Training Opportunity!


The Quarryville Police Department is proud to announce that we will be hosting a one (1) day, OC AEROSOL INSTRUCTOR COURSE, presented by Defensive Technology Training Academy (Safariland Training Academy).  The course will be hosted at QPD HQ, located at 300 Saint Catherine St. Quarryville, PA, on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  

This course will certify graduates to provide operator-level instruction at your agency for a period of three (3) years.

The cost is $225.00 per student and is only open to sworn law enforcement officers, correctional personnel, state-licensed security personnel or active military personnel.

To sign up for the course, if students already have a PoliceOne profile, click here to register:  If you DO NOT have a PoliceOne profile and are a new registrant, click here:

Additional information about the course is below.  If you have any questions, please contact Officer Robert E. Burns at:

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Gain detailed information involved in the use of all types and forms of Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) aerosol projectors. This 8-hour course covers all aspects involved in the selection, preparation, deployment, storage and legal ramifications regarding the use of all OC products. The student will also acquire specific information in Defense Technology® OC products, including all formulations, blends and spray patterns, along with the skills necessary to return to their agency and conduct in-service training.

COURSE OVERVIEW:  One of the most common law enforcement tools in use today, this course focuses on the proper deployment of OC. The course is separated into lectured-based studies followed by a half-day of practical application drills, product testing and evaluation in the field. Unlike many classes on this topic, the information provided is direct from the manufacturer of the products used. The course covers topics such as tactical considerations, decontamination/ first aid, protective masks and criminal and civil liabilities, and policies and procedures with a focus on instructor development to prepare the student to provide in-service training and documentation for their agency. Throughout the class, students participate in discussions with our instructors who are nationally recognized for their experience in real-world deployments of OC products. Upon completion of the course, and successfully passing the final exam, the student may provide in-service training to their agency in specific areas for 36 calendar months from the testing date.

COURSE BENEFITS:  This course is conducted by real-world professionals with strong operational experience in their respective fields. Our instructors are either active or former SWAT, CERT, Military and/or Supervisory professionals with years of knowledge and experience as an instructor.

• Be able to provide operator-level instruction at your agency.

• Increase your understanding for the latest in OC products and the tactics associated with their deployment.

• Increase your understanding for liability and the legal ramifications regarding the use of OC.

PREREQUISITES:  Each attendee must be physically fit for duty and able to perform the physical skills associated with tactical applications. Students who have undergone any type of eye surgery in the past 12 months must notify the STA prior to enrollment. 


• Clear safety glasses used during inert spray force-on-force exercises

• Duty gear normally utilized when deploying OC products

• Duty belt