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Hosting A Training Session
We welcome all agencies to host a training a sessions with our trainers.
*ALL COURSES COME WITH CERTIFICATES OF TRAINING CERTIFICATIONS*
1. The courses must be well marketed: The sponsoring party promotes the
session to other trainers, agencies, departments, officers etc. This is
done through teletypes through your agency, phone, fax, and email. We
will assist you in your effort by placing your course on our training
calendar as well as emailing it to all our major contacts.
2. Dates need to be set: We would prefer all bookings to be completed
within 4-5 months in advance but we can work on getting the courses to
you sooner with a coordinated effort. Keep in mind that many of our
consultant/trainers are actively involved in the law enforcement or
security specialist field so we try to work around our work schedules as
well as your schedules. Also take into consideration if you have a trust
fund or grant money that needs to be spent by a certain date on either
equipment or training, we would like to be informed of this to help to
get the courses going.
3. Location determined: You must be able to access or provide a facility
that offers both classroom and training area. Classroom must have a LCD
projector or white board overhead. We bring our projectors as well but
as we may know “Murphy’s Law may take affect”. Mats are recommended to
help us in the “Real Time” training arena particularly when conducting
full throttle drills. Well-carpeted areas would be sufficient as well.
4. Hotel Referrals: Provide a list of hotels for traveling attendees and
5. Co-sponsoring: Agencies can combine resources to sponsor a course.
E.G.: By splitting the base fee with other agencies the total commitment
is divided, which is much more palatable for accounting and often easy
to fill as each agency can be responsible for their share of slots and
either promote it in their region or select key personnel.
6. Liability waiver and insurance: Our training is extremely safety
conscious and all training systems and evolutions are closely explained
and monitored. As consultants and trainers, our job is to transfer the
safest and easiest way to improve performance. However, we all must
appreciate that any time there is physical activity there is risk. Most
agencies or training facilities already have a comprehensive policy.
However, we want to confirm that students will be able to sign your
agency's waiver, and that the training staff is covered as well. Please
advise us if you do not have coverage of this type. In addition to this
we will ask of every student to read, understand and sign our hold
harmless waiver and liability form prior to any training.
7. Additional Information on Training: Training evolutions can be video taped. All video training evolutions
and their explanations can be video taped. If they are video taped, an
un-edited copy must be made available for our records. This policy has
dual benefits: First, it provides host agencies with a training record
that will ensure greater retention and proper use of the tactics.
Secondly, it serves to protect everyone attending the course by
documenting the specific SOP’s and evolutions of the training.
8. Cancellation policy: We will establish a cut-off date whereby we
postpone or cancel the session if for any reason this course does not
fill adequately. We will still provide the training even if the class is
smaller than we expected but keep in mind, we have staff that will be
traveling to your location. This type of travel includes our staff
having lodging needs and airfare travel.
9. Host agency slots: FREE 2 "up to" 6 slots provided the turnout meets
our minimums and all travel and professional fees are fulfilled.
10. Payment: Professional fees are payable prior to training or at
completion of services. Fees are to be in U.S. funds or equivalent. We
realize many agencies require the 30-day processing time and that is no
problem. We just ask for advanced notice on payment type.
11. Specialized Payments: Trust fund, Purchase Orders, Business Credit Cards, Agency co-sponsor
or slots. It needs to be determined if this will be a contract, i.e.
Purchase Orders, Trust Funded, Business Credit Card or will the
participants be paying by slot.
Only our staff trainers from Awareness Protective Consultants LLC will
teach our courses. All of our instructors are active police officers, military,
firefighters or retired from their respective agencies. During our courses, we
will have a minimum of 2 instructors in the class. During the larger scale
training courses, we will have 2 or more instructors available for the class.
Class sizes vary according to the curriculum and the desired student to
teacher ratio for optimum learning. Classes can be larger than the recommended
limit but a second instructor or more must be present for safety and to meet the
learning objectives. If your facility can accommodate, so can we. Financially,
adding a second or third trainer to accommodate more students is easier than
trying to reschedule a second class.
All of our courses can be customized to fit your respective agency needs
gearing towards your agencies specific objectives. Please contact us in regards
to this type of training setting. All courses include handout training materials
and certificates of training.
PAYMENT TYPE AND COORDINATING TRAINING BUDGETS
While training is a must for any agency, there is much time and
preparation spent on building lesson plans and coordinating with our instructor
staff that is comprised of current and former police SWAT trainers, Corrections
Trainers and Counter Terrorism Trainers. Please advise us in advance if your
agency will be paying through purchase order systems, grant/trust funded or if
officers will be paying on their own. Having ample preparation time for the
courses will help our team put together the proper amount of handouts and power
point presentations for each class. We thank you for your assistance in this
OUT OF STATE ATTENDANCE
Often we may have courses that are state/agency funded and out-of-state
officers or participants may not be able to attend. Keep in mind that we
advertise our courses on our website and many inquiries may come our way. Please
let us know in advance if this creates a problem with your agency.
Much of our training consists of Force-On-Force operations included with
the classroom portions. We like to have adequate training sites for our force-
on-force operations as well. What we mean by this is we need to have a location
that we can utilize our training equipment and it will not be a problem in using
these systems. I.e. old building, residential or corporate that will give the
more “real time” training affect
CONSULTATIONS AND SPEAKING
Remember, we are consultants as well as trainers and we would be more
than happy to come to your facility to check out your training gear and agency
protocol. We would ask for advanced notice in this area so there is no training
schedule mix-ups. Contact us at any time.
BENEFITS OF TRAINING IN COMPARISON TO NOT TRAINING YOUR PERSONNEL
Understand that if you are an agency that conducts training in
half-speed mode, your end-users will work at half speed in the “real-time”
environment. We cannot stress enough the value of good training. Being “tough”
in the streets is not an acceptable method to bring to your personnel. You are
either “trained” or “untrained” and the lack of training will bring a huge
liability to your agency and to your current agency’s certified training staff.
If there are any questions or additional information you may require,
please do not hesitate to contact us by phone at 732-878-0701 or email us at