We offer courses for every level of officer because officer survival is everyone's business. Our instructors are veteran teachers and respected in their disciplines. They pay close attention to detail so everyone can get the individual attention they need and leave with the tools necessary to be confident and effective in the lawful execution of their duties.
Every day your officers risk it all. We can help!
Strategies and Tactics of Patrol Stops (STOPS) Instructor Course
The STOPS program is based on over 35 years of research from officers that have been injured or killed in the line of duty. We continue to develop strategies and tactics that counter these ambush assaults, which greatly increases the officer’s survival probability. In addition to being nationally accredited (IADLEST), the STOPS program is also nationally and internationally recognized as the leading program in tactical/officer survival training.
Here's how it works:
Day 1: STOPS Training Day 1 starts with introductions and moves directly in to threat assessments. It's critical that officers understand where threats come from, what threats looks like, and how to position themselves to be least exposed. Day 1 will change your officers' view of the traffic stop and significantly increase their chances of making it home!
Day 2: STOPS Training Day 2 focuses on traffic stops and the dangers that are inherent with them. Day 2 breaks down and when to assess low and unknown risk traffic stops. We will also cover both accidental and felonious encounters.
Day 3: STOPS Training Day 3 focuses on what happens when an encounter escalates. What happens when the violator stops being compliant and starts being combative? What are your options? What is your plan? Do you know how to spot an ambush? Are you ready for an unseen firearm? Day 3 will teach you how to spot an ambush early and how to plan a conditioned response to it. Day 3 is when it all usually starts to come together.
Day 4: STOPS Training Day 4 is a final review day for the test. We require your officers to pass our final test with at least a 90%. These tactics are truly life saving when executed correctly. It's because of this that we will not pass an instructor-candidate simply for going through the course. When we put our seal of approval on an instructor, it's because they've earned it!
Less Lethal Combatives
Every officer needs to be equipped with the skills and training to handle combative situations without prematurely escalating to lethal options. Our Less Lethal Combatives Training is specifically designed to give your officers the best chance to properly handle confrontation with reasonable means, ensuring both sides survive physical confrontation.
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Are you confident your officers have the training to handle these situations in a way you can defend?
There are four components of Krav Maga we focus on. They are:
During this block of instruction officers learn how to defend themselves against attacks with personal weapons (hands, feet, etc.). In addition to defending themselves in a confrontation, through this program, officers will learn how to transition to the offensive with the use of personal weapons and to safely take effect an arrest.
Chokes are personal and life threatening attacks. This program teaches officers how to defend against chokes from the front, rear, and sides in order to stay in the fight. After effectively defending against a choke, officers can transition to hand-to-hand combatives in order to effect and arrest.
The majority of fights go to the ground. For a police officer, there are several reasons why this is not ideal. This program teaches officers how to effectively defend themselves from ground attacks with an emphasis on getting back up!
Defense Against Weapons and Takeaways
Weapons are a very real part of combatives against law enforcement. This program teaches officers in defenses and takeaways against several weapons variants (i.e.: gun, knife, stick).