Course Descriptions

4-Dimensional Firearm Training

There is shooting, and there is gunfighting; and they are not the same.  PFC again breaks new ground and enhances survivability with this innovative new program, which utilizes UTM non-lethal training ammunition (NLTA) in a force-on-target setting.  Students will first be taught the principles of live fire movement using their handgun or carbine weapon system in order to establish the critical skill-at-arms required for problem solving against live, dynamic threats.  Further instruction features the five modules of PFC’s “Mover-Mover” series of drills, which seek to work the peripheral, adrenal and spatial muscles that simply get neglected during rote square range training.  Dye Marking Cartridges (DMC) for too long have been under-utilized and only thought of for Force-on-Force training; 4-Dimensional Firearm Defense stands this paradigm on its head.  This class will take your firearms training to another level.

Equipment Requirements:

  • NLTA converted weapon (UTM or Simunition)
  • 250 rounds of NLTA (UTM or Simuntion)
  • Desired/standard tactical equipment or loadout
  • Clear eye protection
  • Note taking materials

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: SEE ABOVE


Active Shooter Events and Response

This lecture based awareness class is for all Law Enforcement, including mid-level and upper management. The course takes a look at the current threat picture. It describes significant changes in best practices for active shooter response. The driving force concept is introduced to assist in decision making during initial response to stop the killing, Point-of-Injury medical care and evacuation to a higher level of care to stop the dying. Introduction to the integrated Rescue Task Force model, working with fire and EMS personnel within a warm zone with traditional protocols as well as ambulance exchange points. Empowering and instilling confidence in the civilians LE serves by providing response strategies on how to survive an active shooter event. Finally, the course discusses model civilian programs and awareness campaigns.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Aerial Platform Shooting for Special Weapons & Tactics Teams

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM, DEMO/PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: TBA


A-15 / M-16 / M-4 Armorer Certification Course (SLR15, Inc)

Our 16 hour AR15/M16/M4 Armorer course provides Industry Standard 5 year Armorer's Certification.
Here is a brief overview of what is covered during this very busy hands on full 2-days of AR15/M16 Armoring:

  •     History of the Weapon
  •     Cycles of Function
  •     General Disassembly & Assembly
  •     Identification of Common Problems and Parts
  •     Nomenclature
  •     Identification of Group Components
  •     Semi, Burst, and Full Auto Parts and Conversions
  •     Complete Armoring Disassembly / Assembly
  •     Barrel Replacement
  •     Cleaning and Maintenance
  •     Sight and Distance Considerations
  •     Ballistic Issues
  •     Barrel Twist and Length Choices
  •     Gas System
  •     Parts Interchangeability, including Brands
  •     Headspace
  •     Firing Pin Protrusion
  •     Trigger Jobs
  •     Chamber Inspection and Polishing
  •     Accessories and Customizing
  •     Tool Options and Selection
  •     Iron Sights (A1/A2/A3)
  •     Disassembly/Reassembly
  •     Optics
  •     SOP/MOD
  •     Accessories and Additions

All tools, manuals, and anything else that is necessary is supplied. Students should bring their own weapon systems to get familiar with their own configuration and modifications, plus this allows the time for a good thorough cleaning and inspection. IN addition plus we can replace and repair any parts necessary. This is a very intensive course that we cover in 2-days, so be prepared to get a lot of hands on knowledge.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED:  STUDENTS MUST BRING THEIR OWN AR-16 RIFLE TO THE CLASS


Barricaded Suspect Resolution (2 Day)

This course  will expose  SWAT team members to the methods and concepts used in resolving situations involving armed/barricaded suspect(s). The course will focus on the different phases of the operation including, but not limited to, the deployment and management of personnel, containment, entry and other tactical options.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM & PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: FULL KIT, CLEARED PRIMARY AND SECONDARY WEAPON SYSTEMS,  NO AMMUNITION OR NLTA


Carbine Movement Under Fire (Live Fire)

In the absence of cover, movement itself affords you protection.  Maneuver warfare has proven time and again that movement performed under correct distance and timing often leads to victory.  This class aims to create gunfighters that can proactively employ motion in a controlled, balanced and dynamic manner that pushes adversaries to exploitable errors.  Training topics include a Moving Manipulations, the Reactive Turn Series, the Reactive Step Series, Shooting-on-the-Move, the Traveling Movement Series, bilateral applications, Angle Drills, hybrid movements, Momentum Drills, and dynamic moving & shooting exercises.

Equipment Requirements:

  • Carbine
  • 250-300 rounds of carbine ammo
  • 4 carbine magazines & magazine carry system
  • Handgun
  • 50 rounds of handgun ammo
  • 2 handgun magazines

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: SEE ABOVE


Chemical Munitions Instructor Certification Course (CTS)

This course includes classroom and range exercises. Information provided will include history of chemical agents, nomenclature of chemical agents, use of force considerations, hands on applications, training examples and legal considerations. Students will receive an instructor certificate from CTS at the completion of this course.

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


Chemical Munitions Instructor Certification Course (Defense Technology)

This course includes classroom and range exercises. Information provided will include history of chemical agents, nomenclature of chemical agents, use of force considerations, hands on applications, training examples and legal considerations. Students will receive an instructor certificate from Defense Technology / Safariland at the completion of this course.

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


Close Quarters Defense (Gun, Knife & Handcuffing Control Principles)

Close Quarters Defense is a practical tactical defensive tactics training course developed for law enforcement officers and intended to provide them with the knowledge, ability, and skills to defend themselves and others in everyday real life close quarters physical confrontations.

Specifically, we will educate course attendees on proven defensive tactics techniques which can be used to combat physical resistance and gain physical control over combative armed and unarmed subjects using a variety of tactical maneuvers, including pressure point control, joint manipulation, and pain compliance practices.

The training will also focus on the principal of using minimal force to obtain maximum results when dealing with armed and unarmed subjects; scene and response strategy assessment from a safe distance; successful engagement and disengagement of an officer’s reactionary gap; while reinforcing the principal that one of the most effective weapons available to an officer in such situations in their mindset, access to proven practical tactical defensive tactics, and the officer’s ability to deploy such tactics effectively and efficiently.

The training will include instruction on appropriate and applicable subject control using tactical handcuffing, speed handcuffing and handcuffing control techniques to take control of a subject who may be down, but not yet out.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED:  COMFORTABLE CLOTHING, DUTY BELT, BLUE/RED GUN, HANDCUFFS, HANDCUFF KEY


Code 4 Concepts; Control Tactics 

As PFC’s premiere study on Intermediate Force for law enforcement personnel, this class teaches contemporary principles and concepts for controlling subjects before, during and after use-of-force encounters.  Subject management and control, both verbally and physically, are taught from the on-set along with an in-depth block of instruction on modern use-of-force doctrine.  Verbal skills, confrontation management, conflict resolution and de-escalation are emphasized throughout in order to problem-solve at the lowest level and minimize use of physical force.  Through practical application and drilling, students will learn street-proven control holds, escorts, takedowns, restraint, handcuffing, and ground control measures for gaining and maintaining safety.  Additionally, students will learn how to work with partners and apply team-based techniques that reduce risk of injury to all parties rather than increase it.  This training is ideal for the armed professional who must be prepared to responsibly go hands-on with or subdue a resistant, aggressive or violent individual during the course of their official duties.  No defensive tactics training is complete without the progressive and state of the art material presented in this program. 

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Standard tactical equipment, Note taking materials, Inert training firearms only; NO live weapons


Code 4 Concepts; Tactical Team Combatives 

This class is designed around the use of sound principles and reality-based practices to address physically combative subjects encountered by tactical personnel.  This training was developed for special operations units, SWAT teams, and other groups that must train for physical defense and subject control while in full kit and amongst team members.  Individual and team-based defensive tactics are taught in all subject areas.  Students will learn a principle-based approach for contacting, controlling and dominating adversaries and “unknowns” located during an operation, whether subjects are compliant or combative.  Concepts taught in this course are consistent with other PFC/C4C curriculum so students familiar with lessons learned during PFC’s team tactics, indoor combat, or CQC instructional blocks will be reinforced and applied during this program.  At the conclusion of this course, teams and individual operators will have a foundation for defeating and/or detaining anyone who poses a threat during a mission.  Proper and responsible use-of-force, as well as weapons safety, are emphasized throughout training.  All material taught in this class has been proven successful during real-world confrontations in all types of environments and will help prepare armed professionals to manage physical confrontations.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Standard tactical equipment, Note taking materials, Inert training firearms only; NO live weapons


Current Trends in Terrorism

This Course provide the participants with past, current, and potential trends in attacks involving domestic and foreign terrorism. During this course we will visit the who, what, where, and why of global terrorism and how it is affecting the US and other nations across the globe.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Distraction Device Instructor Certification (ALS, CTS, Defense Technology)

 Distraction Devices Instructor Program will cover:

• Distraction devices: types and nomenclature/reloadable and non-reloadable devices/command initiated
• Decibels/candela/p.s.i./overpressure
• Handling/storage/rendering safe
• Tactical deployment/safety considerations/policy and procedures
• Criminal and civil liabilities
• Live-firing exercises/operational scenarios
• Instructor development to establish in-house/in-service training and documentation skills

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


 

Featured Debrief: Century 16 Theater Shooting Debrief

On July 20, 2012, a mass shooting occurred inside a Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, during a midnight screening of the film The Dark Knight Rises. A gunman, dressed in tactical clothing, set off tear gas grenades and shot into the audience with multiple firearms. Twelve people were killed and around 70 others were injured making this the largest number of casualties in a shooting in the United States. We will discuss what led up to the shooting, the response,  the aftermath and the resources tactical teams and Police departments need to have in place before a critical incident occurs.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


 

Fundamentals of First Aid in a Tactical Environment

This lecture covers what medical equipment should be carried by officers. How to use equipment in a tactical environment and what can be expected when a team member is injured during an operation.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Ground Defensive Combatives

This block of instruction will be a hands-on approach to ground attacks.  We will cover concepts on how to stand up, control our weapons, defend strikes, control tactics and become mobile so we can dominate the subject.  We will cover the use of force and effective options from all areas of attacks.  These are street proven concepts and techniques to keep you safe and to control the subject.   

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: BDU OR COMFORTABLE CLOTHING, RED/BLUE LONG GUN


High Risk Warrant Planning for Team Leaders & Supervisors

This lecture based course will provide Team Leaders and Supervisor’s with the information, protocols, and processes needed to plan a High Risk Warrant.  This course will challenge students with incident reviews and table top exercises. 

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Hostage Rescue Tactics

This course is designed to expose SWAT & tactical teams to the dynamics of hostage rescue operations. Course focuses on, hostage rescue concepts, the deployment and management of personnel, deliberate entry tactics, crisis entry tactics and team movement.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: FULL KIT, CLEARED PRIMARY AND SECONDARY WEAPON SYSTEMS,  NO AMMUNITION OR NLTA


Incident & Tactical Command Post Operations

This lecture is an instructional overview of emergency operations center; command post and tactical operations center functions, structure, and operations. Command decision-making through a proven system that streamlines the flow of direction and information will be a central focus of this course.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings

This course provides basic instruction on response procedures for terrorist incidents involving energetic materials (explosives and incendiaries). The course includes classroom presentations that address potential terrorist bombing targets in U.S. communities, common military and commercial explosives available to terrorists, improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and response procedures that support safe and effective operations during bombing incidents.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Introduction to Helmet Mounted NVGs and IR Lasers

Learn the basics of night vision;– generations, green phosphor, white phosphor, filmed and unfilmed.  Find out what kit is needed to successfully equip a team.  Understand weapon mounted and clip on NVGs.

Learn the fundamentals of IR lasers, IR safety and IR use with NVGs.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


 

Law Enforcement and First Response Tactical Casualty Care

Law Enforcement and First Response Tactical Casualty Care (LEFR-TCC), is continuing education offered through NAEMT’s PHTLS program. This new course was developed in collaboration with the Denver Health Department of EMS Education and the Denver Police Department Metro/SWAT unit, and NAEMT’s PreHospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) Committee. It teaches public safety first responders (police, law enforcement officers, firefighters, and other first responders) the basic medical care interventions that will help save an injured responder's life until EMS practitioners can safely enter a tactical scene.

The course combines the principles of PHTLS and Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC), with the training provided to military medics by all branches of our Armed Services. It is consistent with the Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) guidelines, and meets the recommendations of the Hartford Consensus Document on Improving Survival from Active Shooter Events.

Course participants will learn life-saving medical actions such as bleeding control with a tourniquet, bleeding control with gauze packs or topical hemostatic agents, and opening an airway to allow a casualty to breathe.

Upon completion of the course participants will:

  • Understand the rationale for immediate steps for hemorrhage control (including external hemorrhage control direct pressure and wound packing, early use of tourniquet for severe hemorrhage, internal hemorrhage control by rapid evacuation, and transportation to major hospital/trauma center.
  • Demonstrate the appropriate application of a tourniquet to the arm and leg.  
  • Describe the progressive strategy for controlling hemorrhage.
  • Describe appropriate airway control techniques and devices.
  • Demonstrate the correct application of a topical hemostatic dressing (combat gauze).
  • Recognize the tactically relevant indicators of shock.

At the completion of this course, each student will receive a certification by NAEMT (** Certification is an addditional $15.00 fee and is optional, however, highly recoomended)

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM/PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Less Lethal Impact Munitions Instructor Certification (ALS, CTS, Defense Technology)

SM Less Lethal Impact Munitions Instructor Program will cover:

• Weapons and munitions: 12ga./37mm/40mm/hand delivered 
• Tactical consideration in the use of impact munitions in crowd-control/dynamic-entry/hostage-rescue/barricaded-subject situations 
• Physiological/psychological effects 
• Liability consideration/policy and procedures 
• Blunt trauma/ballistics and energy 

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


 

Less Lethal Tactical Decision Making

A presentation on the tactics related to the use of less lethal on tactical operations. 

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


 

Multiple Assault Counter-Terrorism Action Capability (MACTAC)

 

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


 

Negotiations Track: Most Common Negotiations Mistakes

This presentation will offer the Negotiator examples of the most commonly made errors made during the negotiation process. Based on contributions from Negotiators from across North America, we will explore the specific situations in which we often “drop the ball” and discuss strategies for managing those situations more effectively.

This will include a discussion outlining the differences between “positional negotiation” versus “interest based negotiation” as well as the difficulties associated with moving to “problem solving” too soon within the negotiation. The presentation will also offer information relating to how Negotiators often try to be “interesting” when they should be trying to be more “interested”. The session will also offer information regarding the selection, vetting and use of the Third Party Intermediary.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


 

Negotiations Track: Suicide 101: A Negotiators Perspective

In the field of crisis negotiations, we are often tasked with crisis intervention in relation to a suicidal subject. While the proven skills we employ in other negotiation arenas will serve us well in these situations, there are strategies unique to the suicidal subject that are worthy of discussion.

In this presentation, we will examine the incident assessment process as well as a number of predictable patterns that often arise in these scenarios. These patterns include imitation of method, location and timing of the suicidal behaviour. In addition, we will examine the relationship that sometimes occurs between suicidal and homicidal ideology.

This presentation also contains an exploration of the value and risks associated with “grabbing the potential jumper” and other situations in which the Negotiator takes unilateral action.

Additionally, we will discuss strategies for managing external influences and ways in which the Negotiation Team can create circumstances to allow the subject to “surrender” with dignity and while saving face.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


 

Negotiations Track: Understanding our Subjects Motivation &  How to Influence their Behavior

In the field of Crisis Negotiation, we focus much of our training effort on the role of the Primary Negotiator. This is no surprise, given the fact the Primary Negotiator fulfils a critical role during negotiations. That said, there is also significant value in looking at the function of the “Intel Negotiator”, as they play a key role in the success or failure of our negotiations.

This presentation focuses on the kinds of intelligence the Intelligence Negotiator may want to consider to assist in the negotiation. “Understanding Subject’s Motivation” is designed to provide insights into the mind, motivation, psyche and rationalization of the violent person. This is the kind of information that assists in theme development as theme development is our primary motivation for why we gather intelligence.

The second portion of this presentation is based on the principles identified by Robert Cialdini, as he offers a number of social patterns that enable us to predict, with some certainty, how others will react in certain situations. In this section, we will explore how the theories of Reciprocity, Commitment, Social Poof and Liking can be used by Negotiators to “influence” those we negotiate with.

 

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


 

PepperBall Instructor Certification Course

The PepperBall Instructor Course will certify attendees as PepperBall Instructors for their agency. This course will cover the theory, design, application, and specifications of the non-lethal PepperBall System and will include extensive hands-on training with all PepperBall launchers. Students will also be exposed to tactical drills during the range portion of this class. Students will be required to pass a written test and pass a range qualification to receive certification.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM & PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE, NO LIVE WEAPONS ALLOWED


Prevention and Response to Suicide Bombing Incidents

This course is designed to provide advanced training in responding to suicide bombings. The course includes detailed instruction on improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and explosive materials typically used in suicide bombings. The course addresses actions and programs designed to prevent or deter suicide bombings, as well as techniques, tactics, and procedures to respond to a variety of suicide bombing scenarios.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


 

Remington 870 Shotgun Armorer Certification

 

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


 

Rescue Tactics for Linear Targets (Bus, Rail)

 

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


 

Resistance at the Threshold

The immediate use of force during a CQB setting for tactical teams is very important.  Dealing with a resistant subject at the entry point’s main threshold is vital.  We will cover three models on how to deal with this in a dominate fashion and control the subject in order to allow the rest of the team to flow in.  This will be a hands-on instruction to subject control in a teamwork setting.  Operators will learn how to work in two-man teams in order to control and cuff a subject will as little man power as possible.  A brief weapon retention will also be covered. The immediate use of force during a CQB setting for tactical teams is very important.  Dealing with a resistant subject at the entry point’s main threshold is vital.  We will cover three models on how to deal with this in a dominate fashion and control the subject in order to allow the rest of the team to flow in.  This will be a hands-on instruction to subject control in a teamwork setting.  Operators will learn how to work in two-man teams in order to control and cuff a subject will as little manpower as possible.  A brief weapon retention will also be covered.


COURSE TYPE:  PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: BDU’s, shirt and shoes/boots.  Red/Blue long gun if possible.


Response to an Armed Intruder: How to train your Community Primer

Armed Intruder incidents in schools are escalating at an alarming rate.  Innocent victims are falling prey to armed intruders with one mission in mind -committing mass casualties. Historically these events create victims in the first few seconds before the police have time to respond. The objective of this course is to train the law enforcement officer with the tools necessary to educate School Administrators, Teachers and staff with initial actions they can take to make a difference and potentially save lives in the crucial 3 to 4 minutes before police can arrive. 

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


 

Scenario Instructor Certification (Simunition)

Committed to the safety of students using their products and system, Simunition® has developed, along with FX® Marking Cartridges, a complete line of protective equipment and conversion kits. Our concern for safety has led us to include instructor-level training in the safe and effective staging of reality-based training using FX® technologies. The training also includes instructor updates and re-certification.

This informative, two-day course is designed to provide students with substantial hands-on experience with Simunition® FX® training ammunition technology, weapons conversion kits, and the Simunition® line of protective equipment. Additionally, this course will provide in-depth, hands-on instruction in scenario-based training program development and training methodology, and will give critical practical experience to students on the best use of Simunition® training products in a highly effective, realistic, extremely safe training program.

Subjects covered in the course will include:

    Simunition® SecuriBlank® Cartridges
    Simunition® FX® Marking Cartridges
    Simunition® Conversion Kits
    Simunition® FX® Protective Equipment

Scenario-based training program development, management and implementation: Instructor Development; Safety considerations; Program components; Training objectives; Personnel requirements; Facility requirements; Equipment requirements; Scenario execution; De-briefing techniques.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM, PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED:  UTILITY CLOTHING FOR FORCE ON FORCE AND AN EMPTY HOLSTER (DAY 2)


Shotgun Breaching Operator

This course is designed for those officers with a desire to learn new breaching techniques. Students will learn:

  • Deploying a breaching program
  • Department policies and pre-planning
  • Deployment procedures
  • Identifying door construction
  • Team member positioning
  • Post documentation and legal aspects

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM, PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED:  Breaching Shotgun (if available), Eye protection, hearing protection, gloves


 

Sniper Track: The Sniper Mindset

 

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


 

Sniper: Urban Sniper Hides

 

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


 

Sniper: Urban Sniper (Live Fire)

 

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


 

Structure Clearing Strategies (Mini-Block)

 

This one-hour primer course will expose the end-user to Progressive FORCE Concepts' innovative and proven methods for safely clearing structures while mitigating risk. Topics covered will include the PFC Principles of Indoor Combat, structure traits and dynamics, door
management, methods of entry, subject management, contingency preparations, action on contact, Whether you are an officer from an agency with the desire to evolve your protocols or a member of a newly established team, this curriculum is a vital resource.

Please note this is a primer course given in 1-hour blocks on the trade show floor. This course is given in addition to your daily training agenda. You may take ONLY ONE of these blocks over the two-day period this course is given. This course is an overview of basic clearing strategies and is not meant to supplant the full training course of 2-3 days.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: BLUE PRIMARY/SECONDARY WEAPON SYSTEM. NO LIVE AMMO OR NLTA.


SWAT Legal Issues

This course will provide a review of current legal issues facing SWAT teams,  case law decision involving SWAT teams, deployment of less lethal munitions, search warrant execution and use of force in the SWAT context. The course will highlight facts and circumstances relied upon by the courts in deciding cases that involved use of SWAT teams, and recommended practices based upon court decisions. This course will also touch upon training standards and policy manuals.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


 

SWAT Selection, Testing & Training

This course is taken from a section of the NTOA 5 day SWAT Command Decision-Making and Leadership I. It is designed to expose police SWAT Team commanders and supervisors to contemporary SWAT issues, tactics and procedures.  This course will cover Selection, Testing & Training.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Tactical Team Leader Development Course

This class will discuss team leader survival, the tactical decision making process, discuss a SWAT officer evaluation tool and its uses, then conclude with a review of incident debriefs related to less lethal resolution options, barricade operations, warrant service and hostage rescue.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Tactical Vehicle Intercept/ Vehicle Assaults

 

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Tactics & the O.O.D.A. Loop

 

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Taser Instructor Certification/Re-Certification

This class will cover the techniques for proper deployment of and certification of instructors of end users in the use of the TASER® brand less-lethal weapons entitled the ADVANCED TASER M26, TASER X26, TASER XREP 12ga and the new TASER X3 multi-shot ECD. You must attend all 3 sessions over a two day period to obtain an instructor certification or a re-certification.

Please note the certification or re-certification course is 16 hours (THUR AM session, THUR PM session and all day FRI). There is no online component. You must attend all 16 hours for certification and re-certification.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM, PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: EYE PROTECTION


Training Management and Risk Mitigation for SWAT

 

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE