LETI Oleoresin Capsicum Spray Instructor


  • Oct. 25, 2022
  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Law Enforcement Training Institute, University of Missouri Extension, Assessment Resource Center
    2800 McGuire Boulavard
    Columbia, MO 65211 directions to this event
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This Instructor Level 8-hour seminar provides law enforcement instructors with a well-rounded understanding of oleoresin capsicum products as intermediate force options. The class focuses on training, application, and decontamination practices as well as policy, liability, and training documentation considerations. The course does not focus on one specific brand or product, but instead provides instruction on the options present, the benefits/detriments, and allows instructors to make an educated decision on what best suits their agency needs. The course also focuses on the need for de-escalation skills, medical research, and court findings. The practical application component of the program requires that instructors move beyond a static classroom environment and engage each other in scenario events while using inert OC sprays to effectively gauge their targeting capabilities.

To successfully complete this training attendees must demonstrate proper techniques for effective OC delivery, demonstrate the ability to instruct related material to classmates and the ability to evaluate the technique of other classmates

Instructor: Zach Chinea

Zach Chinea is the Lead Instructor for Firearms and Defensive Tactics for the Law Enforcement Training Institute Basic Law Enforcement Academy.  He developed and implemented P.O.S.T. approved academy training programs in defensive tactics for Ground Fighting & Control and OC Spray. 

Zach served for seven years with the Boonville, Missouri and University of Missouri Police Departments before accepting a Faculty position with the Law Enforcement Training Institute.  He has been a Field Training Officer, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Firearms Instructor, and Department Armorer.  In addition to his work with LETI he is working toward his Juris Doctorate at the University of Missouri School of Law.

Registration instructions:

P.O.S.T. CEU’s  8 hours

Skill Development   3 hours

Technical Studies  3 hours

Legal Studies   1 hour

Interpersonal Perspectives   1 hour

-Including 1 Hour of De-Escalation Training

Fee info: 

Instructor Certification: 235.00

Instructor Re-Certification: 175.00


10/25/2022 8:00 AM   10/25/2022 5:00 PM   2800 McGuire Boulevard, Columbia MO  65201 CEU=8.00

Registration deadline: 10/24/2022 11:59 PM

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