Courses

Master Instructor Test Course 5-Day

The Monadnock Master Instructor Training and Testing course is an intensive 5-day program intended to prepare and test new Monadnock Master Instructors. This program is by invitation only.

MDTS Instructor 2-Day

The 2-day MDTS Instructor Course was designed to connect empty hand arrest skills using techniques that are replicating those found in our PR-24® and MEB programs. This course will train instructors how to block, strike, control and handcuff an individual quickly and safely using the same handcuffing skill for standing, kneeling and prone subjects.

MEB Instructor 2-Day

This 2-day dynamic instructor level course demonstrates why the Monadnock Expandable Baton (MEB) is one of the most useful, field proven less lethal options available for Law Enforcement. Students attending this course will attain the latest MEB instructor skills necessary to provide relevant training to personnel in their agency.

MDTS Senior Instructor 2-Day

This 2-day SENIOR INSTRUCTOR level course is for current, certified, and experienced MDTS Instructors who intend on becoming a SENIOR INSTRUCTOR. A SENIOR INSTRUCTOR can certify new Instructors and re-certify current instructors.

MEB Senior Instructor 2-Day

This 2-day SENIOR INSTRUCTOR level course is for current, certified, and experienced MEB Instructors who intend on becoming a SENIOR INSTRUCTOR. A SENIOR INSTRUCTOR can certify new Instructors and re-certify current instructors.

PR-24 Instructor 2-Day

This 2-day dynamic instructor level course demonstrates why the PR-24® is one of the most useful, field-proven less lethal options available for Law Enforcement. Students attending this course will attain the latest PR-24® instructor skills necessary to provide relevant training to personnel in their agency.

PR-24 Senior Instructor 2-Day

This 2-day dynamic SENIOR INSTRUCTOR level course is for current, certified, and experienced PR-24® Instructors who intend on becoming a SENIOR INSTRUCTOR. A SENIOR INSTRUCTOR can certify new Instructors and re-certify current instructors.

Defensive Tactics Instructor 5-Day

This challenging 5-day instructor level course will teach a wide range of arrest techniques. Students attending this course will receive certifications as Defense Technology Defensive Tactics, Monadnock Defensive Tactics System (MDTS), Monadnock Expandable Baton (MEB), Defense Technology’s OC and the Hiatt Tactical Handcuffing Instructors.

Defensive Tactics Senior Instructor 5-Day

This 5-day dynamic SENIOR INSTRUCTOR level course is for current, certified Defense Technology DEFENSIVE TACTICS INSTRUCTORS who intend on becoming a SENIOR DEFENSIVE TACTICS INSTRUCTOR. A SENIOR INSTRUCTOR can certify new Instructors and re-certify current instructors in all four disciplines.

Force Utilization Instructor 1-Day

The 1-day Defense Technology’s Use-of-Force Instructor Course is the most comprehensive method for understanding and teaching use-of-force. This training will familiarize attendees with the pertinent Use-of-Force case law and demonstrates how it relates to policy, training, and actual “street” applications.

Ground Defense Instructor 2-Day

The Monadnock Ground Defense System (MGDS) was created as a simple, yet effective defensive ground program that links to all the standing Monadnock programs. The goal of this program is to promote avoidance of combative situations on the ground, but if the situation occurs, quickly recover and control an Actively Resisting or Assaultive subject.

Crowd Management

The Crowd Management Instructor program meets the need for all size agencies. We will discuss lessons learned with both tactics and less lethal deployments. Students will become proficient in leading movements that have been proven to be successful as well as deploying chemical, impact, OC, and distraction device munitions. Emphasis will be placed on communication and leadership as well as developing successful strategies in dealing with civil disorder events.

ICP Instructor Certification Program

Setting the industry standard are our four days of focused Less Lethal instructor training. Each day focuses on a different option with students certified to conduct training when they return to their own agencies

Ballistic Shield Instructor

Integration of a ballistic shield into a patrol or tractional mission has proven to lead to successful out comes. Students will leave ready to train others in the effective use of this important tool.

Riot / Baton Instructor

With Use of Force during civil disorder being a hot topic, this class will go into detail about the uses of the riot baton, and best practices of the application of force. The proper use of shields and batons can minimize injures. Students will become proficient in the use and teaching methods of both the riot baton and riot shield. We will discuss best practices around the country as well as the challenges faced deploying these tools in the correct environment. The student will have plenty of hands-on training in drills and scenarios while using these tools.

Pistol Mounted Optic Instructor

The Pistol Mounted Optic is the latest trend in Law Enforcement firearms. This course enhances the Instructors ability to teach new techniques required for transitioning personnel from iron sights only to the mounted electronic sight (Red Dot Sights).

Pistol Mounted Light Instructor

The Pistol Mounted Light Instructor course focuses on proper techniques when utilizing a pistol with a mounted light. Classroom presentations/discussions include available gear and equipment, how we see, and factors of a diminished light environment. Practical range drills reinforce techniques using both hand held and mounted lights.

Patrol Rifle Instructor

Through class discussions, presentations, and practical range drills , students will participate in the latest Patrol Rifle/Carbine training. This course is designed to enhance the students instructor skills while demonstrating the capabilities of the Patrol Rifle platform.

C.E.R.T. Corrections Emergency Response Team

With a deep understanding of how the correction world is different than other aspects of law enforcement, our students receive current tactics to address the most common and threatening challenges they can face any day.

40mm Armorers Certificate

This 2 hour presentation will certify students in how to do in field maintenance on our 37mm / 40mm LMT launcher.

MEB Armorers Certificate

This 3 hour presentation will certify students in how do in field maintenance on our monadnock expandable batons.

After Action Report: 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing

Presented by Ed Kappler, FBI Boston SWAT Senior Team Leader (Ret) This Q&A presentation will discuss the annual Boston Marathon, security challenges, the bombing on April 15th 2013 and subsquent identification and hunt for the Tsarnaev brothers, as well as lessons learned.

Trends in Crowd Management

Retired Houston P.D. Sgt. Scott Warren was a major force in that Department's developing an effective crowd management program. Recognized as also the lead crowd control trainer sent to Ukraine, Scott brings a deep understanding of trends, tactics and training for your crowd management team. Retired Sgt. Jim Morgan spent most of his career with the San Bernardino Sheriff's Dept. deeply involved in training and tactical matters. With Scott, Jim will identify training processes which help develop skills, good decision making and confidence.

2-Day Less Lethal Instructor Development Program

Update your Defense Technology® 4-day Instructor Program credentials for another three years... for less time and for less money. This course combines classroom lecture and range drills, with an emphasis on instructor development and tactics, and includes comprehensive instruction in the technical, operational and tactical applications of OC, Less Lethal Munitions, Chemical Agents and Distraction Device® Munitions.

Chemical Munitions Instructor Course

This instructor-level training provides detailed instruction in the use of all types and forms of Chemical Munitions. This extensive 8-hour course covers all aspects involved in the selection, preparation, deployment, storage and legal ramifications regarding the use of chemical agents. The student will acquire specific information in Defense Technology® chemical agent products, including CS, CN, OC and Smoke, along with the necessary skills to return to their agency and conduct in-service training.

Impact Munitions Instructor Course

This 8-hour course provides state-of-the-art instructor-level training on the topic of Less Lethal Impact Munitions. The student will gain detailed knowledge on the selection, preparation, deployment, storage and legal ramifications of Less Lethal Munitions. In particular, the student will gain specific information in Defense Technology® Less Lethal products, including 12ga, 37mm, and 40mm munitions, along with the skills necessary to return to their agency and conduct in-service training.

4-Day Less Lethal ICP Instructor Program

Our hallmark ICP Instructor Program provides the necessary training for a changing world. This course is comprised of four 8-hour instructor-level classes covering OC Aerosols, Impact Munitions, Chemical Munitions and Distraction Device® Munitions. The student will acquire instructor-level knowledge of Defense Technology® products, both technically and tactically, along with the skills necessary to conduct in-service training.

Distraction Device® Instructor Course

This instructor-level training course provides the student detailed information involved in the use of all types and forms of Diversionary or Distraction Device® munitions. The 8-hour course covers all aspects involved in the selection, preparation, deployment, storage, and legal ramifications regarding the use of all such devices.

OC Aerosol Instructor Course

Gain detailed information involved in the use of all types and forms of Oleoresin Capsicum aerosol projectors. This 8-hour course covers all aspects involved in the selection, preparation, deployment, storage, and legal ramifications regarding the use of all OC products. The student will also acquire specific information in Defense Technology® OC products, including all formulations, blends and spray patterns, along with the skills necessary to return to their agency and conduct in-service training.

Hiatt® Tactical Handcuffing Instructor Training Course

The Hiatt® Tactical Handcuffing Instructor Course utilizes simple, effective techniques that allow officers to quickly control and handcuff an individual. This course presents similar handcuffing skills that can be performed whether a subject assumes a kneeling, standing or prone position.

MEB Instructor Course

This 2-day, highly dynamic course is like no other because it provides you with useful defensive skills in all 3 zones of defense, especially for close quarter battles. It relies heavily on practical hands-on applications and is intended for first responders who want instruction in the proper uses of straight batons (expandable or rigid) used for self-defense and subject-control for escort and handcuffing.

MDTS Instructor Course

This 2-day, highly dynamic course shows you how to use your hands, elbows, knees and feet for protection against an attack, especially in close quarter battles (CQB). It relies heavily on practical hands-on applications and is intended for first responders who want instruction in how to use their personal weapons for self-defense and subject-control for escort and handcuffing.

PR-24® Instructor Course

This 2-day, highly dynamic course is like no other because it provides you with useful defensive skills in all 3 zones of defense, especially for close quarter battles(CQB). It relies heavily on practical hands-on applications and is intended for first responders who want instruction in the proper uses of Control Device/PR-24® baton (expandable or rigid) used for self-defense and subject-control for escort and handcuffing.

Pistol Optics Instructor

This two-day course focuses on developing Instructor skills necessary for transitioning personnel from traditional iron sights to the pistol mounted electronic optics – Red Dot Sights. Like all Defense Technology Training Academy Instructor courses, it is designed to enhance the student’s abilities to create, present and conduct safe and relevant firearms training for personnel in their departments. Through discussions and practical range drills, students attending the Defense Technology Pistol Optics Instructor Course will be exposed to the latest “Red Dot” training techniques.

Pistol Mounted Light Instructor Course

This course is conducted in cooperation and exclusively with Nightstick® and focuses on developing the Low Light Instructor. Like all Defense Technology Training Academy Instructor courses, it is designed to enhance the student’s abilities to create, present and conduct safe and relevant firearms training for personnel in their departments. Through discussions and practical range drills, students attending the Safariland Pistol Mounted Light Course will be exposed to Low Light firearms training techniques and light deployment tactics.

Active Shooter Operator Course

This course not only provides a review of Active Shooter incidents, suspect behavior, and historical data, but unlike many Active Shooter courses we focus on "one and two man" responses. We provide those first responders with the skills and tactics necessary to make a difference in the first critical minutes. This class covers rapid deployment, weapons and equipment, breaching, and room entry.

Armored Vehicle Tactics Operator Course

It is common for law enforcement agencies to require documented training in tactics and equipment they use, especially with lifesaving equipment. However, few officers are given documented training in the use of armored vehicles. This course provides students with the proven tactics and techniques that better utilize the advantages of armored vehicles in the dangerous environment with which they operate, such as SWAT situations, High Risks Warrants, Active Shooter, and Crowd Control.

Ballistic Shield Instructor Course

Whether you’re training tactical operators, patrol officers, or drug enforcement units the Basic Tactical Shield Instructor Course will help you become more proficient as a ballistic shield operator and instructor. This intensive 3-day course provides instructors with the techniques and skills required to train their department's personnel while operating with a ballistic shield. Students will learn drills, shooting techniques and tactics for the ballistic shield officer, while being required to make presentations, supervise range drills and develop course(s) of fire.

Bus and Vehicle Assaults Operator Course

This class includes some lecture, but mostly hands-on searching techniques and uses “state of the art” equipment and tactics that can help law enforcement officers take a vehicle or bus down in an effort to arrest armed suspects and/or save hostages.

Combat Medicine for Law Enforcement Operator Course

Police officers are often first on the scene of traumatic injuries. They are often the first victim in a felonious assault on a peace officer. At some point in their career 75% of peace officers will be on the scene of a seriously injured fellow officer prior to the arrival of civilian emergency medical services. Fire department personnel and civilian emergency medical personnel generally lack the self-defense mindset and techniques to respond to a scene where they may be the intentional target of assault. This course adapts lessons learned in the military experience of Tactical Combat Casualty Care and translates this into contemporary law enforcement rescue practices.

Controlled Structure Searching Operator Course

Tactical officers are sometimes faced with a mission to enter and search buildings for a suspect(s) who may or may not be inside. While facing unknown obstacles and potential ambushes, training and use of all available resources could be the difference between a successful operation and one with a tragic ending.

Critical Incident Command Operator Course

Make the right decisions at critical moments. The Critical Incident Command and Tactical Decision-Making/2-Day Course will teach field supervisors and tactical and incident commanders the basics on how to confidently make the right decisions at critical times and make them in seconds in major violent incidents and natural disaster evacuations where people are at risk, based on case law and ethics.

Defensive Tactics Instructor Course

This 5-day, highly dynamic course is like no other because it provides useful defensive and countermeasure skills in all three zones of defense, especially for close quarter battles (CQB) and effecting the arrest. It relies heavily on practical, hands-on applications and is intended for those who want instruction in the proper uses of both soft and hard empty-hand techniques, weapons retention, and use of straight batons (expandable or rigid) for self-defense.

Emergency Response to an Armed Intruder

The course is designed to maximize the efforts between the general public, law enforcement and on-scene security forces, to afford the best chance of survival and minimizing casualties. This curriculum focuses on active shooter profiles, re-evaluating firearms (if applicable) tactical training, better equipment, police response and what to expect. It also addresses the legal responsibilities when dealing with an active shooter, as well as choices for evacuation, first aid and engaging the shooter. The objective of this course is to train on-scene security personnel (armed or un-armed) in the initial actions to make a difference and potentially save lives in the crucial 3 to 4 minutes before police can arrive.

Female Officer Survival Operator Course

Designed by female law enforcement officers for female law enforcement officers, the goal of this course is to impart the skills and knowledge required to survive a fight for your life. Students will develop improved firearms accuracy, mental preparation and confidence through this challenging training education concept.

High Risk Prisoner Transport Operator Course

This fast-paced 2-day course is designed for personnel designated with the responsibility of providing protection during the transport of high-risk prisoners. Using a combination of lecture, practical exercises and scenario-based training, the curriculum provides comprehensive training on High Risk Transport operations.

Hostage Rescue Operator Course

Tactical teams are trained to resolve and defuse dangerous situations with a minimum amount of force. However, in a hostage situation they must be prepared to force entry into a stronghold and engage in lethal combat if a tactical intervention is necessary to save lives.

Less Lethal Instructor: OC & Monadnock® Defensive Tactics System

Using a comprehensive learning and dynamic hands-on curriculum, first responders will learn to combine the practicality and effectiveness of OC aerosol projectors and valuable defensive tactics using their personal weapons (hands, elbows, knees and feet) in direct and/or transitional ways for overcoming subject resistance and establishing control over them for handcuffing.

Less Lethal Launcher Armorer's Course

The use of 40mm launchers by law enforcement has significantly increased across the country as departments realize the safe and effective less lethal benefits they offer. This course will ensure the student is able to perform up to Level Three maintenance on the classic 1325 and 1327 Defense Technology 37/40mm launcher and the new LMT 37/40mm launchers. Each student will need to bring one departmental launcher with them to the class, as this is what they will be working on during the class. Be sure that it’s one of the DEFTEC launchers as listed above. Do NOT bring any other manufacture launcher to the class.

Patrol Rifle Instructor Course

Rapid fire, accuracy and effectiveness are vital to officers in the field. This course emphasizes the possibilities of modern patrol rifle applications.

Riot Shield and Riot Baton Instructor Course

In today's volatile climate, agencies are finding it necessary to deploy officers in a crowd management environment more often than ever before. Typically outnumbered, in order to enhance officer safety and assist with controlling the protesters, the use of riot shields and riot batons have many operational benefits. This course will help prepare agencies to meet that need.

Startle Response to an Ambush Operator Course

Designed to increase your awareness, skills and abilities in dealing with an unanticipated deadly threat at close range, this course will provide you with inoculation against the effects of stress by providing an opportunity to train and learn through experience. This course also includes case studies, emotional reactions, statistics and behavior analyses.

Tactical Breaching Operator Course

This 2-day course provides operators with the necessary tools and tactics to deploy onto an objective and make forced entry through the means of a manual ram and/or pry bar, shotgun breaching rounds, and flash-bang breaching.

Use-of-Force Instructor Course

This training will familiarize students with pertinent use of force case law and demonstrate how it relates to policy, training and actual "street" applications. Along with learning the skills to teach use of force, participants will be shown how to assist in use of force policy writing and/or review force-related report writing and assist agencies in defending use of force cases in the courtroom.