Program Content / Outline

The course consists of lectures, practice of practical applications, innovative live fire drills and advanced force-on-force simulation scenarios training and is taught by instructors with actual combat experience. Students’ performance is tested in a full scale Active Shooter / terrorist attack scenario at a pre-approved location within their jurisdiction. One of the main objectives of this program is to connect training with exercises and encourage stakeholders to conduct regular exercises in their Area of Operations.

Program Content

The training curriculum covers the following:
  • Incident Review & Lessons Learned - OPFOR MO & TTPs
• Definitions of Active Shooter & Mass Violence Incidents - ROE & IDOL
• Tactical Advantages & Disadvantages to First Responders
• Field Intelligence - Situational awareness through gathering and assessing EEI
• Contact & Rescue Team Formation & Coordination
• Crisis Communications & Command in Progress
• Threat Identification & Shoot/No Shoot Decision Making
• Psycho-Physiological Factors Affecting Performance Under Duress
• Weapon Retention & AD Avoidance - Officer safety in a crowded environment
• Combat Marksmanship / Quick Aim
• Less than Ideal and Alternative Shooting Platforms
• Safe & Accurate Shooting in Motion
• Target Isolation & Rapid Acquisition
• Safe Selective Shooting in a Crowded Environment
• Crowd Penetration & Hallways Maneuvering
• Room Entry & Search (OPSEC) - Establishing security zones and during search
• Crossing Open Spaces & Expedient Use of Cover
• Red Drills - Officer survival and rescue of injured
• Secure Evacuation & Reunification Procedures


Additional training modules cover the following:

• Overview of Israeli Police & Military Anti-Terror Units
• Suicide bomber/explosive belt interdiction
• K-9 Explosive Ordinance Detection operations
• Open area movement and Ambush Drills
• Security check point and road blocks
• Terrorist vehicle stop and search tactics (VBIED)
• Hostage rescue and evacuation (bus assault)