Solo Officer Rapid Deployment (SORD)
Time: (16 hours/2 days)
Class Size: Minimum of 12 and max of 20 students per class, from multiple agencies
Prerequisite: Sworn law enforcement officers only
Recommended Equipment: Some students have found this course to be physically challenging and students attending should be able walk moderate distances, jog, kneel, and lift moderate weight. Handgun with at least 3 magazines or speed loaders chambered in .380, .38, .357, .40, .45 or .9mm. 250 rounds of ammunition for weapon. If your primary off-duty or concealed weapon is a small-frame handgun, students are encouraged to bring a mid to large frame handgun and concealment holster to evaluate and compare. A strong side concealment holster made for the student’s handgun configured so that the weapon can be re-holstered (does not collapse when the weapon is drawn) with one hand. Sturdy belt to support the holster. At least two shirts to cover and conceal handgun. One should be a button-down type shirt or jacket and one should be a t-shirt or polo-style shirt. Uniform shirt with police patches. Badge in a carrier to hang around the neck. Eye and ear protection. Rain jacket or rain gear.
Description: This dynamic course of instruction is designed to provide the solo officer (off-duty/plain clothes /uniform) with the knowledge, physical skills, and mind set on how to isolate, distract, or neutralize an armed threat like an active shooter. This course will cover reasons to carry for off-duty and plain clothes officers, levels of intervention, deadly force policies and case studies, ergonomic considerations for plain clothes carry, options for mitigating the occurrence of blue on blue shootings, concepts and principles of solo officer movement, threshold evaluation, setting up for and room entry techniques, post engagement priorities of work, and incident management. Day one includes live fire training and day two culminates with dynamic force‑on‑force scenarios.