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S.P.E.A.R. Instructor Certification

Mar. 4 - 7, 2019
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuition:  $750.00
ILEAS Training Center
1701 East Main St.
Urbana, IL 61802
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This course is certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.

Training Mandates

This course meets state guidelines for the following mandated subject areas:

  • Use of Force  (annual)
  • Procedural Justice  (every 3 yrs.)


The SPEAR SYSTEM is the world’s first and only behaviorally-based close quarter defensive tactics and personal defense program.  It is based on science, psychology and human biomechanics.  It uses hard-wired reflexes to enhance an officer’s ability to detect, intercept, and defend a sudden close quarter ambush.  This system is not a martial art nor does it replace other defensive training systems.  The SPEAR System provides a bridge between the sudden onset of an attack and the DT skills an officer already possesses, so the design will enhance any existing program.

This Trainer Development Program allows agency instructors to introduce a full SOP/ROE into their agency’s Use of Force Model covering recognition of pre-assault behavior, Startle/Flinch Conversion Theory, Counter Ambush Policy Development, Close Quarter Tactics and scenario/drill development.  The new format for SPEAR 5.0 will enhance an officer’s ability to identify pre-contact cues, allowing more incidents to be resolved with less violence.  This course will enable instructor graduates to increase the safety of officers within their agency, regardless of the officer’s age, gender or size.

The new SPEAR 5.0 course has an improved focus on both the officer’s and the subject’s safety, thus, reducing liability.  The new design also enhances decision-making and recall, which will help officers better articulate use of force decisions so both the officer and the agency are protected.

The course is delivered in a blended training format and includes pre-loaded video and materials for registered students.   This will accelerate the learning process and maximize the practical application and drill time allowed in class.  While the approach taken involves a “brain-based” curriculum, this course is physical in nature.  Students should be prepared for physical training and wear clothing suitable for defensive tactics exercises.  No firearms will be allowed in the training area.


  • The SPEAR System 5.0
  • Extreme Close Quarter Contact Readiness
  • Fundamentals of Performance Enhancement Psychology
  • Fear Management
  • Verbal Strategies and Tactics for De-Escalation
  • How to Penetrate the Reactionary Gap
  • Integrating Natural Flinches into Close Quarter Combat Training
  • Intelligently Engaging Unexpected Violence
  • Dashcam and Bodycam Video Analysis

Conducted by

Blauer Tactical Systems, Inc.
Encinitas, California