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2-day Vehicle Counter Ambush and Maneuvers Course

August 29 - August 30


Tactical Options Vehicle Counter Ambush and Maneuvers Course is a 20-hour program designed to advance an LEO on critical skills requiring extreme violence in order to stop unsuspecting ambush-type threats. LEOs throughout the USA are increasingly becoming exposed to unexpected threats whose only intention is to kill LEOs or cause public atrocities. The requirement to combat threats by training that exposes principles, fundamentals, and efficiency techniques in deadly street encounters is immediate. An officer must know how and be prepared to reduce unsuspecting/unanticipated threats in aggressive and accountable means to ensure survivability.

Students will go through progressive and safe building stages that will increase knowledge and skills in everyday readiness. Students will develop and execute capabilities to manipulate and engage targets in confined spaces of vehicles, perform various maneuvers on a series of threat contingencies, and know how to maximize usage of cover in immediate close deadly street encounters. Students will leave with enhanced vehicle/barricade knowledge on offensive and defensive tactics, situational assessment and execution, ballistic successes and where the failures are for vehicle penetration with carbine and pistol, communication and counter-maneuver tactics with multiple officers. Skillsets and tactics will be validated through multiple safe live fire stages. Officers will leave with elevated confidence and skills that maximize mental readiness for everyday unknowns. This program enforces the safety and accountability of all actions. Officers will be developed though various building phases of crawl, walk, run for Officers to understand and execute the standards taught and enforced.

This 2-day Program and Course Objectives:

  • Equipment vehicle set up, mission essential equipment sop development, and employment techniques. thoughts for everyday readiness
  • Vehicle engagement methodologies and various counter-ambush tactics
  • Weapon transition, magazine changes / tac-mag reload weapon dynamic safe handling techniques
  • Barricade/vehicle shooting positions and engagement methods: rollover prone, bend-over prone, kneeling, crouching, confined space fundamental application
  • Multiple target acquisition and threat reduction methods
  • Ballistic impacts on glass and vehicle body penetration familiarization: offensive vs defensive
  • Situational assessment requiring immediate threat reduction methods on multiple high-percentage and low-percentage targets
  • Vehicular engagement maneuvers and counter-engagement techniques
  • Single, two-man, four-man maneuver drills, procedural flows, and live fires
  • Weapons malfunction drills, clearance procedures, and threat reduction follow-through
  • Multiple confined space weapon manipulation shooting drills with both pistol and carbine
  • 3-dimensional threat criteria and problem-solving
  • Deliberate and methodical vehicle / dead space clearance procedures vs hasty maneuvers: individual to multi-officer
  • Precision fire and maneuver TTPs and communication techniques: individual/collective duties and responsibilities
  • Immediate action drills (IAD) individual/collective: multi-angle high percentage / low percentage shot placement, linear – 360-degree vehicle IAD drills, communication pro word actions and execution methods
  • Live fire counter-ambush execution and clearing into the unknown: individual-to-team movement procedures, danger zone penetration condition set, split lane procedural flows, shoot / no-shoot identification, communication methods, low percentage engagements
  • Buddy team driving and target engagement drills
  • Care under fire (limited): individual/collective application, covering methods under stress while evacuating casualty, down officer response procedures
  • Focal cognitive drills

Round Count:

  • 800 Carbine and 600 Pistol Rounds

Required Equipment: 

  • Duty carbine with sling and zeroed optic
  • Duty Pistol with holster
  • Clear ballistic wrap-around eye protection (Oakley M-frames or similar are most recommended)
  • Hearing protection (electronic noise canceling most recommended)
  • Duty belt and/or tac-belt
  • Carbine magazine chest rig, armor carrier (optional)
  • Body armor/shooter kit / tac-vest with plates
  • Ballistic helmet
  • Pistol holster: drop leg, OWB, or chest rig (must have retention system) (Serpa holsters not allowed)
  • Minimum 3 carbine and 3 pistol magazines
  • Spare batteries on mounted optics for either or both pistol and carbine (recommend spare batteries are brought. none will be provided)
  • Weapon lubricant and cleaning kit
  • Folding or camping chair (optional)
  • Water and snacks


  • The department can pay by check. Contact and coordinate with Tactical Options. The Officer is not considered registered until the check has been received and deposited. Contact Tactical Options on any questions you may have about additional items not listed or not listed. If you are an officer seeking self-education and training outside of what your department is providing, contact me directly for a special discounted rate. 




August 29
August 30
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Jonas Polson
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Delaware County Sheriff’s Office Training Range
701 N. Parrish Road
Selma, IN 47383
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