Course Descriptions

4-Dimensional Firearms Training

There is shooting, and there is gun-fighting; and they are not the same.  PFC again breaks new ground and enhances survivability with this innovative new program, which utilizes UTM non-lethal training ammunition (NLTA) in a force-on-target setting.  Students will first be taught the principles of live fire movement using their handgun or carbine weapon system in order to establish the critical skill-at-arms required for problem solving against live, dynamic threats.  Further instruction features the five modules of PFC’s “Mover-Mover” series of drills, which seek to work the peripheral, adrenal and spatial muscles that simply get neglected during rote square range training.  Dye Marking Cartridges (DMC) for too long have been under-utilized and only thought of for Force-on-Force training; 4-Dimensional Firearm Defense stands this paradigm on its head.  This class will take your firearms training to another level.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NLTA converted weapon (UTM or Simunition), 250 rounds of NLTA (UTM or Simuntion), Desired/standard tactical equipment or load-out, Clear eye protection, Note taking materials


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, CLEARED PRIMARY AND SECONDARY WEAPON SYSTEMS,  NO AMMUNITION OR NLTA


Chemical Munitions Instructor Certification Course (CTS)

See: SWAT/Tactical Grenadier (Includes Chemical Munitions Instructor Certification)


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


Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events Train the Trainer

Law enforcement officers and agencies are frequently requested by schools, businesses, and community members for direction and presentations on what they should do if confronted with an active shooter event.  The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course, designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend strategy developed by ALERRT in 2004, provides strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event.  Topics include the history and prevalence of active shooter events, the role of professional guardians, civilian response options, medical issues, and drills.  Participants in this four hour Train-the-Trainer course will receive a manual and Power Point presentation suitable for use in their own presentations. 

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


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

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

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

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

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

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


Disorder Control: Tactical, Logistical & Operational Considerations

Tactical logistical and Operational Considerations is a top to bottom overview lecture on crowd control, how to prepare for it, how to train for it, how to equip it, and event planning.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED:  NONE


Distraction Device Instructor Certification Course (Combined Tactical Systems)

This course entails:

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

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


Distraction Device Instructor Certification Course (Defense Technology)

 Distraction Devices Instructor Program will cover:

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

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


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


Enforcement Tactics (Code 4 Concepts)

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

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE, COMFORTABLE CLOTHING


Ground Survival and Subject Control

Operators will learn how to control space with creating or closing the distance.  The main portion of this course will consist of subject control while conducting an arrest.  Operators will learn a two man takedown and control system.  The system is based on controlling subjects that are resisting and fighting with control principles.  This allows two officers to control that intoxicated or high on drugs subject with two guys. This system is field tested in a patrol and CQB settings.  Operators/Patrol will also learn how to survive a ground attack along with long gun retention when grounded. 

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


High-Risk Warrant Planning for Team Leaders and Supervisors

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

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Hostage Rescue Overview

This course will review the basic principles of tactical decision making  in a hostage situations.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Hostage Rescue Tactics

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

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


K9 Operator:  K9 SWAT Liability Management

This course is designed for the working patrol/SWAT canine handler who is locating and apprehending suspects by means of a police service dog. This course will provide the canine handler with contemporary risk management reduction methods, addressing areas of training, documentation, deployments and civil litigation preparation. The course is instructed by staff with years of actual deployment experience who understands the complex nature of police service dog handling and civil liability reduction.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


K9 Operator: Advanced Tactics/Integration

This course is designed to expose the modern police dog team to training and communication concepts enabling them to successfully integrate with members of a SWAT/Tactical team. This course will expose the participant to the proper training; tactics and protocols needed to safely and successfully resolve high risk tactical operations. This course is applicable to the K-9 team, tactical operators and command staff alike. This course will prepare the participant for direct operational involvement in pre deployment planning strategies and actual mission involvement requiring the deployment of tactical arrest teams, containment teams, entry team assignments, barricaded vehicle operations, hostage rescue operations and high risk area search missions

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


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

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: All participants should bring athletic shoes, duty belt,  (BDUs recommended), bottled water, and a redgun type training weapon.


KRAV MAGA: Defense Against Rifle Treats|

Krav Maga is the official hand-to-hand fighting system of theIsraeli Defense Forces.  It is a principle based approach developed from real world  fighting techniques.  It is not a martial art, but a H2Hfighting system that has been combat proven from the streets of Tel Avivto 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 principles, techniques and tactics to fight against an adversary armed with a long gun (Assault Rifle, Shotgun, etc).  The Operator will learn how to neutralize the threat and also disarm an adversary armed with a long gun.  Students will learn basic combatives (strikes) and counter-assault techniques designed to defend and counter-attack an assailant.

This is NOT a lecture. This IS a "hands-on" seminar. The training is intense and you will sweat.
    
** ABSOLUTELY NO LIVE WEAPONS OR SIMUNITION WEAPONS WILL BE ALLOWED IN CLASS **

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: All participants should bring athletic shoes, duty belt,  (BDUs recommended), bottled water, and a redgun type training weapon.


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


Less Lethal Impact Munitions Instructor Certification (Combined Tactical Systems)

This course entails: 

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

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


Less Lethal Impact Munitions Instructor Certification (Defense Technology)

SM Less Lethal Impact Munitions Instructor Program will cover:

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

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


Less Lethal Impact Munitions Instructor Certification (SAGE)

This is a train-the trainer course emphasizing nomenclature of Sage less lethal impact products and launchers. The course will cover case incident debriefings, current case law, tactical decision making and injury analysis of less lethal munitions.

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


Less Lethal Impact Munitions Instructor Certification (SDI)

This is a train-the trainer course emphasizing nomenclature of Sage less lethal impact products and launchers. The course will cover case incident debriefings, current case law, tactical decision making and injury analysis of less lethal munitions.

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


Linear Assaults

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

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


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


Millcreek Murder/Suicide Hostage Incident Debrief

This incident debrief covers lessons learned in the tragic and heroic events of an attempted murder suicide and the extreme measures employed by the suspect to defeat law enforcement efforts. The incident took place on August 22, 2015. It will highlight the suspect's murderous mindset, the implication of negotiations and the positive actions taken by heroic SWAT operators.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: TBA


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


Negotiations Track: Most Common Negotiations Mistakes

This presentation will offer the Negotiator examples of the most commonly made errors made during the negotiation process. Based on contributions from Negotiators from across North America, we will explore the specific situations in which we often “drop the ball” and discuss strategies for managing those situations more effectively.

This will include a discussion outlining the differences between “positional negotiation” versus “interest based negotiation” as well as the difficulties associated with moving to “problem solving” too soon within the negotiation. The presentation will also offer information relating to how Negotiators often try to be “interesting” when they should be trying to be more “interested”. The session will also offer information regarding the selection, vetting and use of the Third Party Intermediary.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Negotiations Track: Suicide 101: A Negotiators Perspective

In the field of crisis negotiations, we are often tasked with crisis intervention in relation to a suicidal subject. While the proven skills we employ in other negotiation arenas will serve us well in these situations, there are strategies unique to the suicidal subject that are worthy of discussion.

In this presentation, we will examine the incident assessment process as well as a number of predictable patterns that often arise in these scenarios. These patterns include imitation of method, location and timing of the suicidal behaviour. In addition, we will examine the relationship that sometimes occurs between suicidal and homicidal ideology.

This presentation also contains an exploration of the value and risks associated with “grabbing the potential jumper” and other situations in which the Negotiator takes unilateral action.

Additionally, we will discuss strategies for managing external influences and ways in which the Negotiation Team can create circumstances to allow the subject to “surrender” with dignity and while saving face.


COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Negotiations Track: Understanding our Subjects Motivation & How to Influence their Behavior

In the field of Crisis Negotiation, we focus much of our training effort on the role of the Primary Negotiator. This is no surprise, given the fact the Primary Negotiator fulfils a critical role during negotiations. That said, there is also significant value in looking at the function of the “Intel Negotiator”, as they play a key role in the success or failure of our negotiations.

This presentation focuses on the kinds of intelligence the Intelligence Negotiator may want to consider to assist in the negotiation. “Understanding Subject’s Motivation” is designed to provide insights into the mind, motivation, psyche and rationalization of the violent person. This is the kind of information that assists in theme development as theme development is our primary motivation for why we gather intelligence.

The second portion of this presentation is based on the principles identified by Robert Cialdini, as he offers a number of social patterns that enable us to predict, with some certainty, how others will react in certain situations. In this section, we will explore how the theories of Reciprocity, Commitment, Social Poof and Liking can be used by Negotiators to “influence” those we negotiate with.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Negotiations: Negotiating Domestic Violence Incidents

While a significant proportion of negotiation incidents involve domestic disputes, very little time is spent educating law enforcement, either in the Academy or thereafter, about domestic violence (DV). This poses a clear danger to law enforcement officers, as certain DV offenders pose a much greater risk to officer safety than others.

This class will briefly examine the dynamics of DV, and will focus extensively on those criteria that should always inform risk and threat assessment in DV calls for service (negotiation or otherwise). Additionally, a typology of suspects will be outlined, and the most effective negotiation strategies for each of these categories of offenders will be offered.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Negotiations: Negotiating the Mad, the Bad, and the Sad

Mental health professionals are typically less than helpful to law enforcement: too often they rely on psychological jargon and have little understanding of the realities of police work. However, psychology can play an important part in assisting law enforcement operations in general, and negotiation incidents in particular.

Crisis/Hostage Negotiation Teams encounter a significant proportion of individuals who are suffering from psychological issues (off medication/acutely psychotic; despondent/suicidal).  Additionally, given the high stake outcomes in negotiations, a thorough understanding of suspect psychology (with or without the presence of a mental illness), is fundamental to the successful resolution of these incidents.   

This class will address these issues.  Psychological material will be simplified, demystified, and translated for effective use in operational settings. Additionally, clear guidelines for negotiating with the primary classes of suspects will be offered.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Negotiations: Suicide Intervention

While it is not “sexy”, the reality is that a large proportion of negotiation incidents involve a suicidal suspect. As such, it is crucial that negotiators understand the key components of the suicidal “state of mind”.  These core factors are operative in virtually every suicidal individual no matter what the “presenting” problem is (i.e. divorce, loss of job, pending trial), and successful resolution of these incidents requires an understanding of what is at the “bottom” of things.
This class will examine the key factors that are operating in suicidal suspects, and present clear suggestions for negotiating these incidents.


COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


NTOA SWAT Command: Armed and Barricaded Suspect Resolution

This course is taken from a section of the NTOA 5 day SWAT Command Decision-Making and Leadership I. It is designed to expose police SWAT Team commanders and supervisors to contemporary SWAT issues, tactics and procedures.  This course will cover Armed and Barricaded Suspect Resolution.


COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


NTOA SWAT Command: Hostage Rescue

This course is taken from a section of the NTOA 5 day SWAT Command Decision-Making and Leadership I. It is designed to expose police SWAT Team commanders and supervisors to contemporary SWAT issues, tactics and procedures.  This course will cover Hostage Rescue.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


NTOA SWAT Command: Selection, Testing & Training

This course is taken from a section of the NTOA 5 day SWAT Command Decision-Making and Leadership I. It is designed to expose police SWAT Team commanders and supervisors to contemporary SWAT issues, tactics and procedures.  This course will cover Selection, Testing & Training.


COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Overland Team Movements & Tactics

Emerging terrorist threats, mass casualty incidents, coordinated attacks and fugitive searches require a special level of team cohesion and tactics.  Traditional law enforcement response or warrant service style operations are wholly inadequate to deal with these threats and protect officers and innocents alike.  To this end, PFC presents Overland Team Movements & Tactics.  This short program will expose officers to PFC’s Principles of Ending Contact, application and employment of overland movement formations, response to contact, fundamental fire & maneuver tactics, immediate action communications, and trauma care protocol.

Equipment Requirements:

  • Carbine
  • Helmet (ballistic or bump optional)
  • Eye protection (sun & clear)
  • Tactical vest/armor (SAPI plates optional)
  • IFAK
  • Duty uniform & kit
  • Sturdy broken-in boots
  • Soft ballcap/boonie hat
  • Rag/Towel/Headscarf (for sun & hot brass protection)
  • Tactical gloves
  • Note taking materials
  • Knee pads and elbow pads (optional)   


COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: See list above


Penn Arms 37/40mm Armorers Course

This is an Armorer’s Course designed for those officers assigned to the agency’s armory and responsible for the care and maintenance of weapons and launchers.  The course is hands on and will focus on care and repair of Penn Arms 37mm and 40mm Launchers.  Both single shot and multi-shot launchers will be covered.

  • Technical Specifications of Launchers
  • Design and Components (Nomenclature)
  • General Disassembly and Assembly
  • Troubleshooting

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: PENN ARMS 37/40 MM LAUNCHER


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


Role of the Undercover

Attendees will be introduced to the craft of undercover work and the attributes that are necessary to be an undercover. The expectations of the undercover operative while performing his duties are discussed to include safety considerations and tactical support team deployment. 

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Scenario Instructor Certification (Simunition)

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

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

Subjects covered in the course will include:

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

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

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


Sniper Track: Supervising Snipers

This three hour block of instruction is designed to assist tactical leaders with the information needed to effectively utilize their assigned snipers and sniper teams.  Instructors will discuss the legal and tactical concerns of using snipers in a law enforcement application, accepted training /selection criteria and current trends. Additionally students will discuss the legal issues that occur should a sniper be involved in a shooting using his/her sniper system.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Sniper Track: Urban and Vehicle Hides

A 4 hour block of instruction dedicated to planning and setting up urban and vehicle hide sites.  Students will set up, view and discuss the utilization of hide sites during various law enforcement missions.  The practical application portion of the course will allow students to set up hide site in vehicles as well as in a building.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Sniper Track: Extended Range Sniper Workshop

This course will consist of classroom instruction and Range exercises. Wind and environmental considerations as well as range estimation will be discussed.  The fundamentals of marksmanship and shooting positions will be reviewed. The use of ballistic tables, software, data books will be examined.

The sniper will move to the range and conduct a variety of shooting drills. Cold Bore, Hold overs, Known - unknown distance targeting and Communication exercises between sniper / observer. The sniper will have the ability to obtain and verify DOPE tables for their rifle out to 600 yards. This class is designed to provide advance shooting skills and instill confidence in the snipers ability to range and deliver precise shots to identified targets.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL (ENTIRE CLASS WILL BE OFF-SITE AT THE RANGE)
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Sniper rifle , 100 rds (you may bring more) , notebook, DOPE book, pen or pencil , eye and ear protection, weather dependent attire , any personal load out gear the sniper may want to bring, shooting mat (optional), range finder (optional), wind meter (optional), spotting scope (optional), hydration / snacks.


Strategies and Countermeasures for Undercover Operations

Attendees will be immersed in a unique blend of lecture and hands-on demonstrations with focused emphasis on strategy and implementing counter measures for undercover operations in order to maximize team and undercover safety based on real world incidents and case studies.  Tactical mindset, threat indicators, counter ambush, survival tactics, vehicular close quarters battle and equipment will also be discussed.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Street Level Narcotics Operations

Attendees will be introduced to the covert and overt aspects of narcotic operations ranging from street level narcotics enforcement to small- to mid-level drug traffickers. Emphasis will be placed on team dynamics, team limitations, investigative efforts and undercover deployment.  Tactical team operations, case take-downs and undercover rescue will also be discussed. 

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Structure Clearing Strategies

This two-day training course will expose the end-user to Progressive
FORCE Concepts' innovative and proven methods for safely clearing
structures while mitigating risk. Topics covered will include the PFC
Principles of Indoor Combat, structure traits and dynamics, door
management, methods of entry, confined space clearance, operating on
stairs, subject management, contingency preparations, action on contact,
compound problems, variable team composition, low-light operation, and
proof of concept scenarios. Whether you are an officer from an agency
with the desire to evolve your protocols or a member of a newly established
team, this curriculum is a vital resource. With all evolutions occurring dry,
drilling will be rapid, intense and continuous with little to no downtime.

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


SWAT/Tactical Grenadier (Includes Chemical Munitions Instructor Certification)

This is an operator course designed for hands on training. Course is a blend of classroom as well as range exercises. Students will experience the use of various munitions and launching platforms for Tactical Operations.

    Choosing the right munitions
    Determining the correct amount of munitions
    Techniques for Launching from various positions
    Combining the use of Flash-Bangs (familiarization, not a certification)
    Chemical Agent Instructor Certification


COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM, PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: EYES, EARS, GLOVES, LAUNCHING PLATFORMS (IF AVAILABLE), BLUE GUNS OR CLEARED WEAPONS (NO LIVE AMMO OR NLTA).


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 Team Combatives (Code 4 Concepts)

This class is designed around the use of sound principles and reality-based practices to address physically combative subjects encountered by tactical personnel.  This training was developed for special operations units, SWAT teams, and other groups that must train for physical defense and subject control while in full kit and amongst team members.  Individual and team-based defensive tactics are taught in all subject areas.  Students will learn a principle-based approach for contacting, controlling and dominating adversaries and “unknowns” located during an operation, whether subjects are compliant or combative.  Concepts taught in this course are consistent with other PFC/C4C curriculum so students familiar with lessons learned during PFC’s team tactics, indoor combat, or CQC instructional blocks will be reinforced and applied during this program.  At the conclusion of this course, teams and individual operators will have a foundation for defeating and/or detaining anyone who poses a threat during a mission.  Proper and responsible use-of-force, as well as weapons safety, are emphasized throughout training.  All material taught in this class has been proven successful during real-world confrontations in all types of environments and will help prepare armed professionals to manage physical confrontations.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


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 re-certification.

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

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM, PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: EYE PROTECTION


Team Commanders: 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


Team / Element Leaders: Leadership is a Verb

 

This presentation 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.  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


Team Tactics and Lessons Learned from Special Operations Teams during Overseas Conflicts

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


The Global Threat of Islamic Extremism (ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Iran) & The Threat of Islamic Extremism in America/New York State

Professor Ryan Mauro is the National Security Analyst for the Clarion Project, a nonprofit organization that educates the public about the threat of Islamic extremism and provides a platform for voices of moderation and tolerance within the Muslim community.

Ryan has made over 1,000 appearances on radio and TV programs from both the left of the right, including frequent segments on FOX News Channel. He's been widely published and quoted in outlets like the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, The Hill, Roll Call, the Daily Caller, FrontPage Magazine, PJ Media and the peer-reviewed journal, Middle East Quarterly.  Ryan will present two blocks at the conference, the first will discuss the The Global Threat of Islamic Extremism (ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Iran) and the second will bring this threat closed to home, discussing the Threat of Islamic Extremism in America and in New York State. See some of  Ryan's latest interviews and promo reel.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Workshop on how to Write Policy and Procedures

This class will discuss the definitions of written directives, policy, general information, procedures and rules when used in an agency manual.  Attendees will learn how to develop policy and procedures as well as how a manual is compiled.  Practical exercises are included in the workshop where attendees will develop written policy and procedures and collaborate with other professionals.

The workshop will assist team commanders in development of written directive that are an important component of the New York State SWAT Team Certification Program.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE