Boyd’s Cycle Applied to Conflict Survival / Ten Deadly Errors

These lessons are approved for in-service credits in the state of Maryland by the Maryland Police Training Commission.

Course Description

In this course, Instructors Borelli and Nance discuss Boyd’s Cycle – otherwise known as the decision making cycle – and how it applies to emerging victorious in conflict situations. The Cycle is broken down, examined, and reviewed for application in arrest scenarios. Part one of the course reviews and examines Boyd’s Cycle, otherwise known as an OODA Loop or the human decision making cycle. Part two examines panic, its impact on conflict situations and how it can be avoided through training. Part three examines the value and proper use of After Action Reviews (AARs) or debriefs. After this vital training, the most common mistakes officers make, commonly referred to as “Ten Deadly Errors,” are reviewed.

If there are any questions with regard to the content, please contact the instructor: Lt. Frank Borelli via email to


There are no prerequisites for attending this program. 

About the Instructors

Lt. Frank Borelli – LE Instructor / Editorial Director
With over 35 years of operational experience and more than 30 years of instructional experience, Lt. Borelli has taught programs involving firearms, defensive tactics, officer survival, active shooter response and more to officers from all levels of government to include city, county, state, federal and military. He remains active in law enforcement, continually training and being trained to keep his skills up to date and sharp. 

Sgt. Richard Nance – LE Instructor / SWAT experience / TV personality 
Richard Nance is a veteran police officer and former SWAT team leader. He is the co-owner of WARTAC, a company that provides training in firearms, tactics, and personal defense. Nance cohosts Handguns & Defensive Weapons, a new television series on the Sportsman Channel. 

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Course Includes

  • 7 Lessons
  • 1 Quiz
  • Course Certificate