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Course Description: This two-day course teaches students to have increased confidence in their ability to successfully work through high-stress situations when engaged in violent encounters. Through the use of various live-fire exercises and situations, course participants will be better prepared to handle critical incidents. Topics include: moving and shooting drills, shotgun drills, wounded officer simulations, and disorientation drills.

Additional Information: Students are required to bring the following:

  • Department-issued handgun and shotgun
  • Body armor
  • Baseball-style cap
  • Ear protection
  • Raingear
  • Safety goggles or shooting glasses
  • 10 training (dummy) rounds for Department handgun
  • 3 pistol magazines or 3 speed loaders (revolver)
  • 300 rounds of handgun ammunition*
  • 5 rounds of 12 gauge, 2 ¾” or 3” chambered rifled slug*
  • 25 rounds of 12 gauge, 2 ¾” or 3” chambered “00” buckshot*
  • Complete set of leather gear including handcuffs and key
  • Durable shirt and cargo pants (BDU) or uniform pants, shoes or boots, and sneakers

* MP ONLY. Ammunition for PSP will be provided at training site.

 Note: Due to the nature of the class, it is recommended that all participants be in good physical condition.

Registration: Please register for the classes below using form SP 8-130.

Locations: For a list of all training centers and directions, please visit the Training Center Page.



Academy5/17/2018 9:00 AM5/18/2018 3:00 PMCorporal Nathan T. Trate, 717-533-9111, ntrate@pa.govNo
SWTC6/4/2018 9:00 AM6/5/2018 3:00 PMActing Commander, 724-832-5250Yes
SWTC6/6/2018 9:00 AM6/7/2018 3:00 PMActing Commander, 724-832-5250No
SWTC10/9/2018 9:00 AM10/10/2018 3:00 PMSWTC Commander 724-832-5250No
Maximum of 16 students.

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