tactical training for law enforcement, security and military professionals
Since 2002, the mission of Strategos International has been to provide government, law enforcement and military professionals the highest quality security, safety and tactical training/consulting. These solutions are applicable and based in reality.
TACTICAL TRAINING COURSE SCHEDULE
There are three ways to view our listing of tactical courses.
- Scroll through the calendar below.
- Type your state (or a nearby state) in the search window.
- View a complete, chronological list of all scheduled courses on our tactical training events page.
strategos tactical training philosophy and methodology
Our creed is that Capability Breeds Humility. The more capable a person becomes through quality training the more humble they become. This in turn makes them better public servants. With a lack of training, protectors many times respond to the crisis from a fear-based paradigm, which can escalate a situation leading to a negative outcome. Through quality training, that same officer can respond with confidence – but more importantly – sound tactics and wise decision-making and understanding. This allows the protector to de-escalate the situation with a better likelihood of a positive outcome for everyone involved. This reduces use-of-force incidents and complaints as well as liability. In today’s tension filled society, officers – now more than ever – need a higher level of training to meet our community’s expectations.
Our training and consulting strategies have been developed through years of hands-on education, experience and client feedback. Strategies and content are presented in a manner that is principle based and designed to be customizable depending on the client’s unique requirements. A course can be provided for entry-level law enforcement/military personnel up to advanced tactics for top tier operators. Strategos can provide a one-day operator course up to a five-day instructor level course.
During our training, we feature:
- Rigorous force-on-force simulation
- Practical and advanced live-fire courses
- Low light precision rifle training
- Low-light instructor courses
- Use of force doctrine seminars
- Defensive tactics/combatives training
TACTICAL TRAINING COURSES AND DESCRIPTIONS
Active Shooter Response Courses
- Law Enforcement Response to the Active Shooter (Instructors Course – 5 Days)
- Law Enforcement Response to the Active Shooter (Operators Course – 3 Days)
- School Resource Officer and Small Agency Response to the Active Shooter – (3-Days)
- Prevailing in an Active Shooter Event - Movement and Response Principles for Armed Protectors (4 Hours)
- Active Shooter Response with Shields – (3 Days)
- Active Shooter Response for Dispatchers and 911 Operators (4 or 8 Hours)
Low Light Strategies Courses
- Strategies of Low Light Engagements Instructor Course – (5 Days)
- Strategies of Low Light Engagements Operators Course – (3 Days)
Other Tactical Courses
- SWAT Team Tactics – (5 Days)
- Ballistic Shield Operations and Deployment – (3 Days)
- Tactical Medical Response – (2 Days)
- Strategies of Vehicle Engagements – (2 Days)
- Immediate Action Response for Undercover Teams – (3 Days)
- K9 Down: Combat Casualty Care for Service Dogs – (1 Day)
- Protecting At Risk Personnel
- Executive Protection Driver Training Course
- Force-on-Force Instructors Management Course
- Force Sector Model – (1 Day)
Firearms Instructor Courses
- Tactical Firearms Instructor – 3 Gun (5 Day)
- Tactical Rifle Instructor (5 Days)
- Firearms Instructor Re-certification – 3 Gun (3 Days)
- Less Lethal Munitions Instructor Course (4 Days)
Firearms Instructor Development and Skill Development Courses
- Tactical Pistol (3 Days)
- Tactical Pistol Operator Update (1 Day)
- Tactical Applications for the Pistol for Church Protectors
- Tactical Pistol/Rifle (3 Days)
- Tactical Pistol/Shotgun (3 Days)
- Advanced Precision Rifle Course – (3 Days)
- Precision Rifle Course – Diminished Lighting Conditions (4 Days)
- Less Lethal Munitions Instructor – (4 Days)
- Electronic Control Device Instructor Course – 2-Day Use of Force Management
Tactical Security Courses for Churches
- Church Security Scenario Training (1 Day)
- Tactical Application of the Pistol for Church Protectors (2 Days)
- Tactical Applications of the Pistol for Church Protectors (4 Days)
- Use of the Taser for Church Protectors (2 Days)
- Church Security Boot Camp (4 Days)
- Pastor and Platform Security for Church Protectors (2 Days)
CHAPLAIN TRAINING COURSES
Hosting tactical training
Strategos International partners with host facilities for training. The host agency receives two free slots for the hosted course and simply needs to provide a training location and minimal logistical support. Hosting a training is also a way to benefit other law enforcement agencies and protectors in your area.
Course logistical needs
- Classroom with audio/visual capabilities
- For tactical courses, training facilities that allow force-on-force weapons use (we currently use Airsoft in our force-on-force training so it is more cost effective and easier to clean up).
- If appropriate to the course being hosted, a live fire range with target stands and targets.
This is a general list and, depending on the specific course being hosted, there may be additional minor needs. We provide the force-on-force training equipment (guns, Airsoft ammunition and gas) as well as helmets and masks for safety gear.
To learn more about hosting a course, please contact Mark Warren, vice president.
Law Enforcement Consultation Services
Inflammatory cultural influences have increased anti-police sentiment, resulting in dramatically increased scrutiny of law enforcement organizations. Strategos International provides consulting to law enforcement agencies to help them provide effective, respectful and publicly accountable policing.
Often, an independent and outside agency can help law enforcement leaders overcome objections that they cannot impartially judge their own actions. We use independent, objective evaluation standards supplied by law enforcement subject matter experts.
In addition, we endeavor to help the agency maintain a positive work environment during our consultation.
Our services include
- Operations assessments
- Work environment and culture assessments
- Objective complaint investigations
- Post-force investigations
Strategos can provide these services on an incident-based or retainer-based basis. Contact us for more information.
This voluntary assessment format focuses evaluating an agency’s operations standards when compared to nationally recognized best-practice policing.
Work environment culture assessments
This assessment evaluates the work environment and culture of the organization based on the feelings and perceptions of its employees. Findings are delivered through measurable data to identify patterns and trends rather than individual concerns or perceptions. This service identifies opportunities for improvement of perceptions and morale.
Objective and independent complaint investigations
One of accusations most difficult to counter is that the agency is “investigating its own.” Even utilizing a neighboring jurisdiction to investigate complaints will not eliminate this perception because of concerns about bias. Our investigative service allows the organization to eliminate or drastically reduce this perception and provide fact-based findings.
Strategos International investigates and provides independent, context- and fact-based findings that are based on a review of agency policies, contemporary policing standards and the “objective reasonableness” doctrine.