Law Enforcement Firearms Training
The D.R.A.W. School Instructor Training (DSIT) courses are the most comprehensive, advanced firearms instructor development courses available in law enforcement today. Time and again, law enforcement instructors from across the country who have attended DSIT comment on how much more they learned, actually practiced and mastered when compared to other well-known instructor schools they have attended. They praise the "no nonsense" instruction as being far above anything they have learned on the state or federal level, in the military or from national and private training organizations. DSIT is a hybrid instructional methodology where instructors are able to understand how and why the body functions in certain ways, why this has an impact on every officer they train (male or female), and how to increase performance levels with incredible speed, accuracy and focus in less time.
DSIT exposes many of the myths often taught in traditional firearms training and instructor schools and why such practices should be avoided. Along with better instruction, instructors identify how and why they can improve, and then master the practical skill sets needed to effectively train and mentor other officers. DSIT does not teach "cool" fads when it comes to firearms training. Rather, the D.R.A.W. School curriculum was developed and based on proven science. It shows how to train the brain and body to rapidly execute physical and mental functions in high-stress situations that can be performed by any officer.
Throughout the year, law enforcement agencies host DSIT courses in different parts of the country. For a current list of locations and dates, click below.
There are two DSIT development courses. The Handgun Instructor course is a 5-day, 40-hour course and the Rifle Instructor* course is a 3-day, 24-hour course. Both instructor development and certification courses are designed to provide certified law enforcement instructors and officers with the necessary skills, training and knowledge required to correctly implement and teach the D.R.A.W. School curriculum, whether in person or in connection with the Online Training System.
These courses thoroughly cover the five training segments of the D.R.A.W. School program with classroom instruction, extensive practical application and live-fire training drills. Instructor candidates work through 15 head-to-head drills to refine skills under pressure and stress. At the completion of each course, instructor candidates are required to pass a live-fire firearms qualification course, present a class presentation covering one of the aspects of the D.R.A.W. curriculum and take a written test.
Once certified, instructor candidates are eligible to train law enforcement officers in their department and within their region. Certified instructors may also be eligible to travel and assist with teaching DSIT courses in various parts of the country. DSIT is not an “attend and pass” instructor development course. It requires instructor candidates to successfully pass each segment of academic work, accurately perform all practical and live-fire exercises, pass the final written exam and the firearms qualification course. Failure to successfully complete each area of instruction can disqualify an instructor candidate from the course.
*Instructor candidates must successfully pass Handgun Instructor before being eligible to take the Rifle Instructor course.
Is your agency interested in hosting a D.R.A.W. School Instructor Training course? If so, there are specific requirements that we look at to determine the suitability of the training location and venue. To find out more about these, click below.
*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, military, NRC security teams and other armed professionals only. Credentials will be required to have access to these courses. To find out if you or your organization qualify to attend or subscribe, please send your request via contact page.