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Manual Breaching and Ballistic Shield Use

Hours: 8
Tuition: $125

Program Information:

Many departments have taken the initiative of purchasing manual breaching tools for their agency’s patrol vehicles however have only trained special operations or tactical officers in their use. In the age of rapid deployment and a need for immediate action by responding officers, this type of training is mission essential.  There have been numerous active assailants who have fortified the location of their attack, most notably Seung-Hui Cho at Virginia Tech in 2007.  This 8-hour course is designed for patrol officers and tactical operators.  This training will contain instruction on door mechanics, breaching doors and windows, and ingress through the breach point.  Upon completing this training, students will be able to properly utilize manual breaching tools for high-risk entries. This course will be comprised practical exercises in SLEA’s 4-D immersive “tactical village” using “ Breaching Technologies” breaching doors and windows.

Topics include:
• Proper use of the Halligan
• Proper use of the ram
• Door construction and mechanics
• Fortified doors
• Alternate breach points
• Raking windows
• Entering the breach point and dominating that room
• Low-light entry


 Registration for this program is restricted to law enforcement.


**Cancellations for this class must be received by SLEA 35 days prior to the start of the program in order to avoid being billed!**

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Jim Kempinski
Program Manager

Voice: (630) 942-2939

Trisha Augustyn
Administrative Assistant

Voice: (630) 942-2295

General Information

Voice: (630) 942-2677
Fax: (630) 942-3766


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