Our Story

SAFETAC Training was developed by Traci Grimes.  Traci suffered the tragic loss of her father in the line of duty when she was just four years old.  This event continues to shape Traci’s life as she dedicated her early career to helping victims of crime and is now the owner of SAFETAC Training which sole purpose is to reduce line of duty deaths and injuries.

Travis Yates is the Director of Training, full-time police officer and has spent his career training first responders across the world.  He was named the ILEETA International Trainer of the Year, co-founded Vest For Life Inc in 2009 and was the co-founder of Below 100 in 2011.  He has been published over 200 times in various publications, writing for 11 years  for Police One on officer safety and risk management.  In April 2015, he was named as the Chief Editorial Advisor for Law Officer Magazine and in January 2016 he became the Editor In Chief.

In 2017, Travis developed the Courageous Leadership Institute after The “Courageous Leadership” Seminar he developed for SAFETAC became one of the most popular courses in the country.

SAFETAC has some of the most knowledgeable and dynamic presenters in the industry today.  Tony Scotti describes it has “state of the art education” and we believe that you will agree.  Our training has a specific focus on the three largest threats to law enforcement today (Driving, Violent Encounters & Wellness) and we have full time law enforcement professionals delivering the most up to date courses on these topics in one day seminars.  Our trainers are authors of books, write monthly for various law enforcement publications and are literally the foremost experts in their field.

Finally, we want our seminars to be affordable and when compared to others, you will see that the main goal of SAFETAC is to bring the information to those that need it the most in the most economical fashion available.  We will work with you and do whatever it takes to bring SAFETAC to you.

Contact us and find out how you can bring SAFETAC Training to your area.

Read the Police One Feature on SAFETAC Training.


What others are saying about our courses:

“This class is absolutely outstanding.”  Nathan Mendes, California Narcotics Officers Association

“It took me 53 years in law enforcement to attend a class like this.” Deputy Jerry Koester

“This class should be required for every single police officer in America.” Officer Jason Cummings, Claremore PD

“In my 12 year career, this was the best class I have ever taken on leadership.”  Sergeant Josh Johnson

“The best presentation I have had in over 22 years in law enforcement.”  Sgt. Michael Huber, McMinnville (OR) Police Department

“This is some of the best training I have attended in over 40 years of law enforcement.”
Scott Johnson, Chief of Police – Grand Rapids (MN) Police Department  

“When you spoke at the conference, I was literally in awe and completely focused on you and every word you spoke.  Your speech had a profound impact on me as a human being.”  Karen, 2013 CHP Conference

“Your class was undoubtedly one of the best ones my officers have had in many years.”  Major Chris Boyd, Fort Smith Police Department

“…You made it fun, interesting and real all at the same time. Trust me, it’s not often when officers stay focused on training….” Captain Scott Eakers