Professional Police Training 
Police Strategic Training Group  PSTGP, LLC
 
Course Enrollment:
Courses are open to all sworn local, county, state and federal law enforcement, as well as fire service personnel. 

Other public safety personnel with a legitimate need may also be admitted on a case by case basis.

We reserve the right to decline enrollment to anyone at our sole discretion.


2014 Training Dates:

Basic Course: Check back often for our 2015 Training Dates


Advanced Class
Watch for our 2015 training dates!

**Need a Private/Closed Course?  Contact us for details and to set one up!







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Non Destructive Entry (NDE/Lockpicking)

Why Use Non-Destructive Entry (Lock Picking)?   Simple: in many cases, law enforcement and the fire service uses the most expensive, the most destructive and least effective method to make entry into residential and commercial structures.  Sometimes a rapid, dynamic and destructive entry is necessary and tactically required.  However, sometimes a tactical situation may benefit from an alternative breach point using an alternative method.  In other cases, someone inside a dwelling may simply be in need of assistance and be unable to come to the door (think "lift assist", welfare checks or other non-urgent events).  In still other cases, entry is necessary for community caretaker and/or emergency situations, such as a house that is flooding, a welfare check, a suspicious circumstance, or similar.  How many times has a door been destroyed on a welfare check of the resident only to discover that they were on vacation?  The average cost to repair a door forced open can be expensive and in the hundreds of dollars, if not the thousands in some cases  Not to mention the lost time to wait for a board-up crew when those officers could be clear and back on thee street, or the insecure structure you leave behind, and the loss of good will for a destroyed home or business.  The same techniques will also work with a residential lockout, should you choose to also perform this.

 

We provide training and supplies for law enforcement and other public safety in Non Destructive Entry (NDE).  This training provides an alternative option to forced destruction when breaching a residential or commercial structure.  The techniques allow police and fire agencies a tactical option of entry, as well as the option to make entry in other circumstances where causing damage may be undesirable.  

We also offer several entry tools and products for law enforcement and public safety, most at a significant discount. 
 
You do NOT need a PayPal account to use the links-- any major credit card is also accepted.  Prepayment is not required for course enrollment-- we will invoice your agency following the class.

What this course is:   These courses offer a introduction into the art of lock picking and lock bumping as it applies in the law enforcement and fire fighter environment.  They will teach you the basics of these skills, and give you an opportunity to start to develop those skills on practice locks in the class.  The course will also teach you how those skills can be applied in a police agency or fire department environment in the course of your duties.  This is a course specifically designed with the law enforcement officer and fire fighter in mind.

This course is unlike any other.  We gear all of the content, instruction, and training to the Law Enforcement Officer and Fire Fighter in mind.


This course instruction and content is geared for municipal, county and state law enforcement and fire service personnel to make a non damaging entry. 

What people are saying about this course:
"Great course- Awesome set of tools"
"The instructor is very well informed"
"Plenty of hands on experience with the classroom materials"
"Great course!"
"A lot of 'hands on' training"
"Instructor was excellent and friendly.  Offered plenty of assistance to students.  Enjoyed trying all different types of locks."
"Large inventory of equipment, used both for practice and for demonstration, really helped the two-day introductory course leave a lasting impression and provided great 'Bang for the Buck"
"Bar none- no other law enforcement course has allowed us to walk away with such a large and useful tool bag.  I am confident I can respond to any call for assistance."
"I learned a lot about locks"
"Great class. Looking forward to the advanced class"
"Learned a new skill- lots of hands-on"
"Good material, lots of products, very relevant"
I liked the "instruction and one on one time and equipment"





Note that prepayment is NOT required.  Simply sign up for the course date and location that you desire, and we will invoice your agency following the course.  

If you desire to pay by credit card ahead of time or after the course, you may do so below on this web site, with most major credit cards.

** Basic Course ($550.00):  This two-day course on non-destructive entry (NDE) is perfect for the patrol officer, patrol supervisor, special response team (SRT/SWAT), or investigations/detectives in your agency, as well as the professional fire fighter/public safety.  The course is open to all sworn personnel, including applicable Federal law enforcement and fire service personnel.  In this course you will learn the basics of non-destructive entry, including basic lock picking, basic lock bypassing and bumping.  The class has been specially designed with law enforcement and fire personnel in mind, and will focus on those types of residential and commercial locks you are most likely to encounter in the course of your employment.  You will be given the opportunity to work on over 150 locks, including knob locks, lever handled locks, deadbolt locks, commercial mortise locks, and padlocks.  Legal issues related to NDE will also be covered.  Students will be issued as part of the course a professional lock pick set, as well as several other related entry tools. This is the first course of the 2-course series.  It may be taken back to back with advanced, or it can be taken with the advanced taken anytime (even months or years) afterwards.

 

**Advanced Course ($550.00):  This two-day course on non-destructive (NDE) and less-destructive entry is the perfect follow-up course for students who have had the basic course or a similar course.  Basic knowledge of lock picking, bumping and bypass techniques is needed before taking the advanced course.  The advanced course can be taken immediately after the basic course or at a later date well after the basic course.  This course will focus on sharpening the students’ lock picking techniques, as well as teaching additional bypass techniques, new techniques related to less-destructive entry (for locks that cannot be picked, bumped or bypassed), and several other options to make the law enforcement and fire service professional (patrol officer, patrol supervisor, SRT/SWAT, or detective or FPO) much more proficient with their entries and offering them several options and alternatives when assessing a location for entry.  Lock decoding, pinning and key identification will be covered. Legal issues will also be discussed, and students will be issued additional professional entry tools (different from what was issued in the basic course).  Students should bring with them their tools from the basic course.  This is the second course in the 2-course series, and is highly recommended to be taken to round out the skills learned in the basic course.

TO ENROLL:


Enroll Online with links above (if paying ahead of time) or online enrollment below (for agency use with invoice to follow after class), or mail in your registration form (form on flyer below).  You may also enroll by sending an email to enroll@pstgpro.com, specifying your name, agency, address, phone number, email and class/dates you are attending.


POLICE and FIRE enroll using same methods (same course dates/locations for police/fire).


Individual Attendees: Payment/Enrollment:  If you wish to enroll and pay ahead of time by credit card or Pay Pal, please click the link above for the appropriate class.  In the comments please let us know which date and location you are registering for as well as which class.  Please also include your agency name so we can verify your eligibility to attend the course.  You may also pay by check or cash-- in which case please provide a check ahead of time or bring check/cash on the first day of class.


Agency Sponsored Attendees: Payment/Enrollment: If your agency is paying for you to attend, you may reserve your place by registering below, by email or by mailing in the paper form.  If registering online below, in the additional comments section please include your agency name, address and contact numbers, and also the dates and location you are registering for.  Pre-payment is NOT required.  Your agency will be invoiced following the class.

The courses are open to all sworn local, county, state and federal law enforcement personnel and fire service personnel. Other public safety personnel with a legitimate need may also enroll.


Please bring agency identification to class on the first day.  Employment will be verified prior to the class date and identification will be checked on the first day. 


Course information, class dates, course content all subject to change at any time without notice. Courses are subject to cancellation and/or date changes.





ENROLLMENT FORMS BELOW:

Online Registration Form Below:
Within 72 hours of email or online registration you will receive a confirming email.  Additionally, if time permits between your registration date and the course date, you will receive written confirmation of your enrollment that includes a W-9 tax form, should you or your employer require one.  If there is a certain contact person or different address for billing, please also include that information.