Officer Survival Program!
“We are not men, not built like men, yet we must be able to survive like
the men. Thanks for helping to prepare
Officer Survival Graduate, 7 years in Law Enforcement)
are you doing for your female officers to help prepare them for the streets?
ranks of female officers in law enforcement continue to increase. From 1990 to 1997 the ranks of females
in law enforcement increased from 10.6% to 13.63%.
these valiant officers are paying the price with their own blood. According to the Officer Killed and Assaulted
Summaries, from 1992 to 2001 (23)
female officers were killed in the Line of Duty.
The Line of Fire: Violence Against Law Enforcement, (the definitive F.B.I.
study), stated, “offenders interviewed stated, as they
believed female officers would be easier to overcome during a physical confrontation,
the sex of the victim officers would have a positive influence on their
decision to assault.”
these fine law enforcement officers frequently leave law enforcement early.
Training among other issues is often cited as one of the main reasons
why women leave policing.
trainers suffer from “psycho-sclerosis” (a hardening of the attitudes) when
it comes to females in law enforcement. Comments such as “equal pay, equal work,” “if they want the
job why should they have special training?” and a variety of other comments
by trainers frequently ignore the fact that female officers oftentimes feel
alienated by department trainers. Failing to properly train these officers
in the academy and during in-service creates a training dilemma, “they hate training and they frequently
have problems in physical skill areas.” Sound familiar?
face it tactics and techniques that a 6 foot, 200 lb. male officer can “make”
work may not apply to a 5’2”, 100 lb. female officer. Why
not train your female officers in suspect control and firearms skills that
do work for them!
can you do? At A.T.C. we have developed
our Female Officer Survival Course to address some of these issues.
Listen to these comments:
“Excellent Training!” “Overall:
This survival course was excellent I’m so glad and fortunate to be a part
of a dept. that cares about its female officers.”
“This course was very beneficial.” “I feel more confident in my abilities and the instructors did a
This is not an easy course! Far from it, this is one
of the most challenging hands-on courses in law enforcement and yet we have
ladies that are signing up to attend the course a second time. Why? Because
they know that in an actual street situation they will not “rise to the occasion but will rather download
to their training!”
Call or email
us today to find out how you can host this progressive training program or
bring it to your agency.
Advanced Tactical Concepts 330.606-4160 firstname.lastname@example.org
Advanced Tactical Concepts
Director of Training
Kevin R. Davis
6032 Kellar Rd.
Akron, Ohio 44319