TEES offers free training for teams who host an open-enrollment course. Hosting a course is an economical option to receive training, as you save on travel and accommodation expenses. We will come to you!

10 paying students = 2 free slots
20 paying students = 4 free slots

The host agency will be required to provide certain items of equipment in order to support the course. When hosting an open enrollment course, the host agency is to assist in promotion of the course. TEES will handle all course registrations. Contact TEES today and we will provide you a formal proposal with special pricing based on your specific training requirements.

Duration:
Cost: Please contact us for pricing
Students: 8 min–24 max
Restrictions: Law Enforcement, Military, or Government Agencies

Course content includes:

  • Tactical shooting (handgun / carbine)
  • Close quarter battle (live fire)
  • Methods of entry (breaching techniques)
  • Hallway clearance drills
  • Negotiating stairwells
  • Deployment of distraction devices
  • Use of shields
  • Foot / vehicle approaches
  • Radio commands
  • Operational orders
  • Deliberate and emergency assaults
  • Bus and vehicle assaults
  • Off site training scenarios

Facilities Needed:

  • Classroom with PPT
  • Range with paper targets
  • Area to lay out rooms for CQB (crime scene tape)
  • Live fire shoot house (not mandatory)
  • Full size bus for dry training drills
  • School or commercial building for hallways clearance drills
  • Off site venue(s) to support CQB training (houses / apartments / commercial buildings)

Instructors:

TEES Hostage Rescue instructors are highly qualified professionals. They have many years of experience as law enforcement special operators and the techniques taught are up to date based on current operational tempo.

Duration: 4 days
Cost: Please contact for cost.
Students: 8 min–14 max
Restrictions: Law Enforcement, Military

The aim of this 4 day course is to pass on the skills necessary to plan and execute a mission in order to protect a dignitary, prisoner or witness who may have a threat against themselves or the entity they represent.

This program will be geared towards operations in a permissive environment and the students will be required to put in long hours in order to plan, prepare and successfully complete a challenging final exercise.

Course content includes:

  • Introduction to terrorism
  • Selection of dignitary protection personnel
  • Essential equipment
  • Organization of a dignitary protection team
  • Dignitary protection security survey
  • Interviewing the Principal
  • Foot formations
  • Defensive tactics
  • Attacks on the Principal
  • Route survey and security selection
  • Venue advance survey
  • Vehicle arrival and departure drills
  • Vehicle motorcade drills
  • Dignitary protection operation orders
  • Explosive / IED awareness
  • Building explosive searches
  • Bomb threat procedures
  • Vehicle counter ambush drills
  • Residential security
  • Establishing a standard operating procedure
  • Final exercise

Facilities Needed:

  • Classroom with PPT / flip charts
  • Range with paper targets
  • Open area to conduct foot escort drills
  • Parking lot or open area to conduct vehicle arrival / departure drills
  • Venues for FTX (restaurant, gymnasium, museum, office, hotel, etc)
  • Salvaged SUV’s / sedans for counter ambush drills x 2

Instructors:

TEES dignitary protection instructors are highly qualified professionals. They have been drawn from either law enforcement, corporate or military backgrounds and have conducted operations both in the United States and abroad.

Duration: 5 days
Cost: Please contact us for pricing.
Students: 24 max
Restrictions: Law Enforcement, Military, or Government Agencies

The aim of this 5 day course is to introduce the student to time tested and operationally proven drills and procedures in order to establish or further enhance an existing explosive breaching program within their unit or department.

This course has been designed for non EOD Technicians who have little to no experience in the recognition and safe handling of explosive compounds. Day one will be devoted to the theory and handling of explosives with days two-five focusing on explosive breaching techniques.

Course content includes:

  • Theory of explosives and explosions
  • Explosive safety
  • Explosive accessories
  • Recognition of low and high explosive compounds
  • Preparation and firing of charges using non-electric fuse and shock tube initiated blasting caps
  • Misfired charge procedures
  • History and theory of explosive breaching
  • Critical safety issues – calculating net explosive weight, safe stacking distance, and internal overpressure
  • Breaching report documentation
  • Breaching wood and metal doors (external and internal)
  • Breaching windows
  • Defeating barricaded doors
  • Tactical charge placement drills
  • Reacting to a misfired charge
  • Multiple breach point entries
  • Developing standard operating procedures
  • Stronghold analysis
  • Breacher’s brief back format
  • Breacher’s aide memoir
  • Introduction to wall breaching

On successful completion of this course, the student will possess the necessary skills to safely and confidently employ explosive breaching charges in support of special operation missions.

Facilities Needed:

  • Wall facade with a minimum of 4 x 36″ doorways
  • Shoot house for internal door charge breaching (not mandatory)
  • Solid wood doors any size x 24
  • 36″ light weight class one metal doors x 12
  • Drywall sheets 4′ x 8′ x 4

Host Agency Provides:

  • Charge construction area (overhead protection)
  • Classroom (preferably on range) with powerpoint projector
  • Range with at least 60 yards minimum safe distance for handlers module (day 1)
  • Blue Board Styrofoam (wall insulation) 4′ x 8′ x 3/4″ (1 sheet)
  • Industrial hinges x 12
  • Work tables x 6
  • 115 volt power and extension cord to run router and saw
  • Water cooler
  • Trash bins x 2
  • 4 door knobs / 4 dead bolts
  • 1″ x 2″ x 8′ wood strips x 8 / 2″ x 2″ x 8′ wood strips x 8
  • 2″ x 4″ x 8′ wood studs x 4
  • Duct tape rolls x 12 / electric tape rolls x 12
  • Double stick outdoor carpet tape 2″ wide x 8 rolls
  • Straight edge yard sticks x 4
  • Blast protection shields / blankets x 2
  • 1000 mil IV bags x 24
  • Medical kit
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Range workers x 2

* Subject to change, based on number of students

Duration: 3 days
Cost: Please contact us for pricing
Students: 24 max (10 paying students, 2 free slots – 20 paying students, 4 free slots)
Restrictions: Law Enforcement, Military or Government Agencies

The aim of this 3 day course is to enhance the skills of an existing breacher by introducing him to more advanced skills associated with hard target breaching.

The host agency must provide a commercial structure such as a school, hospital, or apartment complex that has sufficient wood / metal doors, walls and other targets to facilitate the course objectives.

On successful completion of this course, the student will possess the necessary skills in order to perform more advanced breaching tactics associated with doors, window, roofs, floors, and walls.

Some subjects included in the Advanced Course:

  • Review theory of explosive breaching
  • Breaching report documentation using the Excel spread sheet
  • Review of calculating net explosive weight, safe stacking distance, and internal overpressure
  • Breaching both wood and metal doors (external and internal)
  • Conducting blast pressure tests inside of buildings using the Anderson
  • Blast Gauge
  • Alternate breach points such as windows and walls
  • Cover port charges with simultaneous entries
  • Defeating barricaded doors
  • Multiple breach point entries
  • Target analysis and intelligence gathering

Host Agency Provides:

  • Classroom with powerpoint projector
  • Cordless drill with spare battery
  • Blue Board Styrofoam (wall insulation) 4′ x 8′ x 3/4″ (3 sheets)
  • 209 shotgun primers x 100
  • Work tables x 4
  • 115 volt power and extension cord to run router and saw
  • Water cooler
  • Trash bins x 2
  • Firehose (weavetype, 3-5″ wide x 200 ft)
  • Wood screws 3″ x 50
  • 1″ x 2″ x 8′ wood strips x 10
  • 2″ x 2″ x 8′ wood strips x 20
  • 2″ x 4″ x 8′ wood studs x 6
  • 3/4″ plywood x 2 sheets
  • Duct tape rolls x 10 / electric tape rolls x 15
  • Double stick outdoor carpet tape 2″ wide x 6 rolls
  • Straight edge yard sticks x 4
  • Blast protection shields / body bunkers x 2ea
  • 1000 mil IV bags x 36

* Subject to change, based on number of students

Duration: 3 days
Cost: Please contact us for pricing.
Students: 8 min–20 max
Restrictions: Law Enforcement, Military, or Government Agencies

The aim of this 3 day course is to introduce the student to operationally proven drills and procedures that pertain to the use of mechanical, thermal, ballistic, and cutting means in order to effectively breach doors, windows and soft wall targets.

On the successful completion of this course, the student will possess the necessary skills to accurately perform a target analysis and select the most suitable tool to gain access into the stronghold.

Course content includes:

  • History and theory of non-explosive methods of entry
  • Mechanical breaching of pull and push doors
  • Mechanical breaching of windows
  • Defeating barricaded doors
  • Negotiating and defeating fences and obstacles
  • Ballistic breaching
  • Thermal breaching (BROCO and Osen Hunter torches)
  • Quickie saw and chainsaw breaching
  • All tactics to include approach, negotiating obstacles, and actions at the breach point
  • Scenario based training

This course is extremely intensive on logistics. It cannot be conducted on a range unless that facility is specifically designed to support a course of this nature. The most suitable location would be a large apartment complex that has an unlimited supply of doors and windows that can be breached.
If the host location is within driving distance of Memphis then TEES will be able to bring the majority of stores

Facilities Needed:

  • Off-site apartment or commercial training site (must have a minimum of 50 doors and windows that can be breached)
  • Classroom with power point projector / screen
  • Work tables x 4
  • Battery drill with spare batteries
  • Water cooler / cups
  • Trash bins x 2
  • Wood screws 3″ x box
  • Gas for power tools
  • Manual breaching tools (ram, halligan, sledge hammer, window breaker, etc.)
  • Oxygen tank (for thermal cutting torch)
  • Medical aid bag

Duration: 3 days
Cost: Please contact us for pricing
Students: Limited to classroom size
Restrictions: Law Enforcement, Military, or Government Agencies

NOTE: This course is not designed for Dept of Corrections, CERT / Riot Teams

This course has been designed for SWAT team commanders, team leaders and assistant team leaders who may find themselves in a position of command during critical incidents such as a high risk warrant service, barricaded suspect, hostage rescue or other mission that may fall under the responsibility of a tactical unit. Topics pertaining to the formation, selection of personnel, equipment and missions of a SWAT team will also be covered in depth.

Additionally, patrol shift commanders, hostage negotiators and other administrators who may be involved in certain phases of a critical incident may benefit from this course as far as gaining a better understanding of command and control issues pertaining specifically to tactical operations.

The course will also involve the attendees (in small groups) analyzing, formulating and then presenting a tactical plan for resolving actual operations that have occurred in the United States.

Course content includes:

  • Leadership overview
  • Traits and principals of leadership
  • Introduction to command and control
  • Concepts of command and management
  • Organization of a Crisis Response Team (CRT)
  • Roles and tasks of a CRT
  • Selection process for a CRT
  • Equipment selection
  • Theory and dynamics of a CRT
  • Training design
  • Principals of close quarter battle
  • Hostage rescue operations (building, bus, aircraft, open air –standards and expectations)
  • Dignitary protection operations (planning considerations)
  • Current trends involving the explosive breaching option
  • Command and control of a mission (radio commands)
  • Establishing a tactical command post
  • The assault process
  • Operations orders (warning, emergency assault & deliberate)
  • Operational case studies

Facilities Needed:

  • Classroom suitable for three days (comfort wise)
  • Power point projector / screen
  • Laptop speakers
  • Laser pointer