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OC Pepper Spray Instructor Course

November 5, 2019 @ 8:00 am5:00 pm

Free – $100.00

Course Topics
• What is OC?
• Heat of OC, Concentration Levels and Calculating Capsaicin Content
• Spray Patterns
• Effects on the Eyes and Respiratory System
• Criteria for Selection
• After Use Guidelines and Post Exposure Cleansing
• Resistance and Control Management
• Escalation Through the Levels of Control
• Elements of Reporting Use of Force
• Principles of Balance, Movement, and Response Time
• Relative Positioning
• Drawing Techniques
• Exposure Exercises


Required Equipment
Clear Safety Glasses used during inert spray force-on force exercises
Change of clothes and towel for post contamination.


This program involves practical exercises. Students are required to actively participate in these exercises as part of their instructor-level training. Students should be in good physical condition for these classes in order to ensure successful completion of the courses. Some of these courses involve exposure to chemical agents as well as the physical exercises.

Students with physical conditions that may impair their ability to participate are responsible for contacting their physician for medical clearance prior to enrollment. Conditions requiring such consultation include but are not limited to high blood pressure, heart problems, lung problems, to include bronchitis and asthma, or allergies. Notice to students: All students in this course are exposed to OC as a requirement for their instructor training.

Individuals who have undergone any type of eye surgery in the past 12 months are not allowed to attend.

The Missouri Sheriffs’ Association will not assume responsibility for any students who do not seek medical consultation prior to course participation. Any student who is unable to participate in the exercises cannot complete this instructor level course.  It is incumbent upon the student to ensure they are physically capable of meeting the requirements of the courses.


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November 5, 2019
8:00 am–5:00 pm
Free – $100.00
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Jeanne Merritt
573-635-5925 ext. 305


Who Should Attend:
Anyone wishing to become an Instructor for OC Pepper Spray courses
Registration Deadline:
October 28, 2019
Hotel Deadline:
October 28, 2019


Missouri Sheriff’s Association
6605 Business 50 West
Jefferson City, MO 66109 United States
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(573) 635-9644