Civil Defender Guardian Advanced Handgun Training

We provide handgun training for school staff members who have been selected to carry a concealed handgun on campus.
Just holding a concealed license is not enough. The concealed class does not contain any handgun training.

The Guardian program for schools encompasses the most important solutions needed to combat today's active shooter threat.
The training provides school staff the confidence needed in order to protect and defend students in the event of an intruder,
active shooter, or other terror attack.

We encourage schools to assess their current safety & security procedures through our safety & security audit. The audit will
help schools see where they need to improve and/or if their standards are up to the current methods and practices. A written
report is provided with findings and suggestions for improvement.

What Makes Our Active Shooter Training For Schools Program Outstanding
We provide schools with strategies for empowering staff to eliminate feelings of helplessness in the face of violent intruders.
Our team of current law enforcement officers, retired military personnel, and emergency management experts apply their
knowledge to these training programs.

Our instructors make our program outstanding. They have been selected for their experience as officers and their firsthand
experience working with schools. They possess experience in developing emergency lockdown drill procedures, providing
feedback for drills, changing policies to improve police response to schools. Our team’s experience, combined with a calm, yet
deliberate approach is unparalleled to any other active shooter training for schools in the nation.

Active Shooter Training for Schools Conducted by Police Departments
You may hear active shooter training for schools being conducted by police departments in the news. Articles and video
footage showcase what officers and other first responders do during a live drill. Teachers and sometime students or
volunteers are used as props to create a more realistic scenario. This type of training is helpful to first responders, school staff
and the community because it:
•        gives first responders the chance to practice their response skills; and
•        familiarizes first responders with the layout of the school’s campus.

However, this training primarily benefits the response efforts of trained first responders and offers limited benefits to the school
staff who are more likely to respond to an incident first. Make no mistake- this type of training should be encouraged when
conducted appropriately. However, active shooter training conducted for first responders should not supplement training for
school staff.

Preparing Today for a Safer Tomorrow
On average, an active shooter incident lasts 10-15 minutes, including the beginning of the attack to the time the threat is
eliminated. Ten to fifteen minutes with explosives, guns, or other weapons is a long time to have access to victims. According
to American Police Beat, in 2014, the national average for police emergency response time was 10 minutes.

Our civil defender training program for schools program was influenced by major mass killing incidents in schools.
Our teachers and staff are the first line of defense. They become the true first responders in protecting the students and
themselves from violent attacks.

Every moment that goes by during a violent incident puts another life at risk. ACT NOW and prepare today for a safer

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