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National Law Enforcement Training Center

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News Release: 2023-09-15


Lateral Vascular Neck Restraint (LVNR®) - The Safe and Legal Encirclement

The LVNR® system is NOT the system taught or utilized by agencies in Australia. The LVNR® is a SYSTEM and not a specific Technique. 

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Mission Statement:

The National Law Enforcement Training Center is dedicated to providing safe, effective and legally defensible tactics, training and certification to law enforcement, corrections, military and security organizations around the world.

3-Year Instructor Membership

What's different about NLETC's Instructor Courses?

One major difference is all Instructor's Courses come with a three-year all inclusive access to any course materials and videos of the techniques you learn during your instructor training. Typical course materials will have presentations such as PowerPoint, Manuals, and Videos of Techniques. As materials change, you still get access to these materials. NLETC acknowledges that courses contain a lot of material and can be overwhelming particularly if enrolled in a 5-6 day instructors course. To ensure quality control, instructors must have access to materials and it is our commitment to constantly update and provide online access for all members. There are no additional fees for this service. At any time during your three-year certification you are able to access all available course materials.


October 30 to November 3

This 5 day program is designed to give a Defensive Tactics Instructor realistic and easy to teach techniques that allow Officers to survive and overcome ground based attacks. This program offers techniques to defeat common standing attacks against an Officer. It uses principles of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to teach the Instructor safe and effective tools to survive a ground encounter. Designed to allow Officers of all sizes to learn tactically sound leverage based techniques that result in Officers gaining control of the suspect with a much lower degree of injury. 

Our newest Defensive Tactics Instructor Program was developed in 2021 and is a brand new approach to Defensive Tactics. It incorporates modern and realistic techniques based on a wide range of martial arts disciplines including Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. These techniques are delivered in a scientifically based teaching methodology that enhances learning and retention. We are in a new era, where now Officers are not just concerned with taking control of a suspect, but also defending themselves against assault. These issues are addressed in this program. The program is comprised of 3 days of essential techniques. 

The Core Essentials Program will train the
Defensive Tactics Instructor in the following areas:


Joint Locks, Common attacks against Officers including strikes and standing grappling, Body Lock and Joint Lock Takedowns, Transitions to Handcuffing, and compliant and non compliant Handcuffing Techniques.

Introduced in 2022

Registration and Questions: Email, Call or Text   816-287-2388

What is NLETC?

National Law Enforcement Training Center is a Non Profit Organization which has been delivering Defensive Tactics and Use of Force Training to Law Enforcement Personnel for 40 years. We were the developers of the Lateral Vascular Neck Restraint System. We have trained hundreds of Law Enforcement Agencies all over the USA, and as far away as Sweden. We are governed by a board of directors, and our goal is to provide safe, legally defensible, medically sound and effective training. We are not rooted in just one style of martial arts, but we draw from many disciplines. 

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