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Controlled F.O.R.C.E. has been providing a low-liability method of defensive tactics and subject control training for the nation's Law Enforcement, Military, Corrections, and Security sectors since incorporating in 1997. Our unique ability to develop training curriculums and standardizations that integrate into existing curriculum has time and again exceeded expectations.

The Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Mechanical Advantage Control Holds™ (M.A.C.H.) based system establishes a national standard of Close Range Subject Control (CRSC) training and has been adopted into doctrine, training curriculum, and use of force policy at all levels of law enforcement, corrections, security, and military.

Controlled F.OR.C.E. Patches are in!!!

Controlled F.O.R.C.E.'s new patches are in!! Show them off!! E-mail or call us if your interested in purchasing any!!
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Week of 17 August 2015: Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Overseas Training

Controlled F.O.R.C.E. International Instructors Tony Grano, Kevin Rittenhouse, Aaron Murauskas and Heath Jackson spent the last few weeks training approximately 80 Airmen in Aviano, Italy. The class was made up of U.S. Air Force Security personnel, Italian Air Force personnel and the Italian Carabinieri Police. The training that took place was the Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Operator Course. The program covers everything from Arrest and Control Tactics to Fire Arm Training, Team Movement and Specialized Tactics. The F.O.R.C.E. Operator Course is designed to address all the aspects a first responder could ever need in high risk situations. The class has been so successful that Controlled F.O.R.C.E. is in the process of developing more Master Level Instructors in the F.O.R.C.E. Operator Course to meet the demand of all clients worldwide. Controlled F.O.R.C.E. will be in Aviano, Italy again in September for the third tour of training to develop an additional 40 Airmen. Thank you to all of our Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Instructors and those who participated!!
Also, this year the U.S.N.S.T.A. has two conferences where we will be certifying sustainment trainers for the F.O.R.C.E. Operator Course. We will also be addressing current trends at all levels of law enforcement. This is a conference you do not want to miss!! Contact Controlled F.OR.C.E. Headquarters for more details.

Happy Independence Day from Controlled F.O.R.C.E.!!!

Controlled F.O.R.C.E. would like to wish everyone a very happy and safe Independence Day! We would also like to acknoweldge and thank those who put their lives on the line every day to protect the Freedom our Country fought so hard for! Have a wonderful weekend and Thank You!!

Week of 1-July-2015: Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Training in Minnesota

Controlled F.O.R.C.E. National Instructor Pat Erickson spent this last week teaching a Level 1 and 2 Instructors Course in Minnesota. Thank you to everyone who came out and a special thank you to Pat Erickson for his dedication to training for Controlled F.O.R.C.E.

Week of 15-June-2015: Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Training in Colorado

National Instructor Corey Pearson has been very busy certifying Instructors for Controlled F.O.R.C.E. After being in Arkansas last week, Corey traveled to Colorado to instruct another course. We thank him for his time and dedication to training and appreciate everyone who attended the course.

Week of 8-June-2015: Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Training in Arkansas

Controlled F.O.R.C.E. continues to train Instructors all over the United States and Internationally. Last week, National Instructor Corey Pearson was in Arkansas conducting Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Defensive Tactics Training. Thanks to everyone who made it out, and especially to the Instructor, Corey.

Week of 9-Feb-2015: Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Training in North Carolina

Controlled F.O.R.C.E. is back at it! Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Instructor Kevin Rittenhouse just spent a week in North Carolina conducting defensivc tactics training. Thank you, Kevin! We appreciate your dedication and we also thank all those who made it out to the course. Well Done!

Week of 19-Jan-2015: Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Western Conference

Controlled F.O.R.C.E and the U.S.N.S.T.A. would like to thank everyone who attended our Eastern and/or Western Conferences. We would also like to thank all the Instructors and Master Instructors who came out to instruct. We are already in the planning stages for the Conferences and will release the details when they are confirmed. We are looking forward to another successful year at Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Happy New Year!

2014 Western Conference 2014 Western Conference
Commissioner Kevin R., George Hombre, Carlos Moreira, and Tony G. George and Carlos flew in from Rua Cidade de Sintra, Macau Instructor James Hogwood
Commissioner Kevin R., Matt Coyne, Mark Little, and Director Tony G. Director Tony G. and Commissioner Kevin R. in Las Vegas

Week of 22-Dec-2014: Happy Holidays from Controlled F.O.R.C.E.

Controlled F.O.R.C.E. would like to wish everyone we know a Happy Holidays!!! We would like to especially thank Instructor Corey Pearson and Pat Meinhart for training overseas during the Holidays. We are very appreciative of their sacrifice to be training instead of home for the Holidays. We would also like to thank our overseas counterpart Mr. Saad for all he has done for Controlled F.O.R.C.E. this year!
Corey Pearson and Saad

Week of 15-Dec-2014: Eastern 15th U.S.N.S.T.A. Conference

We are very pleased to announce that the Western 15th U.S.N.S.T.A. Conference kicked off this week in Scott, LA. Instructors have traveled from all over the country to learn and gain experience from Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Master Instructors.

Week of 1-Dec-2014: Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Video

Take a second to check our newest Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Training video! The video highlights training Controlled F.O.R.C.E. has done with the Marines, Coast Guard, Air Force, Army, and more. The video also shows just some of the training Controlled F.OR.C.E. has to offer.

Interested in Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Training? Give us a call 630-365-1700!!!

Week of 27-Oct-2014: Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Training in Arizona

Controlled F.O.R.C.E. National Instructor Heath Jackson sends his greetings from sunny Arizona this week! Heath was there to instruct the recent Level 1 and 2 course Controlled F.O.R.C.E. scheduled for Oct 27 - 30. The class went very well and we welcome our new Instructors! Happy Halloween!

Week of 20-Oct-2014: Controlled F.OR.C.E. Training in South Carolina

National Instructor Kevin Rittenhouse was at it again last week!! Kevin spent last week in South Carolina to teach our Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Level 1 and 2 Departmental Instructor Course. We thank him for his dedication to training and we thank all the students who came out to train!

Week of 13-Oct-2014: Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Training in Nebraska

Controlled F.O.R.C.E. welcomes our new Master Instructor Corey Pearson!!! We appreciate him taking the time to instruct the recent course Controlled F.O.R.C.E. had in Nebraska. We recieved great feedback from the course and welcome him to the Instructor Team!

U.S.N.S.T.A. Eastern and Western Confernce

This year the United States National Standards of Training Association is having TWO Seminars! We will be having an Eastern Coast Conference in Las Vegas this December 2014, details TBA. We are also having the Western Coast Conference in Scott, LA Dec15 - 18, 2014. Please visit for details!

Week of 22-Sep-2014: Welcome back from the UAE, Kevin Rittenhouse

Controlled F.OR.C.E. is gaining momentum on training overseas. International Instructor Kevin Rittenhouse just returned from instructing training in the UAE. He was kept very busy, attending over fifteen meetings and conducting training to their police! We appreciate his dedication and welcome him home!!!

Week of 15-Sep-2014: Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Training in California

Last week Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Master Instructor Heath Jackson taught a Level 1 and 2 Instructor Course in California. The course was very successful with a lot of training done in the five days. We welcome our returning and new Instructors.

Week of 25-August-2014: Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Training in Nevada

This month Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Master Instructor Scott Minder instructed two Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Level 1 and 2 courses in Nevada. The first was in Las Vegas August 4 - 7, and the other in Reno August 25 - 28. Both classes were very successful and we welcome all of our new Instructors to the Controlled F.O.R.C.E. team! We also appreciate Master Instructor Scott Minder teaching both these classes within one month and appreciate his dedication to training.

Weekend Training 15-17-August-2014

The Connecticut Army National Guard contracted Controlled F.O.R.C.E. to come out to their location last weekend, August 15 - 17, 2014 for Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Training. The Level 1 and 2 Re-Inforcement Sustainment Trainer Course was taught by Controlled F.O.R.C.E. National Instructor Kevin Rittenhouse. Controlled F.O.R.C.E. is very pleased with the training that took place and we welcome our new military Instructors!

Week of 11-August-2014 Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Training in Virginia

Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Master Instructor Hardee Merritt was in Virginia last week to teach their Marine Corps FAST Company. Training consisted of the Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Levels 1 and 2 M.A.C.H. System. Controlled F.O.R.C.E. recieved great reviews on Master Instructor Hardee Merritt and we couldn't be prouder to have him as part of our Controlled F.O.R.C.E. team!

Week of 14-July-2014: Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Training Overseas

Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Inc. is an 8(a) Certified Economic Disadvantage WOSB specializing in Counter-Terrorism Training, Consulting and Management Services. Controlled F.O.R.C.E. strength has been providing subject matter experts, tactical training services and curriculum development to law enforcement and military personnel globally since incorporating in 1997. Along with all branches of the U.S Military Conus and OConus, CF has provided training services and support operations in Southeast Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa.  Currently COntrolled F.OR.C.E. has been training overseas in the UAE. Click this link to see the latest in Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Overseas Training >>>  

Week of 7-July-2014: Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Training in Action!

This week we have a video of Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Master Instructor Tony Cortina utilising his Controlled F.O.R.C.E. MACH System Level 4 Training to take down a suspect. Click here to watch the video >>>

Week of 16-June-2014: Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Training in Massachusettes

Last week the VA Medical Center in Brockton, MA hosted Controlled F.O.R.C.E. had a Level 1 and 2 Instructor training. The course was taught by Controlled F.O.R.C.E. National Instructor Kevin Rittenhouse. Thank you to our host for the use fo their beautiful building, and to our students for outstanding training! Click here for courses in your area!>>>

Week of 9-June-2014: Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Training in Washington

Controlled F.O.R.C.E. National Instructor Toby Flaget visited Tacoma, Washington early this June for CF Level 3 'Combatives Counter-Measure Training.' The 5 day training course includes 1 full day of Level 1 and 2 recap and 4 full days of Level 3 training including Strikes / Counter Strikes, Hand Fighting Tactics, Advanced Baton Control, Ground Fighting Tactics, and Scenario-Based Survival Training. Welcome to all the new Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Level 3 Instructors!!!

Week of 26-May-2014: Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Training in New Mexico

At the end of May, Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Master Instructor Albert Padilla taught the Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Course in Roswell, New Mexico. The course went extremely well and thank you to the students for being so highly motivated! As the great Instructor he is, Al Padilla had prepared a cookout for all the students to attend to have a safe and entertaining evening. Thank you to everyone for the successful class and click the link to see courses coming up in your area! Upcoming Courses >>>

Week of 15-May-2014 : Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Training in Alabama

Controlled F.O.RC.E. had a very successful class last week taught by National Instructor Mike Costa. The class was attended by U.S. Marshals, Sheriff’s Departments and Correctional facilities from Alabama & Tennessee. They were all eager to learn and although the class was physically challenging, they continued to work through breaks to help each otherperfect the techniques taught in each level. It was a very motivated and hardworking class.

Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Canine

Recently Controlled F.O.R.C.E. K-9 has trained great canines and we'd like to feature a few:

First, we have Roy. Roy is a dual purpose Narcotics Canine still training to be a true partner. Roy is trained in Arrest and Control Tactics and will protect his handler at all costs. Click here to watch his video. >>>

Next, we have Quinn. Quinn is being trained as an Explosives Canine. The training we feature here was her first time in a new environment. Even with the doors open creating a crosswind and all the new smells, like diesel and oil, she is still able to perform precisely. Watch the video!>>>

Last we feature Rinda. We are very pleased to report that after being trained by Controlled F.O.R.C.E. as a Narcotics Canine, she had her first drug bust on her very first day of patrol! Rinda discovered $36,000 worth of illegal substances within only three hours of operating. Watch this video to see how she picks up the scent and indicates the source off lead. >>>

Week of 28-April-2014 : Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Training in New Mexico

NM_TrainingLast week Controlled F.O.R.C.E. National Instructor Heath Jackson assisted by Instructor Jason Stanzione traveled to New Mexico to instruct week long training with the Officers from the Dona Ana Correctional Facility led by Joseph Hernandez. The training conducted was the Controlled F.OR.C.E. Level 4 Department-Wide “Small Teams Tactics” Training. This rapid and intense course is packaged in compounding drill format to give you high reps so you can immediately recall survival skills when you need them the most. The unique Controlled F.O.R.C.E. compounding drill format generates drills from previous drills, allowing for maximum repetitions in short periods of time. The training included re-certifications in Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Levels 1, 2, and 3. Overall, the training went great and Controlled F.O.R.C.E. couldn’t be happier to welcome new officers to the team! For more information about Level 4 training, Read more>>

15-Apr-2014 : Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Training in Illinois

Last week the Aurora Police Department in Illinois hosted a Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Instructor Course to train 18 NEW Instructors from all over the state. International Instructor Tony Grano led the class assisted by Master Instructors Aaron Murauskas and Larry Suttle and Instructor Stephanie Kriegermeier. These 3 instructors deserve special recognition for choosing to use their personal time between current work shifts to assist with the training. These Instructors realize how important training is and are continually doing the training to develop their teaching skills sets, as well as, to help other first time officers succeed with their Instructor Certification. Job well done and we applaud their dedication to their fellow officers!

09-Apr-2014 : Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Instructors in Virginia

This week Controlled F.O.R.C.E. continues to serve the Department Of Defense Joint operations in Virginia. The class was led by NEW Master Instructor Hardee Merritt, who became a Master Instructor at last years U.S.N.S.T.A Conference. Hardee has been training with Controlled F.O.R.C.E. for several years now and we are very proud to welcome him to the team! Thanks also to Kevin Rittenhouse, Commissioner of the U.S.N.S.T.A., for his assitance during the training and for stopping in during the class to see their progress. <Hardee Merritt <Kevin Rittenhouse

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09-Dec-2013: US National Standards of Training Assocations 14th Annual Instructor Academy

United States National Standards of Training Association (U.S.N.S.T.A.)The United States National Standards of Training Association (U.S.N.S.T.A.) announces its 14th Annual Training Seminar that provides contemporary instruction in a variety of use of force topics. The 2013 Instructors Academy will train departmental instructors, trainers, and training coordinators how to optimize their current training programs to maximize their agency’s return on investment.

Presented with Biloxi Police Department, the 2013 Instructors Academy will be held at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. Trainers from across the country will come together on December 9-13, 2013 to contribute their knowledge and experience to solving critical issues faced by our nation’s first responders. Read more >>>

08-Aug-2013 Controlled F.O.R.C.E. NAVCONBRIG Standard CRSC Course

This week Director Tony Grano and National Instructor Toby Flaget are in Miramar, CA training all members of the DOD Corrections Navy, Army, Air Force and Marines in the Controlled F.O.R.C.E NAVCONBRIG Standard (CRSC) Close Range Subject Control Course. This Controlled F.O.R.C.E NAVCONBRIG Standard (CRSC) Course will improve the Correctional Officer’s ability to remain confident and operational during critical situations with a determined prisoner(s). The DOD is taking an active role in standardizing their corrections training worldwide. Controlled F.O.R.C.E has been providing military corrections training nationwide with attendees from DOD agencies worldwide: NAVCONBRIG –Miramar, NAVCONBRIG-Chesapeake, VA, Lackland AFB, with military personnel attending from as far as Japan and Australia. We commend the DOD and their continued efforts to maintain a strong Standard of Training across the DOD worldwide.  Controlled F.O.R.C.E. is here to support them in every way possible.  See more >>>

19-Nov-2012: SLEA and Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Team Up to Offer K9 In-Service Training

SLEA and Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Team Up to Offer K9 In-Service Training

The Suburban Law Enforcement Academy (SLEA) at College of DuPage and Controlled F.O.R.C.E. now offer a 16-Hour in-service training program for Law Enforcement and Military K9 Working Dogs and Handlers. This program provides an overview of in-service training and fundamentals of strategies in apprehension work, narcotic detection, and explosive detection. Handlers and their K9s will be exposed to practical scenario-based training that will provide for continuing development and reinforcement of perishable skills. Read more >>>

07-Sep-2012: Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Working Dogs LE K9 Program Announced

Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Working Dogs Law Enforcement and Military K9 Program Announced

Controlled F.O.R.C.E. is expanding on our dedication to Counter-Terrorism preparation by offering research and development expertise to Law Enforcement and Military K9 Working Dog programs. This new service, Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Working Dogs, offers students and clients with K9 training, K9 handler training, and fully tested and certified dogs. Read more >>>