The training program has been designed to prepare a student to effectively respond to a lethal threat when any and/or all of the following are present:

  • The incident is usually spontaneous
  • The suspect has the initiative and the officer is reacting to a lethal threat
  • The officer experiences extreme life-threatening stress and perceives his/her life is in jeopardy
  • The Sympathetic Nervous System is activated
  • The officer does not have fine and/or complex motor skills during high-stress situations
  • The distances involved in the shooting will generally be at close range (within 7 yards of the suspect)
  • Close-quarters combat shootings are generally extremely fast, occur under poor visibility, and the not behind cover