COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 2019

 

Active Shooter Tactics for Linear Targets

In this 1 day course Patrol Officers will develop techniques skills needed to effectively approach, enter and regain control of a passenger train set in various environments.

Officers will be given a safety brief on train operations, historical threats and window ballistics. The remainder of the class will be hands on training onboard a Passenger Train set. This will include force on target practicals and force on force.   

1 Day Rail Tactic Course (8 hours)

• Instructor Introductions
• Overview of Passenger Train Equipment
• Train Window Ballistics overview
• Train Safety overview
• Train Weapon Carry- High Ready

Walk through and Practical Exercises on Passenger Train
• Approach
• Breaching Techniques
• Clearing Techniques
• Dry Flow Drills
• 2 man movement
• 3 man movement
• 4 man movement
• Simmunitions on paper target
• Force on Force Scenarios

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Building Clearing Tactics for Patrol

This course will expose the end-user to proven methods for safely clearing structures while mitigating risk. Topics covered will include the structure traits and dynamics, door management, methods of entry, subject management, contingency preparations, action on contact,

This course is an overview of basic clearing strategies and is not meant to supplant the full training course.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: BLUE GUN (HANDGUN/RIFLE) - IF AVAILABLE


Combat Mindset Lecture

We speak of good tactics and bad tactics, sound tactics and sloppy tactics, without ever really inquiring into what we mean by those phrases.  Yet the inquiry is a crucial one. Like it or not, Law Enforcement officers will encounter the chaotic dynamics of street combat during their careers. Whether they manage those encounters successfully or not is largely a function of the tactics that they practice and perform.  To put it bluntly, sound tactics can make the difference between the officer living and dying.  Understand there is no one tactic or technique that will work for every situation.  We must have the flexibility and awareness to utilize the appropriate tactic for whatever we encounter. It is important for all officers to have the proper COMBAT MINDSET to effectively implement the solution to any given situation.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Edged Weapon Defenses

This course is designed to teach the operator or law enforcement officer the principles, techniques and tactics to defend himself in hand-to-hand encounters against an attacker armed with an Edged Weapon (knife, box cutter, ice pick, etc).  Krav Maga emphasizes techniques ranging along the readiness and distance continuum, where the Police Officer may be unable to access a higher force option (firearm).   Students will learn movement, combative strikes, and self defense techniques that are the basis of the Krav Maga system.  This is NOT a lecture. This IS a "hands-on" seminar designed to familiarize the operator with the principles and techniques that may someday save his life.  You will sweat.

ABSOLUTELY NO LIVE WEAPONS OR SIMUNITION WEAPONS WILL BE ALLOWED IN CLASS.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Athletic shoes, duty belt,  BDUs (recommended), and bring bottled water and a towel.  If available, students should bring a redgun or similar inert training weapon that is similar to their issue sidearm.


Featured Debrief: Murder of Five Dallas Police Officers

The assault on the Dallas Police Dept. on 7-7-16 kicked off a new era in policing and S.W.A.T.  tactics. The event in where officers were attacked, while protecting a protest that was anti police, was tragic and unforeseen. Although this is considered one event, the response should be viewed as two separate incidents.

 1. How Patrol was used in the protest and what was their response to the initial attack.
 2. The response of the SWAT team to the attack and dealing with the barricaded suspect inside of a college.

The use of other agencies, command and control, and dealing with a massive civilian population present in the protest and downtown area were other issues that needed to be dealt with. An honest critique of this incident will help other teams and cities prepare for future attacks.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Introduction to Gun Fighting

 Proper movements, shooting platforms, emergency reloads, combat reloads, barricade tactics and movements under fire will be discussed and performed. 

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Officers will need 250-300 rounds of handgun ammo, duty rigs with two spare mags, vest, eye and ear protection.


O.C. Instructor Certification

This one-day (8-hour) Instructor level certification program focuses on the deploying, handling and documenting the use of chemical aerosols. This course will address:

    Medical issues and legal liability
    Ways for the instructor to develop in the use and training of aerosol tactics
    How to protect your department from costly litigation issues that could arise from the use of aerosol projectors
    Proper deployment techniques
    The complete arsenal of available aerosols and situational requirement
    Recommended contamination drills
    Decontamination
    Properly reporting force and tactics for aerosol projectors

Certified instructors receive an instructor manual and student PowerPoint to use when teaching end user classes. This certification is valid for three calendar years from successfully completing this course.

Topics covered include:

    Oleoresin Capsicum Formulations / Carriers
    Projectors / Propellants / Delivery Systems
    Effectiveness / Safety / Liability Factors
    Criteria for Selection
    Sample Policy and Procedures
    Officer Survival Techniques
    Decontamination / First Aid - New SABRE Decon will be used!
    Operational Guidelines / Practical Exercises
    Instructor Development
    Inter-graded Use of Force Options
    Deployment Methods
    Tactics for Surviving an OC Attack
    Contamination Exercises*

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM / PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Complete duty gear with handcuffs & key, baton & carrier, holster (NO Live Firearm) Training Firearms provided, Change of clothes, towel & safety glasses (recommended)


Patrol Less Lethal Impact Munitions Instructor Certification

This course entails:

•Tactical employment of munitions
•Levels of Force
•Physiological Effects of Specialty Munitions
•Shot Placement
•12 gauge Specialty Munitions/Specifications
•Less Lethal kinetic energy projectiles Deployment techniques

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM, PRACTICAL APPLICATION
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: EYE PROTECTION, GLOVES, HEARING PROTECTION, NO LIVE


Police Leadership & Operational Planning

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: tba


Reactionary Gap & Understanding the OODA Loop

No doubt about it, one of the key factors in surviving a close quarters physical confrontation with a subject – armed or unarmed – is engaging a safe and sound survival mindset and knowing how to establish and enforce the reactionary gap.

The reactionary gap is the distance an officer must keep between them and their subject for him or her to be able to respond effectively and efficiently to any sudden threat made against them while in proximity.  The minimum distance can vary and is dependable upon several factors an officer must learn to identify and recognize.  Success in close quarters combat situations also require an officer to know his or her danger zone and how to use it to attain tactical advantage.  Lastly, officers facing such threats of personal violence and in such situations, must know how their reaction time – their ability to respond with force equal to or greater than the threat they're facing – will factor into the actions and response plan.

Setting A Survival Mindset will also discuss how understanding and implementing the four-point OODA Loop decision-making process (Observe, Orient, Decide and Act) will assist officers with efforts to make quick, proactive and effective live-saving personal decisions.

Yes, while speed and strength are important variables to an officer's ability to survive and walk away from a violent close quarters encounter, so too are his and her analytical skills and being able to successfully interpret what's really happening in real time.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Self Medical Aid for the Patrol Officer

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: tba


Startle Response to an Ambush

This unique course is designed to provide law enforcement officers with techniques for reacting associated with such an event as well as the techniques for mitigating those to high stress, short duration critical incidents where they are faced with an unanticipated, deadly threat at close range. The class will deal with critical stress and the physiological effects affects.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Eye protection, duty belt


Street Encounters: Two Officer Apprehension Tactics

Officers will use control tactics in a concept based system to apprehend the suspect.  The course will cover the importance of communication in a team tactics situation.  The officers will learn the tactics of each officer leading to the apprehension of the suspect.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: BLUE GUN (IF AVAILABLE), DUTY BELT


Supervisory Response to an Officer Involved Critical Incident

 

 

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: tba


Tactical Handcuffing

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: tba


Tactical Handgun

This fast paced course will focus around skills designed to keep the Patrol Officer on the winning edge of a gun fight. Officers will cover a vast area of vital topics regarding fight speed, movement, non-standard responses,  
atypical shooting positions, reloading, injured responses & more.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Handgun, 350 Rounds of Ammunition, Eye & Ear Protection,Body Armor,standard Patrol or Investigative Duty Gear


Tactical Patrol Rifle

This course will focus on the ability to run the Patrol Rifle during the high stress of a gun fight. This course is designed for all levels of experience. Officers will leave this course more confident, competent and proficient on this superior weapon system. Down time will be at a minimum while we work through a number of drills and skills that will increase speed and competency with the weapon system.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Handgun, Patrol Rifle, 500 Rounds of Patrol Rifle Ammunition,100 Rounds of Handgun Ammunition,Eye & Ear Protection,Body Armor,standard Patrol or Investigative Duty Gear


Use of Force Instructor Certification

This training will familiarize students with pertinent use of force case law and demonstrate how it relates to policy, training and actual "street" applications. Along with learning the skills to teach use of force, participants will be shown how to assist in use of force policy writing and/or review force-related report writing and assist agencies in defending use of force cases in the courtroom.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Use of Force Legal Issues

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: tba


Using the Reactionary Gap and Understand the OODA Loop

No doubt about it, one of the key factors in surviving a close quarters physical confrontation with a subject – armed or unarmed – is engaging a safe and sound survival mindset and knowing how to establish and enforce the reactionary gap.

The reactionary gap is the distance an officer must keep between them and their subject for him or her to be able to respond effectively and efficiently to any sudden threat made against them while in proximity.  The minimum distance can vary and is dependable upon several factors an officer must learn to identify and recognize.  Success in close quarters combat situations also require an officer to know his or her danger zone and how to use it to attain tactical advantage.  Lastly, officers facing such threats of personal violence and in such situations, must know how their reaction time – their ability to respond with force equal to or greater than the threat they’re facing – will factor into the actions and response plan.

Setting A Survival Mindset will also discuss how understanding and implementing the four-point OODA Loop decision-making process (Observe, Orient, Decide and Act) will assist officers with efforts to make quick, proactive and effective live-saving personal decisions.

Yes, while speed and strength are important variables to an officer’s ability to survive and walk away from a violent close quarters encounter, so too are his and her analytical skills and being able to successfully interpret what’s really happening in real time.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Vehicle Encounters for Patrol Officers

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: tba


Weapon Retention

This course is designed to teach the operator or law enforcement officer the principles, techniques and tactics to defeat a suspect intent on taking the officer's sidearm.  Students will learn basic combatives (strikes) and counter-assault techniques designed to defend and counter-attack an assailant.  This is NOT a three hour lecture. This IS a "hands-on" seminar designed to familiarize the operator with
the principles and techniques that may someday save his life.  You will sweat.

ABSOLUTELY NO LIVE WEAPONS OR SIMUNITION WEAPONS WILL BE ALLOWED IN CLASS.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Athletic shoes, duty belt,  (BDUs recommended), bottled water, and a redgun type training weapon.


Weapon Retention (handgun / long gun)

This course will cover the concepts of retention for both handgun and long gun.  The concepts being covered are RAT, CUTT and CORR.  

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED:Officers will need holster/duty belt, training handgun and long gun if possible