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1 Day Low Light Course

April 6 @ 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Statistically most Officer Involved Shootings (OIC) occur in Low or No light situations with officers being at a distinct tactical disadvantage, yet Officers receive little or no formal instruction or training in principals of Low and No Light operation or application in those environments.

The purpose of this assessment program is to expose the officer / operator to the following Low Light / No Light Flash Light Topics and to compare current available lighting systems with duty or issued equipment and updated / outdated or current techniques in using handheld and mounted light systems.

This course is being sponsored by the St Cloud Police Department and you must register with them by contacting the following:

Sgt Dawn Schattuck, Training division


Training times are adjusted for current outdoor range lighting conditions.

Topics Covered

  • Light Concepts and Considerations
  • Equipment selection
  • Concepts and Principles of low-light use
  • Learn to Read the light
  • Fundamental tactical concepts
  • Using hand-held flashlights with firearms – Handgun and Rifle
  • Weapons Mounted Light systems
  • The need for three – light systems
  • Deployment and use concepts – Dry
  • Deployment and use concepts – Live Fire
  • Light system application
  • Shotgun usage will be addressed and discussed but not utilized during the course unless prior arrangements are made

Equipment Required / Dry Exercises – Officer

  • Normal Duty Gear or Tactical Equipment
  • Unloaded Weapons Systems
  • Handheld Duty Light and Holder
  • Mounted Flash Light System(s) for Rifle and Handgun

Equipment Required / Live-Fire Range – Officer

  • Pistol, duty belt and 300 rounds of ammunition
  • Patrol Rifle – M-4 or equivalent .223 / 5.56 or MP-5 with Tactical Sling and 300 rounds of ammunition.
  • Spare magazines
  • Ballistic, Duty or Tactical vest
  • Duty Flashlight / Weapons Mounted Lights (If available) with a backup light system
  • Eye and Ear protection (mandatory)
  • Weather Appropriate Clothing
  • Ball cap – Mandatory

Note: Make sure your lights are fully charged or have plenty of fresh batteries. Also if you have optics make sure they also have fresh batteries. Lasers are not considered a low light option.

POST Credits:  8 Hours


April 6
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Dave Sohm


St. Cloud Police Department
101 11th Ave N.
Saint Cloud, MN 56303 United States
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