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On behalf of the Orlando Police Department and the Emergency Response Team, thank you so much for the outstanding training you and your team provided the past two weeks. We are grateful for the expertise and professionalism exhibited by you and your group of instructors. Carl Metzger; Captain; Orlando Police Department; Florida;

Target Audience/Disciplines

Law Enforcement and Security Officers who require training and practice in mass-arrest procedures.

Overview

The three-day Field Force Operations (FFO) course provides law enforcement and security officers with instruction in protest types and actions, legal considerations, responsibilities of mobile field force teams, and crowd-control methods. The course culminates with a series of hands-on activities that allow responders to practice all of the learned skills (baton-holding positions, mass-arrest procedures, and riot-control formations) in a realistic context.

Below are some, but not all, of the critical skill sets learned during this training program:

  • Identify considerations of a protest situation.
  • Use equipment to control crowds.
  • Execute positions in crowd-control squad formations.
  • Position yourself within a mass-arrest team to apprehend, search, and detain a subject.

Course Prerequisites and Requirements

To be eligible for the course, the student must successfully complete the following courses:

Students must be physically capable of standing for long periods; walking and marching for long periods; employing a baton in the performance of crowd-control actions; and performing lifts and carries required in the performance of mass-arrest carries.

Exceptions to any of the above prerequisites may be granted on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the CDP Registrar.

Continuing Education Credits

  • The Center for Domestic Preparedness is authorized by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) to offer 2.4 continuing education units for this program.
  • Police Officer Standards and Training (POST), if approved by the student’s state: 24

Course Length

3.0 days

Course Code

PER-200


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  • Image: Law enforcement officers discuss planning procedures as part of an incident management team during a civil action or disorder exercise.  CDP law enforcement courses also provide instruction regarding hazardous material related topics that include terrorist tactics and targeting, as well as hands-on training designed to show CBRNE-specific response skills.
  • Image: Law enforcement officers apprehend a simulated protester during a Field Force course at the CDP. Some CDP law enforcement courses focus on safely apprehending unlawful protesters during a civil disorder.
  • Image: Law enforcement officers don their gas mask after a simulated attack from a hostile crowd.  This course prepares law enforcement to successfully employ crowd control measures during civil disorders or a hazardous event.  CDP law enforcement courses also provide instruction regarding hazardous materials related topics that include terrorist tactics and targeting, as well as hands-on training designed to show CBRNE-specific response skills.