RESPONSE TO ACTIVE SHOOTER / HOSTILE EVENT

COURSE LENGTH: 18 HRS (Classroom / Practical Exercise) 

Officers will review past and present active shooter events. They will be given instruction in how to respond, what they will find, and how to move to the shooter. They will have the opportunity to work in teams as they move to the shooter. They will work open hallway clearing stairways and rooms. They will work room clearing and searching with a partner, as well as taught how to perform a rescue-recovery in the active shooter setting.  Additional training will be given in equipment selection, weapon selection, first aid, and breaching methods.  Officers will participate in force on force scenarios.  This class has been taken to a 2 day event, due to the amount of material to cover.

  • DEPARTMENT COST: $2000.00

  • MAX STUDENTS: 12 (Adjusted Pricing for over 12 participants)

    • POST Credited

    • Host Provides Classroom and Structure for Exercise

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ACTIVE SHOOTER / HOSTILE EVENT REFRESHER

COURSE LENGTH: 9 HRS (Classroom / Practical Exercise) 

Officers will review and discuss current events in the active shooter program.  They will be given instruction in manual and emergency shotgun breaching techniques.  Review and practical application of a single officer to the traditional 4 officer formation will also be covered.  Dual officer response and room clearing techniques and search methods will be conducted.  Ballistic shield application with Point Blank Enterprises Go-Shield, the Aspis and Phalanx hard shields will also be covered.   In addition, ballistic data regarding armor performance will be discussed during this course.  

  • DEPARTMENT COST: $1000.00

  • MAX STUDENTS: 12

    • POST Credited

    • Host Provides Classroom and Structure for Exercise


BASIC PATROL OFFICER ENTRY COURSE

COURSE LENGTH: 9 HRS (Classroom / Practical Exercise) 

Officers will be given instruction in how to make a tactical entry when it comes to warrants or other higher threat incidents. This course is designed to give the patrol officer the tools to help them safely make an entry into a dwelling for the purpose of a warrant or other event that requires an aggressive response, but does not warrant a SWAT unit. Officers will cover scouting techniques of a target location, team make up, equipment needed, approaches to target, mechanical door breaching, and room clearing, as well as aggressive suspect confrontations and communication.   Emergency shotgun breaching will also be covered during this session.   

  • DEPARTMENT COST: $950.00

  • MAX STUDENTS: 12 (Adjusted Pricing for over 12 students)

    • POST Credited

    • Host Provides Classroom and Structure for Exercise

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PATROL RIFLE COURSE

COURSE LENGTH: 10 HRS (Classroom / Range) 

Officers will be instructed in the operation and functioning of the AR-15 or M-16 5.56 caliber rifle. The morning will start with an introduction to the M-16 / AR15 rifle system. Students will go through a brief history or the weapon and how we have adapted it to regular police duty work. We will go through the working parts and operation system of the gun. Proper stance and application will be addressed. We will go through the working parts and operation system of the gun. Proper stance and application will be addressed. We will also cover cleaning and care, as well as add on equipment and patrol set up. On the range we will start out with dry drills then work into live fire exercises and challenges. This will be intense and demanding range work.

  • DEPARTMENT COST: $950.00

  • INDIVIDUAL OFFICER: $95.00

  • MAX STUDENTS: 12

    • POST Credited

    • Host Provides Classroom and Range Facility


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PATROL RIFLE ADVANCE COURSE

COURSE LENGTH: 10HRS (Full Day on Range) 

Officers will start on range. Review of basic operation and drills will be conducted. We will check 25 yard zero on the weapon and then out to 100 yards to work on long distance skills. Movement drills with multiple obstacles will follow. Running, crawling and climbing will be part of the day's activity during this course of fire. We will work from behind barricades - using limited sight pictures and threat openings. We will end the day with clearing drills and close quarter shooting. All these exercises will advance the skill level of the patrol rifle operator. This will be demanding and intense range work. Officers should be prepared to push themselves and their weapons to a higher level. 

  • DEPARTMENT COST: $950.00

  • INDIVIDUAL OFFICER: $100.00

  • MAX STUDENTS: 12

    • POST Credited

    • Host Provides Classroom and Range Facility


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FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR COURSE

COURSE LENGTH: 5 DAYS (08:00 - 17:00) 
NEXT AVAILABLE CLASS: September 30, October 1 - 4, 2019

LOCATION: Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office   HOST
INSTRUCTOR COST: $650.00  (Per Instructor) 

This course is designed to teach new firearms instructor on methods of creating a lesson plan and outlines for courses of fire, designing a safe range plan, problem solving of student shooting issues, Instructing range events, bench marking the student, drafting POST requirements, and more! 

Low Light and Adverse Weather will be covered in this session.  The hours of one of the training days may vary--due to availability of indoor range or evening darkness shooting. 

EQUIPMENT ADVISORY:  This session requires ground work during some of the courses of fire.  With that in mind--your duty gear will take abuse.  

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:

  • Handgun and Duty Gear Ammunition (700 rounds)

  • Off-duty Sidearm & Holster (100 rounds)

  • Patrol Rifle, Sling & 3 Magazines (20-30 round) Ammunition (500 rounds)

  • Shotgun, Sling & Ammunition (30 Slug, 30 00 Buck, 50 Bird Shot)

  • Ear and Eye Protection, Knee Pads (optional)

  • Flashlight or Gun Light for Low Light Exercises

  • Sunscreen / Rain Gear / Hat / Cleaning Kits / Cover Garment / Body Armor

  • Water & Snacks

  • Weapons Cleaning Kit

  • Sling for both Patrol Rifle and Shotgun

  • Flash Drive to transfer Instructor Course Files to You (optional)

LEAD INSTRUCTOR: Kevin Eckhoff  (EPS Tactical Training Group New London, MN)
ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR: Steven Marquardt (Alpha Training, Tactics & Sales - Spicer, MN)

 


FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR RECERTIFICATION COURSE

COURSE LENGTH: 2 DAYS (08:00 - 17:00) 
NEXT AVAILABLE CLASS: October 3 & 4, 2019 LOCATION: Kandiyohi Count Sheriff’s Office - Host
INSTRUCTOR COST: $300.00  (Per Instructor)

CLASSROOM: Student / Instructor will review fundamental instructional concepts of the handgun, rifle & shotgun - including, but not limited to - marksmanship, handling & deployment. We will also cover range safety and range day set up. We will cover departmental policy and liabilities. We will also cover range safety and range day set up, as well as detecting and working with officers struggling on the the range. During the classroom portion each instructor will be required to present a range plan and course of fire event. We will go through field cleaning / break-down of the patrol rifle. In addition to discussing equipment add-ons, optics and patrol response equipment for the officer.  All required areas of the Minnesota POST Board, Use of Force and Firearms will be covered.

RANGE: On the range we will cover and run courses of fire in basic marksmanship to tactical movement , use of cover, various firing positions, pivots and turns, use of the safety circle concept, reloading under stress, firing on the move, multiple threats, and reduced light threat identification and firing.    

Low Light and Adverse Weather shooting will be covered with this session.

Each Student / Instructor will have to design a course of fire. They will be responsible for developing this lesson plan and running fellow Students / Instructors through their course on day 2.  

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:

  • Patrol Rifle, Sling & 3 Magazines (20 round minimum) Ammunition (400 rounds)

  • Duty Sidearm, Belt, Gear, Ammunition (350 rounds)

  • Off-duty Sidearm & Holster (50 rounds)

  • Shotgun & Ammunition (30 Slug, 30 00 Buck, 50 Bird-shot)

  • Body Armor / Range Vest / Carrier System

  • Ear and Eye Protection, Knee Pads (optional)

  • Weapon Cleaning Kit

  • Clothing According to Weather (Sunscreen / Rain Gear / Hat)

  • Flashlight or Gun Light for Low Light Exercises)

  • Water & Snacks

  • Flash Drive (Transfer Instructor Course Files to You - optional)

  • Sling for both Patrol Rifle and Shotgun for transition drills

INSTRUCTORS: Kevin Eckhoff  (EPS Tactical Training Group - New London, MN)
                           Steven Marquardt (Alpha Training, Tactics & Sales - Spicer, MN)


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AR-15 / M-16 PATROL RIFLE INSTRUCTOR COURSE

COURSE LENGTH: 2 DAYS (08:00 - 17:00) 
NEXT AVAILABLE CLASS: TBD
LOCATION: TBD (Discount for hosting event) 
INSTRUCTOR COST: $350.00

CLASSROOM: Student / Instructor will be instructed on how to teach basic fundamentals of rifle marksmanship and handling, how to zero iron-sighted rifles and discussion on zeroing policy and liabilities. We will go through field cleaning / breakdown of the patrol rifle, as well as discuss equipment add-ons and optics. 

RANGE: On the range we will cover and run courses of fire in basic marksmanship to tactical movement , use of cover, various firing positions, pivots and turns, use of the safety circle concept, reloading under stress, firing on the move, multiple threats, and reduced light threat identification and firing.

Each Student / Instructor will have to design a course of fire. They will be responsible for developing this lesson plan and running fellow Students / Instructors through their course on day 2.  

 

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:

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  • Patrol Rifle, Sling & 3 Magazines (20 round minimum) Ammunition (750 rounds)

  • Duty Sidearm, Belt, Gear, Ammunition (200 rounds)

  • Body Armor / Range Vest

  • Ear and Eye Protection

  • Weapon Cleaning Kit

  • Clothing According to Weather (Sunscreen / Rain Gear / Hat)

  • Knee Pads (optional)

  • Water & Snacks

  • Flash Drive (Transfer Instructor Course Files to You - optional)

INSTRUCTORS: Kevin Eckhoff  (EPS Tactical Training Group - New London, MN)
                           Steven Marquardt (Alpha Training, Tactics & Sales - Spicer, MN)


DEFENSIVE TACTICS / USE OF FORCE CERTIFICATION / YEARLY CERTIFICATION / RECERTIFICATION

COURSE LENGTH: 8 HOUR  
LOCATION: HOST PROVIDES LOCATION FOR CLASSROOM & PRACTICAL EXERCISES

DEPARTMENT COST:  $600.00  (Minimum of six (6) officers)
COST: $75.00 PER OFFICER

This course will cover Use of Force requirements as set by Minnesota POST Board.

AREAS TO BE COVERED:

  • Minnesota State Statutes pertaining to Use of Force, Reasonable Force, Deadly Force & Arrest

  • Departmental Policies and Procedures as pertains to Use of Force

  • Concepts and Influencing Factors that relate to the use of Reasonable Force

  • Understanding how less Lethal Techniques and Weapons may be Lethal

  • Civil, Criminal, Licensing and Employment Consequences of Unlawful or Unreasonable Use of Force

  • Physiological and Psychological Effects of a Force Encounter

  • Critical Incident Trauma / Post-Shooting Trauma

  • Verbal Commands, Handcuffing, Empty Hand Control, Chemical Agents, Intermediate Weapons, Impact Weapons

  • Weapon Retention

  • Knife Avoidance & Countermeasures

  • Taser Recertification *Available Upon Request


POINT BLANK ENTERPRISES:  
PHALANX SHIELD COURSE

COURSE LENGTH: 8 HRS (with option Practical Session D) 

  • DEPARTMENT COST: $400.00

  • Individual Officer cost: $75.00

  • MAX STUDENTS: 12

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    • POST Credited * 8 hour session Full range day

    • Host Provides Classroom and Range Facility

Task: to demonstrate the Phalanx shield to Tactical Operators & Patrol Officers
Purpose: to train law enforcement/military professionals the proper use and deployment of the Phalanx Shield.  

Areas to be covered will be the history of the Phalanx Shield and real world concepts of how the Phalanx Shield meets the needs of today's operators.
a. The gear placement can be placed on the shield for mission specific environments
b. The shield is also deployable by T.E.M.S teams and school officials.
c. The shield is designed to accept a light package for night work.
d. The shield allows an operator to make entry with multiple shields.
e. The shield allows for adjustments to fit a variety of tactical situations.
f.  Window punch capabilities installed for breaking glass

Weapons Qualification with the Phalanx shield using both handguns and long guns. Each operator will demonstrate proficiency with the Phalanx shield in a combat drill to receive a Certificate of Completion as a shield operator.

SHIELD COURSE EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:

  • Shields supplied by ALPHA

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:

  • Pistol: Minimum of 3 Magazines

  • Rifle: Minimum of 3 Magazines

  • Three (3) dozen full body or similar targets

AMMUNITION:

  • 400 Rounds for Pistol

  • 300 Rounds for Rifle

    • Round count varies on student numbers and courses of fire.

OTHER:

  • Wrap-Around Eye Protection, Ear Protection, Hat, Sunscreen, Mosquito Repellant, Knee Pads

  • Water & Sack Lunch

  • Appropriate Clothing for the Climate

***All Weapons Must be CLEANED AND WELL LUBED ***Please Train in Your Appropriate Gear

 

 


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Law Enforcement Lone Officer Response to an Active Shooter / Hostile Event

COURSE LENGTH:  8 HOURS

  • DEPARTMENT COST:  $1000.00

  • INDIVIDUAL OFFICER COST:  $100.00

  • MAX STUDENTS:  12

  • COURSE IS APPROVED FOR EIGHT (8) HOURS POST CREDIT

  • HOST AGENCY WILL PROVIDE LOCATION FOR TRAINING EXERCISES AND CLASSROOM

This course is designed to address just one of the sections of Active Shooter Response--The individual officer response.  Geared towards the officer already being on site of the event, or the officer arriving alone to deal with the threat.  We will cover, but not limited to the following:

AREAS TO BE COVERED:

  • Moving towards the sounds of gunfire and carnage.

  • Threshold assessment of doorways.

  • Pushing the hallway while under gunfire.

  • Using cover / concealment / angles during the encounter

  • Sounds have stopped / moving into search mode.

  • Clearing rooms and structures.

  • Stairwells

  • Joined by other arriving officers / forming two officer search cell

Breakdown of the the day will start with a short morning classroom presentation.  We will then move into the structure and start working movement and search techniques.  A review of training equipment and response equipment will be conducted.  (we use and supply UmarexUSA 43 caliber dust balls in the TM4 patrol rifle and handgun platform for the force on force exercises.)

Afternoon will be full force on force exercises.  Interferences and audio noises will be added to the exercises.

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:

  • Duty Gear

  • Flashlight

  • Gloves

  • Armor

  • Groin Protection (not required--but recommended)

  • Long Sleeve Shirt

ALPHA & ELITE PROTECTION will supply:   

  • UmarexUSA Training Weapon Systems

  • Dust Rounds

  • CO2

  • Headgear