U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

NCJRS Virtual Library

The Virtual Library houses over 235,000 criminal justice resources, including all known OJP works.
Click here to search the NCJRS Virtual Library

Ballistic Shields Tactics

NCJ Number
Law and Order Volume: 56 Issue: 10 Dated: October 2008 Pages: 119,120,122-125,127,128
Jim Weiss; Mickey Davis
Date Published
October 2008
8 pages
This article describes the Palm Beach County, FL Sheriff’s Office ballistic shield tactics program conducted by Strategos International.
Working in partnership with the Palm Beach County, FL Sheriff’s Office, Strategos International conducted a Ballistic Shield Tactics program that made conceptual advancements in the use of shields. The goal of the program was to demonstrate mastery of ballistic shield tactics combined with Physical Conflict Resolution methodology. This article reviews the various shield tactics taught within the Ballistic Shield Tactics program: (1) basic combat stance, (2) shouldering of the shield, (3) ballistic shield stack, and (4) reloading shield operator’s weapon with ballistic shield. The basic course work concludes with testing and demonstration of Ballistic Shield Course skills. The program premise is based on Strategos International identification of many tactical teams moving too slowly to clear areas.


No download available