The Godfather of SWAT I consider it a privilege to recommend Jason Fitzwater and Mike Neal to be uniquely qualified to present tactical training programs to law enforcement officers. They teach solutions that meet and apply to today's law enforcement requirements and to the threats facing law enforcement officers today. For training to make positive changes, the trainees must have full respect for the trainers, the instruction must benefit the community, the Department and Officers. The training must be realistic and, at the same time, safe for all involved. This is the kind of invaluable training and instruction that will be provided by Jason Fitzwater and Mike Neal.
Respectfully Ron McCarthy LAPD sgt (Retired)
American Police Canine Association Conference. On September 27, 2017 while at the American Police Canine Association National Conference in Vincennes, Indiana, I was able to partake in a new type of firearms training. While being seated in the drivers seat of a vehicle, I was exposed to unknown threats from any direction and returned fire. Prior training of exiting the vehicle and finding cover before engaging the threat was the always go to. A new perspective of returning fire while still inside the vehicle opened my eyes to a new perspective of a better chance of survival. I want to give a big thanks to Sheriff Mike Neal from Monroe County Arkansas and Jason Fitzwater for this eye opening experience. K9 Officer Mark Bailey Mooresville Police Department Mooresville, Indiana
American Police Canine Association Conference. I had the opportunity to take their firearms class while attending a k9 conference. The class was awesome to say the least. Mike and Fitz were great instructors. We all learned new things and they both quickly adapted to each persons strengths and weaknesses. This class will teach you how to survive and stay in the fight. The class adapted to us and the instructors let us even shoot with our k9s by our side. Shooting through vehicles and , learning to engage all threats are just some of the things you will learn through this class. Make sure you attend this class if possible. I look forward to working with Mike and Fitz in the near future. -M. Vasel Merrillville K9 Officer
RIPLEY COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE TRAINING
I've been a cop for over 20 years. I've been to six different SWAT schools and over 100 trainings in my career and this class is easily in the top 3 best classes that I've been too. I recommend this class for any law enforcement that want to take it. - Officer Dan McMichael Scott City Police Department
I've never been to a training class like this one in my law enforcement career. This is by far the best training I've ever had and I can't wait to take it again. If you put this class on within 150 miles from here let me know because I'm going. Sgt. Jesse Drum Ripley County Sheriffs Department
Do you feel as if this training is beneficial for you and your career??? Without a doubt! This is life saving information. The research and first hand experience of the instructors combined with the way it's presented allows all students to absorb the knowledge. Cpl. Rich Medley Ripley County Sheriffs Department
Jackson County Sheriff's Department Training , Kansas City Missouri
Here are some evaluations from class participants.
I would be comfortable engaging a threat through my windshield after taking this class. I'm not sure I would have considered it prior to the class not knowing how effective it would've been. Deputy James Murphy Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Kansas City Missouri.
There is no doubt the class really sharpens your edge for an ambush encounter. I highly recommend your class and it should be mandatory regular training. Lt. Aaron Fordham Greenwood Police Department
This training will be beneficial and give you many things to think of while working the road. This training will really show you to keep your eyes open and always be aware. The training scenarios were realistic and will really get you thinking about how you should be training. The instructors were professional and because of this training officers lives will be saved.
I enjoyed the variety. The courses made me really look and think in stressful situations. I feel as if before this training I may not have been ready and reacted as quickly. I believe every Patrol, traffic, or tactical officer should have this training.
My favorite part of the training was running through the woods shooting targets with my partner. It was an absolute blast shooting through and from car. It was a great opportunity also for officers to experience the muzzle blast from a rifle so they become accustomed and not be surprised during an actual encounter. Every Patrol officer would benefit from this experience and training and there's not one thing I would change.
INDIANA SWAT OFFICERS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE INDIANAPOLIS INDIANA
This class is a huge eye opener and reminder that you can shoot through vehicles if you need to in a critical situation, I also enjoyed the instructors they made the training enjoyable and I would highly recommend this training to all law enforcement. Officer Laura Lightfoot Portage Police Department, Portage Indiana
This training was excellent and the hands on training on shooting through vehicles was invaluable. The training will defiantly benefit and prepare officers for an ambush event or other active shooter events. I wish I could've taken the full class and had more time to do more training. I love the fact that your class makes you really think and access and also involves a lot of moving and shooting