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In order to become a Raven, you will have to complete training in the following areas:

  1. Course Orientation
  2. Career Field History
  3. Code of Conduct
  4. Duties and Responsibilities
  5. Concepts and Principles
  6. General Operation
  7. Protection Principles
  8. Authority and Jurisdiction
  9. Federal, CRS and City Code
  10. Use of Force
  11. Weapon Safety
  12. Fundamentals of Defense
  13. Defensive Fighting Tactics
  14. Offensive Fighting Tactics
  15. Challenge Individuals
  16. Apprehension and Advisement
  17. Systems and Resource Security
  18. Restricted and Controlled Area Security
  19. Reporting/Alerting System
  20. Response Force
  21. Accident and Disaster Scene Security
  22. High Risk Incident Security
  23. Entry Control
  24. Individual Search and Handcuffing
  25. Weapon training-small arms (9mm and .40)
  26. Weapon Retention
  27. Physical Apprehension and Restraint Techniques
  28. Interviews
  29. Crisis Intervention Procedures
  30. Alarm Response
  31. Secure Crime Scenes
  32. Search Procedures
  33. Building Searches and Clearing
  34. Concept and Principles/Threat Spectrum
  35. CPR and First Aid
  36. Thermal Imager and Night Vision
  37. Electronic Security Systems (ESS)
  38. Communications
  39. Patrol
  40. Operations in Built Up Areas (OBA)

All officers must pass the course work with a 90% or better.
Proficiency testing must be passed with 100%.



Upon completion of basic training, officers are permitted to train in advanced fields.

Knife Defense

Survive the "Five second window"
The 12 angles of attack
Ground survival techniques
The Dennis Tuller Rule
Medical implications of knife wounds
How to search for concealed weapons
The Will-to-Survive attitude

Man Tracking

Aging the sign or trail and assessment of the sign or trail
Technology for aiding in the search and tracking
Point man techniques & employment of canines
Anti-tracking techniques and exercises
Speed and tactical tracking& avoiding ambushes
Team & individual tracking & helicopter employment
Command and control during the operation

Patrol DeTac

How to subdue passive and active resistors (combative subjects)
Proper use of force.
Street survival & court survival
Blocks, kicks and strikes
Ground survival
Knife & edged weapons defense
Escapes from headlocks and choke holds

Ground Tactics

Ground fighting techniques
Ground survival
Will to Survive
Recovery techniques
Weapon retention
Officer outnumbered
Arrest & Control
Ground shooting
Perceptual distortion

Upon completion of advanced training, the elite officers will continue their training in the following areas and upon completion will be apart of Raven Security Special Operations.

Mandatory Fitness Level (MFL)

Push Ups in 2 minutes 80+
Sit Ups in 2 minutes 80+
Pull Ups 35+
Two Mile Run 13 minutes or less
16 mile hike with 65 lb pack 4 1/2 hours

Close Quarter Battle (CQB)

Fields & angles of fire
Wall flood, penetration flood, saturation flood & the leap frog technique
Primary, secondary & overlap sweeps
Moving, check and cover drills
Barricades, oddities and unknowns
Command and control terminology
Range & officer safety

High Risk Entry

Establishing policy & liability issues
Basic scouting and tactical diagramming
Staging, briefing, and movement to target
Breaching, movement, and entry methods
Basic CQB
Rapid Response
Officer rescue procedures

Hostage Rescue (HRT) Operations

Equipment selection
Team training
Team tactics & protocols
Intelligence gather
Sniper support
Multipoint entry
Criminal hostage takers
Terrorist hostage takers
Special tools
HR operations & Media
Real time, 360 degree scenarios

Tactical Medic

Equipment selection
Thoracic Trauma
Needle Thoracentesis
Extremity Trauma
Basic Tourniquets
Head Trauma
Abdominal Trauma
Assessment (trauma)
Respiratory System
Assessment in the tactical environment
Advanced airway techniques
Care under fire
Search & Control techniques
Team movements & tactics
Non-lethal weapons employment and treatment


Close Protection Detail (CPD)

Executive Protection History
General Guidelines
Client Types
Principles of Executive Protection I, II, and III
Advance Work
Team Deployments
Physical Intervention Techniques
Combat Training
Stalkers and Paparazzi

Special Response Team (SRT)

Establishing policy and liability procedures
Scouting & tactical diagramming
Approaches and stacking
Breaching and entry methods
Team and individual movement
Officer rescue procedures and techniques
Active shooter scenarios and situations (schools/work place violence)
Team building exercises and drills
Bus interdiction & vehicle assaults
Live-fire range and CQB training
Real time, 360 degree tactical scenarios

Special Response Team (SRT) DeTac

Dealing with multiple subjects
Command presence
Weapon retention
Team & individual communication
Helmet protection
Shield work
Officer rescue
Liability issues



**All advance training includes additional training in weapon systems (M16, M4 Carbine, etc). To remain a member of special operations, personnel are required to continue their training, have a minimum of 48 hours of range time annually, and must pass all tests with a 100%. MFL must be maintained.


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