(5 Days / 40 Hours)

     This fast-moving survival course is unlike any other.  It stresses all of the important survival techniques that an officer uses the least but needs to know the best on a daily basis. This course consists of:

20 hours - DEFENSIVE TACTICS

20 hours - FIREARMS (HANDGUN)

   

     The TCTI Defensive Tactics portion begins with officer presence and moves into subject control techniques for low levels of resistance.  Techniques will also be taught for controlling resistive behavior, acts of physical aggression toward the officer, including knife defense and handcuffing.  The Defensive Tactics portion will finish by blending D.T. into firearm skills and vice versa.  Simulations are conducted with punching bags, allowing the student to learn proper body mechanics and power development in addition to de-sensitizing them to full-force punches and kicks being delivered from various angles. 

     The firearm portion concentrates on the most up-to-date SURVIVAL SHOOTING TECHNIQUES for the duty handgun.  Dim light shooting is conducted on day 4 of the training, dramatically reinforcing the survival skills, which have been learned by the students.  Many of the defensive tactics skills previously practiced during the first two days will carry over into the firearms portion, making for a more realistic training experience.  A block on instruction of off-duty survival will also be included.
    
*THIS IS A PHYSICALLY DEMANDING COURSE*
  
EACH STUDENT MUST PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING EQUPIMENT:
  • Workout/gym clothes: T-shirt, shoes (or any other lose-fitting clothing for unrestricted movement with belt loops for duty gear)
  • Knee and elbow pads (optional)
  • Mouth guard
  • Duty handgun with 3 magazines
  • Off-duty weapon with one additional magazine
  • Duty gear, belt, holster, keepers, ect.
  • Off duty gear (or usual method of carry)
  • Handcuffs (with key), impact weapon (if used) flashlight
  • Ear and eye protection (required)
  • Ammunition for handguns 600 rounds of duty type (no magnum)
  • Note taking materials and hi-lighters
FACILITY REQUIREMENTS:
     
  • Classroom with desks or tables for students, blackboard, VHS monitor and player
  • Gym or large room for Defensive Tactics-with floor mats (if available)
  • Range (indoors or outdoors) with max. distance of 25 yds., target frames and cardboard backers,  (if indoor range, variable lighting system in needed for dim light firing)
CERTIFICATION ISSUED:
     
  • TCTI Advanced Officer Survival Course - 40 hours total
  • PPCT Spontaneous Knife Defense Basic - 8 hours