Course Descriptions

2022 (DC) COURSE DESCRIPTIONS


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


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


Command & Control for Tactical Operations

 

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 / 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


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


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


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


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.


Keynote: Surviving Deadly Encounters

A Discussion of how to survive a critical incident as it relates to officer involved shootings and the mental health of officers. With violent encounters on the rise for officers today, this class is designed to provide law enforcement officers with skills needed to survive a critical incident relating to an officer involved shooting as well as being able to mentally and physically prepare yourself for such an encounter. A discussion on good leadership and proper tactics as learned through relatable real-life experiences. Additionally, Kyle shares his story of breaking the stigma of speaking out and dealing with post trauma, evolving PEER support and the introduction to Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy. Currently the number one cause of death for law enforcement officers is suicide. It is vital for first responders to feel comfortable about speaking out, identifying and recognizing signs of post trauma.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


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


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 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


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


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

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

 


Structure 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


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 Team Combatives (Code 4 Concepts)

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: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Tactical Handgun (Unconventional Gun Fighting

Unconventional Gun Fighting Techniques- Many instructors are essentially teaching LEGACY blocks and will say that’s the way we have always done it.  This is utterly unacceptable. We should always challenge the WHAT we are teaching and support the WHY. In this live fire block we will dive deep into body mechanics and how athleticism wins gun fights. I will support the WHY with data and science mixed into the drills. 

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Duty pistol , duty gun belt , body armor , 400 rounds , eye / ear pro , 4 dummy rounds.


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


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


Weapon Based Entanglements

 

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE