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April 12, 2010

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All New Safariland Training for Female Officers


JACKSONVILLE, Florida Safariland™, a BAE Systems line of business, announces the debut of the latest offering from the Safariland Training Group, the Female Officer Survival Training Tactics course, which is available immediately.

This four-day course, developed by female law enforcement officers, provides female officers the skills to confidently engage and thwart lethal threatening situations.  Highlights of the course include improved firearms accuracy, advanced gun fighting skills, defensive tactics specific to the female officer, and improving tactical decision-making skills through scenario-based training.

This program provides an opportunity for female officers to train in a comfortable learning environment at the range, in the gym and in the classroom.  The course will provide each student with a personalized assessment of her particular skill sets and identify any areas to focus for development.

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“Female officers put their lives on the line every day, just like male police officers, yet they have to overcome some inherent challenges,” said Sandy Wall, Safariland’s Director of Training.  “Our talented Safariland Training Group female instructors have experienced these challenges first hand in their careers and have built this course to offer their fellow officers options and tactics to help survive the street.”

Safariland Training Group’s chief instructor for the course is Dorcia Meador, a 31-year veteran of the Fort Worth Police Department, who is considered by many as one of the best female shooters in the country.  She is a four-time women’s NRA champion and holds numerous national records in police pistol combat competitions, 1500 PPC revolver, and Police Pistol Combat semi-auto.  Joining Meador is Lt. Amy Forster of the Vancouver Police Department, who is a recognized expert in ground and hand-to-hand fighting, and Belinda Selvey of the Fort Worth PD, who is an accomplished tactical instructor.

For information on registration, as well as a complete listing of classes and schedules, visit www.safariland.com/training.  

Formerly known as the Armor Holdings Training Academy, the Safariland Training Group name reflects the dynamic restructuring of the company that builds on our longstanding legacy brand products, such as Defense Technology®, Monadnock®, PROTECH® and many others.

About Safariland
Safariland, LLC is a premier provider of law enforcement and security products and services, delivering a full-range of customer-specific solutions.  Offering many of the world’s most recognizable branded products in the public safety market, Safariland is committed to saving lives.  For more information about Safariland and its body armor products, as well as information on the new NIJ-06 standard, please visit www.safariland.com.    

About BAE Systems
BAE Systems is a global defense, security and aerospace company with approximately 107,000 employees worldwide. The Company delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services.  In 2009 BAE Systems reported sales of £22.4 billion (US$ 36.2 billion).