We at the Government Training Institute (GTI) have been training law enforcement and supporting our military in training venues since 2003. As years have passed since 911, training dollars have diminished and law enforcement agencies are struggling to allocate money to their personnel to seek out training with reputable companies. We at GTI are fortunate to be owned and operated by Von Bolin who for over twenty years has also operated a company that takes surplus equipment and re-sells it.
Mr. Bolin soon realized this shortage of funding for law enforcement agencies to receive training through their local government or the federal government which prompted him to develop the Asset Trading Program (ATP). Mr. Bolin has successfully taken no longer needed assets from agencies, equated them to training dollars and provided the requested training to these specific agencies at no cost, other than the items that were traded to the ATP.
Mr. Bolin and the GTI organization also recognize that law enforcement agencies should diversify their training by seeking out other reputable training companies to enhance their skillsets. We at this time are inviting other tactical training companies to join our Asset for Trading Program. This would allow any law enforcement agency in need of various training experiences, yet facing funding challenges, to capitalize on the ATP to sharpen their organization within their budget.
There are several ways to participate in ATP and membership is free for agencies, tactical training organizations and tactical equipment vendors. In one scenario, either the law enforcement agency or tactical training company, on behalf of their client, contacts ATP and request the items to be traded be evaluated and given a monetary value. It is our goal to give the best price for the assets, so that an agency can receive the training requested. Once these goals are met and the assets are received by ATP, the desired tactical training company, either GTI or another training member of ATP, is paid the necessary funding to conduct the training.
Secondly, in addition to closing the funding gap related to training needs, the ATP can also assist organizations in need of equipment but short on dollars. ATP maintains a vendor list of reputable equipment companies who have joined the Asset Trading Program. This allows law enforcement agencies to trade in excess assets they no longer need to the ATP and in turn, the ATP purchases the equipment needed by that agency.
We encourage tactical equipment companies to join the ATP which allows them to be advertised as an ATP vendor to agencies seeking equipment through asset trading. This allows our current client base looking for equipment to view our vendor list. All memberships to this program are free with no obligation.
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