COVERT ENTRY & ALARM BY-PASS

Custom Courses available upon request...please call to discuss details and cost.


​​Tactical Covert Entry Skills - (5 days
This course will teach Special Operations Forces and Law Enforcement Officers the principals of lock bypassing and making covert or stealth entries into targeted vehicles or buildings. Techniques learned in this course can be used during patrol activities, tactical operations, and technical investigations, and will benefit organizations through a decrease in civil actions due to property damage. The training consists of both lecture and hands-on practice on over 300 assorted locks and locking devices, and will also include extensive burglar alarm ID and defeat techniques. Locks covered include: commercial and residential knobs and deadbolts; cabinet and furniture locks; rim locks; day safes and fire boxes; padlocks; combination locks; tubular locks; a large number of foreign locks; Simplex locks; garage doors, hotel doors, and select high-security locks. Subjects covered are: covert entry legal issues and considerations (LE and DOD aspects); covert entry planning and preparation; tactical considerations; various lock picking techniques; lock bumping; manual lock bypass techniques; mechanical lock bypass techniques; vehicle entries; storage locker entries; pick/bypass equipment selection and configuration; and human restraint/vehicle escape. All necessary equipment will be provided for students during the training, and upon completion of the course a personal lock pick set will be given to each student. The course will terminate with a 16-hour intensive, multi-target, Field Training Exercise (FTX) that incorporates multiple covert entries, alarm defeats, and other course learning objectives in a very realistic training environment.  Cost: $900 

Advanced Covert Entry Skills - (3 days)
This course expands on our basic Covert Entry training, adding several new bypass and picking techniques. The class concentrates on high security locks and locking applications, vehicle entry and ignition manipulation, and burglar alarm defeat techniques. The course will culminate with an intensive training exercise that will allow the students to utilize and perfect the techniques covered in class in a very realistic environment. **Note: This is not a basic course; some prior experience with lock picking and bypassing is expected/needed. Cost: $625


Covert Entry Forensics Course - (3 Days)

The student will learn methods used by experts in the field as it relates to the examination of a locks, safes, or related components, to include other forensic evidence which may be available concluding an unlawful entry.   In many cases the forensic locksmith is asked to provide an assessment of how plausible certain surreptitious entry techniques are obtained against a given lock. This can be done through a series of laboratory tests, an analysis of the required skills, tools, or money required, and examination of the installation and configuration details of the lock. Cases of completely surreptitious entry are viewed by the investigators on the basis of what facts and logical conclusions present themselves.​  Cost: $525

Lock Impressioning and Key Cutting - (3 days)
This 3-day course will teach Special Operations Forces and Law Enforcement Officers the principals of quickly making covert or stealth entries into targeted vehicles or buildings through the use of Lock Impressioning. Techniques learned in this course can be used during tactical operations and technical investigations. The training consists of both lecture and extensive hands-on practice on over 200 assorted locks and locking devices, and will include multiple vehicles as well. All necessary equipment will be provided for students during the training. The course will terminate with an 8-hour intensive, multi-target, Field Training Exercise (FTX) that incorporates course learning objectives in a very realistic training environment. If an organization desires to bring/use their technical exploitation equipment or covert video equipment the FTX can be designed to support the use of this equipment. Locks covered include: commercial and residential knobs and deadbolts; vehicle locks; padlocks; foreign locks; and select high-security locks. Subjects covered are:  Pressure-responsive Impressioning, Manipulation-based Impressioning, and Key-based (copying) Impressioning of pin-tumbler, wafer, and dimple locks. Sight reading and cutting of keys will also be discussed/practiced, as well as code cutting keys.  Cost: $550

Alarm Identification and Bypass - (3 days)
This course will teach Special Operations Forces and Law Enforcement Officers the principals of alarm system ID and bypass. Techniques learned in this course can be used during tactical operations and technical investigations. The training consists of both lecture and hands-on practice on multiple alarm systems and video systems. Alarm systems covered include: wireless systems, hard-wired systems, and video systems. Subjects covered are: covert entry planning and preparation; tactical considerations for stealth entries; locating and ID of security systems; common alarm configurations; burglar alarm defeat techniques; and video camera defeat techniques. All necessary equipment will be provided for students during the training. The course will terminate with a 4-hour intensive, multi-target, exercise that incorporates multiple alarm defeats and other course learning objectives in a very realistic training environment.  Student experience with lock-picking/lock bypass is desirable but not mandatory for attendance. Cost: $650   *Note: This is not a lock-picking course.


Tactical Driving Courses               

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Vehicle Ambush Counter-Measures Training- (5days)
The Vehicle Ambush Counter-measures Training Program is designed for the drivers who posses practical alternatives for the protection of their principles against vehicle ambushes and assassination attempts while in transit. Through various instructional methodologies including lectures, discussions, and practical exercises, students will discover principles and techniques for deciding the appropriate countermeasures required during vehicle ambushes.  In addition, students will discuss and analyze real world case studies on assassination methodology as it relates to attacks on motor vehicles and motorcades.  Cost $1,750 


Law Enforcement Driving Instructor Program- (5days)

The Law Enforcement Driver Instructor Course provides the student with the skills, techniques, operational principles, legal considerations and instructional methodologies to teach a vetted driver training program to law enforcement officers. The student will be exposed to a vast number of training modules designed specifically for the law enforcement driver.  These modules will provide fundamental and advanced skills which will enhance the instructor's teaching proficiency. Classroom instruction, and practical exercises are used during the training. At the completion of the program, students will have achieved a level of competency that will enable them to successfully design, coordinate, evaluate and facilitate a law enforcement driver training program.  Modules that are included are Vehicle Maintenance, Track Safety, Pursuit Driving, Non-Emergency Vehicle Operations (NEVO), Skid Control, Night Pursuit Driving, Use of Range Facilities and Technology, Training Risk Assessments, Supplemental Training, Distracted Driving, Law Enforcement Driving Skills, Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC).  Cost $1,750


Tactical Driving W/Night Vision - (2days)

The ability to safely and effectively operate a motor vehicle using NVG's depends on the understanding of the devices' limitations and capabilities, the amount of available light, the drivers ability, the operator's proficiency with NVG's, and familiarity with the terrain.  This course provides the driver the skills and ability to conduct tactical and non-tactical operations where limited light and darkness exists.  The student will learn General Characteristics of Night Vision Goggles, Second Generation Versus Third Generation Night Vision Goggles, Operational Characteristics and Care Considerations, Proper Focusing Procedures, Driving with Night Vision Goggles, Driver Preparation, Driving with NVG's and Emergency Procedures, Convoy Driving, NVG Training Mission Planning and Briefings, Support Requirements, Psychological and Physiological Training Considerations,  Environment and Terrain Concerns, NVG Counter Measures and Vehicle Preparation, and Operations Under Blackout Conditions.  Training will be conducted while utilizing NVG's in a controlled environment.  Students will be required to complete a practical skills course to include demonstration of NVG operation and nomenclature. Cost $1,200



 Costs listed below are for courses taught in Colorado Springs, unless otherwise noted.

MOBILE TRAINING- Although our training facilities are in and near the Colorado Springs, CO area, we can send a Mobile Training Team to your location to conduct any classes we offer.  This not only saves your organization travel funds, it also allows us to train you on location specific issues/problems you have been experiencing.  For every 12 paid students we will give your organization 2 free slots.  We will also provide flyers and other advertising materials to assist you in advertising the course in your local area…no other course costs are required of your agency.

SURVEILLANCE & COUNTER SURVEILLANCE  

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Surveillance/Counter-Surveillance Course - (5 days)
This course is designed for the Military or Law Enforcement field operator or technical specialist tasked with carrying out surveillance or needing to conduct counter-surveillance in support of an intelligence operation or Force Protection/Anti-terrorism mission. Conducting effective Surveillance/Counter-surveillance Operations are complex undertakings requiring pre-operation study, detailed planning, evaluation of security and intelligence threats, acquiring a secure base of operations, and determining the most expeditious and logical means of successfully performing the operation. The Surveillance/Counter-surveillance Detection Course provides solutions and options to address all of the above issues. The course combines classroom instruction with extensive hands on experience and Practical Exercises (PEs). Students will plan and conduct no less than nine Surveillance/Counter-surveillance Operations to reinforce the various skills taught. These PEs will include static, foot and vehicular surveillance, in rural and urban environments.  Cost: $925


Covert Urban Surveillance Operators Course- (4 Days)

The Surveillance Operator Training (SOT) Course will provide students with an in-depth understanding of off the shelf surveillance cameras, terminology, power computations, troubleshooting procedures, techniques for concealing cameras & technical force protection surveys. Additionally, students will receive instruction in the use of urban and rural cover and the surveillance mission planning process, as well as construction and employment of different types of observation posts, pros & cons of each type, concealment techniques, and TTPs for operational use. Finally, the students will refresh skills and techniques of covert entry techniques for defeating different types of locks using commercial and improvised tools. SOT is designed to take the student from the “crawl to walk” in urban covert surveillance and the use of surveillance equipment. COST: $750


Covert Electronic Tracking Program - (5 days)
​The Covert Electronic Tracking Program will provide students the skills to operate, install, and analyze data using the latest GPS technology and field applications. Each student will use GPS equipment which will allow them the opportunity to learn how to use this technology and practice covert installation techniques using a wide variety of vehicle types and locations.  Students will demonstrate their understanding of the course material and techniques taught in this course through a variety of live field exercises to include installation and tracking of target vehicles.  It is encouraged that the student bring the equipment they will be working with, however GPS equipment can be provided when needed. $550


Tactical Photography & Videography- (3 days)
This 3-day course will provide law enforcement and military professionals a sound foundation in the fundamentals of photography as applied to tactical, covert and law enforcement situations.  This course will train and reinforce close and long-range techniques for gathering still imagery for use in surveillance, reconnaissance, document exploitation, crime-scene forensics and public information. Students will learn and employ techniques to be used in daylight and limited/no-light situations, to include extreme long-range photography. Not only will students have a strong understanding of their equipment’s makeup and capabilities, but they will also be confident in choosing the correct photographic equipment to employ in any situation. Subjects covered are: building an effective camera kit; camera body controls, capabilities, and shutter speeds; lens selection based on focal lengths, apertures, and controls; use of specific filters; basic photo composition theory; document exploitation/photography, photography from vehicles/concealed locations; and practical application of long-range photography from a variety of covert and overt locations and positions. The course will terminate with an 8-hour Field Training Exercise (FTX) that incorporates course learning objectives in a realistic training environment. Cost: $500


Tactical Human Tracking - (4 days)
This course will train Military and Law Enforcement members the skill of Human Tracking and Anti/Counter Tracking. The techniques taught in this course will enable the student to keep a low profile while being able to find, fix, exploit, and gather evidence/intelligence on individuals or networks in their area of operations. The training will heighten the student’s situational awareness and allow them to become a human sensor and force multiplier. With 95% of the course being conducted in the field, the classroom instruction is immediately reinforced with extensive practical hands-on training exercises. The students will conduct multiple long-range “tracks” during the course, culminating with a 12-hour extensive field training exercise on the last day. Topics covered are: Fundamentals of Tracking, Tactical Tracking, Footwear and Tire Wear Evidence, Determining the Passage of Time, Search Drills, Tactical Tracking, Tracking with Canines, Cover Shooting, and Tracking Surveillance.  Cost: $750


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TACTICS & FIREARMS COURSES​​​​      

 Custom Courses available upon request...please call to discuss details and cost.


Police Counter-Ambush Tactics - (3 days)
This course will teach Law Enforcement Officers various self-protection techniques and tactics to effectively deal with armed criminals or terrorists while in or near vehicles. Tactics to counter a static and/or moving ambush of officers on foot or while sitting will also be covered. Subjects covered are: the warrior mindset; threat cues and suspicion indicators; case studies/lessons learned from past armed confrontations; countering static and moving ambush of police vehicles; countering static and moving ambush of officers on foot/sitting; counter-ambush techniques and tactics; defense tactics against mobs/groups; reacting to lethal threats while in vehicles; expedient armor for vehicles; proper use of vehicles for cover and concealment; and effective counter-ambush shooting from a moving/static vehicle (pistol, rifle, shotgun). The course will include approx. 16-hours of shooting/movement exercises incorporating course techniques in a realistic training environment. Cost: $600


Active Shooter Operator – LE Certification - (3 days)
The Active Shooter Operator Course will provide the student with the tactical knowledge and skills to successfully handle an active shooter/threat event of any size. This course will provide the student with the proficiency and ability through extensive hands on training to manage these fluid and evolving situations. The Active Shooter Operator Course takes students to the next level utilizing challenging, current and relevant interactive drills and scenario based training. This class is a demanding and comprehensive training course that covers:  a review of past active shooter events, evolving trends, terrorism specific threats/tactics, individual and team movements, self-aid/buddy aid, and operational formations. Cost: $500


Active Shooter Instructor – (4 days)
The Active Shooter Instructor Course is designed to provide law enforcement training officers/educators with the most recent training techniques, knowledge, tactics, skills and abilities required to impart proficiency in this vital skill-set to their students. The course will elevate Active Shooter Instructors to the next level by developing or refining; tactical mindset, “leadership under fire”, positive “teach back” skills, and other adult learning techniques. This class is a demanding and comprehensive training course that covers:  a review of past active shooter events, evolving trends, terrorism specific threats/tactics, individual and team movements, self-aid/buddy aid, operational formations, providing detailed feedback to students, and completing required documentation after training. Cost: $750 


Tactical Rappelling and Rappel Master Course - (3 days)
This intensive (10+ hour days) course will teach you to safely organize, set-up, train and run Rappelling Operations for your organization. At the end of this course the successful graduate will be certified to conduct basic and advanced rappelling operations. Course content includes: Nomenclature; Selection of Equipment; Care and Maintenance of Equipment; Knots and Rope Management; Law Enforcement Rappelling Operations; Role and Actions of the Rappel Master; Rappel Master Procedures and Inspections; Knots (Hands-on Practice); Advanced Law Enforcement Rappelling (Expedient Rappelling, Self-Belay, Self-Rescue, Ascending, Upside Down); Anchor Points/Tower Rigging Procedures; Rappel Master Set-up and Control of Rappel Point. The course will conclude with extensive hands-on and written testing of all course material. To graduate the student must pass all tests with a 90% or higher.  Cost: $625


Executive Protection Agent Training Course - (5 days)
This course will teach military and Law Enforcement Officers the principals of Executive Protection and Protective Services Detail (PSD) Operations. The Executive Protection Agent Training Course will not only teach the beginner the technical and practical skills needed to be a protection specialist, but is also a great refresher for the experienced agent needing to “brush up” on new techniques. Whether you are protecting a celebrity, political figure, protected witness, VIP, or their family members, the skills learned in this course can be used during the conduct of protective details anywhere in the world. We will teach you the ability to effectively safeguard your Principal in any environment, from small town USA, to the streets of Baghdad. The training program consists of both lecture and extensive hands-on practice including numerous role players and practical exercises. All necessary equipment will be provided for students during the training. The course will terminate with a 24-hour intensive, multi-scenario, Field Training Exercise (FTX) that incorporates course learning objectives in a very realistic training environment. If an organization desires to bring/use their own Simunitions weapons and/or radio equipment, the FTX can be designed to support the use of these items. Cost: $900


​​Advanced Executive Protection Agent Training Course - (5 days)
This intensive 5-day course is a continuation of our basic Executive Protection Agent Course. We expand on topics covered in the first week, and add several new topics to include Protective Agent Shooting Skills, Defensive Driving Skills, Advanced Medical Concepts, and Unarmed Combatives. The course will terminate with a 24-hour intensive, multi-scenario, Field Training Exercise (FTX) that incorporates course learning objectives in a very realistic training environment. The course is designed as the second part of our Executive Protection Agent Program, but attending our first course is not mandatory for attendance. **Note: This is not a basic course; some prior experience with Executive Protection/PSD is expected/needed. Cost: $900


Emergency Medicine for the Tactical Operator - (3 or 5 days)
This course will teach Law Enforcement Officers the principals of Emergency/Tactical Medicine. These self-help and buddy aid techniques/tactics, learned during combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, will greatly improve the survivability of individual officers and injured civilians if wounded in a tactical setting. Subjects covered are: case studies/lessons learned from past armed confrontations; basic medical skills for the Emergency/Tactical Medic; choosing medical equipment; tactical movement and extrication of the wounded under fire; assessment of the wounded; blood loss control techniques; airway management; treating penetrating/open chest wounds; treating gunshot wounds; blast injuries due to explosions; shock; spinal injuries; musculoskeletal injuries; factors affecting individual performance; and MEDEVAC request protocol. The course will include extensive hands-on/shooting exercises incorporating Emergency Medicine course techniques in a realistic training environment. Cost: $500 or $700


LE Designated Rifle Marksman - (3 days)
This course will teach the student to effectively deploy their patrol rifle to identify and eliminate threats out to 300 yards, and make precision/low percentage shots at intermediate range. The Designated Rifle Marksman (DRM) provides a force multiplier to the Patrol Officer and Tactical Team by providing skills and a weapon capable of taking precision shots at mid range distances and still be able to operate with that weapon in a CQB environment. Subjects covered are: DRM vs. Sniper; weapon selection; weapon improvements for increased accuracy; optics selection; marksmanship fundamentals; DRM deployment techniques; rifle ballistics; range and wind estimation; shooting through glass; moving targets; snap targets; low percentage/hostage targets; CQB targets. Cost: $625

ERT/SWAT Leadership and Decision Making - (2 days)
This program will expose leaders/supervisors to common tactical team issues, modern tactics, and proven techniques. Future and current ERT/SWAT supervisors will profit from the wide-ranging subjects covered during this classroom based training. Areas covered are: validating the need of an ERT/SWAT team; team selection; team training strategies; ERT/SWAT leadership challenges; proper deployment; working with the media; legal issues; budgets; determining the proper ERT/SWAT weapons and equipment; incident management strategies; determining likely threats/operations; briefing techniques and proper documentation.  Cost: $350


Edged Weapons Deployment - (2 days)
This course teaches edged weapon combatives while the operator is standing or on the ground. Since the majority of unarmed conflicts end up on the ground it is important for an individual to know how to employ an edged weapon from this position. The operator will learn how to deploy and use a knife from a standing position, as well as from the ground when immediate lethal force is necessary for their survival. Students will learn the proper technique to carry and effectively deploy a knife from various positions on their bodies from standing positions and the ground while defending themselves against further attack. Offensive knife attacks and takeaways from standing positions are also covered. Cost: $325 

Street Survival Combatives Course - (3 or 5 days)
The Advanced Ground Concepts Course is the study of 12-instantaneous submission techniques taken from several different martial arts. These forceful techniques can severely damage or destroy joints or break bones and can render non-compliant opponents unconscious in a matter of seconds through various asphyxiation techniques. Students will learn how to properly employ these techniques as well as how to defend against and counter them. For the officer involved in a deadly force situation or the SOF Lone Operator needing to neutralize an opponent quickly and silently, this course is invaluable. This course is offered in a 3-day Law Enforcement class and a 5-day intensive Military/SOF class. Cost: $450 or $650


Tactical Road Blocks and Vehicle Extractions - (2 days)
This program will provide innovative and effective methods to stop fleeing vehicles in various high-risk situations, quickly extract and apprehend subjects from inside stopped vehicles, and provide information on tactical equipment selection options. Tactics to counter a static and/or moving ambush of officers while traveling in a patrol vehicle will also be covered. Subjects to be covered include: using terrain, man-made, and natural barriers to channelize fleeing vehicles; quickly extracting a non-compliant subject from a vehicle; stopping large/heavy vehicles (buses, semi-trucks, dump trucks); use of technology to enhance road blocks (misc. lights, lasers, etc.); and reacting to lethal threats while in a vehicle. The course will terminate with a 4-hour Field Training Exercise (FTX) that incorporates course learning objectives in a realistic training environment. Cost: $400