This is a reputation I intent to make even better by doing everything I can to subdue resistant subjects without causing any harm. I've done martial arts as a kid so I do have a little bit of basic footwork experience but when it comes to grappling and wrestling, I'm a complete novice.
The martial art needs to excel in defense and restraining of the individual to gain control and get them to stop. Striking goes out the window as punches, kicks or anything like that not only would look terrible and cause serious injury, but it's very against departmental policy and would result in felony charges being filed against me, as it should be if I did that.
What's a good martial art to start?
Danzan Ryu Jujitsu, which was developed as a weaponless defense system a warrior would use if he lost his weapon in battle (imagine a disarmed police officer). Danzan Ryu focuses on throws, takedowns, and control holds, all of which are excellent skill sets police officers.