Be The Host Agency For The OTOA CQB Pistol for Patrol Officers Course

OTOA CQB Pistol for Patrol Officers is a one-day course structured around Patrol/Detectives/SRO’s/Narcotics Officers that could find them engaged in a gunfight inside of a structure. The incident can arise from a search warrant to a domestic call to an active threat inside of a structure. The class will cover the basics of close quarter battle utilizing a pistol and what officers normally carry day in and day out during course of their duties. The course will cover Mindset, Marksmanship, Weapon Manipulations and Tactics that can be utilized by Patrol officers to win the engagement.


Being the host agency for an OTOA training class can be a benefit to the agency with the acquisition of free training slots. These free training slots do however come with a cost. The cost is not financial but will require some work and logistics help on the part of the host agency.

  • Free training spots are directly related to the number of "paying" course attendees
  • The following items represent standard equipment needs for the OTOA Instructors to facilitate our Stress & The Professional Telecommunicator course. Other materials may be required depending on the facility and any special student needs.
  • The course host will be informed of any additional requirements, or changes to the items listed below within a reasonable time frame prior to the start of the class.

Classroom Accommodation Needs

Live fire shoothouse capable of utilizing standard FMJ (ball) ammunition, please provide requirements and any certifications required to utilize said shoothouse

OR indoor or outdoor range with 25 to 50 meter length minimum and 10 firing points across

Access to a building multiple rooms and hallways capable of UTM/SIMS/Airsoft force on paper exercise

Needs Assessment

Locate an area hotel for out of town attendee officers. Establish a contact person at said hotel and provide the name and phone number to the OTOA Training Operations Chief.

Marketing Assistance

Marketing the OTOA CQB Pistol for Patrol Officers course is "primarily" the responsibility of the OTOA. The OTOA will make every effort to advertise and send out marketing material for all OTOA training courses. Depending on the region, course offering or other unforeseen circumstances, training courses may encounter difficulty attaining the OTOA minimum training course attendee standard.

As the Host Agency for the OTOA CQB Pistol for Patrol Officers course, you may be asked to actively participate in the marketing campaign for the course offering. The Host Agency marketing campaign participation includes but is not limited to: LEADs Teletype to the region the course is being offered, email solicitation, phone calls, text messaging, Facebook posts, etc., etc. LEADs announcements must be sent to the OTOA Training Operations Chief.

Interested?

Send an email to: jim.hardman@otoa.org

The OTOA is prepared to conduct the OTOA CQB Pistol for Patrol Officers course in every region in the State.

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