5-Day Advanced Undercover Officer Survivability Course

Officers on “Under Cover Duty” have all of the threats that all Officers have to protect themselves from plus a whole set of threats that most Officers do not ever experience.  Role players and realistic scenarios will help each Officer gain a deep understanding of these type of operations and how to improve their performance.  The Human Mind is the primary weapon for increasing the survival of UC Officers.

Undercover Officers routinely work in close proximity to violent offenders in a manner that precludes them from being able to control distance. Conducting clandestine meets in confined spaces such as vehicles and hotel rooms are just a couple of examples where the undercover officer cannot adhere to the “21 Foot” or “Reactionary Gap” rule. 

Couple that with the fact that the undercover officer routinely carries weapons in a concealed condition makes responding to a life-threatening situation even more precarious.  Although the very nature of undercover operations requires officers to be in close proximity to potentially violent offenders, there are tactics and procedures which can significantly increase officer survivability when an encounter turns deadly.

Building on decades of Offensive & Defensive Weapons Training with elite military and Federal agencies, Gryphon Group has helped thousands of operators increase their survivability when working in close proximity to violent criminals in the War on Terrorism.

“Survival Strategies for Undercover Officers” examines the precursor behaviors, responses to and relevant environmental factors that affect the outcome of each armed encounter. Using a combination of live fire drills and force-on-force scenarios, the undercover officer discovers that what “works on the range” may actually decrease their survivability in a real-world encounter.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Anticipated vs. Unanticipated – the Deadly Distinction
  • Understanding the “21 Foot” Reactionary Gap
  • Speed of the Draw vs. Certainty of the Draw
  • Movement as a Counter-Measure Drills
  • Shooting while Moving Live-Fire Drills
  • Understanding Sight Lines and How to Break them
  • Pre-Incident Indicators Force-on Force Drills
  • Changing the Line of Attack as a Counter-Measure
  • Shooting from Positions of Disadvantage
  • Countering the Edged Weapon Threat
  • Countering attacks in confined spaces
  • Concealed Weapon Live-fire Drills
  • Survival Initiatives when Working Unarmed
  • Developing Acting Ability & Memory Under Stress
  • The Mind of the Under-Cover Officer is their Primary Weapon System

Must bring a variety of plain clothes – 6 Students Minimum to form class.