In a survey to female law enforcement officers (LEOs) not assigned to tactical units, 63% of the respondents’ agencies do not offer mandatory firearms training post-academy and only 66% of the officers are required to annually qualify on their duty guns. Shockingly 89% of the responsdents have not attended any outside firearms training in the last 5 years. With the increasing violence towards law enforcement and lack of mandatory firearms training provided to them, A Girl & A Gun is stepping up to provide training that keeps our LEOs safe.
Next Training Event
September 4-6, 2019, in Dallas, TX
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“It was extremely gratifying to see a tremendous amount of support for the badge that I’m very proud to put on every day to protect and serve my community. Every day, in every city and town across the country, police officers are performing vital services that help make their communities safer. Being afforded stellar training like this aids us in carrying out our mission with honor and integrity.”
“The friendship bonds and camaraderie I made this week will stay with me forever. The incredible generosity of the event sponsors and the gracious efforts by A Girl & A Gun was awe inspiring.”
About the Program
The goal of AG & AG’s BTWB program is to provide quality firearms training to deserving female LEOs. The entire event is funded by contributions from generous sponsors and AG & AG chapters that want to #giveback. Lodging, meals, range fees, training supplies, ammunition, and instructor fees, are covered; officers need to provide their own travel/transportation to/from the event. Officers even receive gifts and swag for attending!
Officers will receive TCOLE hours for their training time. Officers outside of Texas will receive documentation that can be submitting to the appropriate agency in order to log training hours.
Most importantly, officers are able to network with other women from around the country, who share their passion for service. The AG & AG culture ensures that friendships grow strong and women remain a part of a valued sisterhood.
Heather Eckert is Lead Instructor of the AG & AG Back the Blue program. Heather is the owner of E4Defense, LLC, which provides firearms, DT, and mental preparedness training for law enforcement departments, private security companies, and civilians. She holds multiple certifications, including Master Firearms Instructor in Shotgun, Patrol Rifle, and Handgun; RBT/Force on Force; and Specialty Training Certifications. She is an active member of ILEETA, IALEFI® and IAWP, and is a Texas DPS PSB Level III Instructor.
Your distinguished dedication and support to our law enforcement will not only allow these well-deserving women an opportunity of a lifetime, but will instill confidence and encouragement that your company stands behind them.
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