Course Details
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2-day Vehicle Counter Ambush and Maneuvers Course
03/05/2024 - 03/06/2024
07:00 - 17:00
Hutto, TX 78634
Region 1
19 of 20 seats taken

Tactical Options Vehicle Counter Ambush and Maneuvers Course, is a 20-hour program designed to advance a LEO on critical skill sets requiring extreme violence in order to stop unsuspecting ambush-type threats. LEO’s throughout the USA are increasingly becoming exposed to unexpected threats whose only intention is to kill LEO’s or cause public atrocities. The requirement to combat threats by training that exposes principles, fundamentals, and efficiency techniques in deadly street encounters are immediate. An officer must know how to and be prepared to reduce unsuspecting / unanticipated threats in aggressive and accountable means to ensure survivability. 

Students will go through progressive and safe building stages that will increase knowledge and skills on everyday readiness. Students will develop and execute capabilities to manipulate and engage targets in confined spaces of vehicles, perform various maneuvers on a series of threat contingencies, and know how to maximize usage of cover in immediate close deadly street encounters. Student’s will leave with enhanced vehicle / barricade knowledge on offensive and defensive tactics, situational assessment and execution, ballistic successes and where the failures are for vehicle penetration with carbine and pistol, communication and counter-maneuver tactics with multiple officers. Skillsets and tactics will be validated through multiple safe live fire stages. Officers will leave with elevated confidence and skills that maximize mental readiness for everyday unknowns. This program enforces safety and accountability of all actions. Officers will be developed through various building phases of crawl, walk, run for Officers to understand and execute to the standards taught and enforced.

Jonas Polson entered service in 1999 and exited the military in 2013 after completing 13-1/2 years of service in US Army Special Operations. His service included numerous deployments to Afghanistan, Iraq, and Africa participating in a variety of contingency operations in support of U.S. national interests.After completion of Basic Training, Airborne School, and graduating from the Ranger Indoctrination Program, Jonas was assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment. His positions and qualifications started out from a Rifleman leading to Squad Leader, Platoon/Company Master Breacher, and FRIES Master. After completing and graduating from the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, he was assigned to the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) as an 18C Special Forces Engineer Sergeant. There he was assigned to various positions and received qualifications that included senior 18C, SFOD-A acting Team Sergeant, Troop Assaulter to Cell Leader for C/2/10th SFG(A) CRF, SFARTAETC Graduate, Harvey Point Target Analysis, Troop Master Breacher, and FRIES Master.


This 2-day program and course objectives includes: 

  • Equipment vehicle set up, mission essential equipment sop development, and employment techniques. thoughts for everyday readiness 

  • Vehicle engagement methodologies and various counter-ambush tactics

  • Weapon transition, magazine changes / tac-mag reloads weapon dynamic safe handling techniques

  • Barricade / vehicle shooting positions and engagement methods: rollover prone, bend-over prone, kneeling, crouching, confined space fundamental application

  • Multiple target acquisition and threat reduction methods

  • Ballistic impacts on glass and vehicle body penetration familiarization: offensive vs defensive

  • Situational assessment requiring immediate threat reductions methods on multiple high percentage and low percentage targets

  • Vehicular engagement maneuvers and counter-engagement techniques

  • Single, two-man, four-man maneuver drills, procedural flows, and live fires

  • Weapons malfunctions drills, clearance procedures, and threat reduction follow-through

  • Multiple confined space weapon manipulation shooting drills with both pistol and carbine

  • 3-dimensional threat criteria and problem solving

  • Deliberate and methodical vehicle / dead space clearance procedures vs hasty maneuvers: individual to multi-officer

  • Precision fire and maneuver TTPs and communication techniques: individual / collective duties and responsibilities

  • Immediate action drills (IAD) individual / collective: multi-angle high percentage / low percentage shot placement, linear – 360-degree vehicle IAD drills, communication pro word actions and execution methods

  • Live fire counter-ambush execution and clearing into the unknown: individual to team movement procedures, danger zone penetration condition set, split lane procedural flows, shoot / no-shoot identification, communication methods, low percentage engagements

  • Buddy team driving and target engagement drills

  • Care under fire (limited): individual / collective application, covering methods under stress while evacuating casualty, down officer response procedures 

  • Focal cognitive drills


Williamson County Sheriff Range 

3901 CR130

Hutto, TX  78634


Cost: $550.00 Members / $580.00 non-member

Round Count: 800 Carbine and 600 Pistol Rounds


Required Equipment: 

  • Duty carbine with sling and zeroed optic

  • Duty Pistol with holster

  • Clear ballistic wrap around eye protection (Oakley M-frames or similar are most recommended)

  • Hearing protection (electronic noise canceling most recommended)

  • Duty belt and / or tac-belt

  • Carbine magazine chest rig, armor carrier (optional)

  • Body armor / shooter kit / tac-vest with plates

  • Ballistic helmet

  • Pistol holster: drop leg, owb, or chest rig (must have retention system) (serpa holsters not allowed)

  • Minimum 3 carbine and 3 pistol magazines 

  • Spare batteries on mounted optics for either or both pistol and carbine (recommend spare batteries are brought. none will be provided)

  • Weapon lubricant and cleaning kit

  • Folding or camping chair (optional)

  • Water and snacks

Contact Region 1 Director AJ Rivera (281) 796-1889 with any question.  

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