Law Enforcement Instructor Training
Law Enforcement Instructor Training
What do Olympic doctors and trainers have to do with firearms training?
Why are the techniques and methods in D.R.A.W. School so highly effective?
How are techniques and methods learned so quickly and retained long-term?
The development of D.R.A.W. School dates back to early 2013 when a team of a forward-thinking firearms instructors, Olympic team doctors, neurologists and athletic trainers came together to develop a better firearms training curriculum designed exclusively for law enforcement officers. While it seemed ahead of it's time when developed, D.R.A.W. School proved very quickly to be exactly what officers would need as attacks on law enforcement dramatically increased.
Basic law enforcement firearms training is based on traditional training curriculums, which have remained the same for decades. While these classes are certainly capable of teaching an officer to shoot a firearm at a target, they do not train them how to excel with a firearm in dynamic environments. More than ever before, body cam footage of OIS incidents prove lethal engagements are happening at mind-boggling speeds. Simply put, traditional firearms training does not and cannot prepare officers for what they will face in the field.
CONCLUSION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT FIREARMS TRAINING RESEARCH:
"DECADES OF TRADITION-BASED TRAINING UNIMPEDED UPON BY PROGRESS"
The overall goal of this development group was to create a nationally standardized firearms training program that was built around the latest scientific and athletic research to help officers increase their speed and accuracy, and at the same time increase their mental focus during high-stress situations. Accomplishing this goal also lowered the probability of liability by giving officers faster, clearer decision-making ability.
Since 2015, D.R.A.W. School has proven to be the most effective way to train officers and keep them engaged in the firearms training process on a regular basis. With the introduction of the Online Training System, officers and departments can regularly train to a much higher level of firearm competency and mastery than ever before.
In May 2016, Police Magazine wrote a four-page article on the developmental background and early successes of the D.R.A.W. School program. This extensive article featured interviews with departments who saw immediate success with D.R.A.W. School firearms training.
For decades, athletic trainers and team doctors have been teaching athletes how to overcome the negative effects of high-stress situations and perform at a very high level, both mentally and physically. So the question begged to be asked, "If athletes can be trained in such a manner, why can't officers be trained to do the same?" The result of asking that question and searching for the answers lead to the development of the most comprehensive and effective firearms training program available to law enforcement today.
D.R.A.W. School teaches officers how specific processes in the brain work during high-stress situations and the sequence it uses to execute commands for physical function. Officers are then taught how the body mechanically functions within that sequence. Finally, officers learn the fastest way to perform each function based on how the brain and body function together. The result is a consistent level of speed and accuracy never before achieved in law enforcement firearms training.
SIMPLE, YET HIGHLY EFFECTIVE:
"TRAIN IN THE SAME MANNER THAT THE BRAIN AND BODY ARE GOING TO INSTINCTIVELY FUNCTION IN A HIGH-STRESS SITUATION."
Many traditional training methods and techniques were carefully studied and scrutinized during development. Any techniques or training methods that did not employ proper body mechanics, ergonomics, weapons interfacing or follow the brain's natural sequence of functionary execution were discarded. D.R.A.W. School trains officers to perform functions in the same sequences that the brain naturally fires those impulse signals in high-stress situations. This helps officers to increase their speed to levels rarely achieved previously, while allowing for greater mental focus and decision-making ability in a split-second.
Just as crucial as the curriculum, a special two-piece firearms safety and training aid was also developed to allow officers the ability to safely and realistically train with their firearm. BarrelBlok not only blocks the chamber, rendering the firearm inert and safe for training, it also allows for full mechanical functionality of the slide or bolt assembly when training. Better training means better performance!
Have you ever heard the terms "recoil management", "muscle memory" or "bent is better"? Over the decades, various aspects of law enforcement firearms training has been based on outdated shooting methods, and in some cases, complete myths! Most training methods used today rob officers of the natural speed, accuracy, and mental focus needed to successfully counteract today's threats. D.R.A.W. School exposes these methods and myths that have plagued law enforcement firearms training for years.
Firearms training is a perishable skill. Simply put, if you don't use it, you will lose it. If officers are not continuously training with their firearm, their ability to use that "tool" in an effective manner will diminish rapidly in a short period of time. Allowing weeks and months to go by between firearm training sessions seriously impacts an officer's proficiency and performance with a firearm.
STAIR-STEP TRAINING METHODOLOGY:
"SHORT, FOCUSED, CONTINUOUS TRAINING SEGMENTS INCREASE RETENTION."
D.R.A.W. School is built around a highly-effective, proprietary instructional methodology that can be taught in person or online. It helps departments train their officers effectively, efficiently and economically. D.R.A.W. School uses short, continuous training cycles to help each officer master the use of their firearm and then immediately apply what they learn. This helps them to increase their speed of every function, increase their first shot and follow-up shot accuracy, as well as increase their level of safety when using their firearm.
With the Online Training System, officers can regularly train on their own, at their own pace. It breaks down multiple complex processes into easy to understand steps that are quickly mastered in the correct sequence. The Online Training System is a dynamic, LMS-based dry-fire training program, and there are no limitations on when and where officers can train!
The D.R.A.W. School Online Training System is a training platform that allows officers to train individually on their own or to allow a department to assign training courses to take. To learn more about the Online Training System, click below.
*PLEASE NOTE- All in-person and online D.R.A.W. School training courses are for sworn law enforcement officers and instructors, law enforcement affiliated college training programs, NRC security teams, and related professionally armed security teams. Credentials will be required to have access to these courses. To find out if you or your organization qualify to attend or subscribe, please contact us.