PPSC course has been designed to meet the rising demand
for more comprehensive training and specialization for
armed professionals in the reduced light realm. It
entails definitive information pertinent to human vision
in low light environments, low light operational
philosophy, equipment selection, practical live fire
exercises, and interactive force-on-force scenarios. As
the course progresses, the student will experience the
gamut of reduced light training issues as well as
acquire solutions and tactics for otherwise complex
In addition, long guns will receive much needed
attention to address the operational concerns generally
experienced with their use in reduced light. Night
vision technology will also be addressed and used.
This program was developed and is taught by PPSC
Tom Aveni. He was
the first police trainer to offer an instructor-level
low light course in 1995, and began teaching it
internationally in 1998. He has certified hundreds of
trainers as low light training instructors since that
time. Tom has authored published articles on reduced
light training concerns, as well as articles concerning
officer shift-work concerns. As a result, his training
has the depth and research that many other courses lack.
does this program differ from other low-light training
It was designed by
a veteran police officer, police trainer and noted
deadly force researcher.
Course content includes material about human vision
contributed by two PPSC staff eye doctors.
Consequently, you'll know you're getting reliable
This course is NOT military doctrine that has been
slightly modified for police consumption.
This course incorporates critical lessons learned
from relevant case law regarding when "reckless"
police tactics might undermine the objective
reasonableness of an application of deadly force.
This program has
been taught domestically since 1995, and
internationally since 1998.
It stresses intuitive tactics and techniques
that trainers can use to train their officers to use
effectively in a matter of hours - NOT days!
It has been
designed to facilitate officer's working more
intelligently under adverse light conditions.
It affords officers
the ability to use deadly force judiciously and
It addresses patrol
considerations that go well beyond the use of
firearms and flashlights.
Court-defensible scenario-based training is provided
and then complimented by video-taped after-action
critiques of all scenarios.
Unlike many other low light training programs - this
course does NOT embody any hidden marketing agenda.
Yes, there are a limited number of products that we
endorse, but this program wasn't engineered to sell
you a particular brand of flashlights or lasers. As
a result, you get the most unbiased analysis of ALL
products available to you.
Traditional police low light training is part of
the problem - not part of the solution. This
program represents a paradigm shift in thinking, and
isn't a regurgitation of old, problematic doctrine.
this program will prepare agency instructional cadre to
address a broad spectrum of compelling issues. There
is significant emphasis focused upon the need to provide
techniques and tactics that officers can master quickly
- given the fact that agencies allocate little time for
low light training. The "SWAT-Ninja" breed of
low-light training schools fail to address that harsh
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Training content, as
reflected by time allocated in the program, is as
logistical, physiological, situational and
skill-building handgun, shotgun and rifle
training, validating low light tactical
principles and techniques
Comprehensive Course Content Includes:
Adverse light as a
prevalent influence on policing.
How criminal victimization patterns contribute to
the frequency of lethal low-light encounters with
Review of case law applicable to low light tactics
and procedures and how they correlate with a
"deliberate indifference to train."
philosophy and training issues.
The nature of human
vision pertinent to ambient lighting.
identification issues, and the troubling frequency
of "mistake-of-fact" shootings that occur under low
equipment selection and considerations.
The extent to which
current PPSC research is suggesting that night
sights have failed to satisfy their intended
The appropriate and efficient use of handgun mounted
lasers and lights.
tactics and techniques.
Handgun training in
reduced light, with and without the use of
Force-on-force training that will provide
operational insight and doctrinal validation of
Video-taped critique of force-on-force scenarios,
facilitated through the use of night vision-equipped
familiarization, to include the rifle, carbine and
shotgun, with and without the use of special light
mounts, lasers, and other products.
night vision and electro-optical technologies.
Investigatory issues and procedures pertinent to low
light, officer-involved shootings.
Agency training and qualification guidelines.
Comprehensive course handouts.
5 days/ 32 hours
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applications, tuition or POs must be received prior to
the beginning of class.
Tuition includes a comprehensive
classroom manual and all classroom materials.
Tuition does NOT include the cost of the ammunition
that each student will consume.
candidates for this program are members of the police,
corrections, military and security communities. ALL
applicants MUST provide credentials of their affiliation
with an accredited law enforcement, corrections,
military or security organization for acceptance into
Refunds are allowable provided that customers
comply with the following stipulations:
permissible if course withdrawal is no less
than 30 days of the starting date of the
course you've enrolled in.
refund: is afforded if withdrawal is requested
within 30 days of your course starting date, but
not less than 7 days of that starting date.
May be granted if
the above stipulations are not met, but when
emergency circumstances (i.e., professional or
personal) might apply. These will be judged for
merit on an individual basis.