The Personal Protection Baton Tactics™ is a straight and expandable baton training program drawing information from a variety of baton and training resources. The concept of controlling individuals with police batons is not new. Police batons of all varieties have been used for decades to control violent or resistive individuals. Proper training in the their use is essential to reduce injures to officers and suspects and to protect the officer and agency from frivolous litigation. When used responsibly in accordance with agency policies and procedures and federal, state and local laws police batons are a viable control option.