Course Descriptions

2020 (NEW YORK) PATROL TACTICS COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Active Threat Incidents: Crucial Patrol-Level Response Tactics (Calibre Press)

Statistically, the first responder on scene during an active shooter event will be a line-level, solo officer. 36% of those officers are going to be shot or seriously wounded. Are you and other first responders prepared to engage in that moment while avoiding being a statistic? This course will help.

Focusing on the critical mission of ensuring that police, fire and EMS have a collaborative active threat response strategy in place, this program is designed to help you develop a plan that includes sound tactical responses, rapid & dynamic engagement to neutralize the threat while minimizing causalities and the ability to quickly and effectively provide immediate medical care to victims.
Lives depend on collaborative leadership and teamwork between Police, Fire, and EMS. This seminar will identify the core, time-sensitive responsibilities required to rapidly implement Unified Command, Security of the Casualty Collection Point and Rescue Task Force tactics.
The presentation will examine research and dynamics of various threats including mass shootings, knife attacks, bombings and vehicular assaults on our schools, churches, malls and special event venues.  Then we’ll break down the stages of an active event and offer sound ‘team concept’ strategies ranging from the role and responsibilities of the initial responding officer to the tactical leadership, communication and coordination of all supporting responders.

We need to be trained and ready for anyone, anywhere, any day, for any reason.

Discussion will include:

• The “4 A’s” of the initial responder.
• Putting tactical command, communication protocols and response coordination in place.
• Dissecting and defining “Unified Command” – what it is and what it isn’t.
• Implementing proven leadership strategies in an extremely volatile, unpredictably evolving environment.
• Developing and leveraging a solid training program.
• Developing a Rescue Task Force for rapid assessment, evacuation & transport.
• Preparing your community to respond to an active attack event.
• Dealing with the aftermath; from the community and the media to the impact on responders

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


*AR-15/ M-16 MAINTENANCE & CARE


The Patrol Rifle 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 NEEDED: PATROL RIFLE


*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


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


*Emotional Intelligence: Your Primary Weapon for Success

Join us to gain leading-edge survival insights into human dynamics including hands-on tools and tips for your arsenal with proven success on the street, on teams, in battle or on the home front.  Learn “Powerful” content including leadership keys to situational awareness especially in VUCA environments (Volatile, Uncertain, Chaotic and Ambiguous) starting with your own emotional intelligence - specifically we will address your:

Emotional Self Awareness
Reality Checking
Impulse Control
Assertiveness
Problem Solving
Flexibility
And much more.

Onsite assessment is included and available during the program to help you pinpoint your most critical EI  “derailer” with quick action focused recovery strategies to be a top TAC Ops Performer now and in the future.

The world is changing rapidly - come and learn what you are truly capable of.

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


*Hemorrhage Control: Beyond Tourniquets for Patrol/SWAT

Most LE and other tactical operators carry tourniquets. Those are issued primarily for selfapplication
if the officer gets injured, and secondary for treating victims on the streets. But
what happens when the one or two tourniquets are exhausted and there are still patients in
need of bleeding control? Or what when it is not a compressible hemorrhage and a tourniquet
isn’t the tool for the job? This class will cover means to improvise tourniquets and other
bleeding control mechanism, improvised and commercial (such as the X-STAT and IT Clamp) to
provide the tactical operators with more options for life saving interventions.

 

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


*Impact Weapon Defenses

 This course is designed to teach the operator or law enforcement officer the principles, techniques and tactics to defend himself in hand-to-hand encounters against an attacker armed with an Impact Weapon.  This group of weapons (Impact Weapons) can include sticks, baseball bats, pool cues, tire irons, rocks, hammers, and any other striking instrument.  Krav Maga emphasizes techniques ranging along the readiness and distance continuum, where the Police Officer may be unable to access a higher force option (firearm).  Students will learn movement, combative strikes, and self defense techniques that are the basis of the Krav Maga system.  This is NOT a lecture. This IS a "hands-on" seminar designed to familiarize the operator with the principles and techniques that may someday save his life.  You will sweat.

 

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: All participants should wear athletic shoes, duty belt, (BDUs recommended), and bring bottled water and a towel.  If available, students should bring a redgun or similar inert training weapon that is similar to their issue sidearm.  ABSOLUTELY NO LIVE WEAPONS OR SIMUNITION WEAPONS WILL BE ALLOWED IN CLASS.


Introduction to Gun Fighting

 Proper movements, shooting platforms, emergency reloads, combat reloads, barricade tactics and movements under fire will be discussed and performed. 

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Officers will need 250-300 rounds of handgun ammo, duty rigs with two spare mags, vest, eye and ear protection.


*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


*Next Level: Developing a Scoped Patrol Rifle Program

This course is an over view of Scoped Patrol rifle programs, the need for such programs, along with implementation of programs.

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)


Patrol Less Lethal Impact Munitions Instructor Certification

This course entails:

•Tactical employment of munitions
•Levels of Force
•Physiological Effects of Specialty Munitions
•Shot Placement
•Primary focus on the patrol 12 gauge super sock round, 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


Plain Clothes Handgun

Concealed Handgun Course is designed to give officers a starting block to have proper gear set up / selection and presentation of firearm while concealed. The course will expand upon gun fighting while carrying concealed.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Concealed Carry / 350 rounds / appendix or strong side holster/ spare mag pouch and garment to conceal / eye pro / ear pro

 


Police Leadership & Operational Planning

This course is designed to train experienced Police Officers or current Police Supervisors, in the basic principles of leadership and supervision. The course will also expose the students to a systematic planning process that can apply to almost any scenario from tactical emergencies to pre-planned events.  

Topics addressed:

Leadership traits and principles
Planning for Police operations
Current tactical philosophy
Operation order preparation and delivery

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NOTE TAKING MATERIALS / STUDENTS WILL PREPARE AN OPERATIONS ORDER FOR A SPECIFIC SCENARIO


Predicting Violence & Influencing Outcomes: Situational Awareness, Conflict Control & Officer Survival (Calibre Press)

Often, individuals intent on assaulting an officer leak identifiable verbal and/or physical hints prior to their attack that can serve as red flags if you’re trained to recognize them. This critical presentation is designed to teach you to quickly and accurately do that so you can be predictive and preemptive and effectively short circuit an assault. Using real-world video examples of recent attacks on officers, Calibre Press Instructor Chief Scott Hughes will leverage a unique blend of street experience with current scientific understanding to delve deeply into kinesics, body language—including stances, posturing, gestures, subconscious mannerisms and micro-expressions—and various approaches to strategic communication.
Chief Hughes will help you understand:

• The “Five Truths” of human behavior and how they can help you spot signs of pending attack.
• How to go beyond the superficial and obvious when considering real situational awareness.
• Proven techniques for evaluating subjects’ comments in real time to help understand what they’re really saying…and what they aren’t.
• How to improve your deception detection through strategic questioning.
• The eight essentials to getting good confessions.
• Tactics that can help avoid situational stress from damaging or completely overriding your ability to act.
This course is relevant for all ranks, assignments and levels of experience and focuses on presenting students with realistic, easy-to-understand techniques to improve verbal and nonverbal interactions skills immediately.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


*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


Street Encounters: Two Officer Apprehension Tactics

Officers will use control tactics in a concept based system to apprehend the suspect.  The course will cover the importance of communication in a team tactics situation.  The officers will learn the tactics of each officer leading to the apprehension of the suspect.  This is a hands on course.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Officers will need holster/duty belt, training handgun.


STREET SURVIVAL® SEMINAR (Calibre Press)

Based on the iconic course that first revolutionized law enforcement training four decades ago, today’s Street Survival® blends the foundational officer safety and survival principles that drew mass popularity and saved countless officers’ lives nationwide with the unique, multi-faceted challenges the profession faces today.  Rather than limiting focus strictly to surviving deadly threats, this updated and expanded program also discusses the need to prepare officers for making sound, legal and reasonable decisions under stress in order to preserve the lives of citizens as well as their own.

A core element of this updated program is to help officers understand, manage and appropriately leverage stress, which studies have shown impacts a wide range of officer performance areas, including driving, communicating, overall decision-making and utilization of force to effectively decompressing after high stress encounters and on a daily basis.

Among the topics covered in this two-day program will be:

• Understanding the “Fatal Four” – the things that jeopardize cops’ lives most.
• The dangerous myths and proven realities of police use-of-force.
• Roadside risks and practical strategies for safe performance on roadways.
• Understanding the facts about assaults and preparing to avoid them before things go sideways.
• Tactics for criminal patrol; increasing your effectiveness in surfacing all types of contraband.
• Confrontation dynamics; physical, verbal and psychological.
This program is designed for all law enforcement, regardless of rank, assignment or experience level.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Tactical Combat Casualty Care

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

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

Topics of Discussion

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

Tactical Field Care Concepts

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

Tactical Evacuation Care

  • Evacuation categories
  • Evacuation considerations

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

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

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


*Tactical Handcuffing

Handcuffs  are  the  most  frequently  used  tool  in  law  enforcement.  Utilizing  simple,  effective  techniques,  officers  can  quickly  control  and  handcuff  an  individual.  This  course  presents  similar  handcuffing  skills  that  can  be  performed  whether  a  subject  assumes a kneeling, standing or prone position.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: DUTY BELT, HANDCUFFS


Tactical Handgun

This fast paced course will focus around skills designed to keep the Patrol Officer on the winning edge of a gun fight. Officers will cover a vast area of vital topics regarding fight speed, movement, non-standard responses,  
atypical shooting positions, reloading, injured responses & more.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Handgun, 350 Rounds of Ammunition, Eye & Ear Protection,Body Armor,standard Patrol or Investigative Duty Gear


Tactical Patrol Rifle

This course will focus on the ability to run the Patrol Rifle during the high stress of a gun fight. This course is designed for all levels of experience. Officers will leave this course more confident, competent and proficient on this superior weapon system. Down time will be at a minimum while we work through a number of drills and skills that will increase speed and competency with the weapon system.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Handgun, Patrol Rifle, 500 Rounds of Patrol Rifle Ammunition,100 Rounds of Handgun Ammunition,Eye & Ear Protection,Body Armor,standard Patrol or Investigative Duty Gear


*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


The Use of Force Was Legally Justified, But Was it Necessary? (Calibre Press)

This very popular and timely course analyzes dozens of recent, hand-selected use-of-force videos—through a non-judgmental lens—to help officers identify steps that may have been taken in these particular incidents to potentially avoid the need to use force. The training points gleaned are designed to be universal enough to be applied in virtually every pressurized encounter.

Topics and discussion points will include:

• Strategies for avoiding an “emotional temperature” increase that can make things worse.
• Physical and verbal techniques for helping calm, control and redirect even the most agitated subjects.
• The power (and wisdom) of strategic mid-event disengagement.
• Guidance for evaluating officer tactics with an eye toward training and identifying options that can avoid force instead of require it.
• Using the “four category” method to increasing learning and improve future performance after a potentially avoidable force event.
• Advice for avoiding counterproductive “behavioral and content loops”

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


 *Use of Force Instructor Certification

Recurring in both mainstream media outlets, as well as social media platforms, is the topic of police Use-of-Force. The Safariland Use-of-Force Instructor Course is the most comprehensive  method  for  understanding  and  teaching  Use-of-Force.  This  training  will familiarize attendees with the pertinent Use-of-Force case law and demonstrate how it relates to policy, training and actual “street” applications. Along with learning the  skills  to  teach  Use-of-Force,  participants  will  be  shown  how  to  assist  in  Use-of-Force policy writing and/or review force-related report writing and assist agencies in defending use of force cases in the courtroom.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Vehicle Encounters for Patrol Officers

 

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: TBA


*Weapon Retention & Presentation from CQB

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

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


Weapon Retention

The course will cover the concepts of retention for both handgun and long gun.  The concepts being covered are RAT, CUTT and CORR.  

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Officers will need holster/duty belt, training handgun and long gun if possible.