Dart-Firing Stun Gun

Course Code:

Credit Hours:
8 clock hours

Effective beginning:



Course Description:
This course is a component of the Law Enforcement/Corrections CMS Basic Recruit Academy. It is designed to prepare prospective officers in the proper use of the dart firing stun in accordance with the recommended response to resistance matrix. This course includes classroom instruction and practical physical exercises and demonstrations.


Course Details


This course is open only to students admitted to the Law Enforcement CMS or Corrections Basic Recruit Academy. 

  • Florida Basic Abilities Test (FBAT)
  • Fingerprints
  • Criminal History and Background Check
  • Drug Screen Test





Required textbooks/ course materials:

No textbook or course materials are required to purchase for this course.

Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Training, Volume 2 Author: Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice Standards And Training Commission Publisher: Xanedu (provided)



Assignment/course outline:

See first-day handout.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

CJK 0422V, Dart –Firing Stun Gun, is an approved course by Florida Department of Law Enforcement for the purpose of Law Enforcement Certification.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Identify the use of a dart-firing stun gun (DFSG) per F.S. §943.1717 and §790.01(4)(b)

  • identify and articulate legislative concerns regarding DFSGs and their impact on officers in Florida
  • identify and articulate the possible effects that a DFSG has on the human body
  • properly and safely operate a DFSG
  • articulate verbally, and in reports, the justification for tactical options chosen while participating in DFSG simulated scenarios
  • use verbal skills to de-escalate a situation and avoid the use of a DFSG

LAW-EN Outcome 1: Demonstrate mastery of Law Enforcement knowledge and skills.

LAW-EN Outcome 2: Demonstrate safety skills appropriate for employees in a Law Enforcement work setting.

LAW-EN Outcome 3: Apply critical thinking and problem solving proficiency as appropriate for employees in a Law Enforcement work setting.

LAW-EN Outcome 4: Demonstrate team building, interpersonal, and ethical skills as appropriate for employees in a Law Enforcement work setting.

LAW-EN Outcome 5: Demonstrate leadership, organizational, and professional skills appropriate for employees in a Law Enforcement workplace.

LAW-EN Outcome 6: Demonstrate skills required for state certification and employment as a law enforcement officer. 



Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

Lecture is the primary method of instruction. Students are expected to be attentive and are encouraged to ask questions. Lectures will come primarily from the textbook in formats that may include power point presentations, white board illustrations, videos, and web-based technologies and student discussion on specific topics.


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