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3-day Vehicle Counter Ambush and Maneuvers Course

November 3, 2022 @ 8:00 am - November 5, 2022 @ 8:00 am MDT


Tactical Options Vehicle Counter Ambush and Maneuvers Course is a 30-hour program designed to advance an LEO on critical skillsets 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 on 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 through various building phases of crawl, walk, and run for Officers to understand and execute the standards taught and enforced. 

* Restricted to LE and MIL only

** NOTE: Rescheduled due to range closure of original location **

This 3-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 requires immediate threat reductions methods on multiple high percentages and low percentage targets
  • Vehicular engagement maneuvers and counter-engagement techniques
  • Single, two-man, four-man maneuver drills, procedural flows, and live fires
  • Weapons malfunctions 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 TTP 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 a casualty, down officer response procedures 
  • Night live fire drills: tac-light manipulation both pistol and carbine, confined space and vehicle exterior target engagement, individual – buddy team live fire iterations during periods of darkness
  • Tactical light usage, outside environment, and light reflective and tactical light discipline considerations 
  • Force-on-force scenarios and critical thinking stages
  • Focal cognitive drills

Round Count:

  • 750 Carbine and 600 Pistol Rounds
  • 150 Carbine Simms and 50 Pistol Simms

Required Equipment: 

  • Duty carbine with sling and zeroed optic
  • Duty Pistol with holster
  • Simms conversion kits: Simms uppers, bolts, pistol slides, blue pistol
  • 3 Carbine and 3 pistol Simms magazines
  • 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


  • 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. 




November 3, 2022 @ 8:00 am MDT
November 5, 2022 @ 8:00 am MDT
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Jonas Polson
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Greenwood Village Police Department
6001 Ron King Trail
Littleton, CO 80125 United States
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