1, 2, 3 or 4-Officer Response to Active Shooters

Presented by Grant Whitus

Duration: 8 hours

The most important thing learned from mass shooting incidents over the last 15 years is how important an immediate reaction is. Gone are the days when patrol officers were trained to surround a building and wait for SWAT. Studies have shown that the sooner you can engage a threat the more lives you will save. Our training will teach how to engage a shooter as safely as possible with as little as one officer.

Basic Building Searches

Presented by Grant Whitus

Duration: 8 hours

From small sheds to large malls or office complexes each building has it’s own challenges. Whether you have a team of officer or just two, we will teach you the skills necessary to safely and effectively clear a building of suspects.

Close Combat Techniques

Presented by Grant Whitus

Duration: 6 hours

Since Columbine there have been 160 active shooter situations in the U.S. alone. In an active shooter situation a person dies every 15 seconds.

               Rapid And Immediate Deployment (RAID), what we call close quarter battle (CQB) was developed in response to the Columbine High School shooting. At the time police procedures for an active shooter was to set a perimeter and wait for S.W.A.T. to respond. After the incident law enforcement needed a new tool to respond to an active shooter.

After the Columbine shooting, the National Tactical Officers Association (N.T.O.A.) contacted the Jefferson County S.W.A.T. leader about implementing a new response tactic. RAID was then developed and implemented. RAID initially was set up with a diamond formation that was similar to military formations. RAID is generally performed with the first 4 officers on scene, they then form up and get into the RAID formation. They then begin hunting down the active shooter and interdict as soon as possible in order to preserve as many lives as they can. 

RAID has evolved into a single officer response because studies show that if an officer can interdict early on the loss of life will be minimal due to the fact the officer takes the shooters attention off of his intended victim(s) and focuses it on the officer.

If you’re ready for an exciting training environment where you’ll learn the techniques from the professionals whom were actually involved in the Columbine incident. Sign up and join our class today!

Patrol Techniques / In-Progress Calls

Presented by Grant Whitus

Duration: 8 hours

Patrol Techniques teaches various tactics, practices and procedures that are invaluable to any patrol officer working the streets today. From classroom instruction to practical application we will provide necessary skills and habits to recruits fresh out of training or seasoned vets alike.

 

In-progress calls are the most under appreciated and under trained aspects of law enforcement. Correctly responding to an in-progress call is an intellectual exercise that everyone responding to the call should be trained in. From proper approaches, tactics, communications, utilizing geography and working with dispatch we will teach the techniques your officers need to apprehend suspects without endangering the public or your team.

Perimeter Security

Presented by Grant Whitus

Duration: 2 hours

While every good cop wants to rush in and find the crook, a smart cop will use understand how well an effective perimeter will work and set it up right away. No matter how many officers are on your team we will teach you the best way to make good use of your personnel to establish a perimeter that’s the right size from the start. We’ll talk about the best ways to use geography to your advantage and make the best use of your tactical situation.

Traffic Stops / High-Risk Traffic Stops

Presented by Grant Whitus

Duration: 8 hours

Most common task performed by all law enforcement officers around the world is the traffic stop. For this reason it’s very easy to get complacent and complacency can kill. We will take your officers through a practical workshop of classroom and scenario based training that will teach everything from the basics to advanced techniques. We will discuss warning signs and how to handle your gut instincts when they tell you something is wrong.

 

The high risk traffic stop is how your officers deal with a dangerous subject or subjects who are in a car. There are many ways to incorrectly do a high risk traffic stop and doing it incorrectly can easily lead to someone getting hurt. We will give your officers practical instruction on the proper way to conduct a high risk traffic stop and arrest without endangering their lives.

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