Listed below are some testimonials from students that have attended the Law Enforcement / Fire Services / Emergency Services training classes provided by The Government Training Institute.

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This was a great course with great instructors and an awesome training site. I learned some new and very important tactics and this course has opened my eyes to everything that goes into building clearing and op planning. Overall great course and great instruction. ~ Bradley Lopez: Law Enforcement Officer ~ Training Course; DHS Type 2 SWAT.

Great instructors with an amazing amount of knowledge. They were able to get to the point of instruction while making it easy to learn. Very good class structure that allows easy learning and teaches good techniques. ~ Brandon Nicholson: Law Enforcement Deputy ~ Training Course; DHS Basic SWAT.

As the team commander I plan to use this material to completely change my teams approach to crowd management! ~ K. Blackmon: Law Enforcement Lieutenant ~ Training Course; Public Order Management.

This course will assist me in developing a mobile field force unit and how to better manage crowds from planning events to dispersal! ~ A.D. Edwards: Law Enforcement Sr. Deputy ~ Training Course; Public Order Management.

This course gave me a more wholistic view of crowd control. ~ Law Enforcement Captain ~ Training Course; Public Order Management.

In my 8 years in law enforcement this course has been the best. It provided me with real world training instead of the diluted style of training commonly found in LE. ~ Clifton Farley: Law Enforcement Officer ~ Training Course; DHS Basic SWAT.

One (if not the) most organized, professionally executed and reasonably paced course I have ever attended. Great review for seasoned operators--great exposure for the new guy! ~ Tim Fite: Law Enforcement Officer ~ Training Course; DHS Type 1 SWAT.

Type II Training has been the best tactics training I have experienced. GTI incorporated outstanding trainers/instructors who get it and implement their real life experiences into their instructing. What is taught in class is re-enforced during scenarios. I have a great deal of respect for our Instructor (Travis) and what he offers to our class. I strongly recommend this course to any SWAT Operator. ~ Leroy Sunada: Law Enforcement Officer ~ Training Course; DHS Type 2 SWAT.

The topics that were most helpful to me were Close Quarters Battle, and Hostage Rescue Techniques as well as vehicle stops. This has been the most knowledgeable class hands down that I have attended. The instructors made me feel comfortable from the start to ask questions about the training and classroom work. ~ Kyle Gabriel: Law Enforcement Officer ~ Training Course; DHS Type 3 SWAT.

16 years after beginning, I feel I'm finally prepared to work Active Shooter with confidence. This course should be mandatory in the Academy. ~ Paul Ruiz: Law Enforcement Officer ~ Training Course; Immediate Action Teams (Active Shooter).

The course was presented very well from all instructors. No question went unanswered and all responses had relevant and pertinent basis of reasoning. I believe all instructors are knowledgeable, but specifically their teaching approach made it easy to impart that knowledge to the students. I would not hesitate to take any class being taught by any of our instructors. Thanks guys. ~ Andrew Moll: Law Enforcement Officer ~ Training Course; DHS Basic SWAT.

Great training, exceeded my goals. All material was relevant. Our agencies at this course are looking forward to pushing this out to the rest of the officers and beginning joint agency training based on the principles taught at this course. ~ James O'Keefe: Law Enforcement Officer ~ Training Course; Rescue Task Force.

The tactics were exceptional and taught by very knowledgeable instructors. With over 10 years of SWAT experience I learned a lot and my skill set was challenged. ~ Douglas McGeachy: Law Enforcement Officer ~ Training Course; Immediate Action Teams (Active Shooter).

Hands down the most beneficial and informative tactical training I have been a part of. The course forces students to push past their comfort zone and to leave with a sense of required self improvement. ~ Henry Griffith: Law Enforcement Officer ~ Training Course; DHS Basic SWAT.

What made this course was the instructors. Their attention to detail and ability to transform complex philosophies into actionable fundamentals is a credit to GTI and the Department of Homeland Security. ~ Matthew Hughes: US Pentagon Police-Special Operations ~ Training Course; DHS Type 1 SWAT.

Had little training with active shooter incidents prior to this training. I came away from this training with the confidence to be able to handle an active shooter incident. I thought the training and Instructors were Great. Instructors were truly concerned that we were learning what they were teaching. ~ William Rowell: Law Enforcement Officer ~ Training Course; Immediate Action Teams (Active Shooter).

This is excellent training that provides SWAT Teams the knowledge to execute complex tasks at an elevated level higher than they ordinarily start with. I would definitely recommend this as a must have training. Dennis O'Connor's approach to HRT (Hostage Rescue Theory) and the tactics behind it is second to none. These concepts have greatly improved the quality of our team. ~ Daniel Walczak: Law Enforcement Officer ~ Training Course; DHS Type 2 SWAT.

This course was far beyond my expectations. I hope that our communities will continue to build on this foundation and I expect to be incorporating more training experiences with GTI. ~ Steve O'Neil: Emergency Management Coordinator ~ Training Course; Rescue Task Force.

This was the best training I ever received by far. All LEO Agencies should be required to attend. ~ Jonathan Rey: Law Enforcement Officer ~ Training Course; DHS Type 3 SWAT.

This was by far the best tactical class that I have attended. The tactics that were taught were different than what our team utilizes; however they (tactics) opened my eyes to a better/safer and more dominating method to room entries. The instructors were the best instructors that I have had. I appreciated their knowledge, experience and method of instructing. ~ Jason Hammer: Law Enforcement Officer ~ Training Course; DHS Basic SWAT.

Excellent course! I would encourage every patrol officer and SRO to attend. This is a fast pace course and you learn a lot about yourself and how you lose critical skills in stressful situations! ~ Jennifer Pratt: Law Enforcement Officer ~ Training Course; Immediate Action Teams (Active Shooter).

This was absolutely the best training I have ever attended. The instructors were extremely knowledgeable about the subject matter. Unlike most training courses, the instructors were all from real world applications of the material. The GTI instructors were all very professional and made the course as fun as it was informative. The instructors of GTI are truly the 'real deal'. This was a no BS, nut and bolts course that gets right to the nitty gritty at CQB. I would recommend this course to all SWAT members. ~ GTI Student: Law Enforcement Officer ~ Training Course; DHS Type 3 SWAT.

The subject matter was taught with a depth and understanding that only comes from experience and critical analysis of the program itself. This creates a level of undisputed credibility and feasibility that makes buying-in easy and comfortable. ~ Ben Shockey: Medical Officer ~ Training Course; Rescue Task Force.

During the entire course it was very clear that we were receiving instruction from experienced instructors who are enthusiastic about SWAT. Anything asked was fully explained and /or demonstrated. The lead instructor, Dennis O'Conner, was extremely knowledgeable and represented your company as a true professional. ~ Matthew A Taggard: Law Enforcement Officer ~ Training Course; DHS Basic SWAT.

Great program - changed my whole outlook on CQB. I feel we are a safer team due to this training and are able to handle a broader variety of missions. I feel it was a great team building course & it improved our confidence in one another. I never knew our team was as capable as you showed us we could be! I would like to continue to learn from you guys or at least to be able to contact you with any questions on further training. Bottom line is it sucks that the class is over. I loved it and wish I could do this full time. ~ GTI Student: Law Enforcement Officer ~ Training Course; DHS Type 3 SWAT.

This class was one of the best classes I have taken in 17 years as a police officers. I feel my survivability in a gun battle has increased substantially. I thank all instructors. ~ Chris Bates: Law Enforcement Officer ~ Training Course; Immediate Action Teams (Active Shooter).

I feel the CQB portion of this course will have the most effect on how I conduct future SWAT operations. I feel that I mentally understand processing and clearing my corner and will utilize these skills throughout my career. I also enjoyed the rappelling and fast roping week; I feel that I now have the skills and mental toughness to do these in a real mission. ~ Keith D. Thrower: Law Enforcement Officer ~ Training Course; DHS Type 1 SWAT.

All 3 instructors were well prepared and ready to work with us. We put in long days and they never quit. All had lots of info to pass on (real experience) one of the best schools I've been to in 28 years. ~ Joseph Steyer: Law Enforcement Officer ~ Training Course; DHS Basic SWAT.

Coming from a Swat Team, I learned different (good) tactics on clearing rooms with minimal numbers. ~ AJ Knight: Law Enforcement Officer ~ Training Course; Immediate Action Teams (Active Shooter).

I feel this course has helped me as well as the Layton city SWAT team function on a more tactical way that is safer, simpler, and in a way to get the job done. This course has taught us how important it is to be aware of your surroundings (tactical), to have the element of speed, and the ability to be able to communicate with each other in different ways. I am grateful for the opportunity I had to attend this course. ~ GTI Student: Law Enforcement Officer ~ Training Course; DHS Type 3 SWAT.

Appreciated emphasis on Law Enforcement and Fire Department working together - never been to a training where that was more effectively done. ~ Dean Hess: Fireman ~ Training Course; Rescue Task Force.

This was the best, most comprehensive training I've ever attended. The instructor was very knowledgeable, we covered a wide spectrum of SWAT applications with good scenario based learning. Great class. ~ Jared Meyer: Law Enforcement Officer ~ Training Course; DHS Type 2 SWAT.

Good mixture of personalities. Best of all, all material was backed up, teaching from experience, instead of book, skills learned in last 6 days are better than last 2 years of team training. ~ Craig Miller: Law Enforcement Officer ~ Training Course; DHS Basic SWAT.

Hopefully when I get back to my department we will change our method of entries and training to mirror what we've done in the past 15 days. This was not a course where you just had to show up. It was a huge accomplishment to complete this class. All of the instructors were extremely knowledgeable and interesting. This class by far was the most informative and fun class I have attended. I learned more tactics and fundamentals over the last 15 days that will make me safer on our team and on the road. THANK YOU! ~ Andrew Hudak: Law Enforcement Officer ~ Training Course; DHS Type 3 SWAT.

Had a great experience and have learned a lot in the course of 3 days. Every instructor was awesome in their input and experiences they have shared with us! Will definitely take future classes ~ Chris Doveas: Law Enforcement Officer ~ Training Course; Immediate Action Teams (Active Shooter).

Great class and I have already recommended to my supervisor that each SWAT agent must attend. A must for new and older SWAT agents. ~ Chip Steppe: Law Enforcement Officer ~ Training Course; DHS Type 1 SWAT.

I have been to many training schools while serving in the Marine Corps. Without hesitation I would rate this school towards the top. The instructors are subject matter experts in the skills they teach and they do so with passion and interest. They are patient and provide useful constructive critiquing when needed. Excellent on all grounds! ~ Joseph W. Sciutto Jr.: Law Enforcement Officer ~ Training Course; DHS Basic SWAT.

I am a SWAT operator and am familiar with GTI's tactics. I am truly impressed with your company. Once I saw this course was taught by GTI I immediately enrolled myself and coworker. Some of the best training I've attended has been from GTI. All the instructors I've been taught by (from GTI) are TOP NOTCH ~ GTI Student: Law Enforcement Officer ~ Training Course; Immediate Action Teams (Active Shooter).

As a fairly new member on our team I found the entire course effective. There was a great atmosphere for learning and helped form a mindset of not only being police officers but also 'gun fighters' which in all actuality is what we are within our departments. Being at a location away from our departments allowed for time to focus. Although the days were long, much different than other LE training which usually is cut short because they are 'long days' the time was used to benefit our learning experience. This is a great location for training and I am disappointed that we will be missing SWAT I & II. Great school! ~ GTI Student: Law Enforcement Officer ~ Training Course; DHS Type 3 SWAT.

This was top notch training from a top notch group. I really enjoyed it a lot! Not only because we got to work with such a great group of trainers, but local LE as well. It definitely helped draw us together even better. Thank you very much! ~ Greg Nicholas: Fireman ~ Training Course; Rescue Task Force.

Excellent course - The extensive experience of the instructors enhanced what was already a solid foundation course. I will definitely recommend that we send future operators to GTI. ~ Nick Morrison: Law Enforcement Officer ~ Training Course; DHS Basic SWAT.

This is an excellent course and I would highly recommend it to anyone. All employees were professional and Mr. Peterson was a very good instructor. I will come back for additional HRST training and breaching / CQB. ~ SSgt. Melissa Aubrey: Military ~ Training Course; Fast Rope & Rappel.

This is a great course that should be attended by every police officer. I will be advising my training department to send all SWAT and Patrol Officers in my department. Great topic, course and instructor. Thank You ~ Augie Rocha: Law Enforcement Officer ~ Training Course; Immediate Action Teams (Active Shooter).

The knowledge that you all have as instructors is incredible. You have no problems sharing any of it either which has made this class so successful. Only having 2 years as /on SWAT has made my learning easy, however, even for the guys that have 10+ years on SWAT, it looked easy for them to learn. No bitching/gripping from anyone made this course again incredible. Thanks a lot!! ~ GTI Student: Law Enforcement Officer ~ Training Course; DHS Type 3 SWAT.

I thought that all the instructors were excellent and displayed upmost professionalism when it came to business. All information taught to us was done at a pace that all personnel would follow no matter what level or how experienced. ~ Chris Ginnane: Law Enforcement Officer ~ Training Course; DHS Type 2 SWAT.

In my 8yrs. in the Army as high-speed infantry w/ one deployment to Iraq, this is the best training I've ever had for CQB, and I've had some good prior training. This training outweighs all prior. Too bad it's only a week long! ~ GTI Student: Law Enforcement Officer ~ Training Course; DHS Basic SWAT.

This is the best course regarding SWAT theories, tactics, shooting, etc. I have ever attended in 5-1/2 years at SWAT training and 10 years in law enforcement. Keep up the good work. ~ GTI Student: Law Enforcement Officer ~ Training Course; DHS Type 3 SWAT.

This course is very intense and a very good training for patrol and I think it will save a lot of lives. ~ Michael Wilson: Law Enforcement Officer ~ Training Course; Immediate Action Teams (Active Shooter).

All three guys put 100% heart into teaching this class. They were very helpful and knowledgeable with all the info provided. They would dictate things when needed throughout. This training is one that every department should make mandatory. Best Active Shooter Training to Date!! ~ Jo Shannon: Law Enforcement Officer ~ Training Course; Rescue Task Force.

The knowledge and skill level of this staff is the best that I have had the pleasure of meeting in my 17 years in law enforcement and 11 years as a SWAT operator. These techniques are definitely the way my team will go and I will try to get our operators a 'refresher' course within 1-2 years. Everyone here goes out of their way to do whatever it takes to get the job done. ~ GTI Student: Law Enforcement Officer ~ Training Course; DHS Type 3 SWAT.

The instructor was very knowledgeable in the material that was covered. The live fire exercises helped improve my response and accuracy while presented with minor stressors. The AS drills that were conducted allowed me to think on my feet with the use of my classmates. When mistakes were made the instructor took the time to explain what happened and why; he also explained better ways to accomplish that objective. This is possibly the best training that I have received, with by far the best instructor; top notch training. Thank you. ~ Joseph Peavy: Law Enforcement Officer ~ Training Course; Immediate Action Teams (Active Shooter).

This was one of the Best Training classes I have gone to. From start to finish every day was useful. The instructors really seemed willing to do what it took to have us succeed. ~ Chris DeSena: Law Enforcement Officer ~ Training Course; DHS Basic SWAT.

This was a great course for myself and opened my eyes to a lot of things. It also showed me that I have to be mentally and physically fit to perform any my best. This is the best course of instruction that I have ever received. ~ Jonathan M. Williams: Law Enforcement Officer ~ Training Course; DHS Type 1 SWAT.

Excellent course, I would recommend to all patrol personnel. Great use of hands on training and scenarios; I benefit more when I can apply what I have been taught. ~ Kevin Graham: Law Enforcement Officer ~ Training Course; Immediate Action Teams (Active Shooter).

Great course! I wish we could stay for 8 weeks. The CQB blocks are immensely valuable! You can really tell that the whole staff here is really serious about improving SWAT teams across America. Good job guys, thanks a bunch! ~ GTI Student: Law Enforcement Officer ~ Training Course; DHS Type 3 SWAT.

Hands down the best SWAT training I have had. Everything was explained well and the hands on only added to the experience. Great class highly recommended. ~ GTI Student: Law Enforcement Officer ~ Training Course; DHS Basic SWAT.

A very well put together course. As an active ERT member, I feel the tactics that were discussed and used can be put into action over a multitude of scenarios and with several mixed agencies. ~ Stephen C. Schaffer: Law Enforcement Officer ~ Training Course; Immediate Action Teams (Active Shooter).

Dynamic Entry -- The concept / theory which GTI presented to our team was great! ~ James E Kelley: Law Enforcement Officer ~ Training Course; DHS Type 2 SWAT.

All I can say is WOW! I have learned more in the past week about CQB than in 4 years of the Marines. Awesome Course. ~ Patrick Schmucker: Law Enforcement Officer ~ Training Course; DHS Basic SWAT.

I felt that this was an excellent course for any police officer. The drills that were taught should be implemented into every academy across the country. The information learned in this class will not only save police officer's lives but the lives of civilians, suspects and hostages. ~ Matthew McNichol: Law Enforcement Officer ~ Training Course; Immediate Action Teams (Active Shooter).