Vehicle Stop Tactics
Course Description: This course deals with unknown risk vehicle stops, high-risk stops, and nighttime stops. The program includes: practical exercises in stopping vehicles, responding to emergencies, officer down drills, and handling of firearms. In addition, alternate vehicle stop techniques will be discussed. The student will also be trained in assessment of risks and threat cues by drivers and passengers; safe positioning of police and violator vehicles; safe methods for approaching vehicles and making contact with driver/passenger; how to stop and approach vehicles other than passenger cars; case law regarding vehicle stops; safe methods for conducting "felony," or high-risk stops. There will be a variety of scenario's in which the student will be required to make split-second "shoot, no shoot" decisions. There will be live simunitions used throughout the training. Head and neck protection will be provided.
- Participants shall bring:
- Groin protector.
- Soft-body armor.
- Duty-belt with related equipment.
- Long sleeve shirts are highly recommended.
Instructional Hours: 2 Days/16 Hours
Instructional Objectives: To give Patrol Officers the tactics and know-how needed to safely conduct traffic stops and train the tactics needed for survival when an encounter becomes deadly. To also familiarize the student with the "Objective Reasonableness Standard" based on what actions they take in a deadly encounter.
Course Completion Requirements: Attendance and successful completion of a 5-question knowledge check.
Audience: PSP Enlisted, MP, LEO
MPOETC CLEE Hours - 6 - CLEE ID# - CLE00553
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.
|NETC||3/3/2020 9:00 AM||3/4/2020 3:00 PM||NETC Commanding Officer, 570-288-3659||No|
|NWTC||5/5/2020 9:00 AM||5/6/2020 4:00 PM||NWTC Commanding Officer, 814-332-6888||No|
|NWTC||6/16/2020 9:00 AM||6/17/2020 4:00 PM||NWTC Commanding Officer, 814-332-6888||No|
|Other, See Notes||3/10/2020 9:00 AM||3/11/2020 3:00 PM||NETC Commanding Officer, 570-288-3659||No|
Maximum of 8 students
This class will be held at:
Troop F, Montoursville
899 Cherry Street