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Building Search for Patrol Course

This POST-certified course provides basic search techniques for patrol officers and detective units. The course topics will include:  deliberate and dynamic clearing, threshold assessments, use of a ballistic shield, lighting considerations, legal authorities and patrol/first responder hostage rescue techniques, and active shooter response.  Students will get numerous hands-on repetitions and will leave with a better understanding of how to safely clear a structure, respond to high consequence calls for service, and make good tactical decisions.          


Comfortable training attire

Issued/normally worn gunbelt with equipment

A quality flashlight and extra batteries

Issued handheld radio

Any equipment commonly carried for building searches

Shoulder weapon if assigned (with light)

Water & snacks

LOCATION:  The course will start at 0800 at the Fresno Police Regional Training Center at 6375 W. Central, Fresno.  The course will start in the classroom and eventually move out to the on-site training structure.      

LODGING:  Recommended lodging is the Clovis Cole Best Western at 415 Clovis Ave, Clovis CA 93612 (phone:  559-299-1547).  This hotel is walking distance from bars and restaurants in downtown Clovis and is centrally located between both training locations. 

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