GLOBAL SECURITY GROUP, INC.

TACTICAL BALLISTIC SHIELD TRAINING FOR SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS & FEDERAL, STATE & LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS

The ballistic shield has been used for decades to mitigate the risks faced by law enforcement officers engaging armed or potentially armed adversaries. Typically used during high-risk arrests, they are also ideally suited for deployment during active shooter situations, particularly in the school setting. Such incidents require immediate response; there can be no delay if lives are to be saved. The first officers on scene must make contact with the shooter and neutralize the threat. The most effective way to achieve this outcome is by equipping officers with rifle-rated shields and teaching them how to use them.

Global Security Group, Inc. (GSG), is the most experienced provider of ballistic shield training in the nation. Our lead instructor, a former special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration and primary Firearms instructor at the DEA / FBI Academy in Quantico Virginia. During his assignment at Quantico, he was the Master Ballistic Shield Instructor for the DEA and one of the leading federal law enforcement experts in the evaluation, testing, training, and deployment of ballistic shields. Many features common to ballistic shields today are the result of design changes he implemented while in charge of the largest shield program in federal law enforcement. Our associate instructors, all veterans of the DEA Academy at Quantico, have used ballistic shields during hundreds of tactical deployments. They also have thousands of hours of experience training federal agents, state and local law enforcement officers, and law enforcement and military special operations teams how to effectively use ballistic shields during high-risk tactical operations. The techniques are practical, proven and allow students to achieve proficiency in a relatively short amount of time. No other team can match the level of experience GSG instructors can provide, and we are available to travel to provide training to individual departments and agencies.

BALLISTIC SHIELD COURSE OFFERINGS

Ballistic Shield Basic Operators Course

TARGET AUDIENCE: Active-Duty Law Enforcement Officers

DURATION: Eight (8) Hours

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: Ballistic Shields, Handguns, four (4) magazines, 250 Rounds Handgun Ammunition, Holster, Magazine Pouches (at least one that can be moved to the strong side of the body), Patrol Rifle, 50 Rounds Rifle Ammunition, Hearing and Eye Protection, Minimum Range Length 50 Feet.

COURSE OBJECTIVE: To train rank and file officers how to effectively employ the Ballistic Shield during a critical incident.

This program includes the following topics:

    • Overview of the Ballistic Shield
        • Shield Nomenclature
        • Understanding Level of Protection, Capabilities & Limitations of Level IIIA, III, III+ and IV Shields.
    • Mounting the Shield
    • Basic Movement Techniques
        • Single Operator
        • Two-Man Team
        • Multiple Shields
    • Cover PositionsShooting while carrying a Ballistic Shield
        • Basic Shooting Techniques & Marksmanship
        • How to Shoot Quickly & Accurately while Carrying a Ballistic Shield
        • Shooting while Moving 
    • Rapid Individual Officer Assault
    • Rapid Two-Man Assault Team (Handgun and Rifle)

Ballistic Shield Active Shooter Intervention Course (B.A.S.I.C.)

TARGET AUDIENCE: Active-Duty Law Enforcement & School Resource Officers

DURATION: Eight (8) Hours

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: Ballistic Shields, Handguns, four (4) magazines, 250 Rounds Handgun Ammunition, Holster, Magazine Pouches (at least one that can be moved to the strong side of the body), Patrol Rifle, 50 Rounds Rifle Ammunition, Hearing and Eye Protection, Minimum Range Length 50 Feet.

COURSE OBJECTIVE: To train school resource and police officers who may respond to critical incidents in schools how to effectively employ the Ballistic Shield during to assault an active shooter in a school.

This program includes the following topics:

  • Overview of the Ballistic Shield
    • Shield Nomenclature
    • Understanding Level of Protection, Capabilities & Limitations of Level IIIA, III, III+ and IV Shields.
  • Mounting the Shield
  • Basic Movement Techniques
    • Single Operator
    • Two-Man Team
    • Multiple Shields
  • Cover Positions
  • Shooting while carrying a Ballistic Shield
    • Basic Shooting Techniques & Marksmanship
    • How to Shoot Quickly & Accurately while Carrying a Ballistic Shield
    • Shooting while Moving
  • Rapid Individual Officer Assault
  • Rapid Two-Man Assault Team (Handgun and Rifle)

NOTE: This course will differ slightly from the Basic Operator’s Course above with respect to the additional focus that will be placed on the use of the shield by an individual officer. While the shield is best utilized as a two-man unit or in a team, Active Shooter incidents occurring in schools require immediate response and individual officers may therefore need to act without the presence or assistance of other officers.

Ballistic Shield Tactical Operators Course

TARGET AUDIENCE: Active-Duty Law Enforcement Tactical Team Members

DURATION: Twenty-four (24) Hours

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: Ballistic Shields, Handguns, four (4) magazines, 400 Rounds Handgun Ammunition, Holster, Magazine Pouches (at least one that can be moved to the strong side of the body), Patrol Rifle, 100 Rounds Rifle Ammunition, Hearing and Eye Protection, Minimum Range Length 50 Feet. Additional facilities will also be required for the non-range portion of the training. A shoot house with multiple room configurations including hallways and stairways is necessary as well as a location to practice deploying the shield from a vehicle and vehicle assaults. In addition, dedicated simmunition weapons and protective gear will be needed for the force-on-force exercises.

COURSE OBJECTIVE: To train tactical team members how to effectively employ the Ballistic Shield.

This program includes the following topics:

  • Overview of the Ballistic Shield
    • Shield Nomenclature
    • Understanding Level of Protection, Capabilities & Limitations of Level IIIA, III, III+ and IV Shields.
  • Mounting the Shield
  • Basic Movement Techniques
    • Single Operator
    • Two-Man Team
    • Multiple Shields
  • Cover Positions
  • Shooting while carrying a Ballistic Shield
    • Basic Shooting Techniques & Marksmanship
    • How to Shoot Quickly & Accurately while Carrying a Ballistic Shield
    • Shooting while Moving
  • Rapid Individual Officer Assault
  • Rapid Two-Man Assault Team (Handgun and Rifle)
  • Team Entry with Shield (Single Shield)
  • Team Entry with Shield (Two-Shield)
  • Climbing and Descending Stairs
  • Shield Rescue and Evacuation
  • Force-on-Force

Ballistic Shield Tactical Instructors Course

TARGET AUDIENCE: Active-Duty Law Enforcement Tactical Instructors

DURATION: Forty (40) Hours

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: Ballistic Shields, Handguns, four (4) magazines, 400 Rounds Handgun Ammunition, Holster, Magazine Pouches (at least one that can be moved to the strong side of the body), Patrol Rifle, 100 Rounds Rifle Ammunition, Hearing and Eye Protection, Minimum Range Length 50 Feet. Additional facilities will also be required for the non-range portion of the training. A shoot house with multiple room configurations including hallways and stairways is necessary as well as a location to practice deploying the shield from a vehicle and vehicle assaults. In addition, dedicated simmunition weapons and protective gear will be needed for the force-on-force exercises. The instructional portion will require a classroom and the ability to project required lesson plans/PowerPoint presentations prepared by the attendees.

COURSE OBJECTIVE: To train rank and file officers how to effectively employ the Ballistic Shield during a critical incident.

This program includes the following topics:

  • Overview of the Ballistic Shield
    • Shield Nomenclature
    • Understanding Level of Protection, Capabilities & Limitations of Level IIIA, III, III+ and IV Shields.
  • Mounting the Shield
  • Basic Movement Techniques
    • Single Operator
    • Two-Man Team
    • Multiple Shields
  • Cover Positions
  • Shooting while carrying a Ballistic Shield
    • Basic Shooting Techniques & Marksmanship
    • How to Shoot Quickly & Accurately while Carrying a Ballistic Shield
    • Shooting while Moving
  • Rapid Individual Officer Assault
  • Rapid Two-Man Assault Team (Handgun and Rifle)
  • Team Entry with Shield (Single Shield)
  • Team Entry with Shield (Two-Shield)
  • Climbing and Descending Stairs
  • Contact & Cover
  • Handling Arrests
  • Advancing the Shield to the Next Threat Area
  • Shield Rescue and Evacuation
  • Force-on-Force
  • Defensive Tactics with the Shield
  • Teaching the Shield

For further information please contact us at 212-285 -2400 or email

dkatz@globalsecuritygroup.com.