Course Descriptions


Advanced Structure Clearing

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

This course is an overview of basic clearing strategies and is not meant to supplant the full training course of 2-3 days.

Prerequisite: You must take Structure Clearing or Resistance at the Threshold to be eligible to take the Advanced Course.

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


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


Armored Vehicle Operations

 

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Carbine Movement Under Fire (Live Fire)

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

Equipment Requirements:

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


Barricaded Suspect Resolution Lecture

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

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
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


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

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

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

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

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

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


Control Tactics (Code 4 Concepts)

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

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


Debrief : Route 91 Harvest Music Festival Shooting (Las Vegas)

This 3 hour classroom presentation will be conducted by officer(s) and medical personnel who were on the ground and intimately involved in the Route 91 Active Shooter Event which occurred on October 1st, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV. This event was the largest of it’s kind in American history and is replete with lessons learned both positive and negative. Topics covered will include background, initial contact, location of and movement to adversary, securing of scene, medical response, post-incident scene management, and return to standard operating procedures. Students are strongly encouraged to bring note-taking materials.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Distraction Device Instructor Certification Course (Combined Tactical Systems)

This course entails:

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

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


Distraction Device Instructor Certification Course (Defense Technology)

 Distraction Devices Instructor Program will cover:

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

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


Distraction Device Instructor Certification Course (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: ARMED BARRICADED ARMY RESERVIST

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Featured Debrief: Hostage Rescue of a 3yo boy (Kenneth Knight Incident)

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Featured Debrief: Pulse Night Club Incident Debrief (Orlando, FL)

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Featured Debrief: The Murder of Five Dallas Police Officers

The assault on the Dallas Police Dept. on 7-7-16 kicked off a new era in policing and S.W.A.T.  tactics. The event in where officers were attacked, while protecting a protest that was anti police, was tragic and unforeseen. Although this is considered one event, the response should be viewed as two separate incidents.

 1. How Patrol was used in the protest and what was their response to the initial attack.
 2. The response of the SWAT team to the attack and dealing with the barricaded suspect inside of a college.

The use of other agencies, command and control, and dealing with a massive civilian population present in the protest and downtown area were other issues that needed to be dealt with. An honest critique of this incident will help other teams and cities prepare for future attacks.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Fundamentals of First Aid in a Tactical Environment

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

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: TBA


Hand Gun/Long Gun Retention Training (Code 4 Concepts)

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: TBA


High Risk Warrant Planning for Team Leaders & Supervisors

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

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Hostage Rescue Tactics Lecture

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

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Hostage Rescue Tactics Practical

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

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM, PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: FULL KIT, BLUE GUN OR CLEARED WEAPON


Implementation Rescue Task Force Model

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Individual First Aid Kit for Law Enforcement Skills (practical)

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM, PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Inglewood Police Shooting Hostage Barricade

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


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

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

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

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

Upon completion of the course participants will:

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

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

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM/PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Law Enforcement Mechanical Breaching Operations Course

Mechanical Door breaching is a process used by military, police, or emergency services to force open closed and/or locked doors. A wide range of methods are available, one or more of which may be used in any given situation.

Where no tools are available, it is usually possible to force open most inward-opening doors with a strong kick that breaks through the door frame. This can be a common method of entry for many trained police officers who are conducting warranted searches, and the "macho" concept of kicking in doors has frequently been glamorized on various police procedural shows.

Mechanical breaching can be minimally destructive, through the use of lock picks. This method is relatively slow and requires a trained operator, but does not damage the lock or door. Using specialized tools (i.e.: A-tool, K-tool), a lock cylinder can also be quickly dismantled and unlocked without removing it from the door; this method also allows the door to be closed and re-locked.

Mechanical breaching also includes hydraulic breaching, which uses a special hydraulic ram to overcome the lock. The hydraulic ram may be powered manually, pneumatically, or electrically. More dynamic methods (kinetic breaching) use force to break the lock or door. The common methods are to use a lever, such as a Halligan bar or crowbar, or to use a tool to concentrate a large amount of force on the door, such as a sledgehammer, hydraulic jack, or battering ram.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL APPLICATION
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Gloves, Helmet, Eye Pro, Vest, Team Breaching Tools, Vehicle w/Ram, Note Pad/Pen.


Less Lethal Impact Munitions Instructor Certification (Combined Tactical Systems)

This course entails: 

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

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


Less Lethal Impact Munitions Instructor Certification (Defense Technology)

SM Less Lethal Impact Munitions Instructor Program will cover:

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

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


Less Lethal Impact Munitions Instructor Certification (ALS)

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


Negotiations Track: Basic Negotiations for SWAT Operators

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Negotiations Track: Communication and De-escalation

Communication and De-escalation is a “back to the basics” presentation reminding negotiators there is no need to reinvent the wheel. The foundation of active listening has been laid out for us thanks to the FBI.

Building on this solid foundation by using communication techniques such as nonverbal communication, voice inflection and employing Stephan Covey’s technique of “listening with the intent to understand” instead of “listening with the intent to reply.” Learning to avoid problem solving and not being afraid to talk off topic. Rapport building is the name of the game.

What do we do when we are faced with the mentally ill? Can we negotiate with the mentally ill? Be safe but get creative, avoid traps of being lured into their hallucinations.

This presentation is beneficial to new negotiators and tactical officers that may be unexpectedly faced with negotiating. It is also a great refresher for veteran negotiators.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


PepperBall Instructor Certification Course

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

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


Rescue Tactics for Linear Targets (Bus, Rail)

This course will be a combination of classroom & practical training that will cover hostage rescue tactics on linear targets.  Practical application will be conducted on a bus and train.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: FULL KIT, (CLEARED) PRIMARY AND SECONDARY WEAPON CONVERTED TO DISCHARGE NLTA. PROTECTIVE GEAR.


Rescue Task Force Concepts for Law Enforcement

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Resistance at the Threshold

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


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


RESPONSE TO AN ARMED INTRUDER & HOW TO TRAIN YOUR COMMUNITY

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

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


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 (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 Track: Positional Shooting Do's and Don'ts

Review positional shooting practices and improvised single and two-man options. Training recommendations and class review of operational deployments by students and staff.


COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Sniper Track: Positional Shooting Do's and Don'ts (Live Fire)

Practical review of positional shooting options with supported and un-supported apparatus. Using dry and live fire training drills, each student will have the opportunity to practice and evaluate techniques that have been exposed to at the class or previous situations. Both improvised and traditional supports will be used.


COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: ASSIGNED RIFLE, EYE PROTECTION, EAR PROTECTION, WATER, WEATHER GEAR, ETC.


Structure Clearing Strategies

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

This course is an overview of basic clearing strategies and is not meant to supplant the full training course of 2-3 days.

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


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 Vehicle Intercept / Vehicle Assaults

This course will consist of 2 hours of classroom instruction and practical scenarios. The students will be taught how to identify Tactical Vehicle Intercepts and High Risk Felony Intercepts and deploy tactics accordingly.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Tactical vest (light/patrol), gun holsters, eyes and gloves


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: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Desired/standard tactical equipment, Note taking materials, Inert training firearms only; NO live weapons


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

This course will review and analyze the OODA loop in relationship to basic and advanced tactics, officer perspective, suspect perspective then make some tactical recommendations to the tactics your team chooses the use during tactical operations.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


TCCC: Lessons Learned from Operations in Mosul, Iraq

Lessons learned as a medic in a Trauma Stabilization Point 1.5km from the fighting in Old City, Mosul, Iraq will be presented with an emphasis on TCCC/TECC and applications for CONUS response to violence.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Using the Reactionary Gap for your Survival and Understand 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