SAFARILAND ACADEMY

Welcome to the Safariland Training Academy! Our team of highly experienced instructors, most of whom are current or former law enforcement, bring real-world experience and expertise to every Safariland training course. Thousands of law enforcement, military and security personnel have elevated their skills and knowledge in courses ranging from less lethal and baton training to patrol and tactical training. Our programs are designed to sharpen the professionals’ physical and strategic skills, bringing real-life scenarios and tools to every training course to provide the skills and confidence to counter real-life situations.

Courses

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.

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.

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

This comprehensive Armorer’s Course focuses on the proper care, maintenance, and general repair of Defense Technology® 37mm single shot launchers and 40mm single shot launchers.

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.