Training Name: Active Threat Response - User Course
Course Name: Ohio Active Threat Response - User Course 16hrs. CPT general hours - 24CPT038
Dates: 06/03/2024 - 06/04/2024
Venue: Columbiana High School - Columbiana County
Columbiana, OH 44408
Price: $750
Instructors: RED Team Cadre
Ramon Diaz
John Elberty
RED Team Cadre
Training Description:

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Email OTOA Training or call Tony Castillo, OTOA Active Threat course coordinator, at (419) 787-7098.

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OTOA Active Threat Response - User Course Overview

The OTOA Active Threat Response - User Course is tailored for front-line officers, providing them with crucial principles and tactics for effectively handling active threat situations. This course uniquely combines classroom instruction on evidence-driven principles with hands-on, skill-based tactical training. Officers are prepared for real-life scenarios, focusing on saving lives and making critical decisions under pressure.

Unique Training Approach

This course stands out by integrating evidence-driven, classroom-based principles with practical, skill-based tactics. Key areas of focus include critical incident decision-making, the legal use of force, and de-escalation strategies. The curriculum is designed to equip officers with the skills necessary to respond effectively to active threats, enhancing their ability to protect and save lives.

Real-World Application

The training culminates in safe, reality-based scenarios that emphasize de-escalation tactics. These practical exercises allow students to demonstrate their proficiency and readiness for real-life challenges, ensuring they can apply their learned skills effectively in active threat situations.

Student Equipment Needs:  NO LIVE AMMUNITION OR MAGAZINES

·         ALL TRAINING WEAPONS WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE OTOA FOR SCENARIO-BASED EXERCISES

·         Uniform of the day, as required by the agency, duty gun, and assigned patrol rifle, NO MAGAZINES OR AMMUNITION

·         Duty Belt, No Police Equipment (No Tasers, Batons, OC Spray, Magazines, etc)

·         Ballistic Vest - Optional

·         Safety Equipment to include EYE PROTECTION.

Course Goals

Detailed Class Schedule

Class starts at 8:00 AM, and the training days are eight hours long.

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Day 2

Lodging, Travel, and Food

Please note that the course fee does not cover lodging, transportation, or meals. Attendees are responsible for arranging their accommodations and meals during the course.


Need to get this training close to home? 

Email OTOA Training or call Tony Castillo, OTOA Active Threat course coordinator, at (419) 787-7098.


Any tactic, technique, or technology covered at any OTOA advanced training or annual training conference MUST be applied in compliance with the United States Constitution, the Ohio Revised Code, and the rules and regulations of an attendee’s employing law enforcement agency.