This program is designed to teach advanced breaching skills and properly prepare officers to instruct law enforcement personnel in this area. A strong emphasis will be placed on the development of a tactical breaching plan and the following breaching methods: ram, pry bar, hydraulic, and ballistic/shotgun. An overview of explosive entry techniques and exothermic torches will be presented. In addition, training and operational safety standards/protocol, identification of fortifications, locking mechanisms, innovative breaching equipment, and advanced instructional techniques will be covered. The cost to attend the OpTac International Tactical Breaching Instructor Program is $599 per person. There is limited space available, therefore paid reservations will be accepted on a priority basis.