Thanks for the very good replies gentlemen.
I'm trying to become informed with some reading (The Art of the Rifle, Modern Day Gunslinger, and a text pertaining to CC dynamics) at present. Have looked into some local training to learn; might have to do some traveling to do better schools however.
Seriously wanting to learn baton skills. I had a guy who just kept staring angrily at me during a local 4th July fireworks event. He didn't like that I brought a couple LEOs into the middle of a family feud that was getting out of hand.
So. If I'm going to keep helping out this way, I want to be better prepared than the average volunteer.