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 to the
Non-Criminal Barricade®

Response Tactics for Critical
Incidents and In-Progress Crimes®

Advanced Critical Incident Response

Advanced Critical Incident Response

Practical De-Escalation and Tactical Conduct

Practical De-Escalation and Tactical Conduct©

Advanced Crisis Negotiations

Advanced Crisis Negotiations

Savage Training Group | Crisis Communication and Social Media for Public Safety

Crisis Communication and Social Media
for Public Safety

Modern Interview and Interrogation
Modern Interview and Interrogation

Field Training Officer

Field Training Officer Update

Field Training Program Supervisor

Field Program Supervisor

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

These aren’t those outdated and boring courses you find elsewhere. No “Death by Power Point” here!

Modern and State of the Art

We show you not only the industry-standard concepts but also the new, cutting-edge strategies you need to know.

You are the Hero in this Story

Our instructors are obsessed with helping you achieve your professional goals. You’re the hero, we’re just here to be the guide.

Students Are Saying:

Response Tactics for Critical Incidents and In-Progress Crimes

"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)

Response Tactics for Critical Incidents and In-Progress Crimes

“This course is a must for all officers!”

- Officer Donald Anderson, San Francisco Police Department (CA)

Response Tactics for Critical Incidents and In-Progress Crimes

“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)

Field Training Officer Basic

“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)

Field Training Officer Basic

“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)

Field Training Officer Basic

“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)

Field Training Officer Basic

"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)

Field Training Officer Basic

"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)

Field Training Officer Basic

"This course should be the future of Field Training Officer courses.”

— Officer JC, Santa Clara County Law Enforcement Agency (CA)

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