Seconds 4 Survival: Survive The Ambush
hosted by the OTOA and the Westlake Police Department

Only $50 per attendee

Class Description: Ambushes against law enforcement have increased dramatically in recent years and with that comes important and dynamic techniques to avoid and survive deadly ambush attacks.

SAFETAC Training is honored to provide this exclusive course to law enforcement.

“Seconds 4 Survival” is a dynamic, media intensive course designed to reduce the reactionary gap that can lead to deadly consequences in law enforcement interactions with suspects. Real life scenarios combined with tactical considerations are discussed throughout the training that will give the student the knowledge to survive attacks. Here are just some of the important topics taught in “Seconds 4 Survival: Win The Ambush:”

· Characteristics of Cop Killers

· Pre-Attack Indicators

· Body Language Clues For Danger

· Successful Performance Under Stress

· How To Prevent The Ambush

· The Dangers of ‘Action vs Reaction’

· Verbal & Non-Verbal Clues To The Attack

· Command Presence For Survival

· What Does Suspect Deception Mean

· Weapon Indicators

· Fight or Flight: The Key To Survival

· Case Law That Enables You To Survive

Course Reviews

“This training that will save your life and you must have it!” Todd, Oakland Police Department

“The best presentation I have had in over 22 years in law enforcement.” Sgt. Michael Huber, McMinnville Police Department

“Every officer needs to know these critical skills and this class stands as the best that I have seen of its’ kind in my almost 30 years of LE education and training.” Duane Wolf, Minnesota

“This was one of the best classes I have ever seen in my three decades of law enforcement. Major Yates was simply incredible. Thank you for keeping our cops safe!.” Constable Keith Wenzel, Williamson County (TX)

Instructor Bio

Major Travis Yates began his career in 1993 with the Tulsa (OK) Police Department. He has served 18 years of his career in a patrol function with other assignments in Gangs, Media Relations, Training, Special Events, Planning and Technology. He currently commands the Special Operations Division with responsibility over SWAT, K-9, Helicopter, Disaster Response, Special Response Team and the Bomb Squad. Travis commands the Risk Management Division along with developing the Tulsa Police Athletic League. He is a past recipient of the Medal of Valor, Lifesaving Award, Department Commendation Award and four Chief’s Awards for department innovation and recognition.

Travis has been recognized throughout the world in regards to law enforcement training and he has taught his risk management philosophy and officer safety training in three countries and in 46 states in the last decade. Travis is a past recipient of the International Police Trainer of the Year Award from ILEETA and the Editor In Chief with Law Officer Magazine. He is one of the most prolific writers in law enforcement, authoring hundreds of articles for various publications. Travis is often interviewed by major media outlets in regards to law enforcement with past interviews including CNN, USA Today and the Associated Press.

Travis holds a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern State University and is a graduate of the 227th Session of the FBI National Academy. He is the Past President of ALERT International, Founder of the Courageous Leadership Institute and co-founder of the Below 100 Initiative which strives through a series of articles, classes and “train the trainer” courses to reduce line of duty deaths in America to below 100 per year.

Travis has seen thousands of hours of training in his 25 year law enforcement career and he calls “Seconds4Survival” the most important effort he has ever seen in saving the lives of law enforcement officers. His passion is so strong for the program that, for the first time, he has authorized a “train the trainer” version of his class.

Limited Seating

There are only 140 seats available each day.

Register early so you do not miss out.


Register for Wednesday March 6th here.

Register for Thursday March 7th here.

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