Strategies Of Low Light Engagements Operators Course

3 Days

“The true first responders are the ones already on the scene.”

Strategies of Low Light Engagements Operator Course

This course equips participants to successfully operate in low light environments. It assists officers and departments in meeting a critical training requirement for low light training, since 80% of law-enforcement-involved shootings take place in low- or no-light environments.

This is not a flashlight shooting techniques course – far from it.  This course was developed over a 20-year period of interaction with regular and special forces military units, federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.

This groundbreaking course exposes officers to the foundational concepts of armed and unarmed confrontations associated with day and night operations.

We do not focus on final outcomes per se, but address the underlying processes that ultimately determine the conclusion of any given conflict.

Topics include:
• The core principles of low light CQB and low light CQC
• Conflict resolution
• Strategy, tactics and teamwork
• Proper individual biomechanics
• Timing
• Effective communication
• leveraging available equipment

Technique-based approaches encouraged by the majority of traditional training methodologies are simply not sufficient. We teach operators to implement flexible and unpredictable (difficult for the adversary to read) responses in dynamic environments. The cornerstone to all reasonable action is possessing the ability to harness the full potential of the conscious and sub-conscious decision-making processes while under duress.

Officers leave this course with a practical understanding of a time-tested sequential model for operating in the midst of discord. Participants are encouraged to experiment and take the initial concepts presented during the training and adapt them as necessary in force-on-force drills and scenarios. These exercises are carefully analyzed utilizing infrared digital video playback. This course leads the way in reduced light environment training for law enforcement.

All students/participants who successfully complete the operator course receive product discounts not available to the public and a completion certificate.

Topics include:

• Extensive solo drilling and pair drilling – (force-on-force)
• O.O.D.A. Cycle
• Correct Use of Lighting Tools
• Functioning under Duress
• Searching Techniques
• Proper Movement
• Effective use of Cover and Concealment – (Solo, Pairs)
• Arrest and Control Concepts utilizing a flashlight
• Using a handheld flashlight w/ a shoulderfired weapon 

Equipment required:
• Choice of BDU’s/Sweats/Overalls/Flight Suit
• Flashlight used on duty
• Duty Rig and Handgun w/ 500 rounds of ammunition
• Duty Shotgun w/ 250 rounds of ammunition or carbine w/ 500 rounds of ammunition – Weapon-light is recommended
• Eye, Ear, Groin, and Neck Protection, Gloves
• (Chest Protection for Women)
• Knee-Pads
• Hydration