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LET700 Personal Defense Spray Course


Personal defense sprays represent an important self-defense and subject control tool for law enforcement and security personnel. It is important that instructors construct a safe learning environment for students to ensure safety and maximum learning value. This course is designed to promote safe and effective use of law enforcement chemical defense sprays. The participant will learn when defense sprays are appropriate, tactics of application, proper means of handling, and decontamination of those exposed. Additionally, the participant will be aware of the potential medical implications associated with the use of defense sprays.

This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements LET700 Personal Defense Spray Course #78031.


  • Composition of modern defense sprays

  • Control tactics follow-up procedures

  • Decontamination Procedures

  • Defense spray selection

  • Delivery systems

  • History of law enforcement chemical weapons

  • Physiological effects of defense sprays

  • Practical exercises

  • Practical Exercises Performed

  • Tactics of application

  • Use of force issues


  • Law enforcement officers, detention officers, and security personnel authorized to carry defense sprays

Professional Credits

  • 1.6 CEUs
  • 16.00 hours – Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)

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Last updated 10/21/2020 5:14 AM