Search and Entry Tactics Training for Patrol Officers
This course was designed for patrol officer strategies concerning search and entry tactics for midsize agencies to respond to typical searches for offenders. Officers are required to perform a wide range of duties often times requiring the need to search buildings and structures. The reason for searching or securing a structure can range from risk to property up to risk to life, each requiring a different response. From searching a structure subsequent to an alarm call to responding to an active shooter/killer event, officers are forced to make decisions and act in a rapidly evolving environment.
This 16-hour course is designed specifically for smaller urban law enforcement agencies. The course will provide patrol officers with contemporary tactics, concepts and methodologies to assist them in determining the appropriate response and tactics to utilize in securing a location and locating the threat. The course will focus on search and entry methods dependent upon the number of personnel available, tactics to enhance officer safety, safely taking suspects into custody, maximization of cover and concealment, resource management, and mission priority considerations. These tactics will be reaffirmed through the use of scenarios.
Topics & Instruction Covered:
- 2 Officer Search Techniques
- 3 or More Officer Search Techniques
- Weapon Considerations
- Time Management
- Solo Officer Considerations
- Crisis Response (Hostage Rescue/Active Shooter)
- Deployment/Officer Safety Considerations
- Maximization of Cover/Concealment
- Containment Procedures
- Contingency Planning
- Encountering Armed Subjects
- Arrest Procedures
- Less Than Lethal Considerations
- Scenarios using airsoft guns and protection equipment
The course cancellation policy requires a minimum of a 15-day prior notice from the course start date when a student will not be attending the course. The notification to not attend will be made by email through our website, and if they identify no replacement student, cancellations with less than a 15-day notice will cause a department credit that can be used towards another future training event within one year from the original course date. We will charge no-shows without email notification the full course fee, even if the payment has not already been made. We offer a one-year future course credit as well for any no show that is charged a full course fee. This policy is in effect as of June 23, 2021, and you as a representative of your agency agree to abide by this policy by registering for any course. Please contact us by email or phone if you have questions about this cancellation policy. This policy is in place because of students that register for courses and take training slots without attending training, which removes the opportunity for another officer to attend. We pay the instructors teaching these programs based on the number of officers scheduled to attend the event, and we base our travel cost including instructor pay on registration fees. This policy is considered a binding contract between BSTS LLC and the student or student agency or company.