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Police Academy and In-Service Training

November Training


Firearms Threat Pattern Recognition (TPR) Program

The Human Factors Research Group (HFRG) has developed a Firearms Threat Pattern Recognition (TPR) Program.  The goal of this course is to enhance the speed of an officer recognition and response time by teaching the micro-movement threat indicators.  The course focuses on biology-based response subsequent to time, distance and cover in life and death encounters with armed assailants.  This course is to supplement and enhance existing department firearms programs.  This course is not designed to replace agencies existing firearms courses.  This course does not advocate a specific firearms shooting stance system.  There will be no live fire in this program.  Course objectives include identifying the six assailant draws most often used during a fatal firefight; identifying the lethal force micro-movement cues associated with each assailant lethal force draws; identifying the visual pathways needed to enhance threat identification and precision engagement; identifying the limitations of the visual pathways at six and ten fee; identifying a simple tactical solution that will enhance an officer's ability to evade, verify the nature of the threat and engage with precision; identifying a simple tactical solution designed to enhance an assailant to miss the target; and address the micro-nuances of targeting vectors, the wobble effect and the challenges of precision using a simple system of economic lasers that can be implemented during the training.

Course Dates:    November 2 - 4, 2015

Course Time:    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course Instructor:    Joe Ferrera, Master PPCT Instructor Trainer and MCOLES certified Firearms Instructor

Course Location:    Delta College, Room N007

Course Fee:    Non-Consortium:    $325.00 per person

                          Delta College Consortium Members:    $275.00 per person

Required Equipment:    No ammunition in the classroom; simmunition weapon or airsoft weapon - no ammunition; duty weapon if no other training weapon available; and smart phone with video capabilities or video camera.

MCOLES Registered

Registration Deadline:    October 19, 2015

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Krav Maga Defensive Tactics Training

This 1-day program is well-integrated, meaning that similar defensive principles apply to a variety of hostile situations.  Therefore, the system can be learned in a relatively short period of instruction.  The system is designed to train large numbers of personnel at one time.  The techniques are easy to retain with minimal review and can be performed under extreme stress.  The Krav Maga System has been overwhelmingly praised by defensive tactics instructors from federal, state and local law enforcement agencies as well as hand to hand combat trainers from special units of the military.  These sessions will concentrate on weapon retention and weapon disarming.

Course Date:    November 5 or 10, 2015 (Please specify which date you prefer to attend.)

Course Time:    9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Course Instructor:    Certified Krav Maga Instructors

Course Location:    Delta College

Course Fee:    Non-Consortium:    $60.00 per person

                          Delta College Consortium Members:    $0.00 per person

Required Equipment:    Attendees need to bring their duty belt/holster and a red gun (no live weapons).  Contact us if a red gun isn't available to attendee.

MCOLES Registered

Registration Deadline:    October 28, 2015

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STOPS - Strategies & Tactics of Patrol Stops/ Instructor & Re-Cert

Pro Train will be certifying officers in your area in our proven officer survival system. There are nearly 4500 STOPS Instructors throughout the United States. Officers completing this course will be certified to INSTRUCT officers in the STOPS officer survival program. Upon completion of the STOPS program your officers will be able to SAFELY execute vehicle stops, pedestrian contacts, commercial vehicle stops, vehicle extractions, drug interdiction stops, and high risk (felony) stops. Officers will be trained in risk assessments, and proven methods to counter both felonious and accidental assaults. Vehicle stops will be broken into 12 ambush zones for the officer to be aware of, and escape techniques to counter and defeat any type of assault. The STOPS program is based upon research from officers that have been injured or killed in the line of duty. We then developed strategies and tactics that countered the assaults, which will greatly increase the officers survival probability. The STOPS program is nationally and internationally recognized as the leading program in tactical/officer survival training available.  Vehicle stops will be divided into low risk, unknown risk, and high risk. Each category has pre planned options to minimize the chances of being assaulted by both accidental and felonious means. One of the goals is for the officers to always be thinking about the safest way to deal with every situation, and for the officer to recognize the danger cues. If an assault occurs our students will dominate through superior training and a warrior mindset.   


The STOPS program is currently instructed at police academies nationwide as THE safest way to conduct traffic stops. If an officer is expected to conduct traffic stops, he/she should at least be trained how to conduct them safely. Our motto says it all "STOPS SAVES COPS"! 

STOPS training is realistic and extremely dynamic with both classroom and dynamic field exercises. These classes will also include our bonus simunitions force on force training, and our tactical live fire course.


The cost of this Instructor level certification course is only $500. Instructors will then be certified to teach the STOPS Officers Survival System for 36 months.  The STOPS Instructors Re certification will take place on November 10-11, 2015, and only costs $300.


Strategies & Tactics of Patrol Stops Instructor Course Outline

Chapter 1- Introduction to Strategies & Tactics of Patrol Stops

Chapter 2- Low Risk Stops (5 approach patterns)

Chapter 3- Unknown Risk Stops ( 5 patterns that bring a violator back to the patrol car)

Chapter 4- When Risk Factors Change (Escape from the 8 kill zones)

Chapter 5- High Risk Stops (The safest way to take violent perps from the vehicle)

Chapter 6- Commercial Vehicle Stops

Chapter 7- Tactical Stops for Motorcycle Officers

Chapter 8- Pedestrian Stops

Chapter 9- Tactical Drug Interdiction Stops

Chapter 10- Tactical Two Officer Deployments

Chapter 11- Tactical Vehicle Extractions

Chapter 12- Ambush Tactics for Undercover Units

Chapter 13- Subject Control Tactics for Stops

Chapter 14- Survival Mindset

Chapter 15- Legal Issues 

Chapter 16- Firearms Training

Chapter 17- Simulated Training Scenarios

Chapter 18-Accident Scene Control

Chapter 19- Mental Health Survival for Law Enforcement

Chapter 20- Instructor Protocols  


Course Date:    November 9 - 11, 2015

Date for Re-Cert:    November 10 - 11, 2015

Course Time:    08:30 am - 04:30 pm

Course Instructor:  Ron Hantz

Course Location:    Delta College, 1961 Delta Road, University Center, MI 48710

                                  Room J-131    

Course Fee:    Delta College Consortium Members:    $450.00 per person

                                                                      Re-Cert:     $250.00 per person

                                        Non-Consortium Members:     $500.00 per person

                                                                       Re-Cert:    $300.00 per person

Registration Completed Online @      

MCOLES Registered

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