The DPS Course is designed to train teachers and school personal how to respond to an Active Shooter. The course is 18.0 hours of classroom and range instruction consisting of, written examinations, practical exercises and proficiency demonstrations – live fire administered over a two day period.
The information is of significant benefit and is also available to teachers and employees who do not or choose not to carry in the school and wish to take the program on their own. Just one segment of the course deals with response to an active shooter by utilizing available assets, common items around you. Discussions include procedures for hardening potential targets, i.e. your classrooms, offices or other areas that may be impacted. There is a wealth of critical information available throughout course.
The student will receive a School Safety Training Certificate upon successfully completing the course. It should be on file at the school. It will be filed at DPS as part of the School Safety Certification Course.
Before the class starts you will have a live fire exam and a written test
Pre-Qualification - 50 Rounds - Required Score 90% - Minimum Target Score of 225
Pre-Qualification Written Test – LTC Rules and Regulations Minimum Score 90%
Last two Segments of the Class; Shooting Under Duress 150 Rounds – not scored
Final Written Exam – Minimum required score 90%
*** The live fire segments require 150 rounds. Please bring additional rounds for your firearm in the event of malfunctions or failures.
WHAT TO BRING:
Semi-Automatic Pistol: .380mm or above Caliber, plus 2 additional magazines.
Or if you choose a Revolver: .38 or above Caliber, plus 2 Speed Loaders.
All weapons must be clean, properly lubricated and in good working operating order for their use on the Range. All weapons will be re-inspected prior to use at the Range. Please bring a Tea Towel or a Pistol Shooting Mat for your weapon and ammunition.
Ammunition: All ammunition used must be listed on the Sporting Arms Ammunition Manufacturing institute List, (saami.org), i.e. Federal, PMC, Remington and Winchester to name a few. No Re-Loads are permitted for Liability Reasons. The Course calls for 200 rounds. Please bring additional rounds in the event of malfunctions or failures.
Bring adequate eye protection and ear protection: Appropriate range clothing and footwear is required; long pants, no open toed footwear or sandals, closed toed shoes or boots, sneakers are fine weather permitting. No tank tops or pullover shirts or blouses with scooped necks. Short sleeve t-shirts with rounded collar are fine. Wear clothing that keeps hot brass from finding a resting place. Headgear: billed baseball caps, boonies are acceptable as well.
Due to the critical nature of the DPS Program; Guardian Tactical offers additional ongoing Firearms Training Platforms for the Schools and Districts' appointed students. Our course of training takes over where the DPS School Safety Program leaves off. The complete course of training is accomplished over a three month period (longer if required). This is a Paid Elective Program available to the Schools and Districts who sponsor the Students. More Info.....
The overall objective of this course is to educate students on the responsibilities related to
School Safety. These are employees of a School District or Open-Enrollment Charter
School that hold a License to Carry a handgun.
You will personally be contacted by a GT representative for scheduling.