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12 Gauge Less Lethal Instructor Course

  • 26 Jul 2022
  • 08:00
  • 27 Jul 2022
  • 16:00
  • Arlington Heights, IL
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The Illinois Tactical Officers Association, with the Mount Prospect and Arlington Heights Police Departments are pleased to offer this dynamic instructor training & certification opportunity:

12 Gauge Less Lethal

Instructor Course

Dates: July 26-27, 2022

Times: 8am-4pm

Location: Arlington Heights, IL

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This comprehensive two-day (16 hour) course will develop the students as in house agency instructors in the use of 12-gauge kinetic energy impact munitions and their delivery systems.  Topics of instruction include less lethal philosophy, management of officer created jeopardy, instructor development, use of force and liability issues, tactical considerations and the potential for death or injury, deployment procedures, suggested less lethal policy concerns, medical issues and proper documentation. During this course, students will be required to prepare deployment scenarios, and demonstrate their ability to instruct others within a classroom setting. Students will also have to pass a written test as well as demonstrate proficiency with their agencies approved less lethal munitions and launchers.

METHODS OF EVALUATION: Students will be evaluated by taking a written test, passing a qualification course, participation in practical exercises and reality-based training scenarios with converted weapons & marking cartridges, and conducting instruction.

  • Required Equipment & Ammunition
  • 12 Gauge delivery system – Smooth Bore
  • 75 rounds of 12-gauge shotgun shells, typically bird shot.
  • 30 rounds 12-gauge kinetic energy impact munitions (e.g. bean bag rounds).  
  • Duty gear, ballistic vest
  • Eye Protection (wrap around/shooting), Hearing protection
  • Writing Material

COURSE PREREQUISITES: Certified Police Officer with a knowledge of basic patrol tactics. Experienced firearms and or tactics instructors preferred.  

COST: Current ITOA Member = $295.00  (Must be a ITOA member to attend Go to: to join)

Cost:   $295.00 – ITOA Members

            $335.00 – Non-Members, Includes a one year ITOA Membership

After completing a registration form and making payment, you will receive a confirmation email.


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