Course Descriptions

2022 (NEW YORK) 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.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NLTA converted weapon (UTM or Simunition), 250 rounds of NLTA (UTM or Simuntion), Desired/standard tactical equipment or load-out, Clear eye protection, Note taking materials


Afghanistan, Mexico, Central/South America, China, and how they affect the US National Security

This is an in-depth look into the Drug world, taught by Terry Cole Retired DEA Agent in Charge South America.  It addresses the topics of Mexico-meth/cocaine/fentanyl and the Mexican cartels; China- Fentanyl and chemical precursor trade and money manipulation; Colombia- cocaine trade; Central American-transit countries and human trafficking methods, violence; Cartel Reach/capabilities and distribution networks; Cartels- surveillance, social media, technical Intercept capabilities.

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


AR-15/ M-16 MAINTENANCE & CARE

The AR-15 has become the standard shoulder weapon in Law Enforcement.  This course will show how to clean and properly maintain the patrol rifle to keep it in top working condition.

Course Highlights:

Function Checks
Field Strip
Bolt Carrier Assembly Cleaning, Maintenance & Inspection
Chamber Cleaning
Barrel Cleaning & Maintenance
Suppressor Maintenance     

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDEDAR-15 / M-16 RIFLE


Barricaded Subject Resolution

This course will offer the student an overall review of the procedures and tactics to be used in resolving an armed barricaded suspect situation. The class will focus on a wide array of tactical options to include the following: intelligence gathering, decision making, the deployment of entry / containment personnel, use of force, explosive breaching, use of diversionary devices, chemical agents, less-lethal options, and Police K-9.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Building Clearing Tactics

 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 class will focus on 2 man movement.

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


Bulletproof Spirit Presentation: Resilience, Trauma Recovery & Wellness

As Law Enforcement we are consistently being immersed in our daily work traumas of violence, danger, tragedies, and heartache can not only injure our brain (Post-traumatic Stress) but can kill us (suicide – our #1 cause of death) – as well as cause depression, burnout, anxiety and stress disorders, sleep disorders, ineffective and unprofessional service, and numerous physical, psychological, and emotional issues and dysfunction within our agencies.
 
Bulletproof Spirit training and wellness guidebook provide essential strategies and effective tools to strengthen resiliency, enhance personal and organizational wellness, improve survivability, mitigate the effects of traumas, heal from traumatic injuries, and to remain motivated to serve with compassion to make a meaningful difference. Its purpose is to enable you to reach retirement and not curse your career, but to love it and to be proud of all the good you were able to do in being useful to others.
 
We will be running multiple sessions of this important topic.

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 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


CQB Tactics Concepts and Principles

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 block will focus on two man and team movement.

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 / LONG GUN OR OTHER INERT WEAPON


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 / ALS)

 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


Empty Hand Attacks Against Law Enforcement  (Krav Maga)

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.  Krav Maga emphasizes ballistic techniques to quickly neutralize the threat in a street fight – not the chess match of traditional sport fighting.  Students will learn movement, combative strikes, and self-defense techniques against common unarmed physical attacks 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.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL APPLICATION
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: All participants should wear athletic shoes, duty belt,  BDUs (recommended), and bring bottled water.  ABSOLUTELY NO LIVE WEAPONS OR SIMUNITION


Featured Debrief: Congressional Baseball Shooting

On June 14, 2017, during a practice session for the annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity in Alexandria, Virginia, James Hodgkinson shot U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, U.S. Capitol police officer Crystal Griner, congressional aide Zack Barth, and lobbyist Matt Mika. A ten-minute shootout took place between Hodgkinson and officers from the Capitol and Alexandria Police. This debrief will discuss lessons learned from this tragic event.

 https://www.washingtonian.com/2018/05/28/terrifying-story-of-the-congressional-baseball-shooting-steve-scalise/

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Featured Debrief: Leon County SO (FL) Barricade / 40 Rounds Fired

 On 18 September 2019, the Leon County (FL) Sheriff's Office SWAT Team responded to an armed barricaded suspect who was wanted for felony criminal charges and was actively shooting at LEOs on scene. Uniform Patrol was attempting to locate the suspect following a domestic battery prior to barricading and arming himself in his home in Tallahassee, FL. This presentation will debrief the incident that lasted several hours involving LCSO SWAT, HNT, Bomb, and TPD TAC in which the suspect fired over 40 rounds. The discussion will cover the operation and lessons learned.

https://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2019/09/18/fort-braden-lockdownm-lcso-scene-barricaded-subject-nearby/2361867001/

https://www.wctv.tv/content/news/Barricaded-suspect-in-Fort-Braden-560670031.html

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Debrief: North Aurora Illinois Prisoner Escape/Active Shooter/HRT

Delnor Hospital Hostage Rescue – Lessons learned

On May 13th 2017 an inmate recovering from surgery at a hospital managed to overpower a corrections officer and take his gun. A short time later that inmate took a nurse hostage. While attempting to escape the hospital, responding units located the inmate with the hostage at which time he and the hostage sequestered themselves in a room where negotiations began. After an hours long stand-off a hostage rescue attempt took place. Today we will discuss the lessons learned from this incident.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


General Session: Critical Mindset: The West Memphis Shootout

On May 20, 2010 four law enforcement officers were shot in West Memphis, Arkansas. Two of those, Officer Bill Evans and Sgt Brandon Paudert lost their lives on a traffic stop. Officer Evans and Sgt. Paudert were ambushed that morning by a father and son who were Sovereign Citizens. During the stop the father presented Officer Evans a “A1 Priority Notice” which is Sovereign Citizen jargon for the vehicle they are driving. The father was asked to step to the back of the white Doge mini-van that he was driving by Bill Evans. Sgt. Paudert arrived on scene and immediately upon Sgt. Paudert contacting the father the boy who was 16 years old exited the white dodge mini-van and shot Officer Evans and Sgt. Paudert multiple times with an AK-47. Chaos ensued after that moment as the communication barrier between the communication center and the road units went into disarray.

Sheriff Michael Neal who at the time was a game warden for the Arkansas Fish and Game responded to the West Memphis area to assist in the man hunt of the two cop killers.

Sheriff Neal hadn’t been in West Memphis for no more than fifteen minutes when he found himself in a gun battle for his life. Sheriff Neal was driving past the Wal-Mart as dispatch was giving the call out of the suspects spotted in the parking lot in the van in row 12. Sheriff Neal immediately turned into the parking lot and observed Sheriff Dick Busby and Undersheriff W.A Wren contact the father and son cop killers.

Sheriff Neal watched as he drove through the parking lot as the Sheriff and Undersheriff were instantly shot by the father and son. Sheriff Neal knew he had to stop the threat and that’s when he rammed his Arkansas Fish and Game truck into the suspects white van. Sheriff Neal found himself in a 17 second gun battle with the 16-year-old boy. Sheriff Neal upon impact eliminated the father by firing his AR-15 through the windshield of his patrol vehicle. Sheriff Neal took 12 rounds of AK-47 through his windshield and delivered 28 rounds of .223 at the 16-year-old eliminating the threats.

Sheriff Michael Neal is the most decorated officer in the history of law enforcement in the state of Arkansas. Sheriff Neal was awarded the 2011 International Law Enforcement Officer of the year and the Congressional Medal of Valor. Sheriff Neal debriefs this incident and what went right and what went wrong for him that day. This debrief will get you ready to train for your fight the next 2 days.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


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 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.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Handgun Threats (Krav Maga)

This course is designed to teach the operator or law enforcement
officer the principles, techniques and tactics to defeat a suspect armed with a handgun when the officer is either unarmed, or does not have the time or ability to access his own handgun. Students will learn basic combatives (strikes) and counter-assault techniques designed to defeat and disarm 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.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: All participants should bring athletic shoes, duty belt,  (BDUs recommended), bottled water, and a redgun type training weapon. ABSOLUTELY NO LIVE WEAPONS OR SIMUNITION WEAPONS WILL BE ALLOWED IN CLASS.


IED Recognition and Considerations for the Non-EOD Tech

This block of instruction will cover an introduction to explosive theory and principles, explosive hazards, IED principles, IED components/component recognition. The block will also cover types of IEDs and employment techniques, as well as mitigation and planning considerations when working in an environment where IEDs are likely.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


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


Impact Munitions Instructor Certification (Defense Technology / ALS)

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


Impact 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 Impact Weapon.  This group of weapons (Impact Weapons) can include sticks, baseball bats, pool cues, tire irons, rocks, hammers, and any other striking instrument.  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.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: All participants should wear 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.  ABSOLUTELY NO LIVE WEAPONS OR SIMUNITION WEAPONS WILL BE ALLOWED IN CLASS.


Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK) Care for Law Enforcement

Learn how to use your own first aid kit to save lives. This class will cover the most used components in any first aid kit (IFAK).  If you don't carry one, we'll show you how to think outside the box and make something in your surroundings work. class topics Bleeding control / airway control / breathing control. Seconds count when someone is injured. Do you know what to do ?  

 

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM & PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: If you would like an evaluation of your department kit please bring it with you but it is NOT needed for this training. No gear or equipment is needed for this class.  We will supply all training gear.


Instructor Development Workshop for Firearms Instructors

The course will take an in depth look at Firearms Training curriculums to develop material , implement program changes that are purpose driven through data , science with a concentration in how adults learn.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: TBA


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: 250-300 rounds of handgun ammo, duty rig with two spare mags, vest, eye and ear protection.


Leadership and Operational Planning

This block of instruction will cover leadership principles, command and control, the operations planning cycle, and standard operating procedure development.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


 Linear Assaults

 In this 2 day course officers will develop techniques and sharpen skills needed to effectively approach, enter and regain control of a passenger train/bus set in various environments.

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

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM & PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: EYE PRO, FULL KIT, NLTA Handgun/Rifle (if available). We will have NLTA weapons/ammo/protection if you need to borrow.


Live Fire Carbine: Movement Under 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
Belt-mounted holster and magazine pouch (Serpa holsters strictly prohibited)
Eye protection (sun & clear)
Tactical vest/armor (SAPI plates optional)
Duty uniform & kit
Sturdy broken-in boots
Soft ballcap/boonie hat
Rag/Towel/Headscarf (for sun & hot brass protection)
Tactical gloves
Note taking materials
Sunscreen
 

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: SEE ABOVE LIST


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)


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: EYE PRO, HEARING PROTECTION, NO LIVE WEAPONS ALLOWED


Pistol Mounted Optics Operator Certification (Live Fire)

Leave the Iron Age behind. Proven on the battlefield and in competition, there is no longer any debate that a red dot makes for faster, more accurate shots over iron sights. Take your shooting to the next level with the course built specifically around this major advancement in firearm technology.
Have you seen the light? Maybe you’ve already made the leap to reflex sights but are wondering “Can I acquire the dot even faster?” and “Is it possible to stay in the fight if my optic goes down?” Or, perhaps you just want to see what the hype is all about. Either way, be prepared for an eye opening experience with the course designed, and taught by, those who stake their lives on this technology everyday. Proper zeroing of your sight, “both eyes open” shooting, alternate aiming techniques, low light environments and achieving accuracy at distance will all be covered. You’ll also have FREE use of a SIG SAUER 320 RX, the only pistol engineered specifically around the red dot sight, and leave with a complete appreciation of the electro optic advantage.

Course Outline

•    Understanding types of red dots and mounting options
•    Proper sighting procedure (aka zeroing)
•    Equipment maintenance
•    Application of marksmanship fundamentals
•    Initial sight acquisition
•    Holdover/offset
•    Advantages and limitations
Equipment List
•    Quality functional semi-automatic pistol with Reflex (red dot) sight in common caliber
•    3 magazines (minimum)
•    Belt mounted, dominant side holster
•    Magazine pouches
•    Sturdy belt at least 1.5" wide
•    Loading device (optional)
•    Footwear suitable for rapid movement and turning
•    Clothing suitable for training in any weather (pants must have belt loops)
•    Wraparound eyewear with polycarbonate lenses or non-shattering prescription
•    Electronic hearing protection, earmuffs or earplugs

** If you do not have a Red Dot pistol we will provide you with a of SIG SAUER 320 RX (Full-size) with ROMEO1 sight, magazines, mag pouches, eye and hearing protection for the class.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: EYE PRO, HEARING PROTECTION, DUTY BELT, HANDGUN AND HOLSTER WILL BE PROVIDED WITH OPTICS (BRING YOUR OWN IF YOU HAVE A HANDGUN W/ OPTICS), AMMO COUNT OF 300 9MM (OR YOUR CALIBRE ONLY IF BRINGING A HANDGUN WITH YOUR OWN OPTICS)


Room Clearing

This block of instruction will cover 4 man and 2 man room clearing techniques utilizing both the “strong wall” and the “L-shape/in-depth” techniques on both center fed and corner fed rooms. Hallways, hallway junctions, hallway intersections, stairwells, cordon security, sectors of fire, and command/control will also be thoroughly addressed.

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


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 recertification.

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 Course (CTS)

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: Advanced Marksmanship Skills

We will focus on unconventional shooting positions and improvised positions as well as
Gear and equipment.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Sniper Rifle, 100 Rounds of ammo, gear typically brought on deployment


Sniper Mindset

This course looks at steps to change how we look at situations and how our perceptions are formed and provides practical steps we can take to help snipers prepare for operations to increase our operational effectiveness and success.


COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Sniper: Moving Target Engagements

We will discuss proper methods and techniques for moving target leads and engagements with practical application on the range.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Sniper Rifle, 100 Rounds of ammo, gear typically brought on deployment


Sniper: Urban Hides

We discuss hide site construction, gear and equipment with a hands on practical portion for a high rise hide site and a vehicle hide.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Tactical Combat Casualty Care

TCCC class, which was originally designed for military personnel, has now been an advanced training platform for today's first responders in handling emergency situations. This course contains lectures and hands-on skill station scenarios, by trained certified instructors, designed to expose the student to a variety of different emergency situations and confidently provide appropriate care.  The goal however remains the same..

Treat the Casualty
Prevent additional casualties
Complete the task at hand.

Topics of Discussion

  • Care under-fire Concepts
  • Equipment Checklist for first responders
  • Bleeding & Tourniquets  
  • Burns
  • C-spine injuries and Movement of an aided

Tactical Field Care Concepts

  • Bleeding and QuikClot
  • Airway trauma and treatments
  • Chest trauma and treatments
  • Fluid Resuscitation
  • Hypothermia
  • Fractures and splinting
  • Medication considerations for tactical paramedics/physicians

Tactical Evacuation Care

  • Evacuation categories
  • Evacuation considerations

In law enforcement, we are the first responders especially in hostel environments and tactical situations. This course will properly prepare you to appropriately act and react in a tactical environment that may save the life of someone else or your own.

The TCCC class offers 16 Continuing Medical Education credits for any certified EMT or Paramedic and is recognized by National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, however this class does not require certifications and is available to all law enforcement. At the completion of this course, each student will receive a TCCC certification by NAEMT

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Tactical Handgun

The course is a purpose driven block that will look at fundamentals as well as what makes us a superior gun fighter. This fast paced block is sure to increase the participants survivability. 

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Eye pro, ear pro, vest, duty rig, handgun, 300 rounds of ammo, 4 DUMMY rounds


Tactical Patrol Rifle

Course will include driving gun to threat from different ready and carry positions,  standard defensive response anatomically along with non standard responses . Malfunction mitigation,  throttle control drills , after action drills and transition drills, shooting on the move and understanding lateral equals forward. We will also be explaining the WHY behind everything we teach.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Eye pro, ear pro, 500 rifle rounds of ammunition, vest, water, luch, all weather clothing, 3 mags each weapon system, handgun, 100 rounds of handgun ammo


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: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


TASER Conducted Energy Weapon (CEW) Basic Instructor Course

This course provides the basic operational theory and practical training to instruct users to reasonably safely and effectively operate TASER CEWs. This course covers the TASER X26P, X2 and the new TASER 7 CEWs, and will certify those who successfully complete the course as TASER basic instructors for a period of 2 years from the date of certification. This course is open to sworn law enforcement officers, military personnel, and licensed professional security employees. Part 1 of the courses is completed online. Part 2 consists of practical training and final certification (all attending students are required to attend 1 day in class; there is no separate recertification version).

* Requires completion of the online component before the conference

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM & ONLINE COMPONENT
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


The Six Layer Concept: Behavior Pattern Recognition

Human Terrain Mapping & Behavior Pattern Recognition 4-hr Workshop HTMBPR is designed for the 21st Century Law Enforcement Professional. It focuses on advanced critical thinking using an understanding of human behavior patterns to articulate and defend decisions made by the officer in the course of their duties. It is designed to empower the law enforcement officer and limit department/organization liability while simultaneously building community rapport and engagement. This purpose of this workshop is to give insight into what the HTMBPR program is and how it can be applied.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Use of Force Instructor Certification

Recurring in both mainstream media outlets, as well as social media platforms, is the topic of police Use-of-Force. The Safariland Use-of-Force Instructor Course is the most comprehensive  method  for  understanding  and  teaching  Use-of-Force.  This  training  will familiarize attendees with the 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


Wallbanger FB Breaching, Bang Pole, & Gas Delivery System Operator

 This course covers everything from storage to maintenance and planning to deployment of the WallBanger system. The WallBanger system is a unique “3-in-1” tactical deployment and dynamic entry tool. The WallBanger will also be used in the following scenarios:


• Break & Rake – In preparation for its use as a Bang pole, students will use the WallBanger system to break and rake a second story window.
• Bang Pole – Using the WallBanger, students will arm and deploy 1-2 flashbangs through a second story window.
• Door Breaching – Using the over-pressure from a Defense Technology 7001CI charge, students will use the WallBanger system to breach locking devices of typical residential and commercial doors.


Upon completion of the course, students will be prepared to provide in-service training to their agency. All products featured in this class utilize the Defense Technology 7001CI Command Initiated reload to shape and form pressure from the charge to act as a distraction device, or to act as the force used by the Door Key to breach doors.

 

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM & PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Eye protection, hearing protection, gloves.


Warrant Planning & Preparation

This in depth high risk warrant service course, with modern day liability considerations, will enhance your team’s ability to properly evaluate, plan, and safely execute your missions. The class will cover pre-raid scouting missions, proper target identification, execution options, warrant service planning, risk mitigation, supervisor approval process and post service responsibilities & documentation.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Weapon Retention & Presentation from CQB

Attendee's will cover concepts on weapon retention from close hands on combative positions and how to transition to presentation of there weapon.  This course will cover how to: 1) when to present weapon 2) options on presentation in these situations. 

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: BLUE GUN, DUTY RIG, COMFORTABLE CLOTHING