Course Descriptions

 

Active Killer for Solo Patrol

Active Killers (also known as Active Shooters) represent a troubling phenomenon for the Law Enforcement community. Active Killers defy traditional categorization. Their distorted motives defy traditional analysis. The rapidity and randomness with which they act defy traditional tactical resolutions. The ferocity and scale of their murderousness defy understanding. Ominously, the frequency and carnage of Active Killer incidents is trending upward. This seminar aims to cut through the myths and misrepresentations clouding the realities of the Active Killer phenomenon, impeding sensible planning, management and response. Solutions are possible—but only by forging new perspectives.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


AR-15 Armorer Certification Course

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


Barricaded Suspect Resolution Overview

This course will provide an overview of challenges faced by SWAT Teams when presented with barricaded suspects. Topics will include resource management and efficiency considerations, tactical considerations, lessons learned, decision-making, common legal challenges related to SWAT, and other contemporary SWAT issues.

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


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


Code 4 Concepts – Subject Control and Physical Defense Measures 

Code 4 Concepts (C4C) provides cutting-edge subject control and physical defense measures designed for law enforcement, security, corrections and military personnel.  The use-of-force principles, tactics and techniques taught in C4C have been developed through many years of practical training and street experience.  Veteran police officer, Chad Lyman, is the architect of C4C and he has blended years of mixed martial arts training with progressive LE defensive tactics.  The C4C curriculum is a mix of top training concepts and models from law enforcement and the world of combative arts.  Over 98% of clients have rated C4C training as 'excellent' on course evaluations.  Students will be taught tactics and techniques that make them hard to hit and hard to take down by any opponent, skilled or unskilled.  The core methods of C4C allow students to stay mobile, maintain the ability to transition to tools, and/or disengage.  Learn how to defend against attacks, gain dominant positions of control and resolve combative encounters.

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Required Equipment:  Physical training attire, duty gear, handgun simulator


Considerations for Low Light Sniper Operations

This course of instruction will cover lighting principles and lighting effects during sniper operations. Considerations for hide construction and placement will be covered. Tactical application of white light for identification and engagements will be discussed . Class will cover the use of night vision optics and ancillary equipment used during low-light sniper deployments.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Counter Sniper Briefing

The world of Counter Sniping is often viewed as that of a sniper deploying into a tactical situation to remove another sniper threat; however, there is so much more than that. Counter Sniping starts with a detailed study and learning of all and any potential adversary, their skills, training and more importantly their national and personal traits and habits. The presentation will draw on experience and study of the dangerous subject of counter sniping and how knowledge of your enemy greatly outweighs the accuracy of your rifle or your own shooting abilities.  After all, if you are out thought by your enemy, you will never be allowed to get into a position to take a shot. The presentation will focus on an introduction to the vital skills required of a good counter sniper operator and is directly drawn from the unique counter sniper LPR class designed to give LE snipers a solid understanding of the dangerous and demanding tactical environment that is Counter Sniping.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Counter Terrorist Awareness and Emerging Threat Seminar

The threat to law enforcement officers and staff is greater now than ever before. As organized crime and terrorist organizations have begun to join forces, this creates an increase in capabilities and ruthlessness, placing both officers and their families at risk. Awareness and understanding of the threat allows officers to develop a new mindset, allowing them to stand ready for anything. The unexpected is only unexpected if you do not know what you are looking for. This seminar is designed to pass on years of counter terrorist experience and to ensure that the unexpected becomes a thing of the past. The presentation is aimed at all levels of law enforcement from patrol officers through to commanders and staff, we actively encourage maximum attendance.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Critical Incident Command

Citizens, and often, entire communities are threatened by natural disaster such as earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, and fires. Manmade major violent incidents are on the increase. Incidents such as the Virginia Tech University mass murders at the hands of the active shooter, as well as drug cartels, gangs, now organized crime syndicates, and terrorists are everyday threats in the United States.  

In order to properly respond to protect the lives of the citizens law enforcement serves, decisions and interventions must be timely, lawful and tactically sound. History has told a story of past failures, ineptitude and a lack of leadership that has cost lives and the destruction of agency reputations. This training program will provide a clear and understandable process of decision making and leadership that works.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Dynamic Ballistic Shield Operations

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 dynamic capabilities through upgraded equipment and proper training. Understanding that the necessary elements for dynamic operations being speed, surprise and violence of action now 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 prevailing in the encounter. 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: 2 HRS CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION, 5 HOURS PRACTICAL EXERCISES
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: BALLISTIC SHIELD, BLUE/RED GUNS (IF AVAIL)


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


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


Edged Weapon Defense

We would hope that you would not want to miss this great opportunity while attending this conference, without taking two hours of your time to attend  the instructors course of weapons disarming that we have to offer. For the forth year NYTOA has presented, Sensei Alex Delgado who have been teaching weapons disarming to numerous police defensive tactics academies throughout the world .  Sensei Alex Delgado, who has more than 35 years experience in the martial arts, teaching some of the best and effective, and simplistic ways to defend yourself against edge weapons and firearms.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE, COMFORTABLE CLOTHING


Ground Fighting & Defensive Tactics

Operators will learn real life tactics to defend themselves and to control subjects while on the ground in a cqb setting. There will be one person drills and two to three person drills and tactics.  Most defensive tatics course have very little ground tactics and most of our fights take place on the ground.  We will cover both offensive and defensive positons for control, cuffing, escaping and shooting from the ground.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: RED / BLUE GUN PISTOL AND LONG RIFLE (IF AVAILABLE), PATROL OR TACTICAL HOLSTER. HYDRATE THE NIGHT BEFORE AND BRING WATER. WEAR COMFORTABLE CLOTHING.


Krav Maga: Intro to the Krav Maga Fighting System

Krav Maga is the official hand-to-hand fighting system of the Israeli Defense Forces.  It is a principle based approach developed from real world  fighting techniques.  It is not a martial art, but a H2H fighting system that has been combat proven from the streets of Tel Aviv to the streets of Los Angeles.  Krav Maga New York is an official licensee of Krav Maga Worldwide (recognized by the Israeli Government as the sanctioned training organization in the United States), and Krav Maga Alliance, Inc.  Instructors from the Krav Maga New York Force Training Division have taught personnel from numerous local, state and federal law enforcement agencies throughout the United States.    

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 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 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.


Krav Maga: Defense Against Edged Weapons

Krav Maga is the official hand-to-hand fighting system of the Israeli Defense Forces.  It is a principle based approach developed from real world  fighting techniques.  It is not a martial art, but a H2H fighting system that has been combat proven from the streets of Tel Aviv to the streets of Los Angeles.  Krav Maga New York is an official licensee of Krav Maga Worldwide (recognized by the Israeli Government as the sanctioned training organization in the United States), and Krav Maga Alliance, Inc.   Instructors from the Krav Maga New York Force Training Division have taught personnel from numerous local, state and federal law enforcement agencies throughout the United States.
    
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 Edged Weapon (knife).  Krav Maga emphasizes techniques ranging along the readiness continuum, as well as scenarios where the Police Officer is 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 bring athletic shoes, duty belt,  (BDUs recommended), bottled water, and a redgun type handgun (if you have access to one – Krav Maga New York will have some training weapons on site).

* ABSOLUTELY NO LIVE WEAPONS OR SIMUNITION WEAPONS WILL BE ALLOWED IN CLASS.


Leadership is Not...

This unique course will focus on leadership aspects that apply in any setting and at any rank. Where do many (some would say “most”) of us learn about leadership? Unfortunately, it is often from those who are the poorest leaders who teach us what not to do! Emotional intelligence is at the core of effective leadership and will be discussed in-depth during this course of instruction. Discussion will focus on our undesirable actions (with examples) and the consequences (intended or unintended) related to those actions. The impacts on individuals, teams, and organizations will be presented, as well as the desired actions and impacts we strive to achieve. Human costs, productivity, outcome, motivation, morale, and other key factors will be debated.    

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Leading in Harms Way

There's nothing routine about a job requiring the wear of body armor and a sidearm, risk is ever present.  Leaders failing to factor this into their leadership philosophies and concepts actually increase the level of risk their personnel are subjected to in their day-to-day environment.  Leaders of law enforcement special operations teams are especially subject to the impact of risk to both mission and personnel, as the missions such teams are assigned exist in a high threat environment.  This course offers police leaders of all assignments an understanding of the concepts and philosophies for leading troops in high risk environments, and offers special operations team leaders insight into keeping mission ready personnel and teams focused on winning while reducing risk.  Course content is based on the presenter's personal education, training, and experience in leading military and police special operations units in harm's way.

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


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


Mechanical & Hydraulic Breaching

THIS COURSE COVERS THE PROPER USE AND EMPLOYMENT OF BASIC HANDHELD FORCIBLE ENTRY TOOLS, INCLUDING THE PRY TOOL, HALLIGAN TOOL, SLEDGEHAMMER, BATTERING RAM, AND THE HYDRAULIC BREACHING TOOL (HBT). INSTRUCTION ON BREACHER TACTICS, TOOL SELECTION AND PRE-MISSION BREACH POINT ASSESSMENT WILL ALSO BE COVERED. THIS COURSE CONTAINS BOTH LECTURE AND PRACTICAL INSTRUCTION

MUCH OF THE CURRICULUM TAUGHT IN THIS COURSE STRESSES THE USE OF BATTERY OPERATED HYDRAULIC BREACHING TOOLS (HBT’S) AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO BALLISTIC BREACHING, FOR TEAMS THAT ARE EITHER NOT AUTHORIZED TO USE BREACHING SHOTGUNS, OR FOR THOSE WHO ARE LOOKING FOR A SAFER, MORE RELIABLE, AND STEALTHIER ALTERNATIVE TO THEM. THE TACTICS AND METHODS OUTLINED IN THIS COURSE WERE BORN IN THE DENSE ENVIRONMENT OF A VERY LARGE EASTERN CITY, BUT ARE EQUALLY EFFECTIVE IN A SUB-URBAN OR MILITARY M.O.U.T. SETTING.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM, PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: BREACHING TOOLS THAT YOU MAY WANT TO TEST OR HAVE EVALUATED (NOT REQUIRED), BLUE GUN (IF AVAILABLE)


Mission Based Movement

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


NEGOTIATOR TRACK: Communications in Negotiations

 Detective Shanahan is a member of the NYPD and the Hostage Negotiation Team.  This fast paced, informative and engaging presentation is an amalgamation of western psychology and eastern martial arts perspective relating to effective communication skills for law enforcement professionals. This interactive multimedia session is aimed at Enhanced Safety & Professionalism as well as Decreasing Complaints and Stress of class participants. Some of the principal take away points will be the Four E's of Conflict Resolution: the Energy of conflict, Ego deflation, Ethics and the central gate way to being an effective communicator, Empathy. The central goal of the class is to Generate Voluntary Compliance. Additional points presented will include: Mushin-Emotional Detachment, the Schematic of Service as well as a step by step system to aid in improving skills essential to first responders.   

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


NEGOTIATOR TRACK: NYPD - Real World Situations - Negotiations

Lt. Jack Cambria is the NYPD’s Commander of their Hostage Negotiations Team.  They recently celebrated their 40th Year of Modern Day Negotiations in 2013.  Lt. Cambria will provide real world case studies from NYC and provide overview of Negotiations noting their successes and learning points from recent cases.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


NEGOTIATOR TRACK: Hostage Negotiations Psychology

Jeff Thompson is a Research Fellow at Columbia Law School and former member of the NYPD.  He will be presenting research and information that will offer the attendees of the conference- practitioners- with information relative to meaningful negotiations. The research will contain, information on the "10 Mistakes" in negotiations as well as incorporating nonverbal communication skills in negotiations. Jeff’s research on communications and negotiations tactics also be shared with the audience.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


NEGOTIATOR TRACK: Case Study - Phoenix

Jan is the former Hostage Team Commander of Phoenix Police Department.  Jan will be providing a Case Study of an event in Phoenix that highlights the negotiation efforts for resolution.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


NEGOTIATOR TRACK: Negotiating With Sovereign Citizens

Dr. Mullins is the co-author of Crisis Negotiations, 5th Edition and will present on negotiations with Sovereign Citizens.  The pitfalls and nuances of dealing with those who have strong convictions relative to anti-government ideology.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


NEGOTIATOR TRACK: Kidnapping Case Study - 38 Hour Event

In 2008, two males were violently kidnapped in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and a ransom was demanded for their release.  The Police learned about this incident when the victim of the extortion contacted the Calgary Police Service.  The hostages were innocent of any criminal activity and kidnapped solely for financial gain.  Members of the Crisis Negotiation Unit were tasked with directing the victim of the extortion to negotiate with the kidnappers and work through various demands and deadlines.  Several obstacles were encountered during the negotiation including an emotional breakdown by the victim, a lack of intelligence surrounding the hostages, an unplanned arrest of some of the suspects and a lack of experience on the part of the Crisis Negotiation Team.  The kidnapping lasted for 36 hours including several hours where Police were unsure if the hostages were still alive.  The two hour presentation details a series of learning points when dealing with kidnappings and focuses on why it is essential for negotiators to be part of a kidnapping response. 

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


NEGOTIATOR TRACK:  Undergroun Bunker Hostage Rescue by FBI HRT

An overview of a hostage situation in 2013 at a bunker in Midland City, Alabama that ended after a seven-day standoff between police and a 65-year-old gunman who kidnapped a 5-year-old boy from a school bus after shooting the driver. This is a great case review for the negotiator and the tactical officer, as both worked together in a symbiotic fashion to resolve this bizarre crisis situation.  You will hear from the negotiator side of the event from the FBI and the Local SO Lieutenant who worked to resolve this dynamic situation.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


NEGOTIATOR TRACK: Case Studies - Buffalo Police Department

Detective Sugg was the Buffalo PD Hostage Team Commander before retiring in 2008.  He will be sharing three case studies from Buffalo that will outline the successes and the learning points from a practitioners view.  The attendee will be provided practical tips on the use of negotiations in crisis situations that have proven successful in Buffalo, NY.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


NEGOTIATOR TRACK: Legal Issues in Negotiations

The legal issues in negotiations have their own nuances in crisis situations.  This class will provide the attendee with an overview of current law, case studies and statutes that are relative to addressing negotiations.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


New York State SWAT Program and Standards (MPTC)

Prior to 2009, the State of New York had no training or operational standard for SWAT teams.  This segment will detail the progression of the SWAT project in the State of New York that began in 2007 to the present.  Currently the project has completed a 140 hour SWAT Operator Course for initial operator training, a SWAT Operator Equivalency Course for operators trained prior to 2011 and a SWAT Annual In-Service Course.  A SWAT Team Standards program that includes a set of operational standards was developed and is operational.  The presentation will be interactive with participants afforded the opportunity to openly discuss the project.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Officer Induced Jeopardy

Officer Created Jeopardy and SWAT Created Jeopardy have enormous negative outcomes. Citizen deaths, seriously injured or killed officers and the destruction of police agencies result. The problem can come from the actions of a field police officer’s failed judgments or tactics but too often, the blame falls on the officer when it should be placed on supervision and/or executive level failure. Various solutions to these problems will be presented.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Open Area Movement & IADs

Response to active adversaries or warrant service will require specialized tactics to be employed by responders.  This class aims to teach officers methods for negotiating terrain while maximizing safety and maintaining a capacity to swiftly respond and maneuver under mutual support.  Ambush or spontaneous contact has proven time and again that teams incapable of reflexively responding are destined to sustain avoidable casualties.  For officers whose jurisdiction includes rural areas or officers who may have to respond to a coordinated attack in large open spaces, this training is critical.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: BLUE GUN (IF AVAILABLE)


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


Rail Tactics Course

In this 2 day course officers will develop techniques and sharpen skills needed to effectively approach, enter and regain control of a passenger train 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. 

Day 1

Morning Session: Classroom
•    Rail Tactic Course
•    Train Window Ballistics
•    Train Safety

Afternoon Session: Walk through and Practical Exercises on Amtrak Train
•    Approach
•    Breaching Techniques
•    Clearing Techniques
•    Dry Flow Drills

Day 2

Flow Drills:
•    Dry Flow Drills
•    Simmunitions on target
•    Force on Force Scenarios

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM & PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: EYE PRO, FULL KIT, PRIMARY OR SECONDARY WEAPONS CONVERTED TO NLTA (will be provided if unavailable), PROTECTIVE GEAR FOR FORCE ON FORCE ENGAGEMENTS (will be provided if unavailable), NLTA Ammunition (100 rnds)


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,
EQUIPMENT NEEDED:  TBA


Shotgun Armorer Certification Course (Remington 870)

 

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM,
EQUIPMENT NEEDED:  Students MUST bring a Remington 870 Shotgun


Shotgun Breaching Instructor Certification 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

The Operator level course is 8 hours, 16 hours for the instructor level course.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM, PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED:  Breaching Shotgun (if available)


Sniper Forum Discussion: Contemporary Sniper Team Issues

Contemporary Sniper Team issues will delve into subjects that sniper team leaders and members face in today’s tactical environment to include:  sniper team leadership, sniper operations, sniper standard operating procedures, sniper training matrix, equipment selection and procurement, ammunition selection, and uniform and camouflage pattern selection.  We will close the discussion with the potential proposal for standardizing Sniper/Observer initial training by NYS DCJS.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Sniper: Sniper Rifle Armorer Certification Course (Remington 700)

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED:  NONE, RIFLE WILL BE SUPPLIED BY REMINGTON.


Sniper: Sniper Team Equipment Procurement

Sniper Team Equipment Procurement course will take a comprehensive look into the identification of sniper equipment needs, a subjective test and evaluation process, funding source identification and grant language.  The course will also take a look at the area of sniper weapon systems upgrades, ammunition selection, weapon and spotting optics, uniforms and improved concealment options, night vision, load carrying systems, and ballistic calculators.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Sniper: Urban Sniper Operations

The Urban Sniper Operations course will be a comprehensive look into the planning and employment of sniper teams in Urban Sniper Operations.  The course will start with the basic overview of urban sniper operations, progress to encompass discussion in the following subjects:  training, sniper operations planning, equipment selection, hide selection (Vehicles, Structures, and Open Air) and preparation, covert observations, hide security, immediate action upon compromise, and alternate shooting platforms and positions.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Structure Clearing Strategies

This half-day class takes close-quarter tactical training to the highest level. Instruction provided will focus on the finer points, principles and techniques associated with structure clearing and indoor combat. Learn conventional and unconventional CQB tactics for team-based operations. Students will be taught both dynamic and deliberate methods of movement as well as proper “actions on contact” for dominating CQB & low-light conflicts. Tactical problem-solving will include 90-degree corners, common rooms, open and closed door entries, confined spaces, hallways, stairs, T-intersections, opposing doorways, close quarter confrontations, and much more.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM, PRACTICAL MOVEMENT
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: BLUE GUN SHOULDER FIRED WEAPON OR EMPTY/CLEARED SHOULDER FIRED WEAPON


S.W.A.T. Leadership - The Operator's Role In It All

This course will delve into leadership issues of SWAT, but from a unique perspective. It will focus on the tactical operator as a leader. The tactical operator must realize that his or her leadership is spontaneous and always evident. A goal is to have the tactical operator appreciate and understand the seriousness of their role on the SWAT Team, and within the agency, law enforcement, and in society. Many collateral responsibilities of the tactical leader, as well as common leadership concerns and criticisms will be discussed, to include real life situations within a tactical team. Leadership, professionalism, expectations, challenges, and the roles of the SWAT Operator are all topics that will be examined.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


S.W.A.T.  Legal Issues

This course will provide a review of current legal issues facing SWAT teams, decisional case law involving SWAT teams, deployment of less lethal munitions, search warrant execution and use of force in the SWAT context. The course will highlight facts and circumstances relied upon by the courts, in deciding cases that involved use of SWAT teams, and recommended practices based upon court decisions. This course will also touch upon training standards and policy manuals.

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 Perspective Debrief: Underground Bunker Hostage Rescue of a 5yo Boy (Dothan, Alabama)

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Tactical Team Leader Development Course

This class will discuss team leader survival, the tactical decision making process, discuss a SWAT officer evaluation tool and its uses, then conclude with a review of incident debriefs related to less lethal resolution options, barricade operations, warrant service and hostage rescue.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


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 recertification.

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 componant. You must attend all 16 hours for certification and re-certification.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM, PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: EYE PROTECTION


The Reality of Police Combat & How to Train For It

The Reality of Police Combat and How to Train For It: police combat events are dynamic and fluid, with sudden and significant physiological and psychological components.  The reality of success is based on two primary factors, luck and training.  Training is highly preferred over luck.  To truly understand what results in a "trained" officer, requires a dive into the components of training and how to tie them to the reality of what the officer will actually face when such an event occurs.  Included in the factors of success are the specific equipment, tactics, and mindset an officer carried with him into an event and how the decision cycle is used in response execution.  This course includes a review of all factors leading to success on the law enforcement battlefield, and the use of specific case studies to enhance understanding.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Use of Force: Case Law & the Mechanics of Rapid Decision Making

Mastering the basic legal principles governing use of force is a critical preliminary step in streamlining the decision-making process in the field. Fear of legal repercussions breeds hesitation. In the field, hesitation can be lethal. Solid understanding of when, how and to what extent force has been and can be employed and the legal reasoning that grounds it both empowers, in the proper sense, and limits, in the proper sense; this legal reasoning through case histories thus defines, in practice, a sphere of action—action which answers the rapidly-evolving dynamics inherent to work in law enforcement.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Understanding S.W.A.T. Tactics

This course offers the tactical team member an increased understanding of the SWAT environment and the intent of applied tactics in incident resolution.  Very few tactical team members today understand why they utilize the tactics their teams utilize, or whether or not such tactics are capable of producing the desired results under the pressure of the high-risk environment in which they are being executed.  Make no mistake, tactics appropriately applied reduce risk while increasing the likelihood of success, while tactics inappropriately chosen and executed increase risk and the likelihood of failure.  Understanding the difference and the parameters necessary to appropriate tactical choices is critical to tactical teams in today's environment of ever increasing risk.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


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