Pepper Spray Defense™ 8-Hr Basic Course Outline

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Pepper Spray Defense™

In today’s society, law enforcement, security, corrections, military and protective services agencies realize that less lethal pepper spray defense strategies and techniques are essential for protecting themselves, aggressors, and the public that they serve. These agencies also understand that mitigating liability begins with proper training and education in Pepper Spray Defense™ strategies and techniques. The Pepper Spray Defense™ training program is designed for public safety officers to reduce the potential of injury and liability risk when lawfully restraining and controlling an aggressive subject.

  • All participants will receive the book Pepper Spray Defense™ Student Manual, an Inert practice spray and a Certificate of completion.

Pepper Spray Defense™ provides training and education that is designed to empower officers, increase awareness, knowledge and skills in OC Aerosol sprays, techniques, and defensive tactics strategies.

Call us today to schedule a Pepper Spray Defense™ Course – for YOU and your agency.

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Pepper Spray Defense™ 8hr Basic Course Outline

  • Introduction to the Pepper Spray Defense
  • The First Rule of Training = Safety
  • Modular Based Training
  • Modules and Objectives
Module One
What is Pepper Spray?
  • Oleoresin
  • Capsicum
  • Capsaicin
  • Concentration / Percentage of OC
  • SHU’s
  • HPLC
  • Physiological Symptoms
  • Psychological Symptoms
Module Two
Use of Force and Self-Defense
  • Awareness of Liability Risks
  • Agency Policies and Procedures
  • What is Self-Defense?
  • Lawful Use of Force and Self-Defense
  • Levels of Force Continuum
  • Subjects Actions – Officer’s Actions
  • Subject and Officers Factors
  • Increasing the Level of Force
Module Three
Defensive Tactics Fundamentals..
  • Fundamentals
  • The Bladed Stance
  • Defensive Movement (Forward Shuffle)
  • Defensive Movement (Rear Shuffle)
  • Defensive Movement (Side to Side Shuffle)
  • Core Energy Principle
  • Defensive Verbalization
  • The Art of Distraction
  • Escape Strategies
  • Reactionary Gap
  • Spraying Distances
Module Four
OC Holding & Drawing Positions
  • High Ready Position
  • Low Ready Position
  • Proper Holding Positions for OC Sprays
  • Strong Side Draw
  • Support Side Draw
Module Five
Personal Defense Techniques
  • Block & Spray
  • Block, Draw & Spray
Module Six
Contact and Cover Team Positioning
  • Contact and Cover
  • Standing Position (Contact and Cover)
  • Kneeling Position (Contact and Cover)
  • Prone Position (Contact and Cover)
Module Seven
Spraying Techniques
  • How to Use OC Pepper Spray
  • Types of Delivery Systems
  • Fogger Sprays
  • Cone Sprays
  • Gel Sprays
  • Stream Sprays
  • Foam Sprays
  • OC Spraying Techniques
  • How to Use OC Pepper Spray
  • OC Pepper Warnings & Tips
Module Eight
Escape Techniques
  • Escape from Standing Position
  • Escape from Kneeling Position
  • Escape from Prone Position
  • Ground Defense
  • Tactical OC Spray Considerations
  • Examining Common OC Deployment Errors
Module Nine
Post Decon Procedures
  • Post OC Spray Considerations
  • OC Decon Procedures
  • Baby Shampoo and Water
  • Neutralizing Agents
Module Ten
Post Incident Response & Documentation
  • Post Incident Response
  • Post Incident Documentation
  • Elements of Reporting Force
Reference Guide and Bibliography