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Course Description:

Our LECQB Instructor Course delves into the various elements of room clearing and close quarters combat as it relates to Law Enforcement operations. Students will leave the class with a foundation of knowledge of the various methods for both Tactical Patrol and LEO Tactical Teams. Students will be capable of executing and teaching the methods that best apply to them and their agency/team.


This course trains students on an instructor level of knowledge. Purpose of this course is to build a significant depth of knowledge in CQB that instructors and those assigned to law enforcement tactical units can utilize to build upon their agency, teams, and/or personal capability. 

Core components:

Adaptive CQB: Deliberate/Dynamic methods

Weapon handling and shooting

Patrol and team techniques

Room entry fundamentals: Angles, rooms, hallways, doors

Low light tactics and Suspect Handling

Teaching methods for CQB in law enforcement

Course outline:


Day 1 - Day 2: Classroom and Live Fire Range

Classroom: Models and methods of CQB/Instructor Development

Range: Weapon handling and marksmanship in CQB, threshold/sector engagements, center/corner fed basics, 2-man room entry, threat prioritization and shoot/no shoot engagements

Day 3: Practical Applications

CQB Fundamentals: Hallway movement, CQB approach, entry, and clearance, open v closed doors, cqb task prioritization, subject handling and use of force applications

Day 4: Practical Applications

Adaptive CQB: Deliberate v dynamic techniques in CQB, 3-man through team deployment, structure clearance methods, low light CQB Fundamentals

Day 5: Exercises

Method application exercises utilizing marking cartridges against shoot/no shoot targets while applying learned tactics and techniques in scenarios which increase in task management and difficulty

Course duration:

5 Days 




Payable by credit card, check, or money order on the day of the course, or by department PO. If an invoice and/or W-9 are needed, please feel free to ask. 


Sworn LE or Military

Prior certification/qualification on the Patrol Rifle is required - Students must arrive with weapon system zeroed and must possess a Basic level of experience operating the AR/Patrol rifle platform. Officers should be capable of loading, unloading, clearing basic malfunctions and shooting their given platform out to 50 yards. 

Officers MUST demonstrate the ability to safely function in close proximity to other Officers while manipulating a firearm. Students who demonstrate they are unable to follow fundamental firearm handling safety rules, will be remove from the course. 

Required Equipment:

Please be sure to bring the required equipment to the class. Keep in mind that the required equipment is simply the minimum. One of the goals of the course is to make you better at how you operate, please bring the equipment you deploy with in whatever your given assignment is.

- AR-15/M4 Patrol Rifle based system - NOTE: Weapon should be zeroed before start of class

- Sling

- Weapon mounted light

- 2 magazines minimum

- Handgun - preferably duty sidearm

- 2 magazines minimum

- Weapon mounted light optional

- Eye and ear protection

- Appropriate support gear for all systems:

- Holster for handgun

- Magazine pouches for both pistol magazines and rifle magazines

- Plate carriers, helmets, and web gear are optional

- While Tactical Casualty Care equipment will be onsite during all training, Officers are encouraged to bring a med kit/IFAK with a tourniquet.

- Ammo Requirement

- 500 rounds of rifle ammo

- 100 rounds of pistol ammo 

- 80 Rounds marking cartridges with appropriate rifle conversion bolt OR Simunition handgun. (See below)

NOTE: This course utilizes marking cartridges against stationary (non role player) targets during the final day of the course. For this component, students may utilize either a Simunition/UTM bolt conversion or they may utilize a Simunition/UTM handgun with the appropriate marking ammunition. If a student or agency is unable to procure either of the above, both a bolt conversion and the needed ammo can be rented for an additional $50. This is payable either at the start of the course or through department/agency purchase order.

Upcoming Dates:

July 15th - 19th, 2024 - 8am to 4pm

                - Bel Air Police Department

           Bel Air, Maryland

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