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Street Academy – Survival Tactics for Police Officers
  • October 14, 2022
  • 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Maineville, OH
  • 225.00

Street Academy, the course that was designed to save the lives of police officers everywhere! The course that will get your head back into the game and teach the law enforcement officer how to greatly reduce their likelihood of becoming a casualty by changing the way they operate tactically. We have forgotten that you will be killed when you treat this profession like it won’t happen. We’re going to remind you. We’re going to provide you with the knowledge you must have to stay alive.

This course will cover how committing small everyday tasks such as gear placement, and how proficiency in things like handcuffing and handgun reloads need to be committed to muscle memory to be performed subconsciously under severe stress. This course will open the eyes of younger officers and reinvigorate the seasoned cops and stress to them the importance of mental rehearsal, having pre-planned options for certain events, and stress inoculation, so that under extreme duress our cognitive brain will be able to function and provide us with survival options from the “The Drop Down Menu in Our Brain.”

The content of this course will go “beyond” the passenger side approach and discuss proper positioning options for back up officers, angles of fire, avoiding crossfire when sudden violence erupts and the ballistics of auto glass. Students will also explore the science of Boyd’s Loop / OODA Loop and how it applies to police work. The instructor will break down the decision-making process in Boyd’s Loop and “flip the switch” to encourage cops to use this science to their advantage and stay ahead of violators in this tactical decision- making process. The instructor will dissect car stops from the pre-stop behavior of the police officer, all the way to arrest. Additionally, the instructor will cover “pre-emptive tactics” used to avert disaster on car stops. Students will learn the tactical and survival aspects of vehicle positioning, vehicle approach, officer / violator contact, removing suspects from vehicles, handcuffing and Terry frisks, modern approaches to “contact cover”, operating from a position of dominance when dealing with suspects, handcuffing, searching of suspects, searches of vehicles, “pain compliance v. cognitive/physical dysfunction” techniques, and transporting prisoners.

Instructor Sgt. Jeff Smith began his law enforcement career in 1991 and has spent 28 1⁄2 as a pro-active street cop. Smith began formal police instruction in 1996 and taught Defensive Tactics, Officer Survival, Tactics, Taser, Baton, Less Lethal Options and Drug Enforcement Operations for the next two decades. Smith has spent 18 years in the Narcotics, Special Enforcement and Major Crimes Units where he participated in and supervised thousands of felony investigations, and in his time as a supervisor and detective, his pro-active drug unit was responsible for several thousands of arrests and worked with agencies and units at every level all over the Mid- Atlantic region. Smith spent 10 years as a tactical officer with the department’s SWAT team and has been a Crisis Negotiator and Assistant CNT Commander for the department’s SWAT team for 12 years. Smith has earned 18 departmental commendations, 2 Governors citations and multiple officer of the year nominations. Smith is a court certified expert witness in drug related prosecutions. Smith retired as a Sgt. On January 1, 2020.

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Street Academy – Survival Tactics for Police Officers
October 14, 2022
Maineville, OH
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