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Tactical Drug Law Enforcement  

This is an intense hands-on course that will arm you with the tactical and officer survival skills for a variety of street level drug enforcement situations.

Lectures will include such topics as operational planning, personnel selection and assignments, the importance of teamwork and communication, and the survival mind-set. You will learn different methods of covert communication that team members may use during field operations.

Glock simunitions will be used during several hands-on scenarios. Exercises will include buy/bust and sting operations, building entries and searches, subject takedowns and more. You will also practice valuable survival skills like door breaching, weapon retention, weapon take-back, edged weapon defense, stuns and distractors.

Topics Include

  • Use of force and legal issues surrounding street level operations
  • Operational scouting and planning
  • Weapon retention and disarming techniques
  • Buy/bust, reverse stings, street "sweeps" and jump-outs
  • Vehicle containment and extractions
  • Search warrant execution
  • Room clearing and searching techniques
  • Personnel selection and assignments
  • Teamwork and communication
  • Equipment and breaching tools

Audience

Patrol officers, narcotics investigators and supervisors, military investigative personnel

- Class is restricted to sworn law enforcement officers and those personnel assigned directly to law enforcement agencies.

Course Length

40 hours

Prerequisite(s)

You are required to be in good physical health and capable of participating in the exercises.

What to Bring

Required

  • Tactical uniform (if used by your agency)
  • Ample supply of jeans/work type clothing
  • Gun belt or drop holster
  • Shoulder-mounted rifle - only if you have a conversion kit for force-on-force scenario training
  • Load bearing vest or Tac vest (additional ceramic or rifle plates not needed)
  • Eye protection
  • Pair of light-weight leather gloves
  • Hard-sole shoes or boots
  • Your law enforcement identification

Note(s)

Some exercises may also take place during the evening hours.

 

 

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Registration and Fees

Full payment must accompany all registrations. You may register online at www.IPTM.org and pay with your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express credit card, or you may download a Registration Form and mail it to IPTM with a check.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Complete the Cancellation Request Form and return it to IPTM. No telephone cancellations will be accepted. A 20% administrative fee will be assessed to all refunds if the cancellation request is received within 14 days of the course start date. In lieu of a refund, student substitutions can be made or a credit can be issued for a future course. No refunds will be given for no-shows. If materials for an online course were sent to the student, the appropriate materials and shipping costs will be deducted from the refund amount. Materials may be returned to IPTM in their original condition at the student's expense. Once IPTM has received and inspected them, the refund will be processed.

Due to the automated format of online independent study courses and Videos on Demand (VoDs), no refunds or substitutions can be made after registration.

Course Confirmations

A minimum number of registrations must be received for an in-person class to run as scheduled. When the minimum criterion has been met, written confirmation will be emailed to you.

Please do not make airline reservations until you receive written notification confirming that the course will run as scheduled.

Transportation and Lodging

Most locations are served by several major airlines. Ground transportation, food and lodging are the responsibility of the student. Special rates have been negotiated at select hotels in Jacksonville for IPTM students. For more information, please visit the Locations/Lodging tab on our website at www.IPTM.org or call us at (904) 620-4786.