Bruce A. heck


One On One Control Tactics(O3CT) is an integrated control system that was designed for the Alaska State Trooper Academy. At this academy State Troopers, Municipal Police, Village Public Safety Officers, Fish and Game, State Ferry Systems Employees, National Park Rangers, State Park Rangers, US Coast Guard Military Police and many others train to be some of Alaska's finest. Officers in the State of Alaska must often work alone, without back up, and must be able to control violent people.

The O3CT system was developed out of Mr. Jimerfield's training in judo, jujitsu and karate. Mr. Jimerfield took the best from each discipline and developed a system that works for law enforcement officers. 

With the courts looking at every contact law enforcement officers have with the public, this integrated system has been found to be non-obtrusive to the public, while at the same time maintaining officer safety and giving the officer maximum control without causing injury to the suspect or to the officer. This system has been both court and street proven!

​The techniques taught have been used on the street by hundreds of law enforcement officers throughout the United States and the world. We have kept track of the use of the techniques through use of force reports and through contact with officers. O3CT works as a stand alone system or can be utilized to enhance and supplement your current program. These techniques will give your officers confidence in hand to hand confrontations both standing and on the ground. Time and again we have observed that this is the area where most law enforcement officers need serious additional training.

The O3CT system is dedicated to Steven Jimerfield's best friend, Alaska State Trooper Bruce A. Heck. Bruce was killed January 10th, 1997 by a four-time felon who had been out of jail for only 12 hours after serving a 10-year sentence.

​Bruce and Steven worked together on graveyard shift for 13 years. Bruce often said that if it were not for Steven, he probably would have never been an Alaska State Trooper. Bruce loved his job and was one of the best at what he did.

Bruce was the best backup Steven could ever have asked for in any situation. He was there when Steven was in trouble, and backed him up time and again. Steve was his field training officer, the best man at his wedding, and there when his first child was born.

​Steve and Bruce knew everything about each others lives. Bruce was to retire at the same time Jimerfield did on June 30th, 1997. Bruce was the nicest, kindest and most caring person Steve had ever met.

​It is our hope that by teaching and sharing the O3CT system other officers will not die in the manner that Bruce Heck did in a hand-to-hand confrontation with a criminal.

The Story Behind O3CT