C.R.I.- Counter Terrorism Training School

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Duration:  10 days


Location:  Las Vegas, Nevada

Former Military Personnel: This course has been approved by the Veterans Administration Vocational Rehabilitation Program to receive funding for our students. If you are a disabled veteran, contact us to determine if you might be able to receive funding for this course.





Shane Foster, former trainee, " This school is one in a million. I just completed their PSD Operator course, and this was better training than I ever received in law enforcement or the military. Worth every penny."

Course Summary:  This course encompasses an indepth study as well as practical exercises with regard to the field of PSD operations. This course is designed to bring the trainees to a very high skill level in order to provide security and confidence to the person that they guard, as well as to themselves. 
This course is designed for those serving on corporate executive protection details on high threat international assignments, law enforcement personnel serving on protection details, and individual security contractors conducting high-threat international protective security operations. It is also designed to prepare trainees for State Department WPS training.  This is an extremely fast paced course, with a training day duration of 10+ hours.   
The course is broken down into ELEVEN main modules.


Primary learning modules:
Protective Operations, Details and Formations
Terrorist Cultural analysis & Threat assessment
Surveillance, Counter-Surveillance & Surveillance Detection:
Escape from Captivity
Tactical Medicine
Tactical Shooting
Countering Ambushes
Defensive Tactics
Suicide Bombers, Car Bombs, IED's and Alarms
Israeli Close Quarter Combat (CQB)
Intermediate Israeli Driving – no contact & contact
Protective Operations, Details and Formations:

Introduction to high risk operator close protection work
Organization of Protective Security Details & PSD Formations
PSD role against insurgents
Movements and footwork for individual and team positions
Arcs of responsibility and tasks for each member of the team
Counter action drills for person teams
Walking drills, low & high profile operations
Client education, control and movement
Tactical communications
Communication while under attack
Survival mindset and combat Stress
Protective hardware, gear & communications
Combative Arabic
Vehicle mounts and dismounts
Vehicle search procedures
Vehicle engagement/down vehicle/bail out drills
Attack methodology against protective security (high and low profile operations)
Tactics, special situations, overt/covert operational methods
Security advance, route selections and site surveys
Movements by road, escorting and walking drills

Terrorist Cultural Analysis & Threat Assessment:

Cultural analysis & threat assessment
Cultural debriefing & understanding
Counter espionage and hostile gathering of information     
Cultural debriefing and understanding
Overt and covert operations for countering terrorism
How and when to use/not use translators
Procedures when working with informants
Cultural analysis & Arab dress codes
Language pattern analysis
Loyalties to groups
Body language (Islamic and other)
Deceptive body language
Language pattern analysis
Interpreting behavior
Territorial awareness
Terrorist security procedures
Terrorist bases and hiding places
How terrorists prioritize targets
Exercises in functioning as "terrorists" performing surveillance
Accomplice and support network
Deception by terrorists while gathering intelligence
Loyalties to groups

Surveillance, Counter-Surveillance & Surveillance Detection:

Types of surveillance (mobile, discreet, fixed, technical, cold delivery vs. controlled delivery)
Surveillance phases (pickup, follow, housing)
Urban and rural, foot, mobile & static surveillance methods (map reading, use of cover, switched on/switched off, use of vehicles, dress and mannerisms)
Recognizing surveillance vantage points, choke points and weaknesses of routes and installations
Controlled visits at various sites (periods of time, controlling the site, controlled visit)
Surveillance driving
Driving patterns in convert operations
Team dynamics (team work, duties of individual team members, coordination)
Night surveillance
Covert and overt counter surveillance and surveillance deterrence
Losing surveillance by foot or vehicle
Counter surveillance routes
Surveillance detection and deception skills
Israeli method of surveillance detection
Recognizing surveillance teams

Escape from Captivity:

Releasing from being tied by a rope, duct tape, wire and/or handcuffs
Learning to deal with emotional/psychological abuse
Surviving beheading attempts and execution attempts by firearms
Surviving drowning attempts and execution attempts by edged weapons
Stealth tactics
Deceptive approach while escaping
Working in completely dark environments
Sabotage techniques in order to prevent enemy pursuit
Correct movement around motion sensors
Counter car-jacking & commandeering a vehicle while escaping
Starting a vehicle without a key
Physical attack while seated in a vehicle
Management of team hostages in order to escape successfully
Taking down enemy guards
Booby trapping an area for deception while escaping
Recognizing various types of explosives and devices
Manipulating electricity and other technologies against captors
Deceptive views of enemy transportation infrastructure
Escaping tactics in severe situations when convoy has been destroyed by the enemy
Deceptive communication techniques with other hostages
Fighting effectively after being partially immobilized or wounded

Tactical Medicine:

Tactical Medicine in a combat environment
Care under the most life-threatening conditions
Priorities of administering first aid under fire
HCAPER - Trauma Casualty assessment, body search
Basic and Intermediate airway management
Open and closed chest wounds and decompression
Hemorrhage management including tourniquet use
Patient Assessment: Triage, Primary and Secondary Surveys
The realities of setting up an efficient triage system
Basic and intermediate airway management
Hemorrhage/Bleeding Management–Tourniquets/Hemostatic Agents
Basic Life Support: Artificial Respiration & CPR
Cervical spine injuries and immobilization
Musculo-skeletal injuries and splinting
Emergency wound care and infection management
Environmental emergencies (heat, cold, drowning)
Burns and blast injuries
The differences between law enforcement and military field care
Best methods for transporting your gear while on the scene
Right equipment and supplies for a tactical medical kit
Medical kit development - equipment for combat
Patient extrication/movement
Tactical vs non tactical decisions

Tactical Shooting:
Tactical Israeli Point Shooting
Basic & advanced pistol and rifle operations
Sight Picture / Sight Alignment
Simulative, instinctive and reactive shooting
Procedures for drawing weapons
Magazines changes
One hand magazine changes
Shooting while kneeling
Shooting from the prone position
Shooting while failing back (surprise exercises)
Shooting at moving targets (side, front, diagonal)
Shooting while injured and disoriented
Shooting while in motion (running, walking)
Shooting from and around cover
Using cover while shooting: left, right, above, below
Shooting from a moving vehicle (static and dynamic)
Quick recovery from weapon jams (Immediate action drills)
Weapons transition (pistol to rifle)
Procedures for tactically exiting a vehicle
Dynamic movement forward and backwards (bounding)
High to low and back to high position shooting (elevators)
Dynamic drills using handguns and assault rifle
High emotional and mental pressure and tension exercises
Basic weapons disarmament including handguns and assault rifles

Countering Ambushes:

Sharp shooting tactics to eliminate an ambush within 10 seconds
Enemy sniper detection and elimination
Counter assault team drills
Ambushes & counter/anti-ambush tactics
Location attacks
Surviving the kill zone
Assisting a team under stress
Surviving mob attack
Controlling multiple individuals
Techniques for taking down insurgents after the motorcade has been immobilized

Defensive Tactics:

Tactical thinking, weapons retention and disarmament
Weapons disarmament including handgun and assault rifles
Fighting in a professional and devastating way to an aggressor
Understanding pressure points and the weak points in the human body
Countering joint locks, grabs, punches, kicks and choking
Ground fighting and countering Brazilian Jui Jit Su
Correct timing in a street confrontation 
Surviving attacks from Multiple attackers
Countering attacks with broken bottles, chains, batons, tire iron, etc.
Dealing with attacks involving axes, ropes for strangulation, etc.
Surviving in a vehicle surrounded by 3 to 4 armed hostile captors
Physical attack while you are seated in your vehicle
Fighting effectively after being partially immobilized or wounded
Handling expert and severe brutal knife attacks from multiple attackers
Knife throwing techniques
Disarming an assailant with a knife or sharp object
Physical & mental conditioning
Developing speed, coordination, stamina, strength, and flexibility

Suicide Bombers, Car Bombs, IED's and Alarms:

IED (Improvised Explosive Devices) constructing and recognizing
Understanding the mechanisms of the suicide bomber's device
Various methods of scanning a vehicle for booby trap explosives
Detecting booby traps on the roadways
Use of dogs and other animals as explosive delivery tools
Recognizing booby traps against police or military
Explosives & Letter bombs basics
Terrorist use of unconventional explosives
Israeli method of tripwire detection
Personnel searching techniques
Disabling enemy alarm systems

Israeli Close Quarter Combat (CQB):

Introduction to room clearing techniques
Tactical Israeli Point Shooting
Basic & Advanced CQB
Basics of stealth and dynamic entries
Clearing in limited visibility
Tactical planning, tactics and situational awareness
Single level building techniques
Individual to 12-man team deployment during entries
Evacuation procedures: hostages and casualties
Hi-tech use and deployment for hostage rescue or raids
Evacuation procedures: hostages and casualties
Rapid evacuation of hostages
Correct handling of enemy bodies
Dealing with booby traps in the building
Tripwire, step line devices detection
Tactical use of flashlight and laser in buildings
Silent communications (overt/covert approach)
Tactical handcuffing techniques
Stealth tactics and camouflage
Method of dealing with hostile dogs
Distraction techniques
Teamwork with limited communication

Intermediate Israeli Driving – no contact:

Vehicle selection, modification and emergency procedures
Evasive maneuvers -- forward 180 degree turns (bootlegs), and reverse 180 degree turns (J-turns)
Reverse 270 developed exclusively by CRI as an effective technique for countering ambushes
High speed vehicle maneuvers, braking techniques and skid control maneuvers
Understanding over/under steering a vehicle
Motorcycle riding and deployment
Maneuvering a vehicle through a realistic obstacle course during an emergency situation
Emergency braking and turns
Correct escaping maneuvers
Taking control of the vehicle after the driver has been immobilized
Handling the vehicle in an obstacle course
Split-second decision making drills
Correct functioning while in pursuit or being pursued



For more information call: 702-222-3489 or E-mail us. 



Attention Former Military Personnel:  Certain training programs have been approved to receive VA funding.  Please contact us to determine if you might qualify to receive funding for the course and lodging.