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Confronting the Armed Subject

Course Description:  This course will explore the critical factors that promote, impede, and ultimately determine officer survival when confronting a violent attacker armed with an edged weapon or firearm.  This course will consist of classroom lecture and practical exercise.
Instructional Hours: 1 Day/8 Hours

Instructional Objectives:  To expose students to the essential elements of officer survival when confronted by an armed attacker.

Upon completion, students will have explored:

  •  Core essentials of the survival mindset.
  •  The survival triangle.
  •  Mental preparation.
  •  Tactical imagery.
  •  Reaction time science and the limits of human physiology.
  •  Hesitation pitfalls and contributing factors.
  •  Anatomy and psychology of an edged weapon attack
  •  Edged weapon defense and disarming.
  •  Firearm disarming.

Course Completion Requirements:  Attendance and successful completion of a knowledge check, as well as participating in all practical exercises.  

Audience:  PSP Enlisted, LCE, LEO, MP

Prerequisite(s) None

MPOETC CLEE Hours:  6 - CLEE ID# - CLE00521

Additional Information: All students are required to bring casual gym attire.

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.

SWTC1/29/2020 9:00 AM1/29/2020 3:00 PMSWTC Commanding Officer, 724-832-5250No
Maximum of 12 students
SWTC3/18/2020 9:00 AM3/18/2020 3:00 PMSWTC Commanding Officer, 724-832-5250No
Maximum of 12 students