Lesson Objectives • The student will be introduced to several different vehicle assault tactics. • The student will be able to perform basic vehicle assaults. • The student will be able to identify different scenarios, which require dynamic and passive assaults.
Vehicle Assaults • This instruction is primarily directed towards the assault techniques that deal with personal passenger vehicles such as vans, cars, and trucks. • Bus, Train, Plane, and Boat assaults are advanced in nature and demand intense instruction and practical application. These type of assaults will not be covered by this period of instruction. They are titled Linear Vehicle Assaults.
Assault Techniques • Passive Assaults (Narcotics Buy Busts) • Dynamic Assaults (Hostage Rescue)
Passive Vehicle Assault Vehicle Positions • Front Block • The front block is the preferred method for assaulting from a vehicle due to immediate visibility of the suspects within the vehicle. The Windshield is laminated and it is highly unlikely to be tinted. • Rear Block • The rear block is generally used for stealthy approaches and tends to be used more often for passive suspect control. A breach may be warranted due to the configuration of the vehicle and the tint on windows. Side windows are tempered glass and have a high chance of deflection.
Dynamic Vehicle Assaults • Dynamic Vehicle Assaults use the same tactics as that of Dynamic Entries. • Principles • Speed • Surprise • Violence of Action
Dynamic Vehicle Assaults • These tactics utilize diversionary devices and techniques to heighten the chance of survival for all parties involved. • Suspects actions, propensity for violence, statements, and the presence of weapons may warrant the use of these tactics.
Dynamic Tactics • Chemical agents • Diversionary Devices • Breaching • Extracting
Team Positions • Assaulter • Support • Team Leader
Assaulter • Provides continuous cover for support team members. • Provides intelligence to other team members.
Support Member • Provides supportive cover for assaulters. • Provides Diversionary Device Deployment, Breaching, Chemical Munitions, and Extractions.
Team Leader • Provides Directive Instructions for operators. • Provides supportive cover for operatives. • Does NOT actively engage in assault tactics or support activities.
Team Formations • Rear Block Rear Assault • Front Block Front Assault • Front Block Column Assault • Rear Block Rear Assault Breach Point