Here at Savage Training Group, we give law enforcement officers the training they need to respond to critical incidents with confidence, however, we know you might have questions. Listed below are answers to some of the most common questions we have received:
Update Concerning the Training Delivery During the COVID-19 Pandemic
At the Savage Training Group, the health and safety of our students is of the utmost importance. After postponing a number of courses earlier this year, we are pleased to now be able to resume some of our in-person training courses and begin adding online courses.
We have been working with hosting agencies to make sure that they can host our in-person courses in a safe environment. The safety measures we have implemented include but are not limited to:
- Working with hosting agencies to develop safety plans
- Contacting students prior to the course date and requesting they bring face covering and not attend the course if they are ill
- Temperature checks for both instructors and students
- Room for social distancing within the classroom
Of particular importance to California agencies are our Field Training Officer and Field Training Officer Update courses. We will be presenting a California POST-Certified Field Training Officer course on August 24th – 28th 2020 in Milpitas, CA and a California POST-Certified Field Training Officer Update course on September 21st-23rd in Mountain View, CA. If your FTOs need these courses, please register them soon as spaces are already filling up in both courses.
In addition to those courses, we are thrilled to be able to resume our other in-person courses as well. Those along with the new online courses we developed are posted on our Training Schedule page.
Last updated July 15, 2020
How do I know if there are still spots available in a course?
What, if anything, should I bring to a course?
What is the recommended attire for attending a course?
How do I cancel my registration? What if I can’t make it to a course I signed up for?
How can my agency host a course?
How do I become an instructor?
Response Tactics for Critical Incidents and In-Progress Crimes
Is the Response Tactics for Critical Incidents and In-Progress Crimes course POST Certified?
Was the Response Tactics for Critical Incidents and In-Progress Crimes course previously presented through a different training vendor?
What is the core curriculum for the Response Tactics for Critical Incidents and In-Progress Crimes course?
Who is the core audience for the Response Tactics for Critical Incidents and In-Progress Crimes course?
Can my agency host the Response Tactics for Critical Incidents and In-Progress Crimes course?
Do I have to be a sworn law enforcement officer to attend the Response Tactics for Critical Incidents and In-Progress Crimes course?
Field Training Officer & Field Training Officer Update
Can non-sworn personnel attend the FTO course?
Are the Field Training Officer & Field Training Officer Update courses POST certified?
What do I need to do to prepare to attend the FTO or FTO Update course?
What is the recommended reading for FTO or FTO Update students?
For those interested in books on learning and decision-making that are recommended by our instructors, we highly recommend:
Make it Stick by Mark A. McDaniel and Peter C. Brown
Range by David Epstein
Sources of Power by Gary Klein
Blink by Malcom Gladwell