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Solo Officer Rapid Deployment (SORD) Train-the-Trainer

Time: (40 hours/5 days)
Class Size: Minimum of 12 and max of 20 students per class, from multiple agencies
Prerequisite: Sworn law enforcement officers only

 **COURSE FULL** 

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Recommended Equipment: Some students have found this course to be physically challenging and students attending should be able walk moderate distances, jog, kneel, and lift moderate weight. Handgun with at least 3 magazines or speed loaders chambered in .380, .38, .357, .40, .45 or .9mm. 200 rounds of ammunition for weapon. If your primary off-duty or concealed weapon is a small-frame handgun, students are encouraged to bring a mid to large frame handgun and concealment holster to evaluate and compare. A strong side concealment holster made for the student’s handgun configured so that the weapon can be re-holstered (does not collapse when the weapon is drawn) with one hand. Sturdy belt to support the holster. At least two shirts to cover and conceal handgun. One should be a button-down type shirt or jacket and one should be a t-shirt or polo-style shirt. Uniform shirt with police patches. Badge in a carrier to hang around the neck. Eye and ear protection. Rain jacket or rain gear.

Description: This dynamic course of instruction is designed to provide the solo officer (off-duty/plain clothes /uniform) with the knowledge, physical skills, and mind set on how to isolate, distract, or neutralize an armed threat like an active shooter. This course will cover reasons to carry for off-duty and plain clothes officers, levels of intervention, deadly force policies and case studies, ergonomic considerations for plain clothes carry, options for mitigating the occurrence of blue on blue shootings, concepts and principles of solo officer movement, threshold evaluation, setting up for and room entry techniques, post engagement priorities of work, and incident management. Day one includes live fire training and day two culminates with dynamic force‑on‑force scenarios. 

Day 3, 4 and 5 encompasses the students learning the SORD class nomenclature, teaching methodology and giving teach backs.

 

 Location:
 
Pottsville JR. High School
 

250 Apache Drive

Pottsville, AR 72858

 

 

Bike Patrol Course

 

Time: (24 hours/3 days)
Class Size: Max of 15 students per class, from multiple agencies
Prerequisite: Sworn law enforcement officers, Emergency Medical Service Personnel or Security Personnel

 

Description: One of the fastest growing trends in Law Enforcement and the Emergency Service field is the utilization of bike patrols. Quiet, cost efficient, and amazingly effective these units are able to bridge the gap between first responders and the public. Experience has shown that citizens are more likely to approach a police cyclist than a regular uniformed officer, optimizing community oriented policing efforts. 

First Responders on Bike Patrol are better able to use all of their senses, including smell and hearing, to detect and address crime and other emergencies. Bike Patrol Officers are often able to approach suspects virtually unnoticed, even in full uniform. Bike Patrol creates a highly mobile, visible presence in a wide range of areas including shopping complexes, business districts, neighborhoods, and parks. 

Our Bike Patrol Course consists of both written and practical examinations. Attendees must complete the 24 hour course in its entirety which will give them the ability to perform the duties of bike patrol officer in a safe and effective manner. 

 

Topics Covered

Bike Equipment, Helmet and Bike Fit, Falling Techniques, Braking Techniques, Slow speed Bike Handling Drills, Hazards & Crashes, Bike Maintenance & Repairs, Patrol Procedures & Tactics, Basic Nutrition & Physical Fitness, Night Riding, Defensive Tactics, Fundamental Cycling Skills/Vehicular Cycling and much much more...

 

Required Equipment: 

Bicycle: Reputable manufacturer mountain bike in good working order, properly fitted; Street/Comination tires )size 26 x1.5-2.1); Water bottle cage(s) and water bottle(s) (or hydration delivery system); headlight (42 lumens measured at 10ft); flashing red tail light; kickstand; patch kit; tire lever(s); two spare tubes; allen wrenches (4,5,6,8 mm); Wrenches (8,10 mm); Eye protection; Bicycle Helmet (ANS1, SNELL or CPSC Approved); padded cycling gloves; Body armor(if applicable); Cycling Attire (Shirts, shorts, and shoes appropriate for cycling activity); rain gear, Duty Gear & Weapon (if applicable); pen; notebook; insect repellant; sunscreen; and forms provided prior to the course (if applicable).

 

Location:

Arkansas Tech University

Department of Public Safety

716 N. El Paso Ave. 

Russellville, AR 72830

 

All Courses Offered

Defensive Tactics (40 Hour)

Time: (40 hours/5 days)
Class Size:
24 students per class
Prerequisite:
Sworn law enforcement officers and Detention Personnel Only

 

 

Required Equipment: Tops: T-shirt (Long Sleeve recommended) or sweats. No Gi top! - Bottoms: Long loose fitting athletic pants, tactical pants or Gi pants. Shorts acceptable but not recommended. - Feet: Barefoot recommended- no footwear other than wrestling shoes.

Duty Belt / Gun Belt with training gun (injection-molded, plastic or rubber) - Please no live lethal guns, chemical/OC sprays, knives live TASERs/CEWs in the training site. If you are a detective or in CID and only wear a belt with a holster, then it is acceptable to wear that holster (or a similar training holster) with a training gun (injection molded, plastic or rubber gun). Don’t forget to wear inner belt so that the gun belt can be securely fastened

Optional: Groin & mouth protection. Load bearing equipment (helmet, body armor, gear, etc.) is not part of training but may be used with permission from instructor.

Other: Bring snacks, fruit & hydration drinks. Finger & toe nails must be clipped

Description: This Defensive Tactics course is a specialized defensive tactics course for law enforcement professionals. The course consists of stand-up and ground techniques taught in 40 hours over a 5-day period. Techniques address most common threat scenarios encountered by law enforcement personnel in the field.

These tactics are extremely effective when you are up against much larger and stronger opponents.   

This is a hands-on course; therefore, the student must be fit for duty physically. Students must be capable of performing all associated skills and tactics taught in the course to be able to satisfactorily complete the course. This course is very demanding physically, any potential physical condition that may inhibit the student’s ability to participate will be at the discretion of the Instructors to allow the student to participate.

Defensive Tactics Refresher (8 Hour)

Time: (8 hours/1 day)
Class Size: 
24 students per class
Prerequisite: 
Sworn law enforcement officers and Detention Personnel Only

 

 

Required Equipment: Tops: T-shirt (Long Sleeve recommended) or sweats. No Gi top! - Bottoms: Long loose fitting athletic pants, tactical pants or Gi pants. Shorts acceptable but not recommended. - Feet: Barefoot recommended- no footwear other than wrestling shoes.

Duty Belt / Gun Belt with training gun (injection-molded, plastic or rubber) - Please no live lethal guns, chemical/OC sprays, knives live TASERs/CEWs in the training site. If you are a detective or in CID and only wear a belt with a holster, then it is acceptable to wear that holster (or a similar training holster) with a training gun (injection molded, plastic or rubber gun). Don’t forget to wear inner belt so that the gun belt can be securely fastened

Optional: Groin & mouth protection. Load bearing equipment (helmet, body armor, gear, etc.) is not part of training but may be used with permission from instructor.

Other: Bring snacks, fruit & hydration drinks. Finger & toe nails must be clipped

Description: This Defensive Tactics course is a specialized defensive tactics course for law enforcement professionals. The course consists of stand-up and ground techniques taught in an 8 hour period. Techniques address most common threat scenarios encountered by law enforcement personnel in the field.

These tactics are extremely effective when you are up against much larger and stronger opponents.   

This is a hands-on course; therefore, the student must be fit for duty physically. Students must be capable of performing all associated skills and tactics taught in the course to be able to satisfactorily complete the course. This course is very demanding physically, any potential physical condition that may inhibit the student’s ability to participate will be at the discretion of the Instructors to allow the student to participate.

Active Shooter Level I

Time: (16 hours/2 days)
Class Size: 24 students per class, from multiple agencies
Prerequisite: Sworn law enforcement officers only


Required Equipment: Good attitude, open mind, pen and paper, duty gear, body armor, groin protection, and appropriate clothing for "force-on-force" training (i.e. long sleeve shirt, gloves, etc.) Head, eye, and throat protection will be provided by ALERRT

Description: This dynamic course of instruction is designed to prepare the first responder to isolate, distract, and neutralize an active shooter. This course will cover shooting and moving, threshold evaluation, concepts and principles of team movement, setting up for and room entry techniques, approach and breaching the crisis site, secondary responder tactics, improvised explosive devices, and post engagement priorities of work. The course will culminate with dynamic force‑on‑force scenarios.

First Responder Medical

Previously called Active Shooter Level 2

Time: (16 hours/2 days)
Class Size: 24
Prerequisite: Sworn law enforcement officer, Firefighter, or EMS Personnel

 
Required Equipment: Good attitude, open mind, pen and paper, duty gear, body armor, groin protection, and appropriate clothing for "force-on-force" training (i.e. long sleeve shirt, gloves, etc.) Head, eye, and throat protection will be provided by ALERRT

Description: This course includes the complete delivery of the Tactical Medical for Patrol Officers course of study. 

Active Shooter Low Light Train-the-Trainer

Time: (16 hours/2 days)
Class Size: 18
Prerequisite: Sworn law enforcement officer (preferred: experience in tactical, firearms, and/or law enforcement training)


Recommended Equipment: Good attitude, open mind, pen and paper, duty gear, flashlight used on duty, extra batteries, personal groin protection, clothing for "force on force" drills, water and or hydration system, note taking materials.

Description: This 2-day course is designed to provide the participant with training concepts, techniques, and equipment considerations to increase their effectiveness and confidence while operating in low‑ or no‑light conditions. The course incorporates the use of force‑on‑force drills to validate the tactics and techniques covered. Topics will center on approaching a target area, low light searching techniques, low light entry methods, armed confrontations and unarmed suspect handling.

Active Attack Integrated Response Course (AAIR)

Time: (16 hours/2 days)
Class Size: 24 students, 16 LE from multiple agencies, 8 Fire / EMS, and 2 Dispatch per class.
Prerequisite: Participants must be state-certified law enforcement, fire, Tele-communicator or EMS providers. EMS providers should be EMT-B certified (preferably EMT-I or EMT-P).  


Required Equipment: Good attitude, open mind, pen and paper, duty gear or training uniform.

Recommended Equipment: Participants may wear their agency issued or approved uniform to class each session. This course is a hands-on training course and participants are encouraged to wear appropriate clothing for conducting practical exercises and scenarios. Fire and EMS personnel do not need to bring bunker gear.  Department or agency issued or personal weapons, both primary and secondary, are not required for this course. Officers are responsible for properly securing their weapons during the training course and should follow agency policy.  A lockable storage container will be available on-site to secure handguns during the practical exercise portion of the course.  Handguns must remain in a secure holster to be stored in the provided lockable container.  Ammunition, weapon magazines, batons, electronic control devices, knives, and pepper spray are not allowed in the training area at any time during the course. Duty radios for use in train-ups and scenarios is strongly encouraged.  This allows each individual to work with their equipment they’ll be using in an actual incident as well as it tests interoperability of the system once multiple agencies are on scene.

Description: The Active Attack Integrated Response Course (AAIR) is a 16 hour performance level direct delivery course designed to improve integration between law enforcement, fire, tele-communicator and emergency medical services (EMS) in active attack / shooter events. The course provides law enforcement officers with key medical skills based on tactical emergency casualty care (TECC) guidelines, which can be used at the point of injury (POI) to increase survivability of victims. The course also provides a model framework for law enforcement, fire, and EMS to integrate responses during an active attack / shooter event through the rescue task force concept. This course has been designed to improve the safety and survivability of victims of active attack / shooter events and increase the effectiveness, coordination, and resource integration between law enforcement, fire, tele-communications and EMS when responding to these events.

ALETA/CLEST CERTIFIED Part Time II/Auxiliary Officer Training Course. The course will include all ALETA/CLEST required course material with additional Physical Training such as O.C. Spray, Taser End-User, Low-light building searches, and extensive practical training.  The course will provide 150 plus credit hours of training. 

 

All interested cadets must:

  • Be sponsored by a recognized Law Enforcement Department within the State of Arkansas
  • Be deemed physically fit for law enforcement duty/physical activity by a licensed physician.
  • Have an Initial employment form (F-1) submitted to the Arkansas Law Enforcement Standards and Training Office prior to the first day of training.
  • Submit an approved registration form to the Arkansas Tech University DPS prior to start of training.

During this 8 hour block of instruction you will be taught the basic principles involved in the operation of a police radar unit. We will discuss the history of radar and explain how police radar functions. We will cover how to operate a radar unit and you will be required to set up and operate a radar unit as part of this course.

The use of a lidar unit will be covered.

 

This course is designed to improve training skills for law enforcement officers who will present traditional department trainings and/or facilitate groups. Participants will learn how to provide instruction using practical applications and learning principles.

Topics will include: Principles of Adult Learning; Research Practices and Techniques; Methods of Instruction; Testing and Evaluation; Communicating Clearly; Designing Lesson Plans, Instructional Objectives; Utilizing Training Aids; Role of the Instructor; Public Speaking; Legal Issues and CLEST Forms.

An emphasis will be placed on reality based training, exposing trainees to scenario development, safety protocols and procedures, teach-backs with critiques, and evaluations. 

TARGET AUDIENCE: This class is open to all certified law enforcement officers with three or more years of law enforcement experience.

PREREQUISITES/EQUIPMENT:

 ***Must have 3 years full time law enforcement experience***

In 2017, Act 423 established the operation of Crisis Stabilization Units (CSU) in the state of Arkansas to provide communities with an option other than jail when a person experiencing an acute crisis due to a mental illness or other behavioral health condition commits a low-level offense.

Law enforcement is an integral part of this process. There are requirements set forth in Act 423 (2017) that define the critical role law enforcement plays when encountering an individual in the midst of a behavioral health crisis. The Act also establishes mandatory training that each officer should have, along with advanced training that is required for designated agencies.

Keeping officers safety foremost, this course will explore policies, procedures, and protocols for officers to follow while dealing with this difficult issue and identifying safety concerns.

This course will also provide a better understanding of the provisions in ACT 423 that establishes the formation of Crisis Stabilization Units, Crisis Intervention Teams and training guidelines for law enforcement.  Included are guidelines for officer safety as well as the safety of behaviorally impaired individuals.

TARGET AUDIENCE: This class is open to all certified law enforcement officers

 

This course provides the basic operational theory and practical training for users to reasonably safely and effectively operate TASER CEWs. This course covers the TASER X26P, X2 and the new TASER 7 CEWs, and will certify those who successfully complete the course as TASER End-Users for a period of 1 year from the date of certification. This course is open to sworn law enforcement officers, military personnel, and licensed professional security employees.

This training consists of practical training and final certification (all attending students are required to fire 2 cartridges and attend full 8 hour class; there is no shorter recertification version).

TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:

  • TASER technology
  • Neuro‐muscular incapacitation
  • Medical and safety information
  • Voluntary exposures
  • Legal issues
  • TASER CEWs
  • Power sources
  • Cartridges
  • TASER Cam and TASER Cam HD
  • Tactical considerations
  • Targeting
  • Risks associated with CEW use
  • Probe deployment and drive stun
  • Probe removal
  • Policy considerations
  • Post incident consideration

Written test(s) will be included in this training. The course also includes several drills and exercises requiring physical exertion. Students should be in good physical condition and must advise the Instructor of any preexisting injuries or physical limitations.

DRILLS INCLUDE:

  • Non‐Firing drills
  • Firing drills
  • Isolation exercises
  • Stress courses
  • Scenarios