With the increasing violence towards law enforcement and lack of mandatory firearms training provided to them, A Girl & A Gun is stepping up to keep our law enforcement officers safe. We started a “Women in Blue” Scholarship Fund in July 2016 to provide firearms training to our incredible female LEOs.
In a recent survey to local female law enforcement officers not assigned to tactical units, 63% of the respondents’ agencies do not offer mandatory firearms training post-academy. Also, 66% of those agencies require officers to qualify on their duty guns annually. Eight-nine (89%) percent have not attended any outside firearms training within the last five (5) years.
Over the past 5 years, we have seen a rise in our event participation of female law enforcement. They are attending our competition events as supplemental training without their agency’s support. These women are providing their own firearms, gear, ammunition, travel, and sacrificing family time to becoming better shooters and better officers.
It’s time for us to give back to them.
AG & AG is offering sponsored training events for our female LEOs and wives of LEOs. Your lives face uncertain dangers and we want to help you be prepared.
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On a mobile device: Click on the ‘Program Details’ dropdown above, and select ‘Apply/Nominate’.
On August 9-10, 2017, A Girl & A Gun is hosting the “Back the Women in Blue” Training Seminar at the American Police Hall of Fame in Titusville, FL, the first event of it’s kind.
This seminar is 2.5 days of training in pistol and rifle manipulations and marksmanship. Limited to 10 participants.
Heather Eckert, Lead Instructor
Heather Eckert is a member of ILEETA, Texas DPS Level III Combined Instructor, Texas LTC Instructor, Licensed Personal Protection Officer, Level II and III Commissioned Security Officer, Licensed Private Investigator, Certified Force on Force Instructor, and in addition, holds multiple Law Enforcement and Civilian Training Certifications.
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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