In fact M. Adkins [Laythrom’s CEO and Director] was a Military Police Officer and Special Response Team Operator (like police SWAT) in the US Army for several years as well as an Officer for the Department of Defense and C.Rosier [Laythrom’s Chief Operations Officer] was a Munitions Specialist and Security Police Officer in the US Air Force.
We decided, not long ago, that we were going to launch an open invitation to all local police agencies. That invitation is for [OPFOR] Opposing Force, Force on Force Training.
Well, what does that entail, you might ask…I’m glad you asked.
We will be covering a wide variety of tactics and scenarios, from different tactical weapons carries to building/room clearing, trap and contain quadrants, High Risk Warrants and Drug Raids, Tactical Vehicle Handling, Tactical Weapons handling (including tac reloads and clearing), and Hostage Situations to name a few.
Why are we doing this?
Well, it is our belief that local law enforcement should train with people who are trained to play both sides of the fence (so to say), not to mention people who like to think outside the box. It is one thing for police officers to train with other police officers [typically “by the book training”], but it’s a whole new ‘horse of a different color’ when you have outside personnel throwing a monkey wrench into the gears.
Besides, who wouldn’t love strapping GoPro cameras to M4s and everything else in between; the footage alone should look B-A.
Laythrom Media Relations