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Confronting the armed subject


Course Description:  This course will provide information on the use of force continuums; information gathering techniques prior to the officer arriving on-scene and physical conditioning that should be maintained by the student.  The student will also cover such things as the survival mind-set, being aware of the environment when on-scene, and common tactics for disarming a subject with an edged weapon, pepper spray, handgun, and long-barreled guns.
Equipment Needed:
  •  PA Crime Code.
  •  Minimum of 10 dummy rounds.
  •  Soft body armor, if available.
  •  Safety goggles or shooting glasses.
  •  Ear protection device.
  •  Department-issued handgun and three magazines.
  •  Raingear.
  •  Seasonal weather gear.
  •  Flashlight.
  •  Baseball-style cap.
  •  Firearms cleaning kit (handgun and rifle).
  •  Ammunition:
    •  500 rounds of rifle ammunition.
    •  50 rounds of pistol ammunition.
  •  All participants are required to bring casual gym attire, soft body armor, and duty belt with related equipment.

Instructional Hours:  1 Day / 8 Hours

Instructional Objectives:  Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate and have a better understanding of the Use of Force continuums based on various responses. 

After completion, the student will be able to:

  •  The Use of Force options.
  •  Mental preparation of the officer.
  •  The Survival Triangle.
  •  Disarming techniques for various weapons.
  •  Police Liability as it relates to Use of Force.

Audience:  LEO, MP, PSP Enlisted

MPOETC CLEE Hours:  6 - CLEE ID# - CLE00521

Additional Information: The student is required to attend the full class in order to receive credit for attendance.

Registration: Please register for the classes below using form SP 8-130. All applications must be received 7 days prior to the course start date.

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


 Scheduled Classes

SWTC9/26/2018 9:00 AM9/26/2018 3:00 PMSWTC Commanding Officer, 724-832-5250No
SWTC12/5/2018 9:00 AM12/5/2018 3:00 PMSWTC Commanding Officer, 724-832-5250No