Firearms instructors have
an obligation to remain current in all realms of their chosen discipline. Your
continuing training and education is as vital to us as it is for you, our
students. To meet this need, PPSC offers the Firearms Instructor
Recertification & Update Program. Constantly revised and focused on today’s
issues, this is an excellent way to attain current training insights and
This course is the direct
beneficiary of PPSC's stellar commitment to deadly force research, and will
feature several members of PPSC's distinguished staff as guest lecturers in this
We suggest that instructors
who have been certified by Smith & Wesson Academy, the National Rifle
Association, the FBI, etc, attend this update to their certification. This
course should be taken every three years of to maintain a qualified status.
This program is used to
re-certify instructors who have received certification for;
Reduced Light Training Instructor
Active firearms instructors
not certified by of any of the previously mentioned training entities (e.g.
state certified instructors) are also encouraged to participate in this program.
Eligible candidates for
this program are members of the police, corrections, military and security
provide credentials of their affiliation with an
accredited law enforcement, corrections, military or security organization for
acceptance into this program.
Curriculum will include;
Deadly Force Legal Update
Contemporary DF Controversies
Officer-Involved Shooting Misconceptions
Improperly Addressed Low Light Issues
Sighting vs. Aiming
When Does A “Qualification Course” Invite Litigation?
Where Proactive Firearm Techniques Are & Aren’t Appropriate
Off-Duty & Duty Concealed Carry Issues
Policy & Procedural Issues
Range Proficiency Examinations
Your duty & off-duty handguns
Your duty & off-duty holsters
Your duty shotgun
Firearm cleaning equipment
Wrap-around eye protection
Clothing suitable for classroom and all likely range environments. Foul
weather gear is recommended
A minimum of 500 rounds of handgun ammunition (total, off-duty and duty
ammo) The Handgun Proficiency Examination MUST be fired with service
ammunition issued by the individual’s agency
50 rounds of duty-grade 00 Buckshot
20 rounds of duty-grade slugs
Course Instructor: Steve Ashley
Steve has served in various law enforcement and
police training capacities since 1974. In recent years he has also worked as a
risk assessment specialist and police policy analyst. Steve is a certified
instructor in many police subjects, including firearms, driving, radar, chemical
munitions and defensive tactics, and has attended over 5,000 hours of advanced
police training. Steve has been a police deadly force consultant, an expert
witness in police use of force cases, and a consultant in cases involving police
Course Instructor: Thomas
Tom began his law
enforcement career in 1978 and became active as a police trainer in 1983. He
served as a Training Coordinator at Smith & Wesson Academy from 1990-2001. He
has undergraduate degrees in Criminal Justice and a Master’s degree in Forensic
Psychology. Tom co-founding The Police Policy Studies Council, Tom has immersed
himself in research pertinent to so-called “questionable” police shootings. Tom
is a frequent contributor to Law & Order magazine, and other police
Course Instructor: Lt. Dave
Lt. Dave Spaulding is a
retired 28-year veteran of the Montgomery County (Ohio) Sheriff's Office.
Throughout his career, Dave has had experience in virtually all facets of law
enforcement. Dave has been a frequent contributing author to several police
publications. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Police Magazine, and is
the author of "Defensive Living" and "Handgun Combatives." Dave has a Bachelor’s
Degree in Social Psychology.
Course Instructor: Lt. Dennis Tueller (Ret.)
Internationally recognized and
respected Law Enforcement Instructor, acknowledged by peers in books and
publications; adjunct instructor/coach for world-renowned training
organizations: Thunder Ranch, Inc. – Gunsite Training Center –U.S. D.O.E.
Safeguards & Security Central Training Academy – Defense Training International
– The Police Training Division – International Association of Law Enforcement
Firearms Instructors; regularly invited presenter at major law enforcement
training conferences throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.
tuition or POs must be received prior to the beginning of class.
Tuition includes a comprehensive classroom manual and all classroom and range
Eligible 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 this program.
5 days/ 32 hours
Please call 877-267-7772 ext. 3