Law enforcement officers encounter many situations that the average individual will never have to. They count on bullet-proof vests and guns when encountering life threatening events but anything that can be used to their advantage is crucial. The earlier one can take control of a situation, the better the chance of a positive outcome. Jiu Jitsu adds to the arsenal of available means by which to do this.
Being knowledgable in using holds, joint manipulations and takedowns is critical when encountering a subject that does not want to be restrained. The quicker one can control the subject and handcuff them, the less chance there is for them to flee or flight, reducing the possibilities of injury to the officer. Additionally, Jiu Jitsu teaches one techniques that make up for body size disparity between the officer and the subject, which is essential in such things as close quarter combat and gun retention.
Law enforcement officers make use of many of the skills that Jiu Jitsu has to offer, and it has been credited to many situations that had a better outcome due to the techniques that the officers had learned.