Seconds 4 Survival: Win The Ambush

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Denton Public Safety Training Center

719 East Hickory Street

Denton, TX 76205

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Seconds 4 Survival” is a dynamic, media intensive course designed to reduce the reactionary gap that can lead to deadly consequences in law enforcement interactions with suspects. Real life scenarios combined with tactical considerations are discussed throughout the training that will give the student the knowledge to survive attacks. Here are just some of the important topics taught in “Seconds 4 Survival: Win The Ambush:”

  • Characteristics of Cop Killers

  • Pre-Attack Indicators

  • Body Language Clues For Danger

  • Successful Performance Under Stress

  • How To Prevent The Ambush

  • The Dangers of ‘Action vs Reaction’

  • Verbal & Non-Verbal Clues To The Attack

  • Command Presence For Survival

  • What Does Suspect Deception Mean

  • Weapon Indicators

  • Fight or Flight: The Key To Survival

  • Case Law That Enables You To Survive

Recent Review by Duane Wolf: “As a writer, researcher, retired police officer and law enforcement instructor I thought I had a pretty good grasp on officer safety, the ability to spot armed suspects, pre-attack cues and signs of deception.I had the privilege of attending Kirk Hensley’s “The First 3 Seconds’, where I got schooled, in a good way. It is not very often when I leave a class wishing that I had the information 10 years ago. The techniques and tactics are scientifically researched and validated both in the lab and on the street. The instructor's presentation skills kept the audience attention with his sense of humor and his vast knowledge on the subjects. I would recommend this class to every officer, regardless of how skilled you think you are, you will leave this class a smarter and safer officer. Every officer needs to know these critical skills and this class stands as the best that I have seen of its’ kind in my almost 30 years of LE education and training.”

The Instructor: Major Travis Yates began his career in 1993 with the Tulsa (OK) Police Department. He is currently the Commander of the Special Operations Division which includes SWAT, Bomb Squad, K9 Unit and various other tactical support units within the agency. Travis has been recognized throughout the world in regards to law enforcement training and received the International Police Trainer of the Year Award by ILEETA. He is an Editor with Law Officer Magazine and is one of the most prolific writers in law enforcement, authoring hundreds of articles for various publications. Travis is often interviewed by major media outlets in regards to law enforcement with past interviews with CNN, USA Today and the Associated Press. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern State University and is a graduate of the 227th Session of the FBI National Academy.

Travis is the Past President of ALERT International and co-founded the Below 100 Initiative which strives through a series of articles, classes and “train the trainer” courses to reduce line of duty deaths in America to below 100 per year. He founded the Courageous Leadership Institute in 2017.

His latest seminar, Courageous Leadership for Law Enforcement, has been popular throughout the country and will have an accompanying book in 2017.

Read The Latest Endorsement Letter about Travis.

Read his articles via Law Officer Magazine

Read his articles via Police One

Whether it’s his decade long seminar called Drive To Survive, Officer Survival Course or Courageous Leadership, Travis Yates will bring a passion and enthusiasm to your audience like you have never seen before.

What Others Are Saying About Travis:

“Travis is one of the best in the business. In the many years I have known and worked with Travis I have always found him to be an innovator in the training community. All his programs are research driven with the end result being, the student receiving state of the art education. Every one of Travis’s projects or training programs that I have witness and/or been involved in is well thought out and goals and objectives oriented. Simply put – anything Travis does will be done well.” Tony Scotti, Vehicle Dynamics Institute

“When you spoke at the conference, I was literally in awe and completely focused on you and every word you spoke. Your speech had a profound impact on me as a human being.” Karen, 2013 CHP Conference

“Your class was undoubtedly one of the best ones my officers have had in many years.” Major Chris Boyd, Fort Smith Police Department

“Your class should be required for every single police officer in America.” Officer Jason Cummings

“…You made it fun, interesting and real all at the same time. Trust me, it’s not often when officers stay focused on training….” Captain Scott Eakers

“On behalf of the North Carolina League of Municipalities, I would state that we have worked with Travis Yates as he has trained across our state and he is a highly motivated and riveting speaker and is widely recognized as one of the foremost experts in the nation. His training tips have been invaluable to the departments in this state.” Steve Lee, North Carolina League of Municipalities

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719 East Hickory Street

Denton, TX 76205

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