(1 Day / 8 Hours)


The TCTI Advanced Bus Assault program is an eight hour program.  This program is designed to give the operators a proper understanding of bus assaults and operations for control.  TCTI believes in providing each operator with a foundation of realistic tactics and techniques that have been field tested and proven to work.

TCTI training complements the body's natural reaction to stress and the sympathetic nervous system responses, making the transition from dynamic training to real world application effective. The Psychology of Combat Performance and Learning Principles is an area of research that is a must for today's operator. Survival stress is one of the primary enemies of tactical team operators. The TCTI Bus Assault Course explores the relationship between heart rates and performance, as well as methods to control the operator's heart rate in pre-combat situations.

The vehicle assault course is a basic level tactical class that is meant to provide the students with a firm understanding of Vehicle Assault concepts and operations.  TCTI firmly believes in providing each student with a foundation of realistic tactics and techniques that work.  Advanced concepts should not be taught until the students understand and can apply the basic course goals.  The training will begin with thought processing and individual tactics before moving into team tactics and technical skills.  Upon completion of the class the student will understand planning and preparation process required for a vehicle assault application and should be able to serve as a functional member of any assault team.


Course Objectives:
  • To become familiarized with the advanced techniques in bus assaults
  • To become familiarized with current equipment and strategic concerns including cross-fire, lighting, extractions, and diversionary techniques
Program Includes:
  • Survival learning research (examine the motor learning and survival research)
  • Use of force principles and continuum (one major reason for law suits)
  • Mission planning and Team Organization
  • Diversions and Distractions
  • Forced Entries
  • Cross-fire / lighting / extraction
  • Team assaults
  • Handcuffing techniques (67% of police assaults during arrest)
  • Subject control techniques (tactical control techniques)
  • Defensive countermeasures (essential for defending against assaults)
  • Weapon retention and disarming (approximately 15% of officers killed by own gun)