide investigations.  Handling witnesses in these cases are the responsibility of everyone involved.

This block of instruction will also focus on the responsibilities of the first Officer on scene to the most experienced of Detectives.  The instructor will help prepare you to effectively handle this crucial part of the investigation that is often passed from one division to another.


Handling homicide scenes in gang and drug war zones: This block of instruction discusses many variables that contribute to the successful response, investigation, and conclusion of street homicides.  The quality of work and experience of the responding Officers and the investigating Detectives are critiqued during these crucial stages of the homicide that stem from the crime scene.  We will also discuss the importance of how each agency should develop clear and separate policies and protocol for all the officers and detectives involved.

  • Types of Gang and Drug Homicide Scenes
  • Homicide Scene Considerations
  • Officer Safety
  • Securing the scene
  • Handling witnesses/Canvassing
  • Identifying and handling evidence
  • Videotaping scenes and crowds


Jail Gang Intelligence & Interviewing Techniques for Corrections

Presented by: GCD

This course is specifically designed to prepare Correctional Officers to successfully identify gang members, monitor gang activity, effectively gather gang intelligence, and properly conduct successful interviews within hard-core gang bangers in jail

  •       Proper gang identification and documentation
  •       Successful Introductions and mindset
  •       Monitoring gang presence and activity
  •       Gang intelligence gathering
  •       Working with other Law Enforcement Agencies
  •       Handling jail informants
  •       Conducting successful interviews in jail

C.R.I.M.E. 123 Interviewing & Interrogation

“Make WORDS your most valued WEAPON”©

Take one day to learn skills you will use everyday! C.R.I.M.E 123  is an easy bulletproof approach to criminal interviewing & interrogation.

With the growing conflict between interview and interrogation companies and concerns with using their specific multi-step method or structured technique, we deliver the solution with C.R.I.M.E. 123Our main objective is to provide today’s professional interviewers with a simple, proven and effective “approach” to the ever-changing and complex world of truth seeking and custodial interrogation.

Today’s professional interviewers must be able to perform at the top of their game and get the truth from a diverse range of dangerous and elusive suspects while respectfully following their agencies policies and procedures.  Get trained in the bulletproof approach that bulletproofs the interviewer, the agency and the confession

C.R.I.M.E 1-2-3 is here. So get in, get it and get out