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Patrol Response to Suicide Bomber

Course Description:  This class will aid the student in identifying possible homicide/suicide bomber characteristics, devices, and methods.  This course is designed to enhance the officer's ability to respond to encounters with suspected or actual suicide bombers utilizing personally worn or carried explosive devices.  The student will also be able to determine the "best practices" response to a suicide bomber.  The student will participate in classroom lecture as well as hands-on drills and live fire exercises.
Equipment Needed:
  • Department-issued pistol with three magazines.
  • Department-issued patrol rifle with two magazines.
  • Body armor.
  • Complete set of leather gear.
  • Eye and ear protection.
  • Baseball-style cap.
  • 100 rounds of Department pistol ammunition.
  • 50 rounds of Department rifle ammunition.
  • Appropriate range clothing, including inclement weather gear. 

Instructional Hours:  1 Day/6 Hours 

Instructional Objectives:  The student will possess the information and skills that will aid them in the identification, response, and mitigation of a possible homicide/suicide bomber.  Students will effectively engage threats at various distances to assess and enhance their skill while confronting a homicide/suicide bomber.  After completion, the student will be able to:

  • Identify common carry methods/concealment areas of person-borne improvised explosive devices.
  • Identify criminal behavior indicators of homicide/suicide bombers.
  • Identify the cover and distance needed to safely interdict a homicide/suicide bomber.
  • Demonstrate control hold and takedown techniques for close quarter, hands-on interdiction of homicide/suicide bombers.
  • Identify proper target area to neutralize a homicide/suicide bomber.
  • Demonstrate firearm proficiency with the AR-15 at 50 and 25 yards by striking preferred target area on a TQ-15 target.
  • Demonstrate firearm proficiency with the issued pistol at 25 to 10 yards striking preferred target area on a TQ-15 target. 

Course Completion Requirements: Attendance and successfully performing the above listed proficiencies.

Audience: PSP Enlisted, MP

MPOETC CLEE Hours:  6 - CLEE ID# - CLE00540

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.

NETC5/5/2020 9:00 AM5/5/2020 3:00 PMNETC Commanding Officer, 570-288-3659No
Maximum of 14 students