Course Descriptions


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

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

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Active Shooter Events and Response 

This lecture based awareness class is for all Law Enforcement, including mid-level and upper management. The course takes a look at the current threat picture. It describes significant changes in best practices for active shooter response. The driving force concept is introduced to assist in decision making during initial response to stop the killing, Point-of-Injury medical care and evacuation to a higher level of care to stop the dying. Introduction to the integrated Rescue Task Force model, working with fire and EMS personnel within a warm zone with traditional protocols as well as ambulance exchange points. Empowering and instilling confidence in the civilians LE serves by providing response strategies on how to survive an active shooter event. Finally, the course discusses model civilian programs and awareness campaigns.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


AR-15 Armorer Certification Course (Remington)

Our mission is to train Law Enforcement personnel how to repair and maintain the Bushmaster firearms used by their officers. Courses are limited to law enforcement, government, or military personnel only.

Over the years, our 100% American-made products have evolved to keep pace with the rapidly changing needs of the Law Enforcement community. A wide range of accessory options allows the customer to tailor Bushmaster products to their specific needs. Because of the variety of choices available, the department armorer must understand how to repair, maintain, and service these systems.

We offer a 2 day course for the Bushmaster AR15/M16/M4 style rifles.

After successful completion of the course, which includes practical and written examination, the student will receive a certificate valid for a period of three years.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM,
EQUIPMENT NEEDED:  NONE, AN AR-15 RIFLE WILL BE PROVIDED TO YOU BY REMINGTON / BUSHMASTER.


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 andLength Choices
    Gas System
    Parts Interchangability, 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


AERIAL PLATFORM SHOOTING FOR SPECIAL WEAPONS & TACTICS TEAMS


COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Barricaded Suspect Resolution (2 Day)

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

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


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 Technoloy / 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


Crisis Intervention and Communications for Negotiators, SWAT, and Patrol


COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Defense Tactics (Code 4 Concepts)


COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED:  TBA


Distraction Device Instructor Certification Course (Combined Tactical Systems)

This course entails:

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

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


Distraction Device Instructor Certification Course (Defense Technology)

 Distraction Devices Instructor Program will cover:

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

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


Dynamic Shield Operator

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


COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM, CLASSROOM DEMO & DRILLS
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: SHIELD


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

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Featured Debrief: Century 16 Theater Shooting

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Fundamentals of First Aid in a Tactical Environment

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

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Ground Defense Combatives

This block of instruction will be a hands-on approach to ground attacks.  We will cover concepts on how to stand up, control our weapons, defend strikes, control tactics and become mobile so we can dominate the subject.  We will cover the use of force and effective options from all areas of attacks.  These are street proven concepts and techniques to keep you safe and to control the subject.   

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: BDU OR COMFORTABLE CLOTHING, RED/BLUE LONG GUN


High Angle Team Suicidal Jumper Rescue

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


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


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

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM, PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: TBA


High-Risk Warrant Planning

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


Incident and Tactical Command Post Operations


COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Incident Response to a Terrorist Bombing

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Introduction to the NYS Reality Based Training Instructor Program

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


KRAV MAGA: Edged Weapon Defense

 


KRAV MAGA: Defense Against Impact Weapons

 


Law Enforcement and First Response Tactical Casualty Care

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.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Law Enforcement Tactics Research and Analysis


COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


 

Less Lethal Impact Munitions Instructor Certification (Combined Tactical Systems)

This course entails: 

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

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


Less Lethal Impact Munitions Instructor Certification (Defense Technology)

SM Less Lethal Impact Munitions Instructor Program will cover:

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

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


Linear Assaults

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.


Multiple Assault Counter-Terrorism Action Capability (MACTAC)


COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


 

Negotiations Track 1

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Negotiations Track 2

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Negotiations Track 3

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


New Years Barricade (Ithaca, NY)


COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


 

Overview: Explosive Breaching


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


Progressive Carbine Team Tactics (Live Fire)


COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: TBA


Remington 700 Armorer Certification


COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: REMINGTON 700 BOLT ACTION RIFLE


 

Resistance at the Threshold in CQB

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.


Scenario Instructor Certification (Simunition)

Committed to the safety of students using their products and system, Simunition® has developed, along with FX® Marking Cartridges, a complete line of protective equipment and conversion kits. Our concern for safety has led us to include instructor-level training in the safe and effective staging of reality-based training using FX® technologies. The training also includes instructor updates and re-certification.

This informative, two-day course is designed to provide students with substantial hands-on experience with Simunition® FX® training ammunition technology, weapons conversion kits, and the Simunition® line of protective equipment. Additionally, this course will provide in-depth, hands-on instruction in scenario-based training program development and training methodology, and will give critical practical experience to students on the best use of Simunition® training products in a highly effective, realistic, extremely safe training program.

Subjects covered in the course will include:

  • Simunition® SecuriBlank® Cartridges
  • Simunition® FX® Marking Cartridges
  • Simunition® Conversion Kits
  • Simunition® FX® Protective Equipment

Scenario-based training program development, management and implementation: Instructor Development; Safety considerations; Program components; Training objectives; Personnel requirements; Facility requirements; Equipment requirements; Scenario execution; De-briefing techniques.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM, PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED:  UTILITY CLOTHING FOR FORCE ON FORCE AND AN EMPTY HOLSTER (DAY 2)


Sniper Track 1

COURSE TYPE: TBA
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: TBA


Sniper Track 2

COURSE TYPE: TBA
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: TBA


Sniper Debriefs (3 Incidents)

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Special Unit Concealed Handgun (Live Fire)


COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: TBA


SWAT 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 EMS: We've Come a Long Way


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


Taser Instructor Certification Course and Re-Certification Course

This class will cover the techniques for proper deployment of and certification of instructors of end users in the use of the TASER® brand less-lethal weapons entitled the ADVANCED TASER M26, TASER X26, TASER XREP 12ga and the new TASER X3 multi-shot ECD. You must attend all 3 sessions over a two day period to obtain an instructor certification or a re-certification.

Please note the certification or re-certification course is 16 hours (Wed AM session, Wed PM session and all day Thur). There is no online component. You must attend all 16 hours for certification and re-certification.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM, PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: EYE PROTECTION


Training Management and Risk Mitigation for SWAT


COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Vehicle Takedown Tactics


COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE