Medical Tactics for LE

The Call to Action

It is very likely that the contemporary police officer will find himself/herself confronted with the need to provide life saving maneuvers while at the same time making tactically appropriate decisions. It is not reasonable to expect the best in decision making from police officers without providing them with the necessary training. The International Association of Chiefs of Police recommends self-aid/buddy-aid be implemented as a fundamental part of LE training. Are your officers up to the task?

The Response

Medical Tactics For Patrol is a full day course developed by a leading trauma surgeon and SWAT officer to teach LEO's how to respond to traumatic injury by applying lifesaving skills to treat themselves, their fellow officers, or civilians before EMS arrives on the scene. Our goal is to "empower officers to survive and train them to prevail" by separating fact from fiction regarding wounds, ballistics, mindset, and medical tactics. We teach proven "hands on" techniques to treat bleeding, prevent shock, and maintain the airway as well as mental approaches to stay in the fight or to extract to safety. The course is designed specifically for officers with little or no prior medical training and each officer will come away with practical knowledge and skills along with a detailed course book, "Go Bag," and a Trauma Rapid Intervention Kit (TRIK).


Most instructors, including Dr. Dennis, are experienced sworn law enforcement officers in addition to being medical and paramedical service professionals. Each is simultaneously engaged in policing duties and tactical operations. Each instructor is personally trained by Dr. Dennis to facilitate all sessions.

Class Size

To facilitate the learning process, the course workshops are geared to a maximum class size of 30 to 40 students. The workshops are comprehensive and interactive with participation expected by all attendees.


Full Day (8 hours)
This extended session includes additional modules of instruction, which include less lethal munitions, and expanded practical exercises.

Each student walks away from the experience with the knowledge and the physical tools to prevail.

The Course Kit includes:

  • Textbook and classroom materials
  • Trauma Rapid Intervention Kit (TRIK)

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