We are a group of active duty law enforcement officers committed to helping other modern protectors. Through our specialized training and certification courses, participants will learn through a proven adult learning methodology that utilizes the most current understanding of neuroscience to induce tactical recall under stress. Whether you prefer an in-person course or video instructional, all of our courses have been refined by active law enforcement and corrections officers over the last twenty years.
Vitrus Tactical Training master instructors are all Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belts, with vast collective experience in law enforcement legal issues, patrol operations, tactical (SWAT) operations, Mobile Field Force, general investigations and special investigations (narcotics/gangs/human trafficking). In addition to these accolades, we believe that all modern protectors need frequent, high level training, in order to maintain the level of confidence and professionalism that our communities want and deserve.
Modern Protector Level 1
Participants will learn arrest and control tactics that have high degrees of reliability on the street and while under acute stress. They will also learn, not only when, but why and how to utilize these effective tactics. Additionally, they will learn how to effectively teach the same concepts and techniques to the officers/agents in their respective agencies.
Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive instructor certification.
At Virtus Tactical Training, our master instructors are active law enforcement officers with over forty years of combined experience. Our expertise come from years of working in corrections, patrol, SWAT, narcotics, gang & human trafficking investigations and general investigations. We hold multiple certifications in use of force, firearms, Reality Based Training (RBT), edged weapon countermeasures and tactical operations.
By training with us, you can be confident that the tools we provide you with have been vetted and refined after being tested in real-world situations.
Founder & Lead Instructor
Sergeant Cullan McHarg has been an active police officer since 2002 for a larger police department in Minnesota. As a patrol officer and lifelong martial artist, he learned the vast difference between sport fighting and law enforcement specific street confrontations, early in his police career.
Sergeant Max Yakovlev has worked for the Burnsville Police Department for the past 24 years – the last ten as a Sergeant.
Josh is a police officer with the Lakeville Police Department and has 11 years of experience in law enforcement having worked previously as a police officer with the Springfield Missouri Police Department.
What others are saying about Virtus
Any instructor who is looking at boosting their own level of competence as well as their defensive tactics knowledge base, really needs to explore this company!
Hibbing Community College Law Enforcement Program
35 year LEO
Burnsville Police Department
Not only are the courses that Virtus Tactical offers relevant to law enforcement, but they help one become a better instructor. They help newer instructors get comfortable with being uncomfortable with peer to peer teach backs. I highly recommend any of Virtus Tactical Training courses.
Stillwater Police Department
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