High Threat Vehicle Engagements

Law Enforcement & Military Training Course


88 Tactical’s High Threat Vehicle Engagements course is an intermediate to advanced course in responding to close range, high-threat incidents in, through and around vehicles. The curriculum is based on high-probability and high-risk real world incidents and the study of human survival behavior under duress.

Students will learn how to mitigate incidents not covered in conventional academy and in-service training and will build an intuitive understanding of the dynamics of fighting around vehicles and real world vehicle ballistics.

Topics Covered
  • High Threat Vehicle Engagements PowerPoint focusing on pre-attack indicators
  • Non-traditional shooting techniques applicable for work in and around vehicles.
  • Vehicle ballistics and how to use the cover your vehicle has to offer while working to gain a better position.
  • Vehicle approach techniques that maximize officer safety and minimize suspect advantage.
  • Strategies for survival when you are engaged by gunfire at the suspects vehicle.
  • Strategies for neutralizing lethal assaults that occur before you have exited your patrol vehicle
  • Managing the complex environments that occur during vehicle takedowns and pursuit terminations
  • Vehicle occupant intervention/extraction methods

High Threat Vehicle Engagements drills will incorporate:

  • Threat recognition
  • Officer safety and readiness procedures that reduce the chance and effect of criminal assault
  • Non-traditional shooting positions
  • Dynamic maneuver out of and around vehicles
  • Single and multiple officer live-fire drills

All 88 Tactical training courses built on the core concept of Reality Behavior-Based Conditioning® (RBBC). RBBC was developed from this maxim: “the study of behavior is as important as the study of tactics.” 88 Tactical courses condition an appropriate crisis response that maximizes performance while working with, instead of against, a person’s survival-oriented instincts and intuitions.

Available Courses
  • High Threat Vehicle Engagements (End User) | 2-3 Days
  • High Threat Vehicle Engagements Instructor* | 4-day

*For the instructor course, students will be tasked with developing shooting drills based on video analysis of a real-world incidents.  These drills will be presented during class for review and validation.  At the end of the course, the student will have all the material necessary to provide in-service training to their agency.

Equipment Requirements

The required equipment varies per class. The equipment list will be sent via email after registration.

Eligibility Requirements

Current law enforcement or military credentials are required (**Unless the course is designated as Open Enrollment).

If your agency is interested in hosting a class, please contact Aaron Guzman at (507) 884-5193 or aguzman@88tactical.com. Ask how your agency could receive a free slot.

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