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4 days, 45 hours

The objective of this course is to narrow the skills gap between the Patrol Officer & the SWAT/SOT Officer. By providing the Patrol Officer with the skills to maneuver, deliver effective fires from various issued weapons, and to communicate & lead as a part of a small element of LEOs, Officer & Citizen survivability is increased & personnel are empowered to solve complex tactical problems more quickly during critical incidents, when time is of the essence to prevent the loss of life. Probably the most important skill development in this course is to empower the individual Officer with the awareness of recognizing the decision point of critical incidents and taking action when it matters most. 


Students will be trained and demonstrate proficiency in shooting on the move, solving a variety of weapons malfunctions, transitioning between the primary & secondary weapon, demonstration of other intermediate & advanced gun handling skills, working from & around vehicles, small unit tactics, concepts of fire & maneuver, coordination & organization, tactical leadership, mechanical breaching, CQB fundamentals, and the safe use of force-on-force munitions systems. We will also discuss logical & fact-based equipment selection & setup, and students will leave equipped to discriminate toward quality, function, and reliability when making gear choices.


Equipment List (* required, no exceptions)

*Duty gear (patrol outer carrier, duty belt, etc. Holsters must provide positive retention of the handgun. Duty uniform not required)(If you work plain clothes, you will need to be able to carry mags under your concealment garments unless reloading from an outer carrier)

Active shooter gear (outer carrier, helmet, etc.)

*Duty handgun (No Serpa or similarly designed holsters. No exceptions will be made to this rule)

Patrol rifle, if issued or personal where permitted, with weapon light attached (No pistol caliber carbines)

*Minimum of 3 magazines each for the pistol & rifle

*350 rounds of handgun ammunition

*350 rounds of rifle ammunition

*Handheld light(s)

Ability to carry at least one rifle magazine and two pistol magazines on the duty belt and/or outer carrier. 

Spare batteries for electronic devices (Individually accountable item. Not required for attendance, but strongly recommended. You must be able to positively ID targets in the dark.)

*Force on force PPE, including groin protection regardless of gender (Ballistic or bump helmet, gas mask with ballistic outsert lens, and throat protector are acceptable and ideal. Airsoft masks not intended to be used with force-on-force munitions fired from converted firearms are not permitted.)

*Safety/traffic vest


Knee & elbow pads

Rain gear & other weather appropriate clothing



Camp chair

First aid (booboo) kit and over-the-counter pain reliever

Note taking material

Weapon cleaning kits

Force-on-force pistol or conversion for the duty pistol, and 120 rounds of man-marking munitions (or 250 rounds if not using a patrol rifle) **


Paratus 46 will provide students with the Unit Solutions UNIT4 force-on-force system, 2 magazines, and 210 rounds of munitions. Students may utilize their agency's force-on-force conversion in their patrol rifles, but no discount in tuition will be provided for doing so. 


(“Force-on-force” refers generally to UTM, Simunition/FX, or Speer Force-On-Force products. All are acceptable in this course)


This course does not have hard stop times. Training will continue each day until the course learning objectives have been fulfilled. Expect late nights with minimally delayed start times on each successive day. Meals are taken on-the-fly. Students should expect to remain in the training area from start to finish each day, meaning that you will not have time to leave to get lunch or dinner. Bring sufficient food and water to sustain you throughout each day of training. Photography is permitted, but absolutely no video may be recorded during the presentation of material, or during demonstration or performance of drills. Please plan to take good notes instead.


This is not a gentleman’s course. Rather, it is very physically demanding. You will be expected to move dynamically, run up to 50 yards while timed, get into and out of potentially uncomfortable shooting positions, be shot with man-marking munitions, and other physical activities. Students with severely limited mobility will not be able to successfully perform the tasks required in the course. 

The course is not a basic level shooting course. All students should have a better than fundamental mastery of both weapons platforms. Students who regularly shoot below an 88 on the CLEET handgun or rifle qualification courses of fire will be challenged during this course. The course has a 100% accountability requirement for all rounds fired, including during the force-on-force scenarios. Unsafe range behavior will not be tolerated. Violators of course safety rules will be asked to leave; no exceptions will be made.


The primary Instructor for this course is a Emergency Response Team Commander who has previously held positions as Team Leader & Training Coordinator for a Special Operations Team in northeast Oklahoma. He is a factory certified AR armorer, a graduate of Direct Action Resource Center’s (DARC) Level 1 & Level 2 Law Enforcement Counter Terrorism Courses (LECTC1 & LECTC2), and is currently enrolled in DARC’s Instructor Development program for those courses. He teaches handgun, rifle, & CQB courses, and has trained with numerous nationally recognized instructors in firearms and tactics.

Host this course at your agency for free slots in the class. Email us at for more information. 


This class has been cataloged by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training for 45 hours of

mandatory continuing education credit. Regarding any law enforcement concepts, practices, methods,

techniques, products, or devices as might be taught, promoted, or otherwise espoused in outside schools or

seminars, there is no intent, expressed or implied, that listing the course in the CLEET Course Catalog indicates

or in any way conveys ‘CLEET approval’ of such concepts, practices, methods, techniques, products, or devices,

unless such approval is explicitly stated by CLEET.

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