Tactical Encounters Inc., a Michigan based group, grew out of Tactical Encounters for Patrol Officers, a Course that is still presented annually. It was conceived in 1995, by a group of SWAT Officers, after a patrol officer was shot during a foot pursuit. We felt that patrol (first responders) needed to have the same basic tactics as SWAT personnel so that they could be better prepared during dangerous encounters.
Situations like the Bank of America shoot-out in Los Angeles, Columbine, Las Vegas and the increasing number of officer involved shootings require that officers be better prepared in their mind-set, equipment and tactics if they are to succeed in todays ever increasing violent society.
After years of talk and planning, the founders have come together to create a company that is dedicated to preparing officers to “Train Today for Tomorrow’s Encounters.” Using proven methods of training, personal experience and learned tactics, we are committed to presenting relevant and practical training for end- users and instructors.
We offer numerous courses in many specialized areas of law enforcement, taught by instructors that have nearly 100 years of cumulative personal experience and expertise in patrol and special team tactics and theories. We are not just educators, but also operators, who continually seek new and innovative ways to increase our chances of prevailing in a dangerous and unpredictable environment.