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3-Day Vehicle Threat and Maneuver Course

May 14, 2021 - May 16, 2021


Littleton Police Department is hosting Tactical Options’ Vehicle Threat and Maneuver Course, a 30-hour training program designed to enhance the Law Enforcement Officer’s capability to execute when faced with an immediate threat in a vehicle confined space, exiting, to the movement of alternate vehicle positions. Skillsets and motor skills are enhanced in series of progressive stages for the individual to understand necessary methods to rapidly move in, out, and around vehicles, effectively clear unknowns while utilizing cover to their advantage, apply split-second decisions on placement of shots to either reduce/eliminate threats to determining routes of maneuvers. Officers will develop critical baseline principles and procedural flows on employing an individual to multi-officer maneuvers with communication skills and contingency considerations. Methods, principles, fundamentals, and methods taught have been proven worldwide in urban environments.

This 3-day training program and course objectives includes:

  • Expeditionary Mindset and Threat Follow Through Actions
  • Equipment Vehicle Set-Up, Mission Essential Equipment SOP Development, and Employment Techniques
  • Vehicle Engagement Methodologies
  • Weapon Transition, Magazine Changes / Tac-Mag Reloads 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
  • Engagement Methods on High Percentage vs Low Percentage Targets
  • Vehicular Engagement Maneuvers and Counter-Engagement Techniques
  • Single, Two Man, 4 Man Maneuver Drills and Procedural Flows
  • Weapons Malfunctions Drills, Clearance Procedures, and Threat Reduction Follow-Through
  • 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 – 180 Degree Vehicle IAD Drills, Communication Pro Word Actions and Execution Methods
  • Live Fire Deliberate Vehicle Traffic Lane Search and Clears: Team Movement Procedures, Danger Zone Penetration Condition Set, Split Lane Procedural Flows, Shoot / No-Shoot Identification, Communication Methods, Low Percentage Clearance and Shot Placements
  • Vehicle Interdiction: Deliberate vs Hasty, Planning and OOM, Force-on-Force Scenarios, Contingency Considerations, Threat vs No-Threat, Approach and Procedural Flows, Communication, Individual Duties and Responsibilities, K9 Contingency Integration (If Provided)
  • Care Under Fire (Limited): Individual / Collective Application, Covering Methods Under Stress while Evacuating Casualty, Down Officer Response Procedures 
  • Focal Cognitive Drills

Required Equipment:

  • Functioning Carbine System
  • Functioning Pistol 
  • Simms Carbine Conversion Bolt or Upper
  • Simms Pistol or Conversion Slide
  • Clear Ballistic Wrap Around Eye Protection (Oakley M-Frames or Similar are Most Recommended)
  • Hearing Protection (Electronic noise-canceling Most Recommended)
  • Carbine Sling: Two-Point or Single-Point
  • Carbine Belt and Pistol Magazine Carrier (Must Be Able to Hold Minimum of Two Pistol Magazines and One Carbine Magazine)
  • Carbine Magazine Chest Rig, Armor Carrier (Optional)
  • Pistol Holster: Drop Leg, OWB, or Chest Rig (Must have Retention System) (SERPA HOLSTERS NOT ALLOWED)
  • 5 Functional Carbine and 5 Functional 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
  • Motivation and Determination 

Round Count:

  • 600 Carbine
  • 300 Pistol Rounds
  • 150 Carbine Simms
  • 50 Pistol Simms




May 14, 2021
May 16, 2021
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Jonas Polson
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Shield Solutions Training Facility
HC 64 Box 2160, Highway 14
West Plains, MO 65775 United States
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