Female Officer Survival
Delivered by Fortis Tactical Systems
The Female Officer Survival course is an intense fast paced 2-day course that is designed for the female law enforcement officer. The course is taught by professional certified female firearms, defensive tactics, active shooter, Krav Maga, and TCCC instructors. The course will cover hands on physical skills to include handgun skills, ground fighting, weapon retention, and close quarter combat. This course will improve your firearms skills, physical skills, mental preparation, and confidence.
Lead Instructor Teena Gooding. Teena is a 22-year law enforcement officer from South Carolina and has instructed firearms for over 15 years. She specializes in teaching self-defense to sworn officers and civilians. Since 2011 she has taught over 800 female law enforcement officers from 3 different states. Additionally Teena has developed self-defense training for individuals who are wheelchair bound and visually impaired. She currently serves as the Training Coordinator for the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers’ Association. She is on the Law Enforcement Torch Run Board for Special Olympics. She serves the officers of South Carolina as a member of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Assistance Program (SCLEAP) as a PEER Team Member. Teena successfully completed the Southern Police Institute and Senior Management Institute for Police.
"I enjoyed this program very much my overall confidence has soared compared when I first arrived. I'm really happy with the new ground techniques I learned that were more tailored for women."
"The instructors were real and honest. I thoroughly enjoyed the class."
"This course definitely put me to the test. I learned things that aren't usually taught, I pushed myself so much that I surprised myself. It gave me a reality check."
"The instructors did an amazing job. I would encourage any and all female officers to go through this training."
"This class was amazing. I am so thankful for each of the instructors. This class gave me so much confidence continue on and know that I can stay in the fight."
This course is restricted to Female Law Enforcement and Military Personnel Only. Each student will show or verify employment prior to course.
The Course Schedule will run from 7 AM to 7 PM on day one with a few hours in the classroom and the remainder of the day on the range and in the matt room. Day two will run from 7 AM to 4:30 PM between the range and matt room.
Equipment requirements for each student include: Agency issued tactical uniform for 2 days (All tactical duty equipment that is normally worn on the operator should be available each day.), Eye & Ear Protection, Vest, Holster, Magazine pouches, Handgun and Live Fire Ammo (250 rounds of pistol).
For more information download the Course Overview and Agenda.
The course will be delivered at GTI's Joint Operations Center at 1321 Technology Drive, Barnwell SC 29812 on August 28th – 29th, 2021.
Tuition for the course is $400 per officer.
GTI also has onsite individual room lodging available at $35 per night.
Contact GTI by email firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone 803-259-1935 to register and make payment arrangements.
An option to assist with funding to attend this course is GTI's Asset Trading Program (ATP). Visit the Asset Trading Program page on our website to find out more about this program.