Advanced Training Courses
for Law Enforcement Officers
Advance Your Career • Become an Expert • Save Lives
Most law enforcement officers are frustrated by a lack of high-quality training classes. Our expert instructors teach advanced courses that help officers advance their careers, become experts and save lives.
What makes our training courses so different?
No dreaded “Death by Powerpoint”
We only use instructors who are both subject matter experts and EXPERT instructors
We present modern, evidence-based courses.
Our Course Offerings
Response Tactics for Critical
Incidents and In-Progress Crimes
Response to the
Field Training Officer
Field Training Officer Update
Crisis Communication and Social Media
for Public Safety
Practical De-Escalation and Tactical Conduct
Training and Experience, that’s what it’s all about. We’ve created modern training courses that are designed to skyrocket your skills and confidence.
Fun and Engaging
Modern and State of the Art
You are the Hero in this Story
Students Are Saying:
"I was frustrated seeing call after call not handled with the care it needed. I am positive more officers would still be alive right now, including my partner who was killed, had more agencies sent their officers and supervisors to this training."
- Detective Brian Wilson, Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department (CA)
“After attending, I feel more confident training, teaching and running an in-progress call. The class is super fun and practical!”
— Senior Deputy Tyler Abbott, Ventura County SO (CA)
“The higher level of teaching the instructors used was not only used to train us the students but also drove home how we can use those same techniques to train recruits. The practical application of observing and recording, preparing DORs and practicing the delivering a DORs to a recruit was priceless.”
— Officer JG, Santa Clara County Police Agency (CA)
“I was anxious about the public speaking portion of teaching but you guys made the classroom a comfortable place to learn. If anyone is on the fence about attending, I would say don’t be as long as you attend the Savage Training Group version of the FTO course. It was a cutting-edge presentation of the material.”
— Deputy B., Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department (CA)
“You will be doing your future trainee, the training program, your department and yourself a complete disservice if you pass up this class. All of your questions will be answered and if not, the instructors will work tirelessly to find you the answer.”
— Officer S. Clayton, Tracy PD (CA)
"I heard that other FTO courses were boring, outdated and were mostly “Death by Power Point” so I wasn’t interested in attending. After attending the Savage Training Group FTO course I felt more informed, more educated and better equipped because this course was informative and utilized interactive teaching styles. This course was unlike any course I have attended or even heard of. My favorite part of the course was the legal and liability aspects as it related to supervising. To anybody who is on the fence about attending I would tell them go!”
— Deputy Geoff Hoffman, San Mateo County Sheriff's Office (CA)
"Having to evaluate and write Daily Observation Report for the student led scenarios was both entertaining and realistic. I feel much more prepared to write an objective and thorough DOR. I feel bad for the other FTOs at our department who have attended a non-Savage Training Group FTO course. This was hands down the best course I have ever attended."
— Officer B.W., Santa Clara County Law Enforcement Agency (CA)
A Keynote Presentation to California Police Trainers Conventional police training must change. "That's the way we've always done it." isn't good enough anymore. Police officers and the communities they serve deserve better. In this video, Savage Training Group founder...
We've all heard it and we've all said it, “That's the way we've always done it.” In this episode of the Public Safety Innovators Podcast, Scott Savage explains why this mentality is one of the most pervasive cancers that is affecting the law enforcement profession....
When something is said to be evidence-based, it means it is based on the findings of the best available research. Unfortunately, conventional law enforcement training courses often fail to meet that standard. One need only look at the typical block and silo training...
Response Tactics for Critical Incidents and In-Progress Crimes®
- Response Tactics for Critical Incidents and In-Progress Crimes® Online Training
- Critical Incident Response Webinar Series
- January 11 • Emeryville, CA
- January 26 • Peoria, AZ
- January 28 • Livermore, CA
- February 4 • Emeryville, CA
- February 5 • Livermore, CA
- February 9 • Livermore, CA
- April 14 • Atascadero, CA
- May 10 • Dupont, WA
Response to the Non-Criminal Barricade®
Advanced Critical Incident Response
Modern Interview and Interrogation