Author (s): Sorokopud V.B.

Work place:

Sorokopud V.B.,

Senior lecturer of the Department of Physical Training,

Penitentiary Academy of Ukraine

(Honcha Street, 34, Chernihiv, 14000, Ukraine,


ORCID: 0000-0002-8842-4531


Language: Ukrainian

Scientific Herald of Sivershchyna. Series: Education. Social and Behavioural Sciences 2024. № 1 (12): 268–281


Law enforcement officers’ communication with criminalized persons is an integral part of their professional activities, and the readiness to confidently use certain improvised means for self-defense is a skill that can save lives and preserve health of an officer during official communication actions.

The purpose of the article is to characterize the means of self-defense of law enforcement officers when dealing with criminalized persons in their offices.

The methodology of the study was based on the analysis of theoretical provisions and the synthesis of practical experience in the field of self-defense when dealing with criminals.

Results of the study and conclusions. The author of the article highlights the practical aspects of professional communication with criminalized persons and identifies a number of means by which a law enforcement officer can protect his/her life and health in the event of a collision with such persons in the office premises. The author noted that law enforcement officers should adhere to a business style of communication and be able to protect themselves with improvised means at the time of a threat to life and health from a criminalized person during communications in the office.

Key words: means of self-defense, law enforcement officer, communication, professional activity.


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