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The Texas Guardian Program
Our Training- Texas Guardian Plan
Have a Texas Police Officer teach your educators/employees!
Our classes are designed to train and evaluate educators to carry defensive handguns on school campus. We provide the Texas D.P.S. approved training for school districts and teachers. We also include a custom training plan based on your educational needs and environment. During the state-mandated two days of instruction we place students into real-world scenarios and testing. We are certified and use state of the art UTM (Ultimate Training Munitions) non-lethal Man Marker ammunition and converted Glock 17s and Glock 19s to place the student in a situation where they must defend the educational environment against many different aggressors and situations.
The four core topics instructed as required by the Texas Department of Public Safety (D.P.S.) are...
Protection of Students
Interaction of license holders with first responders
Tactics for denying an intruder entry into a classroom or school facility
Methods for increasing a license holder's accuracy with a handgun while under duress
Upon successful completion of the course, the participant will receive a Texas D.P.S. Proof of Training Form. Completed courses will be then filed with Texas Department of Public Safety as a part of their License to Carry in accordance with Texas Government Code 411.1901.
This provides a level of training unsurpassed in Texas. Not only does it give the stakeholders a liability shield against claims, but it gives the administrators a view of the skill level of their employees.
Don't just get a certification....Get TRAINING
Who We Are
The owners, Bryan and Jessica Proctor have been committed to educating public and private organizations in defensive measures.
Out of 4,000 eligible DPS certified LTC Instructors, Bryan Proctor was chosen as one of the original 12 Instructors to be trained as School Safety Certified Instructor. Serving as a Police Officer for over 16 years which included stints as School Resource Officer, Sex Offender Investigator, Problem Solving Team Supervisor, and Patrol Supervisor Bryan is well versed in the specific requirements presented by school and active shooter defense.
Bryan's time as the Security Forces member of the U.S. Air Force included deployments for Operation Enduring Freedom, Noble Eagle, as well as security and control for the Superdome and surrounding areas in and around New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
In addition to a multitude of certifications, Bryan is certified through the Texas State University as an Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training Instructor (ALERRT). Bryan is a certified TCOLE Instructor and also serves as an Adjunct Professor for Navarro College. A full resume can be provided to districts upon request.
Our Training Process
Day 1 (8 hours)
50 round live fire Pre-Qualification- 90% (225) score on LTC qualification
Pre-Qualification Written Test- based on existing LTC laws and regulations (90% required)
Training from certified School Safety Instructors using D.P.S. curriculum
Day 2 (8 hours)
Scenario Training using Ultimate Training Munitions non-lethal ammunition by Certified School Safety Instructors
Shooting Under Duress Training
Shooting under duress 200 round live-fire proficiency using hostage targets
Final written exam (90% required)
At Our Facility
Schedule a class or register for a posted class (up to 6 students) to attend at our 2000 square foot training facility in Arlington, TX. The $420 class fee includes 16 hour training class comprised of classroom, active shooter simulation using non-lethal ammunition, computer simulation, and live fire qualification. Fee INCLUDES all range fees and non-lethal ammunition.
At Your Facility
The majority of our districts choose for us to come to you. Call us to schedule a training class at your school or district. We will conduct the D.P.S. training, provide all non-lethal ammunition and equipment for simulations, and conduct the live fire qualification. The minimum number of students for us to travel to you is 5 participants. Prices vary based on distance, availability of local ranges, and travel costs. Email us at email@example.com and request a proposal for your district.
School Safety Training in Action
PBS Series Featuring Our Training
On March 20, 2018 the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation aired a report featuring our certification training. They traveled from Canada to film our class held on March 08, 2018. Below is a quote on why they chose us for their report.
"We decided to come to Go Strapped Firearms Training to do our report because the main focus of the academy is teachers and students safety. This is not just an add on but the mission of the academy. We chose Bryan for our report after a search which included training companies throughout the entire United States. Our decision was also based on the fact that Bryan Proctor has the highest qualifications to provide a successful firearm training course."
CBC News The National
Report from CBC