Statewide Training Academy, Inc.    
"Excellence Through Training"

OCAT Course

 OC Pepper Spray Class

COURSE TITLE:        OC Pepper Spray

COURSE TIME:       3 Hours 

COURSE FEE:          $50.00

INCLUDES:              All course materials, Training Manual, 
                                    issuance of
of Pocket Card and Wall 
                                    Certificate (to successful students)

DESCRIPTION:       This course covers the defensive tactics 
                                    and field decontamination
techniques to be
                                    used when carrying a less than lethal force 
such as OC Spray. 

FORMAT:                DPS/ PSB Microsoft® PowerPoint Presentation 


BE ADVISED:  Both Non-Commissioned (unarmed) and Commissioned (armed) security officers are required to complete a training course (such as OC) in order to be able to legally carry a “Chemical Depensing Device” under Texas Law. House Bill 1132 which took affect Sept. 1st, 2005 requires that all security officers whom want to carry a “Chemical Despensing Device” must complete a training course.  The OC program satisfies this Legislative Requirement.                             

Aerosol chemical agents have been around for many years. The impact of the use of these chemical agents wasn't significant until 1976 when Mr. Gardner Whitcomb introduced an Oleoresin Capsicum (pepper spray) formulation. At the request of Mr. Whitcomb, the first official OC training manual was co-written by Roland Ouellette and Ed Nowicki.  OC has proven to be more effective than CS or CN, and as a result, numerous companies now manufacture OC aerosol sprays.

What is Oleoresin Capsicum?
Commonly called "Pepper Spray", Oleoresin Capsicum is a convenient aerosol spray that is used as a protection device. When used before hands-on defense, there is less risk of injuries to all parties.

Effects of OC?
OC affects the skin, face, eyes, and respiratory system and is usually immediately debilitating. This court-defensible deterrent is reliable and has no long-term harmful effects on the recipient. OC is completely safe.

Who benefits from OC training?
The OC Pepper Spray program is designed for human service professionals who deal with conflict or potential violence. This includes corporations, law enforcement organizations, security, academic, healthcare, military, and federal agencies. More than 4,500 OC Pepper Spray instructors have been trained worldwide.

You will learn how to...

  • Identify the stages of conflict in order to: recognize the threat, reduce the threat, and determine how and when to use force.
  • Apply state-of-the-art tactical concepts such as: spraying techniques, disengagement, proper defensive positions, methods of movement, multiple opponent defense, contact and cover system, defense against moving attacks, ground defense, and drawing techniques.
  • Avoid liability suits through: Certified training, understanding the effects of OC spray, identifying factors which justify OC use, and proper OC incident documentation.

State-of-the-art training is conducted in a safe classroom environment using the latest simulators.  Hypothetical situations are acted out with the use of live-pray exercises.