Government Training Institute Newsletter May 2011

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GTI Monthly Mission Brief
GTI Offers Two New Classes!!

Gangs and Terrorism
Terrorists targeting America do not operate in a vacuum. They often conspire, utilize and recruit others to further their goals. Most often, and not so obscure, is the partnership between gangs and terrorists developed within communities and prisons across the country. This is not a new concept nor is it merely an historical one, but a current and growing issue that is critical to the protection of the United States. The partnership between gangs and terrorists create new concerns for counter terrorism officials and law enforcement in general. At the conclusion of the Gangs and Terrorism course, students will have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of gangs and terrorists and how they work together. They will be able to identify gangs and terrorists within their jurisdiction. Students will have the training to identify the indicators of terrorist activities involving gangs and terrorist groups within their community.

This course consists of 3 days of lecture.

Gangs and Terrorism - Investigation and Interdiction
Law Enforcement Officers must consider getting out of the 'first responder' mode and into the counter-terrorist mode. They should patrol potential targets as part of routine shift patrols, by utilizing systematically unsystematic patrol techniques, conduct aggressive traffic enforcement, make vehicle stops that are more inquisitive, fully investigate 'suspicious' person's calls and conduct surveillance of potential targets. At the conclusion of the Gangs and Terrorism - Investigation and Interdiction course, students will be able to: Utilize criminal interdiction methods as a counterterrorism strategy; Have the understanding of the importance of proactive law enforcement in the fight against terrorism as well as the importance of working with local security forces; Have the tools to identify potential targets of a terrorist attack; and identify local potential terrorist blending regions and hawalas.

This course consists of 2 additional days of lecture after attending GTI's Gangs and Terrorism course.

Both courses were developed by retired NYPD officer and supervisor of the NY Terrorist Interdiction Unit, Lou Savelli. Contact Training Coordinator Alec Sarrazolla at 803-259-1935 or for a cost proposal to bring this class to your jurisdiction!
GTI's DHS-Basic SWAT Course Scheduled for June

June 6th - 12th - DHS Basic SWAT Barnwell, South Carolina
  • Officers will learn proven dynamic entry and slow and deliberate 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's 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, and weapons of mass destruction.
  • Students receive daily physical training to increase their physical performance in SWAT related mission environments.
Scott Sailor

Seats are still available. To register for this or any of GTI's courses, please contact me directly.

Scott Sailor
Training Coordinator
803-259-1935 - Office
Military Units

Did you know that GTI offers an Anti-Terrorism Force Protection Class? The Government Training Institute's 60 hour Force Protection / Antiterrorism Course is an intensive 5 day course that incorporates the following:
  • Terrorism 101
  • Force Protection Lecture
  • Individual Protective Measures (IPM)
  • Vulnerability Assessments
  • Planning Considerations for Mounted Movements
  • Selection of Rally Points and Evacuation Routes
  • Convoy Operations
  • Urban Movement Techniques
  • Movement Techniques
GTI also offers custom military classes based on your unit's specific needs.

To schedule a class or for a proposal, feel free to contact Alec Sarrazolla directly at 803-259-1935 or
Advanced CBRNE Training
Advanced CBRNE Training
The JOC is a former nuclear fuels reprocessing plant that has been converted into an all hazards training site. With much of the structures remaining complete, including control room, tanks, miles of pipes, etc. The JOC can offer a real world training experience.

GTI in conjunction with Savannah River National Labs (SRNL) have the facilities and additional assets to offer the most advanced CBRNE training solutions available.
Scenario Based Training Facilitations for:
  • Chemistry and Chemical Agents
  • Biological Agents
  • Radiological Detection
  • Chemical Detection
  • Biological Detection
Full Site Access for:
  • Sensitive Site Assessment
  • Site Exploitation and Characterization
To schedule a training event or a site visit, please contact Jason Kemper at 803-259-1935 or
SLED Advanced SWAT Training
Students Attending GTI's DHS Approved Type I SWAT Course

On April 4th - 29th, agents from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) along with deputies from Beaufort, Anderson, Richland and Charleston County Sheriff's Offices attended GTI's 20 day Type I SWAT class. At the conclusion of this course, students now have the skills, abilities, and knowledge to effectively serve as a team member performing tactical missions that would commonly be conducted by a Type I SWAT Team, including conducting tactical operations in a CBRNE environment absent vapors.

To attend or bring a GTI DHS-Type III, II or I course to your agency or area, please feel free to contact me for a free quote.

Scott Sailor - Training Coordinator - - Office 803-259-1935
Law Enforcement

Tactical Response to Domestic Violence Calls

There is no arguing that domestic violence, in its different forms, takes a tremendous toll on its victims and society. As a responding officer who has to handle the call, you must take into consideration the protection of the victim, the arrest of the offender, and the methodology to break the cycle of violence while maximizing your safety.

The Government Training Institute's new Tactical Response to Domestic Violence class, is a two day curriculum, which will give the officer proven tactics, techniques, and procedures to deal with DV calls for service. The class consists of four hours of lecture time and a day and a half of practical exercises covering dynamic tactics and tactical decisions based on priorities of life and involving Simunition training. For additional fees tactical breaching and / or live fire range segments can be added.

At the end of the lecture section, the officer will be able to:
  • Define domestic violence and define predominate aggressor.
  • Identify the role of law enforcement in domestic violence prevention and eradication.
  • Identify the power and control model and tactics.
  • Identify the various excuses batterers use and their counter arguments.
  • Identify the various ways the batter tries to shift the blame for his actions.
  • Identify the psychological and physical indicators of a domestic violence survivor (adult and child).
  • Identify effects domestic violence has on the victim and the community.
  • Identify the barriers, both physical and emotional, that a domestic violence victim has to leaving the situation and their reasons for not reporting the abuse.
  • Identify the particular problems to investigating case of domestic violence.
  • Identify the particular problems in conducting as domestic violence interview.
  • Identify the particular problems and cautions in responding to a domestic violence call.
  • Explain the concept of a lethality assessment.
  • Explain concept of a safety plan.
  • Understand the importance of conducting a thorough follow up investigation.
Contact Alec Sarrazolla directly at 803-259-1935 or to set up this class or for a proposal.
May 22nd - May 28th
May 25th - May 27th
Jun 6th - Jun 10th
Jun 6th - Jun 12th
Jun 13th - Jun 17th
Jun 16th - Jul 2nd
Jul 14th - Jul 16th
Jul 18th - Jul 20th
Basic SWAT (Ulster County, NY)
Custom Rappel and Fast Rope (Barnwell, SC)
Immediate Action Teams (IAT) Active Shooter (Jefferson County, NE)
Basic SWAT (Barnwell, SC)
Sniper (Barnwell, SC)
Type II SWAT (Rapid Parish, LA)
Immediate Action Teams (IAT) Active Shooter (Santa Ana, CA)
Immediate Action Teams (IAT) Active Shooter (Santa Ana, CA)
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 the staff with 400 years of operational military and law enforcement experience.

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