Course Descriptions

Active Shooter Update & Analysis

This block examine the most current trends in Active Shooter incidents in the last three years. The actions suspects took upon police arrival indicate where possible-training opportunities should focus. Patrol officers must feel confident in order to respond under stress. How do we prepare them for this challenging task? Are their affordable equipment options for patrol? One formation does not work for every response. What consideration must be taken when deciding how to respond?

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


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, NO WEAPONS ALLOWED, INERT WEAPONS WILL BE PROVIDED, NO AMMUNITION OR NLTA


Barricaded Subject Resolution:  Focus—Debrief

This course will offer the student an overall review of the procedures and tactics to be used in resolving an armed barricaded suspect situation. The class will focus on a wide array of tactical options to include the following: intelligence gathering, decision making, the deployment of entry / containment personnel, use of force, explosive breaching, use of diversionary devices, chemical agents, less-lethal options, and Police K-9.
 
The debrief portion of the class will cover an actual incident where a female suspect in a domestic battery shot at patrol officers when they attempted to contact her. During the ensuing stand off the suspect refused to submit to arrest no matter what tactic was used. As the incident unfolded there were many lessons learned in regards to dealing with such a "committed" suspect. The suspect refused all negotiations, endured multiple rounds of both liquid and hot CS gas, numerous explosive breaches, and still refused to submit. The situation was ultimately resolved by using a LENCO Bearcat as a breaching tool. The Bearcat was used to wall port every room of the structure, essentially eliminating the suspect's ability to covertly move throughout the house. The suspect was finally taken into custody once she had no place to hide and the deployment of a Police K-9.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Boston Marathon Bombing Debrief

 

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


The Bulletproof Mind: Mental Preparation for Combat

Colonel Grossman is the preeminent expert on combat psychology and the physiological response under stress. Training and preparation for this response will better equip public safety professionals in all fields to perform better in stress environments and the aftermath of critical incidents.

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 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, Dynamic Gun fighting

There exists a serious disconnect between the often rote drills performed during traditional range work & the fluid chaos that is the real gunfight. In many cases, the inherent lethality of live rounds preclude numerous drills on the range that could better serve the individual tactical officer, his team mates & those they serve. CQDG aims to create controlled capable gunfighters through the introduction of numerous drills & scenarios fired using force-on-force munitions including intensive threat discrimination, moving threats, multiple threats & team tactics. This program has already been introduced to numerous agencies & units standing current paradigms & training modalities on their heads. Training 'shooters' will not make or prepare 'gunfighters.'

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: PRIMARY WEAPON (SHOULDER FIRED) AND SECONDARY WEAAPON (HANDGUN) WITH 300 ROUNDS OF NON LETHAL TRAINING AMMO EACH.  WEAPON SHOULD  BE CONVERTED TO FIRE NLTA. PROTECTIVE GEAR. NO LIVE WEAPONS ALLOWED. WEAPON MUST BE CONVERTED PRIOR TO ARRIVAL AT HOMELAND SECURITY.


Combative Concealed Handgun (Live Fire Pistol)

Despite the overwhelming number of undercover, low profile or off-duty deployments of firearms that officers experience, most are wholly unprepared to make the safe transition from the duty-belt system to weapons carry that may include, suits, jeans or even swimwear. The stakes involved in concealed presentation are also often higher as confrontations typically occur in more congested/populated environs & suspects may consider officers to be another criminal/competitor & worthy of resistance.

PFC’s Low Visibility/Undercover Firearms Instructor Certification aims to enhance agency capability, officer safety & mitigate risk through imparting the techniques, tactics & procedures that will allow officers to dominate encounters with the same level of confidence as if overtly uniformed.


COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: DUTY HANDGUN WITH 300 ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION. HOLSTER AND ATTIRE NORMALLY WORN IN A PLAIN CLOTHES ASSIGNMENT OR OFF DUTY.


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


Contemporary SWAT Issues and Concerns

This course is designed to be an interactive session between the students and the instructor.  Debatable and controversial topics within the tactical arena will be discussed in depth.  Issues such as the “militarization” of SWAT and preferred responses to common media and societal concerns, overuse or underuse of SWAT Teams, training, leadership, professionalism, risk management, the use of FSDD’s, command and control, documentation, and others will be analyzed from various viewpoints and perceptions.  Open discussion of common concerns and philosophies leads to a highly educated SWAT community that understands the many concepts of SWAT and the reasoning behind them.


COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Defense against Handgun Threats

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 has trained hundreds of law enforcement officers from dozens of agencies. Instructors from the Krav Maga New York Force Training Division are committed to providing no-nonsense reality based training to our students.  
   
This course is designed to teach the Operator principles, strategies and techniques to counter threats against handguns regardless of line of fire relevant to the defender. During this segment trainees will learn Krav Maga’s battle proven RCAT techniques (Redirect / Control / Attack / Takeaway) to quickly neutralize and disarm an assailant with proven techniques that are founded on instinctive action vs. reaction, simplicity, effectiveness and repeatability.   
This is NOT a lecture. This IS a "hands-on" seminar. The training is intense and you will sweat.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
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.


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 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)


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


 Emergency Response to an Armed Intruder: How to train your Community

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Establishing a Tactical Explosive Breaching Program

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


 GLOCK Pistol Armorer Certification Course

This course will cover the following:

 · Introduction
· Safety Rules
· Safe Action System Design
· Function of Safeties
· Unloading & Clearing
· Field Stripping & Reassembly
· Detail Disassembly & Reassembly of Slide
· Detail Disassembly & Reassembly of Receiver
· Fire Control Component Configurations / Engagement
· Multiple Practice Disassembly & Reassembly of Entire Pistol
· Options / Alternate Parts Offered
· Sights / Tools
· Diagnostics / Trouble Shooting Guides
· Review
· Written Examination (Minimum Required Score 80%)

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: GLOCK HANDGUN, EYE PROTECTION, SMALL FLASHLIGHT


Ground Control & Survival

The course will consist of officer takedown and control,  ground tactics for control and survival,  ground tactics for weapon retention on the ground, I will also be covering the proper legal choke restraints.  This is all geared for SWAT operators but obviously can be used on the street.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: BLUE/RED LONG GUN AND HANGUN (IF AVAILABLE, WE WILL HAVE SOME) BDU PANTS, T-SHIRT.


Handgun Retention for Law Enforcement

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 Worldwide is officially
recognized by the Israeli Government as the sanctioned training
organization in the United States   Instructors from the Krav Maga
Worldwide Force Training Division have taught personnel from over 500
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 defeat a suspect
intent on taking the officer's sidearm.  Students will learn basic
combatives (strikes) and counter-assault techniques designed to defend
and counter-attack an assailant.  This is NOT a three hour lecture.
This IS a "hands-on" seminar designed to familiarize the operator with
the principles and techniques that may someday save his life.  You will
sweat.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
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


High Risk Warrant Service

This course is designed to expose individuals to techniques used in the planning and execution of high risk search warrants.  A wide variety of topics will be covered, from intelligence gathering, team assignments, scouting missions, service planning, contingency planning, diversionary devices, breaching methods, immediate action drills and controlled speed movement.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM & PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: FULL KIT, NO WEAPONS ALLOWED, INERT WEAPONS WILL BE PROVIDED, NO AMMUNITION OR NLTA


Hostage Rescue Debriefs and Decision Making

 This course will review the basic principles of tactical decision making  in a hostage situations by reviewing and debriefing real-life tactical incidents.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


 Hostage Rescue Tactics:  Focus—Debrief

This course will offer the student an overall review of hostage rescue operations, to include theories, tactics, and decision making. This class will be held in a roundtable format to encourage information and idea sharing amongst the students in regards to tactical options for safely resolving hostage situations. The hostage rescue mission is without a doubt one of the most dangerous scenarios we face. This course will provide operators with the ability openly discuss what they have learned through previous experiences. During this block of training you may very well learn that "one thing" that could mean the difference between life or death.     
 
The debrief portion of the class will cover an actual incident where a hardened criminal took two small children hostage inside an apartment. The debrief will cover deployment and placement of manpower, gathering of intelligence, use of pin hole cameras, placement and initiation of explosive breaching charges, and ultimately the decision making process which lead to the dynamic entry and resolution of the hostage situation.


COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Howard County Columbia Mall Shooting 

On 01-25-14 an armed subject emerged from a store and began a shooting rampage in a large upscale mall.  Tactical units on another mission are first to enter and locate shooter within minutes of first 911 call.  

Topics to be discussed are the lessons learned on:

- Initial patrol response
- Control and reception of victims and people
- Large multi-agency co-operation
- Extended tactical unit performance
- Building take back tactics
- Breaching tactics
- Operator professionalism

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


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


Leadership under Pressure

This presentation is designed for public safety organizations engaged in high-risk activities.  Keying on the critical actions taken by leaders at all levels, this presentation provides specific, successful leadership strategies for accomplishing the organization’s mission while enhancing officer safety.  The presenter’s personal education, training, and experience in successfully leading military and law enforcement special units provides the foundation for the course.  Attendees will  identify key behaviors, self-assess for continued development of leadership education and skill, and program their own leadership actions for achievement of their mission while successfully mitigating risk to themselves and their personnel.

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


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), NO LIVE WEAPONS ALLOWED


Medical Response to an Active Shooter


COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Negotiations Track: Beslan Incident – 10 years later

An in depth review of the Beslan Incident 10 years later and the key lessons learned.  This is germane to the current terrorism related events recently seen in Paris, Australia and Belgium and the mind of terrorist in negotiations.  Detective Thompson is employed at the NYPD and has done extensive research with Columbia University on Negotiations. 

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Negotiators Track: Juveniles and Hostage Negotiations

This course will provide the student with key information on negotiating with juveniles and the reasons for parricide.  Sgt. Vance from the Texas Rangers will provide an overview of recent case studies involving juveniles that were destined for barricade situation. 

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Negotiations Track: NYPD Case Scenarios

Lt. Cambria is the Hostage Negotiation Team Commander for the 250 NYPD negotiators.  In this class, Lt. Cambria will provide recent NYPD scenarios that will offer the student with great insight into effective negotiations and lessons learned.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Negotiations Track: Suicidal Case Scenario in Los Angles, C.A.

Sgt. Drucker is a member of the LA Co Sheriff’s Office Negotiations Team and will provide a powerful case study of a recent hostage/barricade event that occurred in LA on Black Friday. The case study provides powerful salient negotiation strategies.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Negotiations: Advanced Communications & Negotiations

This class will provide the student with advanced negotiation skills grounded in psychology and research as to more effectively communicate with someone in crisis.  This two part class will provide information, lecture and interactive exercises to practice the communication skills that will be useful in future negotiations. 

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Negotiations: Research on Negotiation Skills

Detective Thompson from NYPD will be providing an overview of his research on negotiations that will provide the student with important information for effective crisis communications.  

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Negotiations: Negotiating with War Veterans

Dr. Mullins will provide important information about dealing with the War Veteran in crisis, PTSD and current trends with members of military returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Negotiations: Dealing with Protracted Negotiations

Prolonged Hostage Negotiations:  John Vance from the Texas Rangers will provide on overview of a prolonged hostage event and best practices as well as lessons learned.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Negotiations: Dealing with Negotiations in a Pandemic Environment

Dr. Mullins will provide information regarding negotiations in a pandemic situation and how to prepare for these circumstances in today’s environment.  

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


NTOA Basic Night Vision Operators Class

This 8 hour course will cover a systematic approach to equipment selection, use, its limitations and operational considerations through classroom discussions, practical exercises and scenario based exercises using marking rounds.

Day 1
•    Course begins with approximately four hours of classroom lecture and discussion on various pieces of NVG gear and how to build an NVG kit to meet your operational needs. The operational considerations and limitations of NVG's as well as a discussion about building a night vision training program.

Day 2
•    Practical exercises designed to allow operators to gain familiarity and comfort in wearing and using night vision equipment while performing individual tasks.
•    Demonstration of various NVG related equipment, i.e. IR beacons, patches, IR lasers, IR weapon lights, etc.
•    Building/room clearing practice


COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM, PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Tactical Carbine with weapon light (White light & IR preferred), Simms kit for carbine and 50 rounds, IR Weapon laser for carbine if available, Simms kit for pistol and 25 rounds (Optional),Eye and ear protection, Complete call out gear, Helmet mountable night vision device. NO LIVE WEAPONS ALLOWED, WEAPONS MUST BE CONVERTED PRIOR TO ARRIVAL AT HOMELAND SECURITY.


Operational Need for Complete Breaching Capabilities

 


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 - Movement Under Fire (Live Fire Carbine)

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 course 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 Combative Manipulations review, Moving Manipulations, the Reactive Turn Series, the Reactive Step Series, Shooting-on-the-Move, the Traveling Movement Series, bilateral applications, Advancing & Retreating Angle Drills, Hybrid Movements, Momentum Drills, and dynamic moving & shooting exercises.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: CARBINE WITH 300 ROUNDS, HANDGUN WITH 50 ROUNDS. FULL KIT OR ATTIRE NORMALLY WORN ON DUTY/OPERATIONS.


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 Track 1 – TBA


COURSE TYPE: TBA
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: TBA


Sniper Track 2 – TBA


COURSE TYPE: TBA
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: TBA


Sniper: Supervising a Sniper Team for Commanders and Sniper Team Leaders

COURSE TYPE: TBA
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: TBA


SWAT Command II: Understanding the Relationship between Tactics and Tempo – Incident Response Strategies and Theory

This course will assist in understanding the relationship between tactics and tempo, as well as in understanding the importance of the human dimension during critical incidents.  Issues such as conflict, initiative, and vulnerability, and how they can be leveraged in tactical situations in order to enhance incident resolution will be emphasized.  This is designed to be an interactive course and a case study will be presented which allows students to work through and analyze certain factors discussed in class.

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


SWAT Tactical Operations Center

For Commanders and Team Leaders to have the greatest chance of success in a tactical event, they must have valid and high-value intelligence and information, as well as an organized response process.  Critical incident decisions resulting in proactive activities must be made based on "ground truth."  Commanders and Team Leaders will be affected by both the quality and flow, in both directions, of information and process.  A correctly organized and staffed Tactical Operations Center is critically necessary for the best chance of tactical success.  This course provides sound advice and solid procedures for the establishment and management of the SWAT TOC.

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


Tactics and 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 and make tactical recommendations to the tactics your team chooses the use during tactical operations.

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


Workshop on how to Write Policy and Procedures


COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE