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- September 25, 2023 - September 29, 2023
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SSGT Vanguard Level Two Objectives
Vanguard Level Two 40-hour Instructor Course Objectives.
By the end of this course, a certified SSGT Vanguard Level Two Instructor will be qualified to:
Teach officers about the objectively reasonable use of force, the effects and mitigation of survival stress and the principles of defensive tactics.
Teach officers the proper application of pressure points for the purpose of subject control and compliance.
Teach officers the proper method and procedure for applying escort and transport techniques as well as escort and transport take-downs.
Teach officers how to properly deploy, apply and remove handcuffs from various tactical positions.
Teach officers to properly utilize strikes and counter-strikes for the purpose of self-defense and subject control.
Teach officers holstered handgun retention techniques while standing.
Teach officers holstered handgun retention techniques when the struggle is on the ground.
Teach officers drawn handgun retention techniques while standing.
Teach officers drawn handgun retention techniques when the struggle is on the ground.
Teach officers long gun disarming techniques.
Teach officers long gun retention techniques.
Teach officers handgun disarming techniques.
Teach officers how to properly deploy, apply and retain an impact weapon.
Instill self-confidence in the officer’s ability to defend him/herself against an attack.
Certify law enforcement officers in the SSGT Vanguard Level Two Twenty-four- (24-) hour Student Course.
These preceding objectives will reduce the possibility of a Certified Student or Instructor using excessive force in controlling a subject, thus reducing liability.
Vanguard Level Two Breakdown
The SSGT Vanguard Level Two Instructor and Student Courses are broken down into thirteen (13) categories:
Strategic Subject Escort – escorting an unrestrained subject and taking the subject down to the ground upon resistance.
Pressure Points to Escort – applying pressure points in an objectively reasonable manner for the purpose of subject control and compliance.
Strategic Handcuffing & Transport – deploying and applying handcuffs to a subject in the standing, kneeling and prone positions. Also, the safe and proper transport procedure of a restrained subject.
Strategic Frisk & Search – the safe and proper procedures for frisking and searching a subject.
Strategic Striking – the use of personal weapon strikes to prevent or stop aggressive action in an objectively reasonable manner.
Holstered Handgun Retention while Standing – against one- and two-handed attacks on the officers handgun from the front and rear.
Holstered Handgun Retention while on the Ground– against one- and two-handed attacks on the officers handgun when the officer is on the ground.
Drawn Handgun Retention while Standing – against one- and two-handed attacks on the officers handgun in standing situations.
Drawn Handgun Retention while on the Ground – from the mounted position and side positions.
Long Gun Retention – defending against attacks on an officer’s rifle, shotgun or sub-gun.
Long Gun Disarming – front and rear attacks.
Handgun Disarming – front and rear attacks.
Strategic Baton – the use of a straight or expandable baton in an objectively reasonable manner for the purpose of subject control and compliance.
Vanguard Level Two Certification Facts:
Written and Practical Exams are administered in both the Instructor and Student Courses.
Instructors may certify Students in one or all categories of a particular level.
Student Certification time can range from 1-24 hours depending on categories addressed.
Student Certification is valid for one year.
Re-certification time is 1/2 the original time.Instructor Certification is valid for three years, provided the officer teaches 8 hours per year.
SSGT Vanguard Level Two Student Manuals are available for purchase.