Course Descriptions

2020 (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


Advanced Tactical Self Defense

This course will take a look at subject control principles and how to make them work for you. This course was developed for law enforcement officers and intended to provide them with the knowledge, ability and skills to defend themselves and others in everyday real life close quarter physical confrontations.
Specifically , we will educate officers on proven offensive and defensive techniques which can be used to combat physical resistance and gain physical control over combative and unarmed using a variety of tactical maneuvers, including pressure points, joint manipulation, and pain compliance techniques.
This training will focus on principles of using minimal force to obtain maximum control; scene and response strategy, using the reactionary gap to survive the encounter: while reinforcing the principle that one of the most effective weapons available to an officer in such a situation is their mindset, access to proven practical tactical defensive tactics, and the officer’s ability to deploy such tactics effectively and efficiently.
The training will include instruction on appropriate and applicable subject control using tactical and speed handcuffing, joint control and manipulation, subject restraint, dealing with totally uncooperative subjects, strikes and take down procedures.
 
Course Type: Practical and physical
Equipment Needed: Comfortable clothing, Duty Belt, Handcuffs and key.


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 Lecture

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


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 Leadership

This lecture will cover the misconception of leadership as it applies to tactical teams. While there are several differences between combat leadership and "standard
leaders" there are many similarities that are common between World Class Performers. These examples given will include similarities in leaders in combat, elite sports and
business. At the core of success is establishing a successful team/company "culture." The culture is the root of all world-class performing organizations.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


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


*Emotional Intelligence: Your Primary Weapon for Success

 

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Evolution of Tactics

 

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


*Featured Debrief: Aurora Century 16 Debrief

On July 20, 2012, shortly after midnight a 25 year old male exited Theater 9 of the
Century 16 Theater in Aurora, Colorado through the emergency exit door. He went
to his car, donned tactical gear and a gasmask, and armed himself with a shotgun,
rifle, pistol, and tear gas. He re-entered the theater through the emergency exit,
which he had propped open, tossed tear gas into the audience and began shooting
into the crowd. In less than 5 minutes, he shot or otherwise wounded 70 innocent
people, killing 12 of them. He was apprehended shortly after he again exited through
the emergency exit door. Many of the wounded that night were also carried out that
same exit door and triaged near where the shooter had parked his car. Over 25 of
these wounded were transported to area hospitals in police vehicles. Not only had
the shooter attacked the theater, but he also set a trap for first responders and/or his neighbors.

This presentation will cover some of the steps the shooter took to prepare for his
assault, some recordings of radio transmissions from the incident, and will recognize
some of the heroism of everyday people just out to enjoy a movie. It will also discuss
some of the issues related to rendering the apartment safe along with the aftermath
that affected, and still affects, the community and responders

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


*Featured Debrief: Born to Die Just Not Today- K9 Officer Ambushed

 

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Featured Debrief: Critical Mindset: The West Memphis, AK Incident

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


Featured Debrief: The Untold Story of the Pulse Night Club Incident & Aftermath

The deadliest Terrorist Attack on United States soil since September 11, 2001 occurred June 12, 2016 at 2:02a.m. The Pulse night club is located in downtown Orlando, Florida. Pulse was an alternative lifestyle night club and on the morning of the attack it was Latin night so many of the victims were of Hispanic descent. It’s been discovered through investigation since the terrorist attack that prior to the Pulse attack the suspect Omar Mateen had went to Walt Disney World property and became less confident in his ability to carry out his intended killing spree because of the presence of uniformed law enforcement.

Mateen left Disney property and headed downtown to the club and bar area. Every club had a uniformed officer outside the door. Mateen arrived at Pulse and didn’t see a patrol vehicle or a deputy at the door so he parked his vehicle and made his move to attack. Once in the club Mateen began his shooting spree on the patrons of Pulse. Little did he know the law enforcement officer that was at the club was outside on the side of the business dealing with a separate incident when he began his attack. The off -duty officer immediately engaged Mateen from the parking
lot and Mateen returned fire at law enforcement. The off-duty officer began transmitting over the radio “Shot’s Fired at Club Pulse.” In a matter of seconds every law enforcement officer in the Orlando area was heading to Club Pulse to stop the active shooter. Within minutes multiple units had arrived from several different municipalities and were working on making entry into Club Pulse to stop Mateen from his killing spree.

Detective Raul Rivas who was a fifteen-year member of the Orlando SWAT team at the time of the Pulse incident had just arrived back home at 2:00am. Detective Rivas and the Orlando SWAT team had just dealt with back to back hostage situation call outs from the day before. Detective Rivas had just crawled into bed and closed his eyes when the call out for the Pulse Incident went out. Detective Rivas does a complete breakdown of the Pulse Incident from the time Mateen was looking for a target to the aftermath of the Pulse incident.

Detective Rivas who was assistant team leader for Orlando SWAT immediately responded to the incident that was unfolding at Club Pulse. Detective Rivas jumped into action with other SWAT team members as he explains in his debriefs how the dynamics of the incident changed very abruptly for him and all law enforcement on the scene. Detective Rivas breaks down the Club Pulse incident and how the chaotic scene was handled to the best of their ability.

Detective Rivas explains how the medical situation was handled and what went good for them that morning and worked against them in treating injured patrons of Pulse. Detective Rivas speaks about the unthinkable and quick decisions that the command staff of the Orlando Police Department had to make that morning at the snap of a finger. Rivas speaks about the shootout incident with Mateen three hours after the first shots were fired. What Detective Rivas talks about isn’t a book report or something that was told to him. Detective Rivas exchanged gunfire with the suspect that morning ending the terrorist attack and the killing. Detective Rivas discusses the PTSD effect that the incident brought upon law enforcement and the Orlando SWAT team.

That morning in Orlando one hundred and two people were injured in the Pulse incident. Unfortunately, forty-nine innocent people lost their lives from the Pulse event. Detective Rivas received multiple awards from the Club Pulse incident because of heroics including the award of Valor and State of Florida Special award.

 

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Featured Debrief: University of Rochester Football Players HRT

A Command post perspective and debrief on decision making and implementation of hasty planning of a kidnapping, torture and rescue of 2 Rochester football players who where held captive for 40 hours.

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


*Human Terrain Mapping and Behavior Pattern Recognition for First Responders (EMS/PATROL/SWAT)

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


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.


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

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: TBA


Initial Contact: Communication Do's & Don't for SWAT

A brief study of communications in the tactical environment to include appropriate responses in crisis situations. What you might say and why you should or shouldn’t say it. Includes short debriefs and word association role playing.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Introduction to Combat/Methodical Structure Clearing

The Tactical Entry Course of Instruction will establish and refine Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in regards to Close Quarters Clearing (CQC) methodical and threshold clearance operations. The course will teach trainees the principles and best practices of tactical entry and follow-on movement. The basic tactics course will ensure trainees gain expertise in best practices in several essential tactical skills, including threat priorities, use of cover, room entries, and follow on movement. Ultimately, this course will ensure all officers have a common foundation for operating as a team in CQC tactical environments related to methodical and threshold clearance operations. The tactics taught by Tomahawk will enable mission success, de-escalation when needed, and risk mitigation to officers AND the civilian population that they serve.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: INERT WEAPON / BLUE GUN (HANDGUN/LONG GUN)


*KEYNOTE: LEADERSHIP IN ANY ENVIRONMENT

This presentation focuses on mastering the basics of leadership. Using real-life lessons and motivational factors, attendees will discover what works and what doesn’t in any environment, with a concentration on leading, sharing, adapting and growing as an individual and organization.

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


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


Mission Based Tactics

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: NONE


*Next Level: Developing a Scoped Patrol Rifle Program

 

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


*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)


*Reactionary Gap & Understanding the OODA Loop

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

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

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

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

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


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 Mindset


COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Sniper Overwatch


COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


S.W.A.T. 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


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


*TacMobility: Controlling the Mind & The Machine

TacMobility is a physical and educational course on stress management, injury rehabilitation & prevention specific to law enforcement.

*note: this class contains physical activity

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Comfortable Clothing, note taking materials


*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


*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


*Weapon Retention & Presentation from CQB

 

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: TBA