Cherries CT School (Government Only)

The CHERRIES COUNTER-TERROR SCHOOL is one of the longest running counter-terrorist-specific tactical training schools in the U.S.  Founded in 2000 (Pre 9-11, formerly IMS Counter Terror School), Cherries was the first tactical school established in the U.S. to bring the authentic, Israeli-developed, counter-terrorist tactics, including; limited penetration method of room clearing to police and military units.

We continue to focus on training LE and military units with a no-nonsense, results oriented, combat doctrine.  It is catered strictly for terrorism related tactical response, with the emphasis on hardcore, maximum stress induced training - in order to acclimate our students to real world operational conditions.

HOW TO TRAIN WITH US: 

INNER AGENCY/UNIT HOSTING

We are currently only available to be hosted by units or agencies.  Please contact us using the form below for more info on pricing and scheduling. 

CURRENT COURSES:

1/3/5-Day Limited Penetration Course
Our limited penetration course is designed to get you safely clearing rooms from outside the frame.  We created this method for terrorist, high threat room clears and it works.  It's safer and where your body will naturally put you when being engaged from threats inside the room.  

Course content includes:
-Intro to 45/90/45 
-Approach
-Concealment/Cover
-Distance To The Wall and Why/Angling
-Footwork
-Single and 2-man Room Clears
-Slow and Deliberate vs Fast (when and why)
-LimPen For Carbine and Pistol
-Body In Relation To The Frame
-Moving From One Room To The Next
-Hallways
-Center Fed Rooms
-Corner Fed Rooms
-Adjacent Rooms off Hallways
-Proper Weapon Positioning For Clears

1/3/5-Day Active Shooter Course 
This course is designed with the fundamental understanding that speed and aggression are key while armed in an active shooter situation.   
This course covers the core fundamentals of active shooter tactical response, and includes:
-Point Shooting 
-Rapid Drawing From Concealment
-Active Shooter Point Shooting
-Spotting All Threats
-Proper Threat Neutralization
-How To Sweep For Additional Threats
-Friendly Fire Avoidance/Anti-Fratricide
-Behavioral Based Room Clearing (Limited Penetration)
-Multiple Threat Interdiction
-Functioning Under Stress (Tunnel Vision, Auditory Exclusion, Endermal Reaction)
-CCW Gear Selection and Considerations
-Aggressiveness Training
-Identifying Yourself To Law Enforcement

1/3/5 Day Israeli Plain Clothes Operations Course
-Stalking Tracking
-Armed Considerations
-LimPen 2 Man Clears 
-Clothing Selection
-Foor Surveillance
-Vehicle Surveillance
-Breaking Distance
- Vehicle Arrests 
-Specialized Gear/Kit
-Friendly Fire Avoidance
-Language Skills For Foreign Areas Of Operation

5 Day Executive Protection
-Basics of Personal Security Details
-Authentic Israeli Special Forces Tactical Pistol and Carbine / Point Shooting
-Protective Formations
-Emergency Extraction/Immediate Action Reponses
-EP Specific Krav Maga Defensive Tactics
-Threat Assessment and Risk Analysis
-Advanced Scouting and Route Planning Overview and Breakdown
-Micro Protection / Meetings and Other Sit-down Areas of Operation
-Basic Surveillance Detection
-Combat Mindset Conditioning
-Working in Crowded Areas
-Anti-Paparazzi measures
-Tactical Shooting While Functioning Under Stress
-Vehicle Tactics
-Israeli Style Active Shooter Response For Non-Sterile Areas of Operation
-Engaging Threats in Crowded Areas
-Low Visibility/ Plain Clothed Operations (Mid East Ops)
-Low Light Operations
-Final Exercise

FOREIGN GOVERNMENT COUNTER-TERRORIST TRAINING
We offer specialized counter-terrorist consulting for governments looking to improve their overall security and counter-terror capabilities for the growing terror threat in both Europe and the Middle East.  We can build for you a custom counter-terrorist tactical program based on your governments current needs.
 
Specialized Counter-Terrorist Response Training For Existing Police Forces, Armed Security Personnel and Existing Specialized Tactical Units.  

Creation Of Counter-Terror Capable Special Tactical Units.  

Israeli EL-AL Style Security Training For Government Installations including airports, train and private businesses.