Basic Tactical Shield Instructor Program
Whether you’re training Tactical Operators, Patrol Officers, or Drug Enforcement Units the Basic Tactical Shield Instructor course will help you become more proficient as a ballistic shield operator and instructor.
This intensive three-day course provides instructors with the techniques and skills required to train their Department's personnel while operating with a ballistic shield. Students will learn drills, shooting techniques and tactics for the ballistic shield officer, while being required to make presentations, supervise range drills and develop course(s) of fire. Additionally, participants are required to pass a written exam and a handgun/shield firearms qualification course to complete training.
09/16/2014 - 09/18/2014
09/23/2014 - 09/25/2014
10/07/2014 - 10/09/2014
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Training is structured to provide both hands-on, classroom instruction as well as range training. Day one covers fundamentals and individual shooting skills, Day Two focuses on individual/team techniques and drills including stacking, officer-down rescues, approaches to doorways, threshold evaluation, port-and-cover window tactics, and stairway and hallway considerations. Day Three is a half day (morning only) devoted to students completing their course requirements including, firearms qualification, written exam, courses of fire, and classroom presentations. Students will be evaluated on their knowledge of the topic, instructional skills and safety considerations.
Courseware (booklet/CD) will be provided, but students must provide their own handgun and ammunition.
Basic firearms proficiency and instructor background preferred. The Safariland Training Group provides instruction to sworn law-enforcement officers, correctional personnel, state-licensed security personnel or active military personnel only.
- Full-duty, tactical gear/armor, including ballistic helmet (Tactical )
- Appropriate Range attire, duty gear, armor and ballistic helmet (Patrol)
- Eye and ear protection
- Ballistic shield/with viewport (if you have one available)
- Handgun and (3) three magazines
- 200 rounds of handgun ammunition
- Gas Mask/carrier
- Pen or pencil & notepad
Brief Course Outline
- Ballistic hand shields
- Basic hand shield deployment tactics
- Fundamental clearing techniques
- Team tactics
- Officer-down rescues
- Instructor development
- Overview of PROTECH® shields
All Safariland Training Group courses are available for hosting by your agency. Contact us for information on the requirements and benefits of hosting a course.
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