Government Training Institute Newsletter February 2020

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GTI Monthly Mission Brief
The Government Training Institute (GTI) was founded in 2003 to address needs of state and local law enforcement agencies throughout the United States with research based training. GTI's multiple courses contain a cooperative curriculum base and ongoing research from a staff with extensive operational military and law enforcement experience.
Upcoming Training Classes
GTI would be glad to provide a written proposal, including all equipment needs and housing options, for any of the below listed courses, or any other training course that GTI provides. Just shoot us an email at or give us a call at 803-259-1935. We can also provide a proposal for a Mobil Training Team (MTT) to deliver any of our courses at your training location.

An option to assist with agency funding to attend any of GTI's courses or to procure new equipment for the agency is the Asset Trading Program (ATP).

You can visit our website Asset Trading Program for more information or contact us at and an program representative will get in touch with you.
Public Order Management
Public Order Management Course
Government Training Institute's Public Order Management Program overview: The core principle of Public Order Management is that the vast majority of crowds that gather are law abiding citizens who are legally exercising their rights to protest and voice their concerns and beliefs. This understanding should be the basis of any lawful protest and we must remember that we all took an oath to "Serve and Protect" and that oath includes protecting protestors and their right to lawfully protest. GTI's course covers several topics related to public order including: decision making model, communication, disorder model, tactical options, command and control, crowd dynamics and audit trails. The course involves classroom lecture and discussions along with several table top exercises.

Training courses are scheduled for April 6th-10th and July 20th - 24th. The tuition for the 5 day course is $850 per student, and GTI recommends onsite housing and catered meals for an additional $375.

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Advanced Hostage Rescue Tactics (HRT)
Advanced Hostage Rescue Tactics
The Government Training Institute's Advanced Hostage Rescue Tactics (HRT) course will teach the operators what an emergency assault team is comprised of, the inherent problems that exist with such a team and the stimulus that provokes a tactical response. Operators will also be exposed to advanced close quarter battle techniques along with clearing techniques involving; hallways, intersections and room entries. During the five day period, operators will be exposed to a building block training method, leading into force on force scenarios. Topics covered during the course include: tactical options for resolving hostage situations, emergency assault team, deliberate assault team, covered pile drill, close quarter battle / dynamic entry / room clearing techniques and hostage and suspect handling.

The next class is March 9th-13th, 2020. Tuition for the 5 day course is $1100 per student.

Read More About GTI's Advanced Hostage Rescue Tactics (HRT) Course
Rescue Task Force - Hostile Event Interdiction
Rescue Task Force
The Government Training Institute's Rescue Task Force - Hostile Event Interdiction course covers 8 separate modules of instruction delivered over 3 days. The course is the follow up response to a neutralized or mitigated active shooter event, where Law Enforcement students learn to unify with Fire, Rescue and Emergency Medical Services to conduct force protection and set up casualty collection points for medical personnel. The Rescue Task Force - Hostile Event Interdiction course gives students instruction and practical application in the following areas: brief history of active shooter, preparation, guidelines and definitions of hot, warm and cold zones, unified command, unified response and law enforcement force protection and casualty collection points.

The next class is March 17th-19th, 2020. Tuition for the 3 day course is $450 per student.

Read More About GTI's Rescue Task Force - Hostile Event Interdiction Course
GTI's Sniper Courses
Basic Sniper
Basic Sniper

The Government Training Institute's Basic Sniper course is an intensive 5 day course which covers an introduction to basic sniper, sniper nomenclature, weapon selection and maintenance, weapon manipulation, shooting fundamentals, ballistics, target engagement, team movement and sniper operations.

The next scheduled delivery for Basic Sniper is March 23rd-27th, 2020. Tuition for the course is $975 per student.
Advanced Sniper
Advanced Sniper

The Government Training Institute's Advanced Sniper course is a 5 day course which covers an introduction to advanced sniper, basic fundamentals, camouflage and tactical movement, final firing positions, observation and field sketching, ranging, wind evaluation, moving targets, barriers, low light firing, angular shooting and long range shooting.

The next scheduled delivery for Advanced Sniper is April 13th-17th, 2020. Tuition for the course is $975 per student.

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Close Quarters Battle (CQB)
Close Quarters Battle (CQB)
The Government Training Institute's Close Quarters Battle (CQB): Tactical Entries in a Hostile Environment course is designed around proven principles and tactics for close quarters battle that may be incorporated by Tactical Operators, Narcotic Officers and First Responders. This course develops "problem solvers" using techniques that are proven in hostile situations and dispel common misconceptions associated with close quarters battle. Within the three days of training students will receive maximum amounts of practical applications for conducting close quarters battle. Emphasis will be placed on single/multiple rooms, hallways, stairways and complex structure designs.

The next class is March 23rd-25th, 2020. Tuition for the 3 day course is $650 per student.

Read More About GTI's Close Quarters Battle (CQB) Course
DHS Basic SWAT Training
DHS Basic SWAT Training

The Government Training Institute's DHS Basic SWAT course covers several topics over the 7 days of training. Officers will learn proven dynamic entry and slow and deliberate entry tactics during practical exercises and force on force scenarios. Officers become familiarized with SWAT operations to include: High Risk Warrant Services, Vehicle Assaults, Citizen Team Member Recovery, and Ballistic / Mechanical Breaching. Students receive detailed practical applications in tactical shooting techniques associated with close quarter battle engagements. Students receive a detailed block of instruction on Terrorism, as well as tactical considerations when dealing with a terrorist threat such as improvised explosive devices. Students receive daily physical training to increase their physical performance in SWAT related mission environments.

The DHS Basic SWAT course is currently scheduled for May 11th-17th, 2020. Tuition for the course is $1200 per student.

Read More About Our DHS Basic SWAT Course
Law Enforcement Firearms

Our Tactical Instructor Dennis O'Connor who is a 25 year law enforcement veteran dives into the subject of law enforcement firearms and the issues associated with most departmental firearm programs and ways to fix them.

Law Enforcement Firearms
GTI Legion Courses
The GTI Legion program allows civilians access to the same fantastic instructors and training venues previously only accessible to Law Enforcement, Military and First Responders. All GTI Legion Courses are open enrollment.
The Responsible Handgun Owner

The Responsible Handgun Owner
The Responsible Handgun Owner class is geared toward two groups of people. The first group is people who have never owned a gun and are thinking about purchasing one and want a little bit of knowledge before they go spend their money**. The second group of people that this class is geared towards is those who already own guns, but still are not really familiar with the weapons features and how to safely operate them.

This training session will provide the shooter with the necessary skills to be a safe and responsible handgun owner, proficient in the successful operation of a pistol. This training will include time spent in the classroom and on the range preparing first time shooters on pistol safety, important range rules, and answering other beginner questions. Instruction will include marksmanship mechanics, draw, weapon presentation, sight orientation, and trigger skills.

*The next course is MARCH 7 and tuition is $150 per person.

Register online at The Responsible Handgun Owner
Precision Rifle

Precision Rifle Course
The Precision Rifle class covers topics needed effectively shoot mid to long ranges. The class will cover equipment, ballistics, range estimation, environmental conditions, and angular units of measure. If you are looking to make ethical shots on game at extended ranges, or just enjoy shooting targets at long range this class will cover all the information necessary.

*The next course is APRIL 18 and tuition is $250 per person.

Register online at Precision Rifle
Precision Rifle With Elevated Shooting

Precision Rifle
With Elevated Shooting

The extended version of the Precision Rifle course adds a second day with Elevated Shooting. The day is spent in our 135 foot / 10 floor elevated shooting tower that gives our students the opportunity to learn to shoot from high angles.

*The 2-Day version is being held APRIL 18 - 19 and tuition is $400 per person.

Register online at Precision Rifle With Elevated Shooting
Wright Shooting Concepts

Brandon Wright is a seasoned firearms and tactical operations instructor with a results oriented, hands on approach. With over 10 years of Law Enforcement experience with the James City County and Virginia State Police Departments, Brandon is a Master Instructor and conducts advanced level firearms and tactical training for senior firearms instructors and tactical teams. Brandon is also an accomplished professional shooter and currently represents Team Smith & Wesson.

Brandon Wright's Advanced Pistol Skills
Advanced Pistol Skills

If you're looking to find the class to get you to the next level the Advanced Pistol Skills is it. Whether you're a Law Enforcement Officer or a Competition Shooter, the fundamentals apply the same. Brandon will walk you through learning the balance of speed and accuracy.

Topics covered in class will include: Student Assessment, Speed on the Draw / Reloads, Acceptable Sight Picture, Trigger Management, Target Transitions and Far Target vs. Close Target engagements.

*Tuition for the May 16th class is $200 per person and class is open enrollment*

Register online at Brandon Wright's Advanced Pistol Skills class.
Brandon Wright's Pistol Mounted Optics
Pistol Mounted Optics

Have you just purchased a Pistol Mounted Optic and need training on the How To? Or have you been shooting it for a while and have experienced "losing the dot". Brandon will walk you through how to navigate running an optic on your handgun. He will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of a red dot, help you navigate obstacles like water/fog/mud, and build your confidence in your setup. A must have class if your everyday carry is equipped with a red dot.

Topics will include: Zeroing distances, Advantages and Disadvantages of a PMO, Gun Setup, Use of Suppressor Sights, Overcoming Potential Obstacles, Acceptable Sight Picture and One Handed Operations.

*Tuition for the May 17th class is $200 per person and class is open enrollment*

Register online at Brandon Wright's Pistol Mounted Optics class.
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