Ambush & Lethal Environment Recognition Training (ALERT) for Law Enforcement


Recognizing the need to mitigate the growing trend of injuries and deaths related to ambush encounters of the LE Officer

Course Title: Ambush & Lethal Environment Recognition Training (A.L.E.R.T.) for Law Enforcement.

Course Description:

DSI has recognized the need to mitigate the growing trend of injuries and deaths related to targeted ambush/surprise encounters against law enforcement personnel and has developed a training program to counter those trends. These learned skill sets will dramatically enhance and improve the law enforcement officer’s Awareness and Threat Detection (ATD) capabilities. The training can help law enforcement officers thwart potential ambush situations and turn them from a distinct disadvantage into a lifesaving tactical advantage. It benefits SWAT team tactics as well as patrol officers conducting routine patrol, special events, traffic stops etc. and protects all officers from ambush-type situations. The training also teaches officers methods to accurately assess violator/public contacts and gives the officer the ability to predict the potential for an encounter to escalate into a threatening event.

The program is designed to directly enhance the Law Enforcement personnel capabilities in advanced threat awareness skills and allows an aggressive approach to observe and identify booby traps, IED’s, ambushes and threats in a multitude of environments through threat indicators that exist in the surrounding environment. The program teaches officers how to establish baselines in these environments and how to recognize certain anomalies that indicate potential threats through human behavior, body language and ground sign awareness. Contact us to set up a 3 day Basic or 5 day Advanced training program at your department or for your area of Law enforcement officers.

Instructor Bio:

Randy Merriman is a career Law Enforcement officer of over 25 years and comes from a background as a Special Agent with a Texas Governors narcotic enforcement unit. Randy is certified as a Texas Law Enforcement Instructor and holds certifications ranging from Basic to Master level. He is recognized by the US Department of Defense (DOD) as an Awareness, Human Behavior Analysis (HBA) and Tracking Subject Matter Expert and has an outstanding reputation for the delivery of high quality training. He has developed awareness courses and has delivered training to a multitude of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and for numerous U.S. Department of Defense organizations and US Allies.

Randy has provided awareness courses in support of all branches of the US military and Special Forces communities. He has developed and provided Counter Improvised Explosive Devices (C-IED) awareness programs to the US Navy EOD Training and Evaluation Units and has provided services as the course developer and instructor for the Army’s Advanced Situational Awareness

(ASA) program at the US Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence (MCoE) at Ft Benning Georgia. He has delivered awareness and tracking programs to the USMC Snipers and was a program developer and subject matter expert for the USMC “Combat Hunter” program at Camp Lejeune,

NC. The USMC Combat Hunter is a program designed to teach Marines the ability to recognize indicators that reveal hostile intentions. He has also developed and taught these and other awareness programs to elite Military Units such as the British SAS, 3 Para, Royal Marines, Royal Tank Regiment, and has served as an instructor for the elite British Jungle Warfare Training facility in Brunei. He has trained Canadian Special Forces, Danish Frogmen Corp, Danish Jaegers, Danish EOD Engineers and the Dutch Royal Marines in their respected countries and around the globe in Awareness, Human Behavior Analysis, C-IED and Tracking skill sets.

Primary Instructors Name: Randy Merriman

Company Name or Agency: Dynamic Strategies International (DSI)

Address: Birmingham, AL

Phone: (325) 665-5554


Instructor Needs:

Classroom, Computer, PowerPoint Projector, Audio Speakers


Basic 3 day course - $325.00 per student

Advanced 5 day course - $685 per student

Min # of Students : 10

Max # of Students : 36

Student Equipment Requirements: Note taking material for Basic course. Cell phone and laptop computer required for Advanced course.

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