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Ballistic Shield Instructor Program
07/30/2024 - 08/02/2024
08:00 - 17:00
Fort Worth, TX 76115
Region 6
14 of 20 seats taken

The Tacflow Instructor Ballistic Shield Program has culminated from years of actual operational experience and training evolutions.  A comprehensive look into various law enforcement operations and how best to leverage ballistics shields to increase favorable outcomes.  Our tactics presented are geared toward worst case scenario and everything is pressure tested.  If your agency or team isn’t incorporating ballistic shields into your movement indoors or in open areas, this class will allow you to explore the effectiveness of shield work.

Course Topics

  • Deliberate clearance
  • Low light shield work
  • Threshold management
  • HRT/crisis entry response
  • Window team breaching options
  • Vehicle assault/vehicle hostage rescue
  • Individual live fire skill sets
  • Combative applications

Instructor Certification Outline

Day 1

  • Instructor intros and schedule
  • Shields in law enforcement overview
  • Dispelling the urban legends and common misconceptions
  • Defensive vs Offensive shield work
  • What makes a good ballistic shield for LE work
  • Running the gun and the shield live fire drilling (empty gun, reloads, malfunctions, multiple targets, on the move and limited pen)
  • Low Light & Low light live fire
  • WML/Laser Intro

Day 2

  • Intro to ballistic shield movement
  • Cornering, open door, closed door, L’s and T’s, hallways, multiple threat areas (opposing)
  • Corner and center fed doors
  • limited penetration and threshold management (intro to laser work & shield)
  • stairs
  • Entire day is technical work followed up with force on force pressure testing.

Day 3

  • Window teams and the ballistic shield set up (Demo)
  • Unknown & known location Hostage rescue and the ballistic shield
  • Vehicle Hostage Rescue and shield integration
  • Combative aspect of shield work

Day 4

  • Students for Instructor portion must be certified firearms instructors for their department
  • Goal is to understand the why and how to- -Build a ballistic shield program
  • How to maintain a program
  • Learning to teach ballistic shield to your department

Gear List

  • Pistol/ 500 rounds
  • Carbine/ 100 rounds
  • 100 rounds Simunition (majority pistol)
  • Duty gear, vest, helmet
  • Eye & ear pro
  • Dedicated pistol mounted weapon light
  • Force on force face & throat protection

Additional Instructor portion

*Students for Instructor portion must be TCOLE certified firearms instructors for their department or equivalent with your agency or state.  

  • Pistol / 100
  • Sims pistol/ 100 rounds


Registration/Payment Instructions:
You must register as a member for any TTPOA course ($30 for one year individual membership)
Credit card payment is strongly recommended. 
Inquiries regarding the course, payment or other questions can be directed to 
Mail checks to:
Att: Ballistic Shield Instructor Reg 6
PO Box 304
Burnet, TX 78611
*Please make checks payable to "TTPOA"
Questions, contact Sean Harris
(817) 929-4174 (TEXT Preferred) 
Here are suggestions for hotels within 10 minutes of the training academy located in a decent area with many dining options nearby. 
HOTELS Near FWPD Academy
Hyatt Place Fort Worth/Cityview
5900 Cityview Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76132•(817) 361-9797
Courtyard by Marriott Fort Worth West at Cityview
6400 Overton Ridge Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76132•(817) 294-7600
Hampton Inn Fort Worth Southwest Cityview
4799 SW Loop 820, Fort Worth, TX 76132•(817) 346-7845
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Fort Worth Southwest at Cityview
4880 Citylake Blvd E, Fort Worth, TX 76132•(682) 250-7500
Home2Home Suites Southwest Cityview
5401 SW Loop 820, Fort Worth, TX 76132
Homewood Suits Fort Worth West at Cityview
6350 Overton Ridge Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76132
Residence Inn by Marriott Fort Worth Southwest
5825 Arborlawn Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76109