Patrol Division Basic Tactics

32 training hours (4 days)

The basic tactics course is designed for patrol officers who may find themselves in a situation where suspects have fire superiority, a fixed position, or have initiated offensive action against patrol officers responding to an incident in progress.


Restricted to full time local, state, and federal law enforcement officers and active duty military police.

Subjects include:

  • Lessons learned from recent armed confrontations
  • Basic maneuver tactics
  • Armed confrontations
  • Engaging with duty weapons
  • Deployment of rifle
  • Use of cover & concealment
  • Defensive tactics in and around vehicle
  • Assessment, withdrawal, and containment techniques
  • Immediate action drills
  • Countermeasures for IEDs


Equipment Needed:

  • Duty uniform (complete with duty gear)
  • Body armor
  • Ballistic eye protection
  • Ear protection
  • Duty weapon
  • Long gun in vehicle
  • 200 rounds duty ammunition for pistol
  • 100 rounds duty ammunition for long gun