Government Training Institute Newsletter October 2017

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GTI Monthly Mission Brief
GTI Monthly Mission Brief
Government Training Institute Sniper Training

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.
Las Vegas Shooting, October 1st, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families involved in this great tragedy that took place in Las Vegas October 1st.
Upcoming Training Classes:

GTI delivers sound, tested, operational experience, and course development that makes up realistic, modern, and effective training classes. Click the links below to check out some of the classes we have coming up:

October 23 - 25
Tactical Breaching (Barnwell, SC)

October 24 - 26
Rescue Task Force - Hostile Event Interdiction (MT. Pleasant, IA)

November 6 - 10
Tactical Command College TC3 Session Establishing Team Capability Requirements (Bozeman, MT)

November 8 - 10
Rescue Task Force - Hostile Event Interdiction (Fort Dodge, IA)

November 13 - 15
Close Quarters Battle (CQB) (Barnwell, SC)

November 16
Vulnerability Assessments (Barnwell, SC)

November 27 - December 6
Type III Advanced SWAT (Barnwell, SC)

November 27 - December 9
Type II Advanced SWAT (Barnwell, SC)

November 27 - December 11
Type I Advanced SWAT (Barnwell, SC)

December 5 - 7
Tactical Command College TC2 Session Managing Risks & Developing Course of Action in Operations & Training (Oak Lawn, IL)
Close Quarters Battle (CQB) Training

Type I Advanced SWAT Training

Type II Advanced SWAT Training
Roger's Corner

Vision Strategic Command College Series

Managing Risks and Developing Course of Action in Operations and Training (TC2)

Vision Strategic Command College Series

In December the Oak Lawn Illinois Police Department is hosting the Tactical Command and Leadership TC2 Session of the Vision Strategic Command College. This course is designed to reduce risk and develop high-performance capabilities in law enforcement agencies.

While this course is designed specifically to provide tactical commanders and team leaders with tools to manage risk in tense, uncertain, and rapidly evolving environments, the material learned in this training will also greatly benefit the students in understanding the risks encountered by leaders in patrol, detective, detention, and narcotics divisions. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. The target audience includes, agency heads, tactical commanders, tactical team leaders and assistant team leaders, patrol, narcotics, detention and detective supervisors, agency risk managers and legal advisors.

This course is a pre-requisite for the remaining sessions in the Vision Strategic Command College.

Registration is limited to the first 40 students enrolled.

Cost: $650 per student
Dates: December 5th - 7th, 2017
Location: Oak Lawn Police Dept. - 9446 S. Raymond Avenue, Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453

Contact our Training Coordinator Roger Heaton to sign up.
Phone: 803-259-1979
JT Timmons Firearms Instructor

JT Timmons Firearms Instructor
Instructor of the Month:
JT Timmons
(Tacticical Instructor)

As a member of a full time Special Response Team for Savannah River Site JT Timmons served as a sniper, a qualified breacher, and qualified aerial door gunner.

As well has his professional career on a Special Response Team, JT has also competed in competition shooting, and owns a custom 1911 company called JT Timmons Custom 1911s. With JT's experience in the tactical and firearm world we couldn't think of a better person to be one of our tactical instructors.

Read More About JT Timmons
GTI From The Sky

This month with the help from our friends at Airborne Tactical Training Solutions we got the opportunity to photograph the GTI compound from the air.

To See More of GTI From The Sky
Asset Trade Program
Glock's New Gen 5 Line Up
Glock's New Gen 5 Line Up

Glock finally released their Generation 5 line up with the Glock 19 Gen 5 and the Glock 17 Gen 5. All Generation 5 Glocks contain numerous upgrades including the long awaited ambidextrous slide stop lever.

See What Else The Gen 5 Has To Offer
Smith and Wesson M&P 2.0 Compact

Smith and Wesson has finally listened to their fans and released a M&P 2.0 Compact that is the same size as a Glock 19. With the same upgrades as its other M&P 2.0 pistols the M&P 2.0 Compact is going to surely give it's rival the Glock 19 a run for its money!

Learn More About The M&P 2.0 Compact
Smith and Wesson M&P 2.0 Compact
Aimpoint Comp M5 Announced
Aimpoint Comp M5 Announced

Back in June GTI has the opportunity to work with Aimpoint by doing a photoshoot collaboration highlighting their military line of optics. We had the opportunity to get a preview of their new Comp M5 red dot and as of September 12th Aimpoint announced the Comp M5 to the public.

Read More About Aimpoint's Comp M5
Shield Or No Shield?
Shield Or No Shield?

Our very own Director of Training Dennis O'Connor dives into the subject of entry teams using ballistic shields to protect themselves and other teammates from the dangers they may encounter.

Read More On Ballistic Shields
Gunfighter Trifecta Series Part 1: Mindset
This is the first installment of a three part series called "The Gunfighter Trifecta". In this series our instructor JT Timmons talks about what it takes to be a good gunfighter and the necessary skills you need to be come the warrior you want to be.

Read More On The Mindset Of The Gunfighter
Gunfighter Trifecta Series Part 1: Mindset
Asset Trading Program (ATP)
Asset Trading Program (ATP)

Does your agency have surplus equipment or seized assets?

GTI has developed a program called the Asset Trading Program where agencies can utilize their seized assets or surplus equipment to obtain training at GTI or to purchase much needed non-budgeted equipment.

Please reach out to our Training Coordinator Roger Heaton if the ATP interests you.
Phone: 803-259-1979

Learn More About This Amazing Program
Wraith Tactical Corner

Our CARR Pack is used by a number of law enforcement agencies and first responding units who rely on its capabilities to keep them safe in the field.

Capable of accepting 10" x 12" hard and soft armor, our pack can be customized in many various ways depending on the situation.

Visit Our Website And Pick Up Your Own CARR Pack Today!
Wraith Tactical C.A.R.R. Pack
GTI Shop

Don't forget to visit the GTI Store to pick up some GTI merchandise. We just added a bunch of new products to the website including GTI Tumblers, Decals, and a new PVC Patch!

JOC Aerial View
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