OC Pepper Spray Instructor Course
August 26, 2019 or November 5, 2019
Missouri Sheriffs’ Association
6605 Business 50 West
Jefferson City, MO 65109
COST: Contracted Agencies $0.00 / Non-Contracted Agencies $100.00
This 9 hour instructor course begins with the history of OC Pepper spray use and moves onto health effects including impact on human eyes and the respiratory system. It covers in-custody deaths and the role pepper spray may or may not have played. In addition to covering how to deploy pepper spray, this course goes into under what circumstances pepper spray may be appropriately used as a force option, decontamination procedures, and the need to monitor closely for adverse medical effects after its use. The end-user student certification is 4 hours.
Graduates of this course will be able to properly train others to make good use-of-force decision relating to the use of pepper spray, how to properly deploy the product, and how to properly de-contaminate individuals exposed to pepper spray.
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: Students are encouraged to wear proper clothing (i.e. BDU pants, t-shirt or compatible clothing) for skill drills and to bring a change of clothing and a towel. Eye protection is also required.
CLASS SIZE: Limited to 20
MORE INFO: Contact Donna Arney 573-635-9644, ext. 106 or Kevin Merritt at 573-301-7728 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This program involves practical exercises. Students are required to actively participate in these exercises as part of their instructor-level training. Students should be in good physical condition for these classes in order to ensure successful completion of the courses. Some of these courses involve exposure to chemical agents as well as the physical exercises.
Students with physical conditions that may impair their ability to participate are responsible for contacting their physician for medical clearance prior to enrollment.
Conditions requiring such consultation include but are not limited to high blood pressure, heart problems, lung problems, to include bronchitis and asthma, or allergies.
Notice to students: All students in this course are exposed to OC as a requirement for their instructor training. Individuals who have undergone any type of eye surgery in the past 12 months are not allowed to attend.
The Missouri Sheriffs’ Association will not assume responsibility for any students who do not seek medical consultation prior to course participation. Any student who is unable to participate in the exercises cannot complete this instructor level course. It is incumbent upon the student to ensure they are physically capable of meeting the requirements of the courses.