Location, Location , Location!
The first requirement is your location. Not only should the training venue be located where it can serve a large number of departments in a given region, it must be close to hotel accommodations, restaurants, shopping and entertainment. Having these venues within a reasonable distance helps those officers that are traveling in and who will be staying overnight during the course. Depending on the region served, the overall location should be easy to access and also close to a major airport for students flying in. Please keep in mind the weather conditions anticipated for the dates you are wanting to host.
Hosting A D.R.A.W. School Training Course
Each year we receive many gracious requests by departments all over the United States to host a D.R.A.W. School Instructor Training course. While we wish it were possible to accommodate each request, we make decisions based on a number of requirements to make sure the course serves as many departments in a general region as possible. Listed below are a few of the requirements that will help departments to determine if their location is a good fit for hosting a DSIT course. Organizations that wish to host a department/agency only training for their personnel should contact D.R.A.W. School at 704-935-4433 Ext. 801.
Training Venue and Range
The training venue should have the classroom and the firearms range within the same facility to preventing driving back and forth. The classroom should have full audio/video hook-ups with a large screen TV or overhead projector. The classroom should be large enough or close to a room that can be used for practical exercises. The range should be large enough to allow between 8-16 shooters on the line at a time. A good assortment of barriers and barricades are required. The range surface should be well-maintained and not tremendously impacted by inclement weather and have a covered area for shade.
In addition to location above, D.R.A.W. School designates training locations based on the "reach" of the training locations region. Venues that are generally located in a region that is central to a greater number of departments is preferred. This allows DSIT to allow as many instructor candidates as possible to attend without the need for extensive travel and/or accommodations. Regional training centers for a country or several counties usually work well for DSIT courses. In some instances, the venue may be a privately owned venue that serves regional law enforcement training needs.
When making a request, please submit it to info@DrawTraining.com and include the following: