New Course Option: Surviving The First Three Seconds

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014

SAFETAC Training is proud to announce a new course called:  Surviving The First Three Seconds: Characteristics of an Armed Combative Suspect.

The lead instructor, North Carolina Trooper Kirk Hensley,   built the course through extensive research and study.  We asked our Director of Training and Chief Editor for Law Officer Magazine his thoughts on this training:

“In recent years we have seen ambushes and attacks on law enforcement increase dramatically and with that comes a responsibility to our heroes behind the badge and that is preparing them for the violence around them.  This training goes beyond firearms and tactics and deals with the pre-attack indicators that the criminal element shows us.  I’ve seen training across the country for decades and I have seen some of the best there is and I can guarantee you that “Surviving The First Three Seconds” will change everything you thought you knew about law enforcement.”

Please contact us to book “Surviving The First Three Seconds” today: or 559.640.7233.


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. Kirk’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.”

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  1. My name is Jody Cartwright. I am an officer with the IPFW Police Department and am currently one of our departments three assign trainers. I would appreciate more information regarding the course “Surviving The First Three Seconds” as to hosting an event at our department and or a schedule of where the course is being offered so that I may attend.

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