Human Factors Research Group (FORMALLY PPCT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS)
Internationally recognized authority on researched based use of force and tactical training for
criminal justice agencies and the private sector.
Human Factors Research Group (HFRG) is the first subject control system to develop tactical, legal
and medical research on which the foundation of the program is based. Human Factors Research
Group are quick and simple to learn. They are easy to retain, while reducing the potential for
injuries during training and actual application in the field. Through it's methodology of training;
Human Factors Research Group are reliable and court defensible system.
HFRG tactical research provides a foundation for controlling the most common types o
f resistance an officer will face in the field. HFRG keeps the techniques simple for the officer and
retain able without long hours of practice.
HFRG legal research is second to none. This research makes HFRG is on of the most court
defensible subject control programs available to the law enforcement community. The program
standards have their bases in Federal and Supreme Court decisions. The HFRG resistance control
continuum is a model that gives the officer understanding of the appropriate use of force to
control resistive behavior.
HFRG medical research is the most unique aspect of the system. To date there have been six
medical studies done on the HFRG subject control systems. This research has been used to
defend law enforcement officers and their agencies in court.
HFRG has become one of the largest uses of force training organizations in the world, training over
25,000 instructors since 1990. Also, an estimated 40,000 instructors have been trained since
1980 throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong,
For more information on PPCT visit www.Human Factors Research Group.org