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Updated on September 4th, 2022

This event will consist of an activation of the cell extraction team after an inmate has refused to comply with detention officers in a jail setting. The event will utilize a six (6) person team, with each member having designated duties as described below. The team will be required to deescalate the situation and safely extract the inmate from the cell. The performance will be timed and evaluated according to the event guidelines. Competitors will be able to effectively demonstrate an activation of the cell extraction team. This event will allow each member of the team to demonstrate their specific responsibility on the team. Higher-order thinking skills will be incorporated as appropriate to control the inmate and maintain the safety of the officers. The event will help students develop skill sets that will challenge them in real-world law enforcement scenarios


Dress Code

Competitors shall wear a uniform consistent with current standards in law enforcement (including tactical operations, however a training firearm is not allowed). Competitors shall wear matching gear.

Teams Information

Team Size
6
# Competitors per Team
Team Limit
1
# Teams per Chapter

Materials

Competitors are required to provide the following materials for the duration of the competitive event. Additionally, no additional materials may be used that are not in the material list.

  • Photo Identification qt. 1

    Reference https://tpsa.info/policies for more information

  • Handcuffs qt. 1
  • Leg Irons qt. 1
  • Riot Shield qt. 1

Policies

  • Competitors in this event must be active members of the Texas Public Safety Association and in good standing with the Texas Public Safety Association.
  • Competitors must be familiar with and adhere to the Texas Public Safety Association Bylaws and Code of Conduct.
  • Plagiarism, copyright violation and falsification of information are prohibited. Any attempt to gain an unfair advantage will not be tolerated. Violation of the code of conduct or bylaws will result in disqualification and revocation of Texas Public Safety Association membership.
  • The scenario is a secret topic. Professional ethics demand that competitors DO NOT discuss or reveal the secret topic until after the event has concluded. Violation of the ethics rules will result in disqualification and revocation of Texas Public Safety Association membership.
  • Position responsibilities as follows: Team Leader - Verbal Commands and signals entrance of team First Position - Shield guard Second Position - Left Arm/body Third Position - Right Arm/body Fourth Position - Left Leg/body Fifth Position - Right Leg/body
  • A fifteen (15) minute maximum time limit has been set for the scenario. Timing will begin when the moderator advises the team leader to begin.
  • Time will stop when the team has removed the inmate from the cell and placed him/her in the designated area.
  • Competitors will be stopped at the end of the fifteen (15) minute time limit if the inmate has not been placed in the designated area.
  • If a team has not successfully placed the inmate in the designated area within the fifteen (15) minute time frame, the team will receive a “Did Not Finish” (DNF) and be disqualified (DQ).
  • The Team Leader must first reasonably attempt to gain compliance with the inmate prior to advising the team to enter the cell and use force.
  • Teams are prohibited from breaking glass, windows, doors, etc, during the event. Such activity will result in a DQ and the competitor’s school being responsible for any damages.
  • Flash bangs, live munitions, or any type of projectiles are prohibited during the event. Use of any of these items will result in a DQ and the competitor’s school being responsible for any damages.
  • Teams are prohibited from causing injury to any of the actors, this will result in a DQ.
  • Unusual assaults or tactics may not be used during the event, if the team is unsure they should consult the Judge before the event begins.
  • In the event the “Index” command is given by any judge or event supervisor, all competitors will immediately stop what they are doing and await further instruction.
  • Ties are not allowed, Judge’s decision is final.

Procedures

  1. Competitor(s)/Team(s) will report to their respective event when called for or at a set reporting time.
  2. Competitor(s)/Team(s) must check in with event management upon arrival and present photo identification for verification.
  3. Competitor(s)/Team(s) will be directed (by room moderator) into the event room.
  4. Instructions will be given (by room moderator) to the Competitor(s)/Team(s).
  5. The room moderator will set a timer for fifteen (15) minutes.
  6. When the moderator starts the timer and calls “start”, teams will begin their planning and execution of the event.
  7. The moderator will call “time” when the fifteen (15) minute timer sounds.

People

  • Judgeqt. 2
  • Event Managerqt. 1
  • Room Moderatorqt. 1
  • Actorqt. 1

Supplies

  • Materials needed to create/represent a mock jail cell qt. 1
  • Timer qt. 1
  • Rubric/Score Sheets qt. 1
  • Writing Utensil qt. 1

Space/Location/Rooms

  • Large Room or Jail Cell Indoor

Event Name
Cell Extraction
ScoringPlacement
Point BasedHighest Score Wins
CriteriaLoHi

Team Leader

Team Leader developed a plan with teammates prior to start01
Team Leader gave clear commands05
Team Leader gave the opportunity for compliance with proper verbalization05
Team Leader showed authority and a command presence05
Team leader advised team when to enter the cell01
Ensured team was stacked in proper entry order01

First Position - Shield Man

Makes direct contact with the subject pinning subject against the wall, floor or bunk using the shield as protection05
Applied pressure center mass on the subject while trying to avoid striking the subject in the face or head with the top of the shield05
After the 2nd and 3rd members are set in their position, the shield man moves the shield and assists other team members if needed05

Second Position - Left Arm/Body

Immediately gained control of subjects left arm/body05
Controlled the subjects left arm and maintain it until the subject was secured in handcuffs05
Assisted team member with handcuffing01

Third Position - Right Arm/Body

Immediately gained control of subjects right arm/body05
Controlled the subjects left arm and maintain it until the subject was secured in handcuffs05
Applied handcuffs in a fluid/smooth manner05
Double locked handcuffs01

Fourth Position - Left Leg/Body

Immediately gained control of subjects left leg/body05
Controlled the subjects left leg and maintain it until the subject was secured in leg irons05
Assisted team member with leg irons01

Fifth Position - Right Leg/Body

Immediately gained control of subjects right leg/body05
Controlled the subjects right leg and maintain it until the subject was secured in leg irons05
Applied leg irons in a fluid/smooth manner05
Double locked leg irons01

Conclusion

Team communicated well with each other during event05
Once inmate was secured, verbal commands were given to inform the inmate what he/she needed to do05
Inmate was safely removed and taken to the designated area05
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