FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Compression Tactical Bra - Cheata Tactical
Patented technology is designed to provide the stability of 2-3 sports bras,...

Product News

Columbia Southern University, Agency Offer Female Tactical Training

April 30, 2012  | 

Columbia Southern University and the Orange Beach (Ala.) Police Department co-hosted an female police tactical training event from April 23-25.

"It's a confidence builder," said Sgt. Jessica Daley about the event, which was at the agency's training facility. The three-day event featured specialized instruction for 19 female law enforcement officers in defensive tactics and gun range practice.

"It's a rare environment for women to be able to go to a tactical training class in the area of law enforcement where they are the majority," said defensive tactics instructor Amy Foster, a 20-year veteran of law enforcement and owner of Female Advanced Tactical Training.

Fellow instructor Dorcia Meador, a retired police officer who runs Precision Pistol Training police, added, "What we bring to the Advanced Female Tactical Training are techniques for women that they may not have had from male counterparts. Our purpose was to bring more specialized training for women's physical needs."

Those methods were very helpful, particularly on the gun range, according to Daley. "My grouping has improved because of the instruction. The instructors are great; it is easy to learn from them. They are not boring; they make the class fun and interesting."

CSU student Karen Bray, a deputy from Escambia County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office, agreed, adding, "This is the first time I had heard about something like this for women in law enforcement. This is a wonderful class with very effective learning techniques."

CSU Special Programs employee Jessica Black also pointed out the uniqueness and need of the training.

“This course was groundbreaking for CSU because training like this has unfortunately been rare but needed, especially among female officers," she said. "This pilot course will help us broaden and generate a more versatile female tactical course later this year that includes several different forms of defense tactics and exercises to hopefully in return save lives."

Related:

CSU's Female Tactical Training (video)

Request more info about this product / service / company


Be the first to comment on this story





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Capitol Police, Alexandria Officers Awarded 'Officer of the Year' Honors
The two U.S. Capitol Police officers and three Alexandria Police Department officers who...
Michigan State Police Director Loses Pay for Facebook Post on NFL Protests
The director of the Michigan State Police will lose five days of pay for sharing a...
Video: Los Angeles Deputy Shot in Vegas Massacre Shares Her Story
Lori Kammer, a 16-year-veteran of LASD, and her husband Todd Kammer, a longtime sergeant...
Video: FL Detective Captures 9-Foot Anaconda with Stick, Bare Hands
A Florida detective responded to an unusual call last Wednesday, but it was one that she...
CHP Officer Works Overtime During Fire Disaster to Help Her Napa Neighbors
Ross, who patrols Napa regularly, said she’s gotten to know the neighborhood where she’s...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
Police Magazine