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All courses in this section are hosted by the Jacksonville State University Office of Continuing in cooperation with the Northeast Alabama Law Enforcement Academy and presented by the ARM Group, LLC (www.ARM-Group-llc.com).

The location of the JSU McClellan campus is 100 Gamecock Drive, Anniston, AL 36205.  Call (256) 782-5918 for hotel information. 

Paid registration receipt is necessary for any of the following courses in order to guarantee your seat.  Payment can be made by credit card (Visa, Mastercard or Discover), check, cash or purchase order.  If paying by purchase order, please reference the purchase order number, choosing the billing option when registering, in order for your department to be invoiced.  Once payment is received, your registration (seat) is confirmed and lodging information will be made available to you prior to class.  Registration deadline is one week prior to course date. If for some reason you are unable to attend the course and we are not informed of your cancellation by e-mail, or letter, you will still be invoiced the full tuition fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations after the registration deadline.

Instructors come from a variety of organizations and represent local, state and federal law enforcement as well as former military contractors who served in high threat environments.

SPECIAL NOTE: Students that do not demonstrate proper weapon handling skills, tactics and/or safety may be removed from the training. Live fire exercises are inherently dangerous. Safety violations will be dealt with harshly. We cannot allow unsafe personnel in the class. Students who do not perform to program standards may receive a Certificate of Attendance instead of completion. Students are forbidden to wear red shirts, red jackets or other red garments.


APOSTC Approved Basic Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT)& Noise Flash Diversion Device Certification - $750 (includes tuition, lodging, and certificate)

ALEA Regional Map and Team Leader Contact Information

This course has been approved by ALEA for homeland Security grant funding.

This course has been approved for homeland security grant funding through the State of Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) for Regional Law Enforcement Teams. The regional map and the Team Leaders for those regions is available above for download. If you are a member of these teams and would like to apply for funding through ALEA:

1. Have your Police Chief or Sheriff contact the appropriate Regional Team Leader  in your
    area and request approval to attend.

2. Team Leader  will  verify that funding is available for the individual.

3. The individual then goes to the JSU website, registers for the SWAT class, and submits
    payment immediately from the local department.

4. JSU will then send the local department a paid invoice which will then be submitted by
    the local department to the Regional Team Leader.

This course is also open to any interested law enforcement personnel with the personal or departmental funding to attend.  All students must pay at registration in order to confirm their seat in the class.  The seat will not be held without payment and seating is limited.  Once payment is received, lodging information will be made available prior to class.

This APOSTC approved sixty-hour Basic SWAT Course will also certify each student in the deployment of Noise Flash Diversion Devices (NFDD’s). The program will begin at 8:00 a.m. on day one and will consist of five days of training. The days are long, extending 14+ hours each day.  The program requires a minimum of ten and a maximum of thirty-five students.

This program is designed to address and reinforce basic tactical concepts, movement, clearing techniques, planning, vehicle take downs, less lethal, flash bangs and breaching. This program uses repetitive scenario based training (over 40 training scenarios) to stress training methodology. Scenarios use non-lethal training ammunition.

The program starts off in classroom but moves outside quickly. We work on the basics to latter stages of operations. Students are expected to be in good-physical condition and the program is designed to test student stamina by introducing long hours and repetitive training scenarios. Students will be required to travel to a variety of training locations. We train in all weather conditions, so bring appropriate attire.

Each student is required to bring the following:

  • Wrap around eye protection/ear protection (bring lots of foam hearing protection)
  • Body armor/tactical vest
  • Flashlight (weapon mounted and/or handheld) with lots of spare batteries
  • Serviceable duty pistol with three magazines and holster (duty or tactical)
  • Ammunition for duty pistol: 300 Rounds
  • One Noise Flash Diversion Device (NFDD)
  • Lots of water: be prepared to hydrate
  • Pen, pad and pencil
  • Groin protection (Small towel or athletic cup)
  • Long sleeve T-shirt or light weight jacket (No red clothing – Instructors wear red)
  • BDU Type or other appropriate uniform
  • Other tactical gear as appropriate
  • Ballistic helmet (if issued)
  • Gas masks (if issued)
  • Gloves and elbow/knee pads (if issued)
  • Non-lethal training weapons and ammunition (Must contact the academy first)

Minimum requirements to pass and receive a certificate of completion for the program:

  • Pass the APOSTC handgun qualification with a minimum score of 80%
  • Pass a four-minute live fire practical exam
  • Pass an exposure to OC (gas) environment without a gas mask
  • Pass all tasks and scenarios
  • Function as a member of a team
  • Attend all training sessions

For questions regarding content, contact Mr. David Partner, Director of Training, ARM Group, LLC: (301) 399-0745 zippit50@yahoo.com

For questions regarding registration, contact Ms. Lynne Nabors, JSU Program Coordinator:  (256) 782-5920) lnabors@jsu.edu

More information may also be requested from the Law Enforcement Academy (256) 782-5318


Advanced SWAT - $325

The Advanced SWAT Course is a five-day, sixty-hour course and will begin at 8:00 a.m. on the McClellan Campus of JSU. The training consists of five long days working 10 - 14 hours each day.  The program requires a minimum of ten students and a maximum of thirty-five students.

Day 1: Review basic tactical concepts, movement, clearing techniques, planning, vehicle assaults, gas, flash-bangs, bus assaults, hostage rescue and breaching. There are no classroom events on day one except registration procedures.

Day 2: Land navigation classroom and a compass course exercise. Students must complete and pass the compass course and a night land navigation exercise.

Day 3: Bus assaults, challenging scenario based training, coordinated entries, and clearing using visual aids such as night vision.

Day 4: Live fire training, several mandatory qualifications, gas mask shooting, combat courses and high stress shooting. 

Day 5: Graded exercises. The final day of training will consist of two graded operations. These operations will not be disclosed until the day of the exercise. All students must receive a “passing” status to graduate the course on these two graded scenarios. These scenarios use non-lethal training ammunition (force-on-force).

 Each student is required to bring the following:

  • Wrap around eye protection/ear protection (bring lots of foam hearing protection)
  • Body armor/tactical vest
  • Flashlight (weapon mounted and/or handheld) with lots of spare batteries
  • Serviceable duty pistol with 3 magazines and holster (Duty or Tactical)
  • Ammunition for duty pistol: 200 rounds
  • Duty Rifle or Sub-gun and sling
  • Ammunition for duty rifle with 3 magazines: 400 rounds
  • One Noise Flash Diversionary Device (NFDD)
  • Lots of water: be prepared to hydrate
  • Pen, pad and pencil
  • Groin protection (Small towel or athletic cup)
  • Long sleeve t-shirt or light weight jacket (No red clothing – Instructors wear red)            
  • BDU Type or other appropriate uniform
  • Other Tactical Gear as appropriate.
  • Gas masks (if issued).
  • Compass (Silva, lensantic or other quality item)
  • Protractor with 1:24000 or 1:25000 scale
  • Students are encouraged to bring non-lethal training ammunition and weapons (Please contact the academy first)

 Minimum requirements to pass and receive a certificate of completion for the program:

  • Pass the APOSTC handgun qualification with a minimum score of 80%
  • Pass a difficult rifle course of fire
  • Pass a shoot-house qualification
  • Pass a live fire practical exam
  • Pass a day time compass course
  • Pass two graded final exercises
  • Function as a member of a tactical team
  • Attend all training sessions

For questions regarding content, contact Mr. David Partner, Director of Training, ARM Group, LLC: (301) 399-0745 zippit50@yahoo.com

For questions regarding registration, contact Ms. Lynne Nabors, JSU Program Coordinator:  (256) 782-5920) lnabors@jsu.edu

More information may also be requested from the Law Enforcement Academy (256) 782-5318


Tactical Medic Operators - $515

The Tactical Medic Operators Course is a six-day, seventy-hour course and will begin at 8:00 a.m. on the McClellan Campus of JSU on Sunday. The training consists of six long days working 10 - 14 hours each day.  Students will be prepared on day one and later integrated into law enforcement tactical teams.  This course requires a minimum of five and a maximum of ten students.  Qualifies for Medic Continuing Education — 2.4 CEU.

This course is NOT designed to train you to be a Medic!  This course will train a medic to perform duties while assigned to a tactical team. Medics will provide support during an APOSTC Approved Basic SWAT Course. The Basic SWAT Course scenarios capture realistic situations and prepare the medic for integration into tactical teams.

This training will address basic tactical concepts, movement, clearing techniques and other related topics to new tactical medical personnel. The student will also receive training in T3C medical care and related topics with heavy emphasis on tactics, techniques and procedures. All scenarios were developed from real world events and instructed by staff that are and have been operators. All scenarios use non-lethal training ammunition in the force-on-force situations.

The course starts off in a classroom but moves outside quickly. We work on the basics to latter stages of operations. The course will include a live fire familiarization. Students are expected to be in good-physical condition prior to attending the course.

 Each person attending this course is required to bring the following:

  • Wrap around eye protection/ear protection (bring lots of foam hearing protection)
  • Body armor/tactical vest
  • Flashlight (weapon mounted and/or handheld) with lots of spare batteries
  • Serviceable duty pistol with three magazines and holster (duty or tactical)
  • Ammunition for duty pistol: 300 Rounds
  • Lots of water: be prepared to hydrate
  • Pen, pad and pencil
  • Groin protection (Small towel or athletic cup)
  • Long sleeve T-shirt or light weight jacket (No red clothing – Instructors wear red)
  • BDU Type or other appropriate uniform
  • Other tactical gear as appropriate
  • Ballistic helmet (if issued)
  • Gas masks (if issued)
  • Gloves and elbow/knee pads (if issued)
  • Non-Lethal Training Weapons and ammunition (Must contact the academy first)
  • Optional equipment for Tactical Medic Students is whatever med kit/bag you are issued or plan to use.

 Minimum requirements to pass and receive a certificate of completion for the program:

  • Pass the APOSTC handgun qualification with a minimum score of 80%
  • Pass a four-minute live fire practical exam
  • Pass an exposure to OC (gas) environment without a gas mask
  • Pass all tasks and scenarios
  • Function as a member of a tactical team
  • Attend all training sessions

NOTE: Students that miss more than two hours for any reason will not receive a certificate. Once class begins, no refunds will be given.

For questions regarding content, contact Mr. David Partner, Director of Training, ARM Group, LLC: (301) 399-0745 zippit50@yahoo.com

For questions regarding registration, contact Ms. Lynne Nabors, JSU Program Coordinator:  (256) 782-5920 lnabors@jsu.edu

More information may also be requested from the Law Enforcement Academy (256) 782-5318


High Risk Entry - $55

The High Risk Entry Course is a one-day, eight-hour course and will begin at 8:00 a.m. on the McClellan Campus of JSU.  This course requires a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 20.   

This course will provide the officer/deputy on patrol with safe tactics for searching houses, offices, and other structures. Law enforcement officers rarely receive follow on training to building searches and clearing techniques, this course is designed to refresh and update law enforcement officers on proper search and clearing techniques. The techniques focus on one and two person clearing schemes with the education, training, and knowledge to establish a solid foundation from which he/she can build upon. At the completion of this training the student will be able to effectively deploy during a critical incident, perform two man/three man clearing tactics, rapidly deploy, and contain the situation. The course also includes the use for force-on-force scenario-based training to enhance the training.                                                                                                                             

Each person attending this course is required to bring the following:  

  • Wrap around eye protection/ear protection (bring lots of foam hearing protection)
  • Duty gear including Body Armor 
  • Soft hat (Baseball Style), patrol cap, or jungle hat
  • Water, pen/pencil       
  • Rain and cold weather gear (if applicable)

NOTE: Students are not to bring any live ammunition or duty weapons into the training area.

For questions regarding content, contact Mr. David Partner, Director of Training, ARM Group, LLC: (301) 399-0745 zippit50@yahoo.com

For questions regarding registration, contact Ms. Lynne Nabors, JSU Program Coordinator:  (256) 782-5920) lnabors@jsu.edu

More information may also be requested from the Law Enforcement Academy (256) 782-5318


Protective Detail Training - $515                         

The Protective Detail Training Program is a four-day, forty-hour course. The training consists of long days working up to 10 - 14 hours each day. 

This course will provide specialized training to personnel who conduct protective operations for leaders, high profile inmates, or those who may become the target of an act of terrorism. Emphasis is placed on a wide spectrum of protective operations including advances, formations, motorcade operations, arrivals and departures, live fire, site surveys and many other topics. After completing the training, students shall have the ability to operate within the many positions of protective formation. The course includes a live fire qualification, familiarization, and other shooting skills that relate to the protective operations mission. This class will conduct challenging training scenarios. Students are expected to be in good physical condition prior to attending the course.                                  

All instructors working this program have served as a personal protective specialist for the Department of State (DOS) or Department of Defense (DOD) assets in high threat environments and have worked all the positions of a detail member and are well versed in protective operations.

Each person attending this course is required to bring the following:  

  • Wrap around eye protection  
  • Ear Protection (soft hearing protection or hard ears)
  • Soft Body Armor
  • Light weight jacket, coat, oversized shirt lightweight vest or concealment garment
  • Serviceable pistol with at least three magazines, concealed holster / magazine pouch
  • Ammunition for duty pistol: 300 Rounds
  • Pen/pencil and notepad
  • Departmental unmarked/marked SUV’s - if available (if bringing a department SUV, remove all items that would interfere with riding passengers)

The passing requirement is to successfully complete all tasks and all positions of the protective detail. Students that miss more than two hours for any reason will not receive a diploma. No refunds once student begins class. 

For questions regarding content, contact Mr. David Partner, Director of Training, ARM Group, LLC: (301) 399-0745 zippit50@yahoo.com

For questions regarding registration, contact Ms. Lynne Nabors, JSU Program Coordinator:  (256) 782-5920) lnabors@jsu.edu

More information may also be requested from the Law Enforcement Academy (256) 782-5318


Patrol Lifesaver Course - $80              

The tactical medic course is a one-day course, eight-hour course and will begin at 8:00 a.m. on the McClellan Campus of JSU. This class was developed for the first responder, but would be equally valuable for Tactical Operators, Investigators and Facilities Security Personnel.  The training is open to any first responder (guard, law enforcement officer).  This course uses labs to provide care while under simulated live fire and simulated combat conditions.  Students will be required to treat "wounded personnel" while exposed to stressful environments.  Student must complete all of the training in order to receive a graduation diploma.

Participants will receive classroom and hands on training necessary to build the confidence and skill sets that are required to safely provide high yield lifesaving treatments. This course includes American Heart Association CPR certification or Re-Certification.  Also included, but is not limited to, are the following:   

Active Shooter vs. Medical Intervention

  • Introduction to Tactical Combat Casualty Care
  • Remote Assessment Methodology
  • Use of Tourniquets and Hemostatic Agent
  • Gear and Kits
  • Hands on skills and Officer Down drills to evaluate learning points.

Each person attending this course is required to bring the following:

  • Duty gear including Body Armor
  • Wrap around Eye Protection
  • Soft Hat (Baseball Style), patrol cap /jungle hat
  • Bring water with you
  • Pen/pencil
  • Rain and Cold Weather Gear (if applicable)

Students are not to bring any live ammunition or duty weapons into the training area.

For questions regarding content, contact Mr. David Partner, Director of Training, ARM Group, LLC: (301) 399-0745 zippit50@yahoo.com

For questions regarding registration, contact Ms. Lynne Nabors, JSU Program Coordinator:  (256) 782-5920) lnabors@jsu.edu

More information may also be requested from the Law Enforcement Academy (256) 782-5318

This course has been approved by ALEA for homeland Security grant funding.

 
This course has been approved for homeland security grant  funding through the State of Alabama Law Enforcement
Agency (ALEA) for Regional Law Enforcement Teams. The regional map and the Team Leaders
for those regions is available above for download. If you are a member of these teams and
would like to apply for funding through ALEA:

1. Have your Police Chief or Sheriff contact the appropriate Regional Team Leader  in your
   area and request approval to attend.

2. Team Leader  will  verify that funding is available for the individual.

3. The individual then goes to the JSU website, registers for the SWAT class, and submits
   payment immediately from the local department.

4. JSU will then send the local department a paid invoice which will then be submitted by
   the local department to the Regional Team Leader.

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