TACTICAL FLASHLIGHT INSTRUCTOR - 6 hours
FBI Uniform Crime Reports consistently indicate the majority of officer involved shootings occur between 18:00 and 02:00, under reduced light or in conditions where no light is present. Human night vision is poor so we depend heavily on artificial light in conditions with little or no light. For various reasons, very few agencies issue pistol mounted lights to every officer. Firearms instructors receive little if any instruction in the tactical use of their flashlight and few departments have any kind of ongoing reduced light firearms or tactical light training.
Popow v. Margate mandated that police officers must be trained in the conditions they are likely to work including conditions of dim or no light. Every law officer is likely to encounter reduced light conditions during their shift whether it is a dark basement on the day watch or working during the hours of darkness. Tactical Flashlight Instructor was designed to meet the needs of the law enforcement trainer to create and integrate realistic training with sound tactics designed around modern tactical illumination tools for their training program.
This course will not teach you how to be an instructor. Prior basic firearms/DT instructor level training is required as a pre-requisite.
Current employment as law enforcement, military or private security.
Proof of agency instructor (firearms or defensive tactics) status. Applicant MUST be a certified instructor with Train the Trainer or Use of Force Instructor certification highly desirable.
Physiology of human vision
Flashlight design and function
Flashlight selection criteria and usage
Handheld vs. Weapon mounted lights
Fundamentals of tactical illumination
Use of cover and support side shooting with a light
Additional safety considerations for low light training
Low-light shooting and flashlight manipulation
Dominating the situation with your light
Use of the strobe function as a defensive tactic
Ambidextrous and one-handed shooting
Less than ideal or alternative shooting positions
Long gun light applications
Developing reduced light and flashlight training courses
Generic User Level Tactical Light Lesson Plan
Generic User Level Tactical Light Power Point Classroom Presentation
Course material is available in Adobe PDF format for 90 days after enrollment. The instructor is encouraged to download and save it for future reference. A short quiz must be completed after each chapter before moving on to the next. Upon completion of the course, the instructor will receive their certificate by mail.