Seconds For Survival

Seconds 4 Survival:  Survive The Ambush

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

“This training that will save your life and you must have it!” Todd, Oakland Police Department

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

Ambushes against law enforcement have increased dramatically in recent years and with that comes important and dynamic techniques to avoid and survive deadly ambush attacks.

SAFETAC Training is honored to provide this exclusive course to law enforcement.

Seconds 4 Survival is a dynamic, media intensive course designed to reduce the reactionary gap that can lead to deadly consequences in law enforcement interactions with suspects.  Real life scenarios combined with tactical considerations are discussed throughout the training that will give the student the knowledge to survive attacks. Here are just some of the important topics taught in “Seconds 4 Survival: Win The Ambush:”

  • Characteristics of Cop Killers
  • Pre-Attack Indicators
  • Body Language Clues For Danger
  • Successful Performance Under Stress
  • How To Prevent The Ambush
  • The Dangers of ‘Action vs Reaction’
  • Verbal & Non-Verbal Clues To The Attack
  • Command Presence For Survival
  • What Does Suspect Deception Mean
  • Weapon Indicators
  • Fight or Flight: The Key To Survival
  • Case Law That Enables You To Survive

“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.”  Duane Wolf, Minnesota

Do you want to deliver this dynamic and powerful training to your agency?  Take our Trainer Course.

 “This was one of the best classes I have ever seen in my three decades of law enforcement.  Major Yates was simply incredible.  Thank you for keeping our cops safe!.” Constable Keith Wenzel, Williamson County (TX)

“This class was absolutely invaluable and I look forward to incorporate this into everything I do.” Serena, Grand Prarrie Police Department

“Travis was captivating, engaging and great at keeping my attention while hitting home the main points and lessons from the course.” Charles, Mansfield (TX) Police Department

“The best class I have been to in years and needs to be taught to all cops.  The instructor presented the material in an attention holding way and he is actually a cop….not some wanna be with a theory.” Mark, Mansfield (TX) Police Department

About The Instructor

Major Travis Yates began his career in 1993 with the Tulsa (OK) Police Department. He has served 18 years of his career in a patrol function with other assignments in Gangs, Media Relations, Training, Special Events, Planning and Technology. He currently commands the Special Operations Division with responsibility over SWAT, K-9, Helicopter, Disaster Response, Special Response Team and the Bomb Squad.  Travis commands the Risk Management Division along with developing the Tulsa Police Athletic League.  He is a past recipient of the Medal of Valor, Lifesaving Award, Department Commendation Award and four Chief’s Awards for department innovation and recognition.

Travis has been recognized throughout the world in regards to law enforcement training and he has taught his risk management philosophy and officer safety training in three countries and in 46 states in the last decade. Travis is a past recipient of the International Police Trainer of the Year Award from ILEETA and the Editor In Chief with Law Officer Magazine.  He is one of the most prolific writers in law enforcement, authoring hundreds of articles for various publications.  Travis is often interviewed by major media outlets in regards to law enforcement with past interviews including CNN, USA Today and the Associated Press.

Travis holds a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern State University and is a graduate of the 227th Session of the FBI National Academy. He is the Past President of ALERT International, Founder of the Courageous Leadership Institute and co-founder of the Below 100 Initiative which strives through a series of articles, classes and “train the trainer” courses to reduce line of duty deaths in America to below 100 per year.

Travis has seen thousands of hours of training in his 25 year law enforcement career and he calls “Seconds4Survival” the most important effort he has ever seen in saving the lives of law enforcement officers.  His passion is so strong for the program that, for the first time, he has authorized a “train the trainer” version of his class.

Read The Latest Endorsement Letter about Travis.

Read his articles via Law Officer Magazine

Read his articles via Police One

We believe that you will agree with thousands of other students that Travis Yates will bring a passion and enthusiasm to your audience like you have never seen before.

What Others Are Saying About Travis:

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

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

“The instructor, Travis Yates, immediately connected with the class and made this class engaging and informative. His years of experience in police supervision and administration was evident as he was able to link theory with practice. The class was very well organized and was taught in such a way that it made us really think about our role as leaders and the responsibility that brings within our organizations and communities. 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

“I walked away motivated and inspired!  Thank you for what you do, helping Officers better themselves.  Our Officers and Communities are better with this type of training.” Officer Corey Rosen, Boardman (OR) Police Department

“Travis is one of the best in the business.  In the many years I have known and worked with Travis I have always found him to be an innovator in the training community. All his programs are research driven with the end result being, the student receiving state of the art education. Every one of Travis’s projects or training programs that I have witness and/or been involved in is well thought out and goals and objectives oriented. Simply put – anything Travis does will be done well.”  Tony Scotti, Vehicle Dynamics Institute

“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

“Your class should be required for every single police officer in America.”  Officer Jason Cummings

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

“…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