Tactical Patrol Officer Program

All courses are OPOTA CPT Approved

Tactical Patrol Officer Program

The Tactical Patrol Officer Program’s meticulous design prepares officers for the challenges of violent criminal events and the complexities of daily law enforcement. The program promotes a well-rounded, adaptive, and ethically sound approach, ultimately contributing to the safety and well-being of both officers and the communities they serve.


Training Hours: 80

8 hours: Critical Incident Leadership for Patrol Operations 8 hours: Subject De-escalation During Vehicle Encounters
4 hours: Contemporary Use of Force and Case Law 8 hours: Conflict Resolution & De-Escalation
16 hours: Active Shooter Response 16 hours: Tactical Patrol Officer Rifle & Pistol Level I & II
16 hours: Close Quarter Concepts for Patrol 4 hours: Critical Injury First Aid / Self Aid-Buddy Aid

Integrated Content

The tactical program seamlessly integrates legal, leadership, and medical components with specialized tactical skills. Officers emerge with diverse skills to navigate a broad spectrum of challenges more effectively.

Legal and Ethical Foundation

Establishes a solid foundation for ensuring that officers comprehend the laws governing their actions; instills ethical decision-making by addressing legal considerations related to the use of force and presenting real-world case studies.

Specialized Tactical Skills

Teaches officers specialized skills tailored to diverse operational scenarios — from active-shooter events to urban/rural tactical considerations — allowing them to gain expertise in strategic responses.

De-escalation and Conflict Resolution

Emphasizes the importance of nonviolent resolution strategies through realistic scenario-based training that helps officers refine their decision-making and communication skills in dynamic situations and promotes de-escalation whenever possible.

Leadership in High-Stress Situations

Focuses on qualities essential for high-stress situations; helps officers develop skills in swift decision-making, effective team coordination, and clear communication, fostering strong leadership capabilities that are crucial in dynamic environments.

Public Safety Integration

Underscores the commitment to ensuring public safety during law enforcement operations by engaging officers in strategies that prioritize community safety and effective communication.

Vehicle Encounters Involving Occupants

Recognizes the significance of tactical vehicle operations by covering maneuvers, positioning, and engagement strategies that are essential for officers, with a key focus on understanding the points of failure and friction with subject interactions in or around vehicles.

Continuous Adaptation

Ensures that officers stay abreast of evolving legal standards by addressing contemporary use-of-force and case law — knowledge that empowers officers to adapt their tactics within the bounds of the law, thus enhancing overall effectiveness.

Medical Proficiency and Self-Aid

Emphasizes the importance of tactical medical training; teaches officers lifesaving techniques, trauma-care skills, and self-aid practices, enhancing their ability to respond to injuries and emergencies.