September 2021 • Round Rock, TX
Nominate a deserving female law enforcement officer to join us outside Austin, TX, for exceptional training! This is your chance to give back to exceptional women! This is not just about training, although officers earn training hours; this is about strengthening our sisterhood, getting motivated as community leaders, and building a strong female presence in the world of law enforcement. The A Girl & A Gun Back the Women in Blue event includes:
- Pistol Marksmanship
- Defensive Tactics
- Hand-Held and Weapon-Mounted Lights
- Handcuffing Techniques
- Simunitions and Scenarios
- Knife and Blunt Object Defense
- Swag and Gifts!
- Social Activities
Next Training Event
Sept. 15-17, 2021, in Round Rock, TX (near Austin)
Training hours earned. Lodging, meals, range fees, training supplies, ammunition, and instructor fees, are covered; officers need to provide their own travel/transportation to/from the event.
Nominate a Deserving Officer
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. 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.
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.”
I loved the hands on training that focused on what the group needed to work on and accomplish. This is the only training I have attended that asks the student what they want out of their training and tailors the courses to meet those needs. The environment is positive and empowering. It was an amazing experience and the ladies I met were awesome.
About the Program
In 2016 we were seeing an uptick in female LEOs at our competitive matches and events. These ladies were seeking additional trigger time and training that they were not getting from their departments. We sent a nationwide survey to female LEOs not assigned to tactical units, and learned that 63% of the respondents’ agencies did not offer mandatory firearms training post-academy and only 66% of the officers were 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 increased violence towards law enforcement and lack of mandatory firearms training provided to them, A Girl & A Gun stepped up to provide training to keep LEOs safe. We started a fundraiser of our BTWB tshirts and asked our sponsors and LE instructors to get on board. We have been able to offer this event for the past several years and it has become an invaluable opportunity to the women who attend. In addition to the firearms training, defensive tactics, verbal judo and communication skills, low-light techniques, and other training that we offer, 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.
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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