Protect And Serve: The Best Of Police Training Videos

Recently screened at New York’s Spectacle Theater, Protect and Serve is a mind-bending mashup film juxtaposing police behavior with the warped-reality instructional materials that perhaps shaped their outlook:

A short compilation of golden-age police procedural tutorials, self-defense training vids, and the most nightmarish amateur footage of macings, beatdowns, and brutal assaults ever captured by the public.

11 Comments on "Protect And Serve: The Best Of Police Training Videos"

  1. Sheriff Andy Taylor and Deputy Barney Fife are turning over in their graves.

  2. was pretty reasonable until about 11:45

  3. MoralDrift | Sep 4, 2012 at 11:48 am |

    this is fucking ridiculous

    • Jin The Ninja | Sep 4, 2012 at 11:59 am |

      i have an uncle who owns a jiu-jitsu school. a lot of cops train there. i trained there a couple of times. the cops always wanted to partner with me b/c i’m slighter than them. they wouldn’t just spar, they”d hit full on.  jiu-jitsu is full of sneaky, cheap tactics.  i assume that’s why cops like it.

      • MoralDrift | Sep 4, 2012 at 12:10 pm |

        perhaps…they are also quite fond of the “pepper spray an unarmed man multiple times” school of martial arts

        • Jin The Ninja | Sep 4, 2012 at 12:14 pm |

          of course. they’d resist anything that actually meant protecting citizens.

  4. Calypso_1 | Sep 4, 2012 at 12:33 pm |

    Beer fu vs. Pepper Spray.
    Dude didn’t even flinch.

  5. Calypso_1 | Sep 4, 2012 at 12:38 pm |

    I’d had to meet a biker with yellow/brown/purple wings.

  6. Calypso_1 | Sep 4, 2012 at 12:46 pm |

    If that had been a real cop he would have cuffed the pregnant woman then tasered her to induce delivery.

  7. Protect And Serve:
    First of all kudos to the marketing genius that concocted that branding statement for the Pigs. 

    The Land of the Free has more cops & more people imprisoned
    than any country in the world, so they must be doing a great job.

    Hog Farming is big business too, besides great training films to be bought & sold, there are:
    uniforms, guns, cars, gasoline, office furniture & supplies, offices & jails, civilian support, pensions, health care, retirement plans and of course courts & lawyers.

    Plus, the Pigs create revenue through fines, bribes and confiscations.
    Here’s a little article from Police Chief Magazine on revenue enhancement:

    Protecting & Serving the Elites is Big Bizmess
    and once again Uncle Homeland is Numero Uno.

  8. david couper | Sep 9, 2012 at 4:25 pm |

    How do citizens work to improve their police? The first step is to understand who police are and why they sometimes act as they do. For insight
    and direction on these and other important police improvement issues, take a
    look at  “Arrested Development: A Veteran
    Police Chief Sounds Off About Protest, Racism, Corruption and the Seven Steps
    Necessary to Improve Our Nation’s Police” ( in US and EU). And the
    blog at
    where other current police improvement issues are discussed. Good luck and may
    we all experience not just good but great policing! Great policing is
    accomplished by police who are well-trained and led,
    restrained in their use of force, honest, and courteous to every person.

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