Expanding and refining the tactical skills of narcotics operators, investigators and undercovers via intensive training drills is essential to protecting life and property. In this course, tactical theories and live-fire drills and scenarios will build and integrate neural pathways and muscle memory, enhancing the capabilities of law enforcement to respond and adapt timely to emergent situations. Having in-depth, practical knowledge of advanced tactics, and the ability to execute such, will produce more confident and effective team members. The first part of this course will provide detailed instruction in strategies ranging from traffic stops for identification and intelligence gathering, to full vehicle takedowns. This training will teach the concepts and tactics necessary to safely takedown a vehicle and effect an arrest or undercover rescue. The second part of the course will center around the use and physical safety of undercovers. Most undercover officers are aware that their physical safety begins with themselves, and they prepare to get out of many situations on their own. But the undercover has to know, going in, that if the situation escalates beyond their capabilities they are not alone, that the responding officers not only have the motivation but also the skills, equipment, discipline, and decision-making capabilities to intervene on their behalf while minimizing risks to the undercover, responding officers, and innocent civilians. This segment of the course focuses on the personnel, planning, training, and equipment necessary to conduct undercover operations with emphasis on safely extracting undercover officers from dangerous situations.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Explain the difference between an unknown threat traffic stop, a known threat traffic stop, an investigative stop, and a vehicle takedown.
  • Understand the basic tactical fundamentals of muzzle discipline and weapons handling.
  • Understands the ballistics of a vehicle and cover vs. concealment as these relate to the stopped vehicle.
  • Understand the pros and cons of vehicle takedowns, when they offer a tactical advantage, and when they do not.
  • Approach vehicles in the proper way so as to limit the subject vehicle’s mobility and reduce the risk of the subject vehicle being used as a weapon.
  • Know when and where to stop vehicles so as to provide the greatest tactical advantage.
  • Understand the proper use and positioning of police vehicles, both marked and unmarked, during a vehicle takedown.
  • Perform force on force scenarios to demonstrate their knowledge and ability to safely extract a friendly from a vehicle.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of tactical equipment and its limitations, e.g., ballistic shield, ram, Kelly tool, communication devices, phones/wires.
  • Perform in realistic force on force scenarios to hone techniques and adaptability to changing situations.

Prerequisites: Tactics for Narcotic Warrants

Course length: 4 days/32 hours.

Who May Attend: Law Enforcement, Corrections, Military (SF, MP).