COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 2017


(ACTIVE SHOOTER) - EMERGENCY RESPONSE TO AN ARMED INTRUDER & HOW TO TRAIN YOUR COMMUNITY

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 necesary 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


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


AR-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


Barricaded Suspect Resolution Lecture and Debrief

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


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


Combat Mindset

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


Crisis Intervention and Communications for Negotiators, SWAT, and Patrol

Crisis intervention and communication skills training is the basis for effective interaction with the person(s) you are dealing with. The building blocks of negotiations and brokering deals when it seems there is no room for resolution as it applies to the LE officer today. Suicide, domestics and psychologically affected people are just a few of the people we deal with on a daily basis. How does this apply to SWAT, patrol and negotiators? What's the difference? Who's better equipped to handle the issues at hand? Follow some high profile interactions that have a lasting effect on us all.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Distraction Device Instructor Certification Course (Combined Tactical Systems)

This course entails:

•Types of Explosions
•Primary and Thermal Effects of Distraction Devices
•History and types of diversion devices
•Specifications and Illustrations of Model 7290 Flash-Bang
•M201 Precision Fuze/M.S.D.S./Fuze Firing Sequence
•Deployment of Device
•Diversionary Device Decibel Levels 
•Rendering Safe Procedures Secondary Blast Pressure Effects
•ATF Requirements.

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


Distraction Device Instructor Certification Course (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


Dynamic Ballistic Shield Operations

The Ballistic shield is an effective tool which is often under-utilized by law enforcement teams throughout the country. In the past, use of the shield had been limited to methodical operations such as barricaded subjects due to the size and weight of the shield itself. Advances in ballistic technology have led to the development of a new breed of shields that are smaller, lightweight and easier to maneuver in close quarters. Based on these developments, teams can further enhance their capabilities through upgraded equipment and proper training. Understanding that the necessary elements for operations coupled with utilizing the ballistic shield as a clearing element can greatly enhance the safety of the entry team and further increase the probability of success. During this course we will discuss and demonstrate the proper tactics to be utilized when officers / investigators are conducting dynamic ballistic shield operations.

COURSE TYPE: 2 HRS CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION, 5 HOURS PRACTICAL EXERCISES
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: BALLISTIC SHIELD, BLUE/RED GUNS (IF AVAIL)


Edged Weapon Defense (Code 4 Concepts)

C4C Edged Weapons Defense is a principle-based class giving students specific strategies, tactics and techniques for prevailing in edged weapon encounters.  Students will learn the I-CAT method for countering and defending against edged weapon attacks, transitioning to offense, and employing the best options available to end the confrontation.  The C4C doctrine of incorporating personal weapons and defensive tools, empty-hand combatives skills, and various force options will also be taught to support responses for edged weapon attacks.  Training will also include practical use of folding and fixed blade knives for close quarters defense, weapon retention, escaping from positions of disadvantage, using clothing against opponents, ground defense applications and dominating attackers on the ground.  All material taught in this course has been proven successful during real-world confrontations and will help prepare students to defend themselves during dynamic edged weapon scenarios.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE, COMFORTABLE CLOTHING


Enforcement Tactics (Code 4 Concepts)

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: NONE, COMFORTABLE CLOTHING


Featured Debrief: The Murder of Five Dallas Police Officers (7/7/16)

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


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: CLASSROOM
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. what can be expected when a team member is injured during a job.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


High Angle Team Suicidal Jumper Rescue Class

The class will utilize classroom discussion; video and incident debriefs to open up a format to understand the abilities of a rescue operation when negotiations do not produce the desired outcome. Multiple scenarios, based on real-life operations, will be used to enhance the learning objectives.
Each officer position and/or team will be defined and tasked with their specific role. They include;


· HAT Officer
· Negotiator
· Suicidal Jumper
· Operational Cells
· Mobile Anchor Systems
· Structural Anchoring
· Rappel and Personal Equipment
· Tactical Gear


HAT (High Angle Team) operators are a rare breed, utilizing specific skills that most people typically fear on a daily basis. When dealing with a suicidal jumper it is not unusual for the Fire Department to not attend to the jumper due to the potential danger therein.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM, PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: TBA


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


High Risk Warrant Service (2 DAY)

This course is designed to expose individuals to techniques used in the planning and execution of high risk search warrants.  A wide variety of topics will be covered, from intelligence gathering, team assignments, scouting missions, service planning, contingency planning, diversionary devices, breaching methods, immediate action drills and controlled speed movement.

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


Hostage Rescue Tactics Lecture

This course will review the basic principles of tactical decision making in a hostage situations by reviewing and debriefing real-life tactical incidents.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Hostage Rescue Tactics:  Focus—Debrief

This course will offer the student an overall review of hostage rescue operations, to include theories, tactics, and decision making. This class will be held in a round-table format to encourage information and idea sharing among the students in regards to tactical options for safely resolving hostage situations. The hostage rescue mission is without a doubt one of the most dangerous scenarios we face. This course will provide operators with the ability openly discuss what they have learned through previous experiences. During this block of training you may very well learn that "one thing" that could mean the difference between life or death.   

The debrief portion of the class will cover an actual incident where a hardened criminal took two small children hostage inside an apartment. The debrief will cover deployment and placement of manpower, gathering of intelligence, use of pin hole cameras, placement and initiation of explosive breaching charges, and ultimately the decision making process which lead to the dynamic entry and resolution of the hostage situation.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


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: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Law Enforcement and First Response Tactcal Casualty Care (LEFR-TCC)

LEFR-TCC teaches public safety first responders including police, other 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. It combines the principles of PHTLS and TCCC, and meets the recommendations of the Hartford Consensus document and TECC guidelines.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Law Enforcement Tactics Research and Analysis

This lecture gives an overview of studies conducted on tactics that are being used by law enforcement/SWAT through-out the country. In addition, this course will discuss the ongoing studies on reactionary gap/time. 

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Leadership under Pressure

This presentation is designed for public safety organizations engaged in high-risk activities.  Keying on the critical actions taken by leaders at all levels, this presentation provides specific, successful leadership strategies for accomplishing the organization’s mission while enhancing officer safety.  The presenter’s personal education, training, and experience in successfully leading military and law enforcement special units provides the foundation for the course.  Attendees will  identify key behaviors, self-assess for continued development of leadership education and skill, and program their own leadership actions for achievement of their mission while successfully mitigating risk to themselves and their personnel.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Less Lethal Impact Munitions Instructor Certification (Combined Tactical Systems)

This course entails: 

•Tactical employment of munitions
•Levels of Force
•Physiological Effects of Specialty Munitions
•Shot Placement
•12 gauge, 37mm, and 40mm Specialty Munitions/Specifications
•Less Lethal kinetic energy projectiles Deployment techniques

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


Less Lethal Impact Munitions Instructor Certification (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 tactcial operations. 

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Live Fire: Open Area Movement & High Angle Engagements

Despite the focus on serving warrants in and around structures, officers may find themselves tasked with addressing, pursuing, searching for, or engaging threats in wide open or rural areas.  Proper tactics to move through terrain as part of a team are the primary focus of this training module.  Training topics include individual movement, formation selection and function, response to contact, fire and maneuver, team communications, casualty management, and danger area crossings.  In addition, this program will address the complexities of carbine engagements involving high-angle shooting, both up and down.  Whether providing over-watch from elevation or responding to contact from an adversary bunkered high within a structure, most officers will work an entire career without even being exposed to this life-saving knowledge.  

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL APPLICATION 
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Carbine, 300 rounds of carbine ammo, 4 rifle magazines, Helmet (ballistic or bump optional), Eye protection (sun & clear), Tactical vest/armor (SAPI plates optional), IFAK, Standard assault/duty uniform & load carrying equipment, Sturdy broken-in boots, Soft ballcap/boonie hat, Rag/Towel/Headscarf (for sun & hot brass protection), Tactical gloves (optional), Knee pads and elbow pads (optional), Hydration & snacks (optional), Sunscreen


Live Fire: Vehicle Tactics & Counter-Ambush

Vehicles are a part of life.  Whether in urban or rural centers, the number of lethal encounters that take place in, around, or involving vehicles is staggering.  Live Fire Vehicle Tactics & Counter-Ambush aims to train the individual and small element to dominate encounters involving your vehicle, the adversary’s vehicle, or other vehicles in the environment. Topics in this training module include ballistic performance through typical vehicle materials, weapon presentation from within (handgun & carbine), barricade tactics, unconventional positions, vehicle stops gone-bad, and dynamic threat assessment/decision making scenarios.  As common as these problems are, they are frightfully undertrained.  This block of instruction will enhance your awareness, skills, and abilities during vehicle scenarios.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL APPLICATION 
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Carbine with 4 magazines, Handgun with 3 magazines, 150 rounds of carbine ammo, 150 rounds of handgun ammo, Googles, Standard assault/duty uniform & load carrying equipment, Tactical vest/armor (SAPI plates optional), Sturdy broken-in boots, Soft ballcap/boonie hat , Rag/Towel/Headscarf (for sun & hot brass protection), Tactical gloves, IFAK, Knee pads and elbow pads (optional), Hydration & snacks (optional), Sunscreen


Mission Based Movement

This class will look at the philosophy and tactics behind understanding mission based movement skills. It will discuss how to train your team to have a mission based movement philosophy, analyze the tactical decision making process team during high risk entries, and apply the OODA loop to your tactics and review the importance of how to create tactical dilemmas for the suspect based on the team’s mission.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Carbine with 4 magazines, Handgun with 3 magazines, 150 rounds of carbine ammo, 150 rounds of handgun ammo, Googles, Standard assault/duty uniform & load carrying equipment, Tactical vest/armor (SAPI plates optional), Sturdy broken-in boots, Soft ballcap/boonie hat , Rag/Towel/Headscarf (for sun & hot brass protection), Tactical gloves, IFAK, Knee pads and elbow pads (optional), Hydration & snacks (optional), Sunscreen


Negotiator Track: Officer Shot Hostage Barricade Debrief

An officer at the Inglewood Police Department was shot (non-life threatening) the day before Thanksgiving and the suspect barricaded himself in a house along with two hostages.  Inglewood has its own SWAT and Negotiation Team yet they asked the Los Angeles County Sheriff to provide both for this incident.  The SWAT Team from LASD took over the incident and when my team responded, we partnered with the Inglewood negotiators for the duration of the incident.  This event is a good example of inter-agency negotiation team cooperation.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
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: CLASSROOM
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: CLASSROOM
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: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Night Vision Operators Course
Helmet mounted night vision, IR lasers and thermal sights

This 2-day course will cover the following:

  • Understanding L3 and Warrior Systems.
  • Night vision introduction – facts, myths, generations, NV history, tube schematics, filmed vs un-filmed, white phosphor, WSG gear, specifications, terminology.
  • Specifications, grant info, strategies, terminology, kitting gear as a system.
  • Helmets, mounts, configurations, familiarity w/ controls and adjustments, fitment, switchology, lashing down kit
  • Dark shoot house w/ gear, switchology and familiarity while mounted, helmet adjustments, focus preferences, navigation, binos vs monos vs panos, white phosphor vs green phosphor.
  • IR Laser presentation, laser safety, product specs, uses, switchology, mounting.
  • Mounting IR on Tactical training guns, switchology & familiarization while mounted, lens caps, illuminator focus, settings, safety screw check, lash down check.
  • IR laser operator error issues, lens cap vs no lens cap, switchology in dark, focus, navigation with IR laser/illuminator on low power.
  • Intro to thermal, benefits, drawbacks, clip ons (NV and thermal), calibers handled clip on thermals vs NV, use of thermal products in class, switchology, discussion of tactical options with thermal.
  • Zeroing & common issues.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: BDU uniform, pocket flashlight, water, snacks, meals if needed. Helmets, mounts, NVGs, IR lasers, and laser training gear will be provided to those who need or want to try something different than what they have. Students are welcome to bring their own NVGs, helmets, and IR lasers (course will provide if you do not currently have these items). The Tactical laser gear is based on realistic AR platforms with rails. Weapons and ammo will need to be stowed away from the scenarios.


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


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.


Structure Clearing Strategies

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.


Vehicle Hostage Rescue (Vehicle Assault Tactics)

This course will cover principle based methodologies on how to utilize coordinated team movement and timing to successfully end a hostage situation inside of a vehicle. The course will apply the advancement in tools availble to Tactical Units and how they effect and adjust the tactics used. This course includes vehicle window breaching and may include force on force scenarios.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: FULL KIT, PRIMARY & SECONDARY WEAPON CONVERTED TO SHOOT NTLA (if available - or cleared weapons w/o ammo), force on force protective gear (head gear, gloves, long sleeved shirt, etc.).