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The requesting agency co-hosts the training by providing the facilities for classroom and practical training sites. The co-host also provides marketing support in the form of emails, mailings and faxes as available. Courses are eligible for TCOLE credit. Courses can be design for your department needs. 

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This 60 hour course trains officers on Basic Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT). Course provides officers the opportunity to learn basic tactical operations theory and develop a level of proficiency in common SWAT operations. The course provides participants with an overview of basic SWAT concepts and operations. This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Basic SWAT Course #3301. Equipment required: assigned duty gear, ballistic gear, weapon systems, light systems, breaching tools, battering rams, ballistic shield, gas mask, 200 rounds handgun, 200 rounds rifle, eye & ear protection. NLTA and conversion kits will be available for scenario based training.

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This 8-hour course is designed to train police officers how to properly and safely deploy ballistic shields on patrol operations, and active school threats. Officers will be trained on the different types of ballistic shields, nomenclature, individual and team movements. Officers will be trained on how to utilize ballistic shields for room entries and room clearing. Officer will be trained on how to deploy ballistic shields in high-risk stops with SOLO officer and multiple officers. This course encompasses classroom and live fire range training sessions. This VBSC will be taught by Valor lead trainer | instructor (Ret) Chief/Regional Swat Commander Juan Gonzalez. Prerequisite: Active Law Enforcement Officer. Officers are required to pass a ballistic shield shooting course for certification. Equipment: Handgun and/or Rifle Ballistic Shield | Weapon Systems | Duty Gear | 100 Rounds Handgun | 100 Rounds Rifle | Ballistic Gear/ Helmet | Eye Ear Protection | Red or Blue Training Gun | 50 Rounds NLTA. Valor has limited NLTA kits available on site for force-on-force scenarios.

This 8 hour course is designed to train police officers how to properly and safely respond, resolve and de-escalate criminal and non-criminal subject/suspect structure & vehicle barricades. These are complex incidents and require the rapid deployment of specialized resources units such as SWAT/SRT, HNU/CNU, command & control elements. This course will cover lessons learned from past criminal/non-criminal barricades. Officers will be trained on the legal duties mandated by law, policy, training, and experience. This course will cover the immediate control of this incidents utilizing proper principles, concepts and tactics. This course will be taught by Valor lead trainer | instructor (Ret) Chief of Police/Regional Swat Commander Juan Gonzalez. Prerequisite: Active Law Enforcement Officer Equipment: Pen and Paper

This 8-hour course is designed to train police officers who have already received basic shield training on how to properly and safely deploy ballistic shields on SWAT/SRT callouts, hostage/barricade incidents, vehicle asaults/rescues, low-light | no-light environment, and officer down/rescue incidents. Officers will be trained on how to deploy chemical agents, flashbangs, impact munitions, and use shields in high-energy breaching incidents. Officers will be trained on the different types of ballistic shields, nomenclature, individual and team movements. Officers will be trained how to implement speed, surprise & violence of action in room entries, room clearing and room security, This course encompasses classroom and range training sessions. This AVBSC will be taught by Valor lead trainer | instructor (Ret) Chief/Regional Swat Commander Juan Gonzalez. Prerequisite: Active Law Enforcement Officer. Already have taken a Basic Shield course. Equipment: Handgun and/or Rifle Ballistic Shield | Weapon Systems | Duty Gear | 200 Rounds Handgun | 200 Rounds Rifle | Ballistic Gear/ Helmet | Eye Ear Protection | Red or Blue Training Gun | 100 Rounds NLTA. Valor has limited NLTA kits available on site for force-on-force scenarios.

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This 40 hour course will train swat operators how to resolve high risk hostage incidents in open, structure and CQB environments utilizing individual, and advanced team tactics. This course will cover advanced shield tactics, vehicle assaults, and advanced officer rescue tactics. Additionally, this course will focus also on enhancing skills learned in the basic swat course. Equipment Required: Assigned Duty Gear | Ballistic Vest & Helmet | Gas Mask & Carrier| 300 Rounds Handgun & 400 rounds Rifle| 300 rounds Non-Lethal Training Ammunition (NLTA)|Weapon & Light Systems |Breaching Shotgun |Pry Tools | Breaching Tools (Interior|Exterior) |Shield | 40mm Launcher |Eye and Ear Protection.

This 16 course will cover operational deployment of Tactical Armored Vehicles | Armored Personnel Carrier | MRAPS | MRAP ATV for special operations & critical incidents. This course will cover use of shooting platforms, push & pull tactics, mounting and dismounting. This course will effective the proper use of deployment of chemical agents into a structure, exterior breaching tactics, use of APC for vehicle assaults/rescue tactics, officer | citizen down rescues, delivery of CNU assets, and live fire exercies for APC gun ports, turret and angles of ballistic protection.

This course will train SWAT certified officers on advanced CQB concepts, principles and tactics of room entries | room clearing, assessment & discussion of failures and successes in room entries with speed, surprise and violence of action elements, team priorities of work, team movement, suspect control tactics, weapon system handling in CQB environment. The strategies and tactics learned during this CQB course can be utilized by police, fire and EMS, personnel assigned to specialized units (SWAT/SRT/RESCUE TASK FORCE, TACTICAL MEDICS) and applied across multiple concepts, systems and principles. Officers will be train on the mandated training duties of constitutional law, state law, policy, training and experience. Prerequisites: Police | Fire | Ems Equipment Needed: All assigned duty gear, weapon systems, light systems. ballistic gear, 150 rounds rifle ammunition, 50 rounds handgun. Eye and ear protection.

This course trains SWAT|SRT operators on deployment of chemical agents for criminal & Non-Criminal Barricade Incidents. Operators will be trained on exterior and interior deployment of chemical agents using different types of delivery systems. Equipment: Gas mask, chemical Agents. 40mm, .12 gauge shotgun., weapon systems, and full gear. Operators will receive a voluntary direct and indirect exposure. Operators will be trained on operational tempo objectives with chemical agents. Prerequisite: Basic SWAT Certified.

Instructor Courses

This three-day course is designed to train police officers how to properly and safely deploy ballistic shields on patrol operations, room entries & room clearing, citizen & officer down rescues, special operations, nightime operations, active school threats, and special assignments. Officers will be trained on the different types of ballistic shields, nomenclature, individual and team movements. Officers will be trained how to implement speed, surprise & violence of action through force-on-force simulated scenarios. This course encompasses classroom and live range training sessions. This VBSIC will be taught by Valor lead trainer | instructor (Ret) Chief/Regional Swat Commander Juan Gonzalez & Valor Cadre Instructors. Prerequisite: Basic TCOLE Instructor | Active Law Enforcement Officer. Officers are required to pass a ballistic shield shooting course for certification. Equipment: Handgun and/or Rifle Ballistic Shield | Weapon Systems | Duty Gear | 200 Rounds Handgun | 200 Rounds Rifle | Ballistic Gear/ Helmet | Eye Ear Protection | 100 NLTA rounds handgun | 100 NLTA rifle. Limited NLTA kits will be available on site.

This 24-hour course will train instructors on how to become familiar and proficient with their mechanical and breaching tools. This is an instructor level course to certify law enforcement officers as mechanical and ballistic breaching instructors. Upon completion of this course, instructors will have an understanding on how to effectively breach common doors, fortified doors, windows, and walls while responding to active shooter incidents, patrol duties or assigned to a specialized team. Equipment Needed: all assigned duty gear, ballistic gear, ballistic shield, manual and mechanical breaching tools, .12 gauge shotgun, breaching shotgun, 10 rounds buckshot, 20 rounds birdshot, 5 Def-Tec TKO rounds, or 5 Royal arms Tesar # 2 breaching rounds, 200 rounds handgun, 200 rounds rifle, 100 NLTA, eye and ear protection, gloves

This 8-hour course is designed to train police officers on the ten operational objectives of perimeter control & containment teams. Officers will be trained on how to supervise, direct, control and manage this critical incidents as assets start arriving, intelligence starts developing and command & control elements start implement their operational objectives. Officers will be trained on how to properly establish a perimeter, contain target areas, intelligence gathering, identification of hostage/barricade incidents, roles and responsibilities of first responders, SRT/SWAT members, HNU/CNU elements, command & control elements, priority of fire issues, evacuation protocols, staging, implementation of ICS/NIMS. This Valor Perimeter Control & Containment Course will be taught by Valor lead trainer | instructor (Ret) Chief/Regional Swat Commander Juan Gonzalez. Prerequisite: Active Law Enforcement Officer. Equipment: Duty gear, ballistic gear, ballistic shield, weapon systems, breaching tools: pry tool-halligan, battering ram, sledge hammer, bolt cutters and window breaching tools.

This 6 hour course will train officers how to go beyond the traffic stop using established constitutional law, guidelines, reasonable exceptions, policy, training, and experience. Officers will be trained that every search and seizure requires consent, a recognized constitutional exception, and/or a warrant. Officers will be trained on the seven types of warrantless searches after making the traffic stop, and how they can apply best practices to conduct an arrest, search and/or seizure. Equipment Required: Assigned duty gear. Pen and Paper.

This 8-hour course is design to train the patrol officers the different concepts, principles and tactics of room entry, room clearing, SOLO movement & multiple officer movements through center fed, corner fed, and linear rooms. This course trains officers on the fundamental weapon manipulation positions while working in condensed areas. Equipment required: assigned patrol gear (i.e., ballistic gear, weapon systems, (blue gun-red gun), simunition weapons (optional).

The Patrol Tactics Course (PTC) is primarily designed for patrol officers that respond to calls for service and have to approach structures, and businesses in public places with limited resources and equipment. This course will assist officers in reading and reacting to immediate known and unknown structure threats. This course is a one day course aimed to provide officers and small teams the mindset and tools to survive deadly encounters no matter the environment and secure a crisis situation for responding specialized units. Equipment needed assigned patrol gear, patrol shield, breaching tools, less lethal, assigned weapon | light systems, 50 rounds handgun, 50 rounds rifle, eye and ear protection. We will provide NLTA and Kits.

This 4 Hour Course will train officers how to recognize, respond, prevent, and investigate Arrest- Related and Sudden, In-Custody Deaths. This course is design to train patrol officers, command staff, jailers, medical personnel, and dispatchers how to recognize, respond and identify potential in-custody death prisoners. This course will train patrol officers how to assess, respond, identify, and resolve incidents on-scene . Officers will learn the categorical causes of excited delirium behavior, cocaine psychosis, pre-incident indicators as well as how to identify the many behavioral cues associated with each categorical cause. Equipment required. Pen and Paper.

This 8 Hour Course trains officers how to survive and fight through a unplanned, and/or planned ambush attack. Officers will be train on tactics, principles and concepts, design to train officers how to react, respond and survive a planned or unplanned ambush attack. Equipment required: Assigned patrol gear (i.e., ballistic gear, weapon systems, eye-ear protection, 100 rounds handgun, 100 rounds rifle). Open to local, county, state and federal agencies. This course is deisgn for patrol, fire and EMS personnel. This course is taught by Valor Lead Trainer: Ret. Chief of Police | Regional Swat Commander J. Gonzalez

This 8-Hour course will train officers how to tactically respond to a critical incident utilizing the proper vehicle tactical approaches, linear assaults, angle stops and tactics, cover & concealment, proper use of vehicle dynamics, protocols and techniques when engaging in vehicle assault tactics during high risk situations. This course will train officers how to tactically "Get off the X". Equipment required: Agency assigned gear. (i.e., ballistic gear, eye/ear protection, weapon systems, 50 rounds of handgun ammunition. 50 rounds of rifle ammunition. Open to local, county, state and federal agencies.

This 8-hour course will train officers in an on-duty | off-duty capacity to safely and tactically respond to an Officer Down and/or Officer Rescue Operation. This course will train officers how to effectively rescue a down officer using lifts, carry and drags as a solo officer and multiple officers. This course will train officers how to deploy ballistic shields for asault/rescue, flashbangs, chemical agents, impact munitions, and smoke. Officers will be trained on how to effective use cover and tactically withdraw from a hot zone. Officers will be trained how to provide medical adjuncts in a direct and indirect theat area. Equipment required: Agency assigned gear. (i.e., ballistic gear, ballistic shield, eye/ear protection, weapon systems, 100 rounds of handgun ammunition. 100 rounds of rifle ammunition, eye and ear protection. Open to local, county, state and federal agencies. We will provide NLTA and conversion kits for scenario based training.

School Safety Courses

This 16-hour course is designed to train Guardian Active Shooter Response Teams how to properly and safely deploy ballistic shields, weapon systems on an ACTIVE SHOOTER THREAT | INCIDENT. Guardians will be trained on how to effectively and efficiently use ballistic shields, weapon systems as a SOLO RESPONSE and/or CONTACT TEAM to immediately eliminate a threat in a school environment. Guardians will be trained on the most common types of room entries, room clearing tactics, weapon system firearm fundamentals. This course will encompass force-on-force scenarios utilizing NLTA and Simunition Kits. Guardians will be trained on the different types of ballistic shields, nomenclature, SOLO and CT movements. Guardians will be trained how to implement speed, surprise & controlled aggression in an ASE. This course encompasses classroom and range training sessions. This Guardian ASE Response Team Course will be taught by Valor lead trainer | instructor (Ret) Chief/Regional Swat Commander Juan Gonzalez. Prerequisite: Active Texas Guardian. Guardians are required to pass a ballistic shield assessment. Equipment: Handgun and Rifle | Ballistic Shield | 100 Rounds Handgun | 100 Rounds Rifle | Eye | Ear Protection | Long Sleeve Shirt | Gloves. Valor has limited NLTA kits available on site for force-on-force scenarios.

This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Firearms Instructor Course #2222. Prerequisites: • Possess a Basic TCOLE Instructor Certificate of Proficiency. Length of Course: 40 hours minimum Cost: 250.00 Required Equipment: • Firearm and ammunition 400 rounds handgun, 200 rounds revolver .38/.357, 12 gauge police shotgun with ammunition (50 rounds birdshot, 25 rounds 00 buck and 10 rounds of rifled slug) • Safety equipment (ear and eye protection) • Assigned Duty Gear Target Population: Texas peace officers wanting specialized training as Firearms Instructors. Student Prerequisites: • Not prohibited by state or federal law or rule from attending training related to firearms or from possessing a firearm. • Never had a license or certificate issued by the Commission suspended or revoked. • Currently hold an Instructor Certificate of Proficiency issued by the Commission. • Have at least three years’ experience as either a law enforcement officer or a firearms instructor. Register@ www.valortraining.net This course will be taught by Valor Instructor Cadre | Lead Trainer | Instructor Ret. Chief of Police | Swat Commander Juan Gonzalez

Firearm Courses 

This 8 hour course will train officers to familiarize themselves as a Patrol Rifle Operator with current weapon system of operations, tactical deployment, use of cover & concealement, and decision making regarding the use of the patrol rifle. This course trains officers to a high degree of skill and proficiency with the patrol rifle in the areas of safety, handling, maintenance, movement, manipulation, shooting, combat tactics, weapon zeroing, and decision making. Officers will be train on the mandated training duties of constitutional law, law, policy, training and experience. Prerequisites: Texas Peace Officer. Officers must pass a patrol rifle qualification course. Equipment Needed: All assigned duty gear, weapon systems, light systems. ballistic gear, 150 rounds rifle ammunition, 50 rounds handgun. Eye and ear protection.

The Patrol Rifle Course (TCOLE #3322) is a 2 day course meeting the requirements for TCOLE #3322. This Course will cover nomenclature, basic breakdown/ cleaning, maintenance, zeroing (iron sights only), movement, stoppages, reloads, long and near shooting. This course is designed to teach and certify patrol officers how to properly and safely deploy an AR-15 | M-4 style rifle. This class will be conducted in the classroom and on the range. Students will learn the seven fundamentals of marksmanship, basic weapons handling, safety, and achieve speed and accuracy with the patrol rifle. Equipment Required: Eye and ear protection AR 15 | M4 platform rifle (.223/ 5.56) 200 rounds rifle ammunition 3 mags/ 30 round capacity Cleaning kit Handgun and duty gear (typically worn while on duty) 150 rounds handgun ammunition Weather appropriate clothing. Eye and Ear Protection

The 6-hour course is to train law enforcement officers on the basic fundamentals of using Red Dots on their handguns, advantages, and agency policy deployment protocols. This is a basic firearms fundamentals and concepts shooting course that will train officers on agency optic implementation, optic qualifications, zeroing the optic, how to track the optic, shooting occluded, index shooting, threat focus vs, front sight focus concepts, optic maintenance & care, optic transition drills, optic/handgun malfunction drills, extended range shooting and handling optic failures. Required Equipment: Handgun, weapon holster (optic), three magazines, ammunition (200 rounds), eye & ear protection, note taking materials (Pen & Paper). This course will be taught by Lead Trainer Ret. Chief of Police | Swat Commander J. Gonzalez and Valor Instructor Cadre.

This 4-6 hour course is designed to train police officers on how to properly and safely deploy and employ handheld lights, and weapon mounted lights (WML) on handguns & rifles for patrol, and special operation units. Officers will be trained on the principles of low light, different types of flashlight handheld techniques, advantages and disadvantages of flashlight uses in low-light and no-light environments. This course trains police officers on the different types of weapon mounted light system techniques, concepts and principles. Officers will be trained on how to properly navigate, identify threats, communicate, and engage suspects in a low-light and/or no-light environment using illumination tools. This WML course will be taught by Valor lead trainer | instructor (Ret) Chief/Regional Swat Commander Juan Gonzalez. Prerequisite: Active Law Enforcement Officer. Officers are required to pass a handgun and rifle qualification course. Equipment: Handgun and/or Rifle with Weapon Mounted Light Systems | Back-Up Handheld Light, Duty Gear | 200 Rounds Handgun | 100 Rounds Rifle | Ballistic Gear/ Helmet | Eye Ear Protection .

Private Security Lic# F01097

This is a 16 hour (two consecutive days) Texas Department of Public Safety - Private Security Bureau's (PSB) Level IV Personal Protection Officer (PPO) course. This course fulfills the State of Texas training requirements of the PSB for a Personal Protection Officer License. (PSB pre-requisite) Level IV Certificate you must have completed Level II and Level III first. No prerequisite for police officers.

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