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Safariland Shield Instructor
08:00 - 17:00
San Antonio, TX 78223
Region 1
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Ballistic Shield Instructor Course - $675

Registration is done through Defense Technology Training Academy (See Link Above).

Date and times:

February 14, 2024 8:00 AM - Friday, February 16, 2024 5:00 PM 


Bexar County Fire Marshal's Office

9810, Southton Road

San Antonio, Texas, 78223



Whether you’re training Tactical Operators, Patrol Officers, or Drug Enforcement Units the Basic Tactical Shield Instructor course will help you become more proficient as a ballistic shield operator and instructor. This intensive two- and 1/2-day course provides instructors with the techniques and skills required to train their department's personnel while operating with a ballistic shield. Students will learn drills, shooting techniques and tactics for the ballistic shield officer, while being required to make presentations, supervise range drills and develop course(s) of fire. 

NOTE: This course is exclusively for Certified Law Enforcement and Military. Identification will be checked at the door and only credentialed officers will be granted admittance. Any questions please call 1-800-347-1200 Opt Training. 

Required Equipment:

• Full-duty, tactical gear/armor, including ballistic helmet (Tactical)

• Appropriate Range attire, duty gear, armor and ballistic helmet (Patrol)

• Eye Protection

• Ear Protection

• Ballistic shield/with viewport (if you have one available)

• Handgun and (3) three magazines

• 350 rounds of handgun ammunition

• Long weapon and no less than 50 rounds of ammo

• Gas Mask/carrier

• Blue Training Gun

• Pen or pencil & notepad


Host Agency POC:

George Herrera

Bexar County Sheriff's Office