Escondido Shield & Bunker Instructor Certification

Date: August 24, 2016 - August 26, 2016
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Escondidio Police Department
25855 Valley Center Road
Escondido, CA
United States

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Course Description

This three-day course provides instructors with the knowledge, techniques, and training methods necessary to train the individuals and teams in their departments in the safe and effective use of ballistic shields and bunkers. This quick-paced course offers a balance of classroom instruction, training drills, and hands-on evaluation of multiple ballistic defense systems.

Areas of training will include:

APC/Armored Vehicle
Shooting Strong and Support
Shield Terminology
Use of Cameras and Mirrors
Dual Holster Options
Basic Principles
Advanced Marksmanship Skills
Port vs Crown
Obscuring Movement
Ship/Vessel Interdiction
Vehicle Takedowns
Dynamic Entry
Static Searches
Rapid Response
Operator/Citizen Rescue
Hostage Rescue
Port and Cover Containment

Malfunction Clearing
Opening Doors
Transition to Long Guns
Shoulder Shield and Splitting
Breaching with Shield
Shield Retention Techniques
Quick Peeks
Hall Boss
Shield Cover Principles
Dedicated Tool Man
Contain and Callout
Cover and Maneuver
Limited Penetration
Less Lethal

Instructors: TBA

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Student Equipment:

Attire is full duty callout gear, including ballistic helmet and vest. Eye and hearing safety equipment are required. Students should bring any department ballistic shields, ballistic blankets or rolling ballistic bunkers if available. 400 rounds of handgun ammunition is required. 100 rounds of long gun ammunition is optional. A second handgun and/or duty rig on support side is a desired option, as are protective masks. Students should also bring any glass breeching equipment and deliberate searching equipment they would like to utilize and train with in conjunction (ie camera pole systems, robots, throw bots, mirrors.)

Note: SOB TACTICAL TRAINING will provide additional products including ballistic shields, ballistic blankets and ballistic rolling bunkers for additional student benefit and exposure.