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Law Enforcement Student feedback


May, 2017 - Patrol Rifle Instructor School; Enjoyed the class. Thanks

Anonymous student

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May, 2017 - Pistol & Patrol Rifle Firearms Instructor School; I came into this course thinking it would be a review type course. It was so much more. Rob & Russ made me a better shooter, no doubt and made me a better range officer as well!! Thank you guys!

Joe Gentilia, Hazel Park Police Department

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May, 2017 - Pistol & Patrol Rifle Firearms Instructor School; GREAT TRAINING!!!

Dean Tebo, Cheboygan County Sheriff's Department

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May, 2017 - Pistol & Patrol Rifle Firearms Instructor School; This was the best training and instructors I have ever had in both military and law enforcement. Keep up the high standards.

Reed Brown, Oakland University Police Department

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May, 2017 - Pistol & Patrol Rifle Firearms Instructor School; Russ & rob did a great job and I would take any course they teach.

Jim Meldrum, Washtenaw Community College Police Academy

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May, 2017 - Pistol & Patrol Rifle Firearms Instructor School; Both instructors did not sugar coat anything. They talked about real life situations and taught us how to apply the training in our jobs.

Anonymous student

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May, 2017 - Pistol & Patrol Rifle Firearms Instructor School; Great course! Russ & Rob were very knowledgeable and explained the material so that it was easy to understand.

Aaron Oetjens, Monroe Police Department

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May, 2017 - Pistol & Patrol Rifle Firearms Instructor School; Thank you...learned plenty of new nuggets!

Andrew Pawlik, Sterling Heights PD

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May, 2017 - Pistol & Patrol Rifle Firearms Instructor School; Instructors were great, very passionate. Enjoyed listening to them and learning from them.

Scott Panin, Oakland Co. Sheriff's Office

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May. 2017 - Pistol & Patrol Rifle Firearms Instructor School; Rob & Russ were great to work with. Very knowledgeable on the topics of instruction.

Gavin Albright, Hillsdale County Sheriff's Dept.

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May, 2017 - Pistol & Patrol Rifle Firearms Instructor School; Rob & Russ were gret! They motivated me and I will take more classes from them. Thank you!

Steve Locke, Hamburg Twp. PD

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April, 2017 - Police Sniper Instructor School; Great class and instruction. Thanks for the help and time spent working with new rifle.

James Ford, Dearborn Police Department

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April, 2017 - Police Sniper Instructor School; Great Course, learned a lot.

Jan Osman, Kansas Dept. of Corrections

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April, 2017 - Advanced Police Sniper School; Excellent course. Competition kept shooters focused at the same time creating a fun enviroment.

James Butler, Grand Rapids Police Department

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April, 2017 - Advanced Police Sniper School; Thank you very much, for a new sniper school. This proves to be a very valuable and challenging course. Scenarios on the screen were an eye opening experience.

Anonymous student

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April, 2017 - Advanced Police Sniper School; Great class. Great Instructor.

Anonymous student

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April, 2017 - Advanced Police Sniper School; Nice job Jeff!

Sgt. James Preisel. Lapeer Co. Sheriff's Dept.

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April, 2017 - Advanced Police Sniper School; More time to document. Caps training was excellent.

Ricardo Meza III, Oakland County Sheriff's Office

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April, 2017 - Basic Police Sniper School; This course was very challenging and helped improve my skills. Weather sucked!

Anonymous student

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April, 2017 - Basic Police Sniper School; This was challenging , but very beneficial course.

Anonymous student

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April, 2017 - Basic Police Sniper School; The weather sucked :)  , But the best class I've been to.

Tony Jacob, Wyoming Department of Public Safety

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February, 2017 - Cold Weather Sniping Workshop; Very good course. A little longer distances.

Derreck Morehead, Ohio Dept. of Rehab & Corrections

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February, 2017 - Cold Weather Sniping Workshop; Thank you very much. Jeff was a very knowledgeable instructor. Jeff has tremendous experience as well as a very effective, professional approach to instructing.

Keith Sosnowski, McHenry County Sheriff's Office

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February, 2017 - Cold Weather Sniping Workshop; Excellent course. Taking a lot of good info back to our team.

Daniel Hooks, Ohio Dept. of Rehab. & Corrections

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February, 2017 - Cold Weather Sniping Workshop; I'll be sending other snipers from our team next year.

Anton Locher, Hazel Park Police Department

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February, 2017 - Surviving Your Use of Force; Great training. Very informative and insightful. Instructor is very experienced and knowledgeable.

Anonymous student

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February, 2017 - Surviving Your Use of Force; Awesome course. Great tips for the rest of my career.

Anonymous student

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February, 2017 - Surviving Your Use of Force; Class should be longer. Instructor was great overall.

Anonymous student

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February, 2017 - Surviving Your Use of Force; Good course to help officer mindsets. Length of course was good and material was to the point.

Joe Stephens, Dearborn Heights Police Department

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February, 2017 - Surviving Your Use of Force; Practical teaching in today's society.

Joseph Reyna, Dearborn Heights Police Department

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January, 2017 - Basic Patrol Rifle Operator School; The course was absolutely great. I feel more comfortable and confident firing my rifle. Mr. Felts did an outstanding job. I'll recommend the course to my co-workers who wish to learn the patrol rifle.

Channing Glenn, Hamilton County Sheriff's Office

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January, 2017 - Basic Patrol Rifle Operator School; Great training. Wish I would have found this business months ago. Highly recommend.

Anonymous student

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January, 2017 - Basic Patrol Rifle Operator School; A great experience. Very impressed with the owner/operator. Can't wait to build on this class with more classes. Would love to have it be a 3 day class.

John Curtis, Grand Blanc Township Police Department

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January, 2017 - Basic Patrol Rifle Operator School; Very good course. Put together very well. Great refresher on somethings and learned lots of new tactics.

Joseph Ferry, Isabella County Sheriff Dept.

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October, 2016 - Surviving Your Use of Force; The emphasis on body cam and in-cam video narrative is very important. Embrace new technology.

Adam Morris, Eaton County Sheriff's Office

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October, 2016 - Surviving Your Use of Force; This course reiterated steps I try to take to better document active/possibly violent situations. Learned new ideas with well explained reasons why. We know our intent, but need to better document verbally our intention. This can be done verbally on body cams, radio, dash cams etc. This will/can be positively utilized in the aftermath of scrutiny of our actions.

Christopher Kuhlman, Eaton County Sheriff's Office

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October, 2016 - Basic Police Sniper School; Course was great! I feel comfortable with my scope and rifle. I also am more confident and found shooting positions that work best for me. Great experience. Had a blast!

Anonymous student

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October, 2016 - Basic Police Sniper School; This was my second time taking this course. It was just as complex and demanding as the first. Even though I have taken this course in the past it provided me the time/ability to get back to the fundamentals of police sniper shots.

Doug Hart, Flint Township Police Department

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October, 2016 - Basic Police Sniper School; Excellent course. Instructors were great.

Jarrod Atha, Saginaw Township Police Department

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October, 2016 - Basic Police Sniper School; Great course. The finest instructors. Knowledge, experience and teaching ability hands down the best.

Jeremy Watt, Lapeer Co. SD

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October, 2016 - Basic Police Sniper School; Outstanding course. Even with my experience, Stacey Geik changed my mind about the way I do some things in my job. Thanks!

Jason Davis, Trenton Police Department

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October, 2016 - Advanced AR-15 Armorer Course by Michiguns; Liked all of the technical explanations. It's good to know how and why things work.

Tim Howell, Calhoun County Sheriff's Office

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October, 2016 - Advanced AR-15 Armorer Course by Michiguns; Great course. Great instructor. Thank you

Erik Smith, Alpena County Sheriff's Office

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October, 2016 - Advanced AR-15 Armorer Course by Michiguns; The number of pictures was great. It is kind of different from my last armorer class I took, which did not recommend modifying parts, only replacing. This class improved my confidence. Thank you

Justus Gau, Michigan Tech Public Safety and Police Services

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September, 2016 - Patrol Rifle Instructor School; Great course that met my expectations.

Anonymous student

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September, 2016 - Patrol Rifle Instructor School; Good course. I feel more confident in my abilities with the rifle. The instructors were good and the students fantastic. All were supportive!

Anonymous student

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September, 2016 - Patrol Rifle Instructor School; Very well structured from start to finish. Instructors made learning techniques simple and easy. The information and past experiences given/discussed was invaluable. I highly recommend this class.

Michael Schwanbeck, Toledo Police Department

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September, 2016 - Patrol Rifle Instructor School; I loved this class and can't wait till my next Center Mass class!  

Stephen Locke, Hamburg Township Police Department

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September, 2016 - Patrol Rifle Instructor School; Both instructors were awesome. Related all material to class. Stories told were hilarious yet informative. Both class acts. Thanks guys!

Mike Britton, Newaygo County Sheriff Department

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September, 2016 - Pistol & Rifle Instructor School; Excellent course. Great instructor. Every department in the Upper Penninsula should take this course

Anonymous student

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September, 2016 - Pistol & Rifle Instructor School; Rob was very thorough, well spoken and was able to teach each person in a way that they could retain the information.

Mike Groleau, Delta County Sheriff's Office

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September, 2016 - Pistol & Rifle Instructor School; This course was more than I expected. I am truly thankful for attending this course. The knowledge that I have obtained from Rob is overwhelming.

Josh Meyette, Escanaba Public Safety

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September, 2016 - Pistol & Rifle Instructor School; This course was great. Rob did an excellent job.  This course re-motivated me in my career.

Nick McGuire, Escanaba Public Safety

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September, 2016 - Pistol & Rifle Instructor School; I learned a lot during this course. Thanks

Kelly Kenneally, Delta County Sheriff's Office

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July, 2016 - PRI Re-Certification School; Fantastic course with great instructors.

Sgt. Michael Marcello, Warren Police Department

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July, 2016 - PRI Re-Certification School; Good Course and very knowledgeable instructors.

Steven St. Pierre, Bristol Police Department

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July, 2016 - PRI Re-Certification School; Great course. Learned a lot of new positions and why to use them.

Paul Medeiros, Bristol Police Department

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July, 2016 - Patrol Rifle Instructor Course; Both instructors were highly skilled and very professional. Training, lesson plans, instructional book were great. I will definately attend future classes with both instructors. Best training I have had. Would definately recommend to other PD's.

Adam Jennings, Warren Police Department

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July, 2016 - Patrol Rifle Instructor Course; Really, really good and challenging.

Michael Gates, Cranston Police Department

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July, 2016 - Patrol Rifle Instructor Course; Very good training. 34 years in law enforcement and I learned a lot of new techniques. I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested.

Steve Reis, Rhode Island Airport Police

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July, 2016 - Patrol Rifle Instructor Course; Course content was very appropriate and geared to level of students. Courses of fire were challenging to instructors and showed appropriate levels for students we will instruct. The instructors were professional , open-minded, extremely knowledgeable and effective. 

Scott Orton, South Kingstown Police Department

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June, 2016 - Police Sniper Instructor Course; I recently attended the Sniper Instructor Course at Lansing Police Department. I wanted to pass on a good word about the lead Instructor Mike Tkac and his assistant instructors. I have attended the Center Mass Basic and Advanced Course. Mike and his team improved significantly on that training.  They were outstanding throughout the week; They ran a safe range, provided outstanding instruction, and provided a true "Instructor" component to the course. Overall, great instruction, great guys, great week.

Sgt. Kyle Schlagel, Lansing Police Department

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June, 2016 - Police Sniper Instructor School; This is my third class from Center Mass and I learned the most new skills with this instructor course. I feel that I have just scratched the surface of the sniper world.

William DiCicco, Detroit Police Department

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June, 2016 - Police Sniper Instructor School; Good balance of classroom instruction and range time. Instructor was very knowledgeable and did best to ensure students understood material.

Ryan Suedel, Bentonville Police Department

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June, 2016 - Tactical Pistol Instructor School; Very good school. Challenging even with having 20 years experience, 12 being SWAT. Great instructor with knowledge. Awesome presenter. Good knowledge.

Chad Frazier, Lansing Police Department

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June, 2016 - Tactical Pistol Instructor School; I've trained with Rob as an instructor for probably 60-80 hours , including this course. He never fails to get his point across and always impresses. I'd recommend him above any instructor I've had in my experience in police work or the Marines.

Shane Bartlett, PottervillePolice Department

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June, 2016 - Tactical Pistol Instructor School; This course was challenging yet the students were given enough time to learn the proper techniques.

Joe Fairbotham, Mason Police Department

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June, 2016 - Tactical Pistol Instructor School; a lot of shooting which was great. Tell us what we need to instructed gunfights and shoot great.

Troy Hansbarger, Eaton County Sheriff's Office

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May, 2016 - Tacital Pistol Instructor; Rob Donaldson was an excellant instructor with all the skills and knowledge to back it up.  I look forward to taking addtional classes with Rob.

Kenny Hunt, DC Nuclear Plant

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May, 2016 - Tacital Pistol Instructor; Course was fast paced & based on solid principals.  Learned new skills & learned differents ways to implement tactics that I had learned previously.  Training was based on solid skills, re-enforcement.  High expections from instructor lead to serious improvement of me. Great class.  Excellent discussion & training on trama kits for gunshot wounds.

Craig Mitchell, DC Nuclear Plant

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April, 2016 - Choreographing The Use of Force; This is something that all officers to should be exposed to.  Laying out the scene is beneficial for not only officers on scene but officers who may be arriving.

Joe Miller, West Bloomfield Police Department

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April, 2016 - Choreographing The Use of Force; Great course. This training needs to be presented to everyone in my department.

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April, 2016 - Choreographing The Use of Force; Very good in formation and appropriate for the time period we currently police in.  I would be recommending that you be brought back to train my investigative units, minimally and preferrably the entire agency.  Dispatchers could use this info as well.

Lt. Roy, West Bloomfield Township PD

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April, 2016 - Patrol Rifle Instructor; By far the best firearms course I've ever attended in my 20 years in law enforcement.

Andrew Ball, Bloomfield Township Police Department

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April, 2016 - Patrol Rifle Instructor; Course was excellant and the various training/shooting exercises were perfect.

Joe Miller, West Bloomfield Police Department

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April, 2016 - Patrol Rifle Instructor; Mixing in the small competitions during the training days kept everyone competitive.  Great Classs!!

Richard DeLong, Saginaw Police Department

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April, 2016 - Basic Police Sniper;  Enjoyed the training very much.  This class is both physically and mentally demanding.  I gained knowledge that I will never forget.

Anonymous student

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April, 2016 - Basic Police Sniper; Instructor Creger was a great teacher and I appreciated his expertise and experience in the course.

Robert Adams, Saginaw Police Department

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September, 2015 - Patrol Rifle Instructor; Great course! Felts is top-notch!!!! Looking foward to more training.

Corey Mills, Ann Arbor Police Department

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September, 2015 - Patrol Rifle Instructor; Excellent high speed course.

Jeff Ford, Ann Arbor Police Department

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September, 2015 - Patrol Rifle Instructor; Perfect example at how to conduct a training course and prepare instructors on how to conduct realistic, relevent patrol rifle course.

Brian Elliott, Oakland County sheriff's Office

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September, 2015 - Patrol Rifle Instructor; Great course, learned so much not only from the instructors, but also the other shooters.

Anonymous student

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September, 2015 - Patrol Rifle Instructor; Top notch school, best i've been to.  Thanks for the training.

Charles Kalo, Westlake Police Department

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September, 2015 - Basic Police Sniper; Great Class, was way harder then expected.

Burke Lange, Westland Police Department

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September, 2015 - Basic Police Sniper; Great Time/Great Class/Earned the Cert.

Mark Meyers, Dearborn Heights Police Department

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September, 2015 - Basic Police Sniper; One of the most, if not the most challenging police training I have attended.  Even if not intended, the mental aspect of this training was as beneficial as the shooting.

Mike Villerot, Troy Police Department

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September, 2015 - Basic Police Sniper; This course was challenging but made you better with every evolution. You guy's are great at building confidence and CMI really knows what they are doing.

Mark Stanley, Lansing Police Department

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September, 2015 - Basic Police Sniper;Exceeded expectation.  This course was an absolute ball buster as it should be.  I did not expect to have to work so hard physicall, but it totally makes sense the way Jeff explaned it.  

Terry Warner

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September, 2015 - Basic Police Sniper; Tested our limits. I am a better officer/operator because of this course.  Very Good attention to weapon safety safety the entire time.  Keep the stardards.. Do not lower them. 

Joe Stephens, Dearborn Heights Police Department

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September, 2015 - Combined Rifle/Pistol Instructor Re-Certification; I think you guys did a wonderful job with this class.

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September, 2015 - Combined Rifle/Pistol Instructor Re-Certification; Thank you for putting together a good class.  It was taught well and I will be able to take a lot of information back to my department.

Kelson Gettel, Battle Creek Police Department

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September, 2015 - Combined Rifle/Pistol Instructor Re-Certification; Instructors displayed great knowledge and shared experiences.  Great job breaking down fundemental skills to increase the shooters ability.  Class had a good pace with very little downtime.

Daryl Veldhoff, Palisades Nuclear

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September, 2015 - Combined Rifle/Pistol Instructor Re-Certification; I've been through courses that take you back to he basics but you guy's did it in a way that really helped my shooting skills improve.  This made the advanced portions easier to deal with and gave me more confidence.  Thanks for the oustanding training!!!

Dennis Perry, Jr., Palisades Nuclear

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September, 2015 - Combined Rifle/Pistol Instructor Re-Certification; Great training on both firearms systems. Jeff & Russ are both great instructors.

Chad Schell, Palisades Nuclear

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September, 2015 - Combined Rifle/Pistol Instructor Re-Certification; The course was the most challenging course I have been through to date.  It pushed me (an old man) to the point where I was sore the next day.  I am glad to have attended this course & it will allow me to take much needed information back to my department.

John Brown, Palisades Nuclear

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September, 2015 - Designated Marksman School; Make it a 3 day class if possible.

Lance O'Keefe, West Bloomfield PD

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September, 2015 - Designated Marksman School; Wish the class was longer, great course with great instruction.

Anonymous student

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June, 2015 - Firearms Instructor School;Loved the class.  especially liked the various steel plate and shooting on the moving drills.  Great Job to Russ & John.

Jeff Campbell, Eaton County

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June, 2015 - Firearms Instructor School; I enjoyed the class overall.  A few of the days ran long which might have made some of the trainng not as productive.  I liked the instinct shooting which we rarely do on ranges.  I will be taking the training tips back to my unit.  Thanks guys and good work.

William DeCicco, Detroit Police Department

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June, 2015 - Firearms Instructor School;As always, a great class!! This will be my last CMI class before I retire and I am still learning things.  My handgun shooting went south last year but Russ Lyons & John Sherman have got me back on track.  Thank You Center Mass.

Tadd Deo, Eaton County

June, 2015 - Basic Patrol Operator - Havana, IL.,  This course was great.  Thank you Center Mass for coming to Illinois.

Travis Capps, Beardstown Police Department

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June, 2015 - Basic Patrol Operator - Havana, IL., This was the BEST rifle course I have taken apart of.  Instructor Felts was awesome and professional!!  I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to improve their skills even if they believe they are Rambo...

Stephen Szigethy, Eastern Illinois University Police Department

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June, 2015 - Basic Patrol Operator - Havana, IL., Excellent Range and fellowship

Chad Lamb, Moweaqua Police Department

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May, 2015 - Patrol Rifle Instructor:Great Instructors as always!!! Always learn some new stuff.

Anonymous student

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May, 2015 - Patrol Rifle Instructor: This course not only helps one become a good trainer, but also helps one as a shooter as well.  I personally gained a lot of knowledge on things that I had forgotten from my military years.  As a patrolman, I do not believe we ever get enought trigger time with the patrol rifle. This course gives us the tools to get quality trigger time.

Martin Bednarz, Beverly Hills Police Department

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May, 2015 - Patrol Rifle Instructor: Great class.  Qualification course is great!!

Anton Locher, Hazel Park Police Department

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May, 2015 - Patrol Rifle Instructor:This was very challenging from a SWAT stand point plus the class was physically & mentally challenging.  I will certainly use these evolutions to train other members of my team.

Larry Davis, Detroit Police Department

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May, 2015 - Patrol Rifle Instructor: Great course all around. Very comfortable with the material, which I can bring back to my agency.  Course provided confidence I need to instruct my officers with a weapon system that will be brand new to most of them.

Travis Buttle, VT Fish & Wildlife Department, Vermont

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May, 2015 - Patrol Rifle Instructor:Mike kept the class light without compromising safety.  Great tips for modifying stance and grips.

Anonymous student

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May, 2015 - Patrol Rifle Instructor:The instructor was extremely knowledgable.  Mike Tkac made the course fun and exciting.  he presented the material in a clear, practical manner.  His willingness to provide insight from his personal experiences was greatly appreciated.

Craig Hunt, Rutland City Police Department, Vermont

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May, 2015 - Patrol Rifle Instructor: Overall a great course.  It might be nice to see a follow up course offered to cover some more advanced trainings and instruction - or a week 2.  This course is a great way to get a patrol rifle program started at an agency and covers the basics of what to do with newer shooters.  

Stuart Rogers, Thetford Police Department, Vermont

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May, 2015 - Patrol Rifle Instructor:  Mike Tkac is awesome. Nothing to improve with the class.

Detective Christopher May, Essex Junction Police Department, Vermont

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May, 2015 - Patrol Rifle Instructor:  Mike Tkac kept the course lively and very informational, by far the best weapons training I have ever received.

Anonymous student

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April, 2015 -Basic Police Sniper:  I was absolutly challenged from day 1.  After playing college football and working as a police officer for multiple years, I thought this class would be challenging but easy to pass.  I was dead wrong. This class challenged to the max and pushed me both mentally and physically.  I am very proud to say I passed the most difficult training course I have been apart of.  Thank you!!

Dennis Pittman, Wyoming Police Department

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April, 2015 - Basic Police Sniper: Great Class!!!

Anthony Walters, Richfield Township Department of Public Safety

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April, 2015 - Basic Police Sniper:Outstanding basic school. A school that an Advanced Sniper could come to and still learn.

Nathan Welch, St. Clair County Sheriff's Dept.

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April, 2015 - Basic Police Sniper:Thanks for the excellent training experience! Instructors know what they are doing and make it a fun training even though it was a rough course.

Dean Kelly, East Lansing Police Department

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April, 2015 - Basic Police Sniper:  Great Course, leave it alone!! Awesome School.

Greg Ware, Branch County Sheriff's Office

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April, 2015 - Advanced Police Sniper Workshop: Enjoyed the class, informative & challenging.

Craig Pomaville, Detroit PD

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April, 2015 - Advanced Police Sniper Workshop: Excellent training for the real world.

Aaron Yopp, Detroit PD

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April, 2015 - Advanced Police Sniper Workshop: Great Course overall, would like to shoot moving targets. Some of the bet training tht I have had in both civilian LE/military, seamless.

Antonio Walker, Detroit PD

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April, 2015 - Sniper Instructor SchoolWhile demonstrating glass shooting, have spotter fill out ASA glass data sheet.  These can then be copied & distributed (as wanted) to other students, sending them back to their agencies with data on several different types of ammunition.

Jason Louwaert, Oakland County Sheriff's Office

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April, 2015 - Sniper Instructor School: Very good class.  I learned a ton.

Kristen Nieman, Detroit PD

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April, 2015 - Sniper Instructor School:Mike Tkac is an excellent Instructor.  He kept the training interesting. He was very personable and has a great sense of humor.  He kept long days at the range fun, educational, and challenging.

Tim Nelson, Kentwood PD

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April, 2015 - Sniper Instructor School:Knowlege & training that I will be able to bring back to my department.  Great Instructor.

Anonymous student

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April, 2015 - Basic Patrol Rifle: Great intro course.  Nice pace of class & shooting. Great basic information.

Anonymous student

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February, 2015 - Patrol Rifle Instructor: Outstanding, very excellent hands on.

Anonymous student

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February, 2015 - Basic Patrol Rifle School:  Great Course - Pulled in a lot of skills from various training evolutions.  Had a great time.  Would add extra time to class, but might consider sighting fo rthe small targets during zero.

Karl Hansen, US Postal Inspector

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September, 2014 - Patrol Rifle Instructor School:  Good Course. I liked the moving as a team drills.  We do a lot of active shooter training and these are important things to consider.

Charles Mosher, Eastern Michigan University Police Department

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September, 2014 - Patrol Rifle Instructor School:Course was great!!! Very little down time.  Keep up the good work and thank you for sharing your knowledge with us.

Mark Roberts, Grand Traverse County Sheriff's Office

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September, 2014 - Patrol Rifle Instructor School:   Would like to see more shooting & more rounds. Overall it was a great class.  Cant' wait to train with you again!

Anonymous student

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June, 2014 - Tactical Pistol Instructor School: Kelly Bricker & Brian Wojcik are both very focused, motivating & dynamic.  CMI created a safe yet challenging training environment.  I will be back.

Robert Dausman, Michigan Attorney General's Office

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June, 2014 - National Patrol Rifle Conference:  Keep up the great job!  This is always one of my favorite events to attend.  Every year I look forward to the challenge.

Anonymous student

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June, 2014 - Designated Marksman (Vermont Criminal Justice Dept):Training was outstanding!!  This is my second course with CMI and I am looking forward to the third!

Paul Doucette, Jr., Bennington Police Department

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June, 2014 - Designated Marksman (Vermont): Excellant course of instruction.  Mike Tkac provided good instruction and helpful advice.

Matt Murano, Wilmington Police Department

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May, 2014 - Designated Marksman (West Bloomfield): Outstanding training. Course exceeded my expectations.  The course was demanding with the M14 (.308) but was still doable.  Instructors were knowledable and experts in training methods.

Donald Vanbonn, Clare County Sheriff's Department

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April, 2014 - Advanced Sniper School:Class we very informative.  Great networking and learning from other snipers.  Paul Creger is very knowledgeable and helpful.

Jeff Motyka - Warren Police Department

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August, 2013 - Sniper Instructor School (Orange County, CA):

 I have been an instructor in many disciplines in Law Enforcement for 14 years.  Instructor Tkac is a great instructor and a credit of CMI. The course was the most challenging to date for me.


Don Leuschen, Bell Gardens Police Department

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May, 2013 - .50 Cal SASR Operator Class

This was a great course. Having Instructors who have had real life experiences was a plus.

Anonymous student

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April, 2013 - Basic Sniper: Great Week!  Looking forward to the Advanced Sniper.

Kevin Mercure, Monroe County Sheriff's Department

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April, 2013 - Sniper Instructor School: I learned more valuable information from this training then any other police training I have had.  Additionally, I believe Instructor Tkac is one o fthe best instructors I have trained under.  I had a great experience at this training and look forward to attending additional Center Mass, Inc., training.

Derek Songer, Hermitage Police Department

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April, 2013 - Sniper Instructor School: We learned a lot of new skills and were exposed to new and better ways to apply these skills in a real world enfironment.  Great job, great class.

Scott Berning, Fort Wayne Police Department

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February, 2013 - Oral Board Test Preparation: Great topic for course. Gave me a good base to build upon to prepare for the oral board.  I do feel this class will greatly improve my chances for a promotion.

Matthew Mackenzie, Northville Township, DPS

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July 5, 2012 – Oral Board Test Preparation:My buddy and I attended this class together. My buddy had his assessment center for lieutenant a week after the class. He finished 1st overall!!! I had my oral board last week for sergeant. I finished 1st on the oral board and 1st overall. I am #1 on the list!!! The information presented in this class undoubtedly had an impact on my performance. The instructor, Dave Marshall’s advice helped me sell my qualifications and provided me with several ideas I never would have considered.

Sgt. Tom Kenyon, Madison Heights PD, MI

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June 20, 2012 – Advanced Patrol Rifle / Instructor Re-Certification:Mark Buckberry is a great instructor. The instruction and courses of fire were very well run.

Anonymous students

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June 15, 2012 – Tactical Pistol Instructor:I was very impressed with both instructors (John Sherman and Kelly Bricker). As with all CMIclasses, it was a challenge and a very positive experience.

Anonymous students

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June 15, 2012 – Patrol Rifle Instructor (Vermont Police Academy):This is an outstanding course. It challenges the students skill sets and gave good information to bring back to our departments for training and policy. Center Mass Instructors are very knowledgeable and are fun to work with.

Anonymous student

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May 2, 2012 – AR-15 Armorer Class (Lamont, IL):The diagrams and illustrations were very beneficial. The cutout diagrams were very informative. I liked the extra information provided beyond as it related to ammunition, accessories and parts distributors.

Anonymous student

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May 19, 2012 – Oral Board Test Preparation: This course surprised me. I learned more about what I can do better as a supervisor. This was a great class. The instructor, Dave Marshall, knows his stuff. Very helpful information for my next test. I really feel like I have an advantage.

Anonymous students

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April 13, 2012 – Basic Police Sniper School:Lt. Eric Zimmer was a very valuable asset. His ability to relate his experiences and our activities flowed well. Det. Paul Creager appeared very knowledgeable about equipment, tactics and skill. This was the best training that I have attended in 17 years of service.

Anonymous students

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April 27, 2012 – Police Sniper Instructor School: The instructor, Dave Agata, is very passionate about what he teaches. He demands everyone give 100% all the time. He has instilled in me the need to be knowledgeable and passionate about teaching and to keep a positive mind in the face of adversity.

Anonymous student

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June 24, 2011 – Tactical Pistol Instructor School:The course was very well planned out, conducted in a very safe manner and was very real world geared. This course will save someone’s life!!!

Ofc. John Branch – University of Michigan Police, MI

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April 20, 2011 – Advanced Sniper Workshop:Great course! Showed how lacking in documentation we are. Thank you!!!

Sgt. Tad Deo – Eaton County Sheriff’s Department, MI

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April 29, 2011 – .50 Caliber SASR School:The instructor, Dave Agata, was top notch. He is an excellent instructor who was well prepared. He ran the course safely, was knowledgeable and relates well to his student’s skill levels.

Matt Krumbach – Lansing PD, MI

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October 7, 2011 – Patrol Rifle Instructor School (Farmington CT):This is my third course with Center Mass. The instructors, Mike Tkac & Sean Nelson, did a great job as always. Over the years I have attended many shooting classes by different instructors and companies. This class was by far the very best!

Anonymous student

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October 28, 2011 – Basic Police Sniper School (Norman OK): Good school. It will test you and show you what you are capable of doing. It is a good confidence builder for your skills. The instructor, Mike Tkac, is personable and creates a good learning environment.

Anonymous student

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April 13, 2011 – Police Sniper Instructor School (Camp Grayling MI):Mike Tkac is a professional and well experienced sniper instructor. His solutions to shooting questions were explained in a manner that made sense, got results and built the students confidence.

Anonymous student

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May 20, 2010 – Designated Marksmen School (Duke Energy / Catawba Nuclear Station):Well developed course for our needs at Catawba. We will definitely host another course.

Anonymous student

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April 19, 2010 – Advanced Sniper Workshop:It has been a long time since I have been to a school that was really great. Jeff Felts was an outstanding instructor and knew his material.

Anonymous student

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June 14, 2010 – Tactical Pistol Instructor School:Mark Stout and DaveSage were superb instructors. Their command of skills was very impressive. They both were very positive in their teaching approach. They were serious with the right amount of humor which helps the days go by easily. Mark and davemoved quickly and fluently from drill to drill and were great in their explanations of what they were looking for from the in each evolution. By far the most intense, fun and informative training I have ever had in any topic. I have had instruction in firearms, DT, OC, baton, Ect.. These instructors were better than any instruction I have received.

David Vandergrift – Marion County Sheriff, IN

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August 4, 2010 – Advanced Patrol Rifle / Instructor Re-Certification (Middletown CT): I enjoyed the class a lot. It was a great experience. Some of the new techniques improved my shooting skills. It was a great review!

Dario Tarascio – East Hartford PD, CT

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October 8, 2010 – Tactical Pistol Instructor School (Michigan State Police):Excellent course. Thank you!!!

A/Sgt. Ted Therrien, Michigan State Police

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January 24, 2009 – Patrol Rifle Instructor (Coral Springs PD, FL):Patrol officers have a lot to learn from this course. The reality and training learned on the CAPS machine is priceless. I will highly recommend this course to fellow instructors in the future. Jeff Felts and Dave Agata did a great job instructing!!! The course objectives were hit “Center Mass”.

Ofc. Kevin Hayes, Ft. Lauderdale PD, FL

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April 18, 2012 – Basic Police Sniper School:This class will kick your ass…Be prepared!!! Awesome!!!

Dep. Brandon Lyons, Gogebic County Sheriff’s Department, MI

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May 8, 2009 – Tactical Pistol Instructor School:Great course. I have a master’s degree and both instructors (Sherman and Stout) I will remember as top notch.

Anonymous student

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June 12, 2009 – Patrol Rifle Instructor School:Great class…best I have ever attended!!! Thank you

Dep. Brian BeGole, Shiawassee County Sheriff’s Office, MI

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May 22, 2009 – Patrol Rifle Instructor School:This has been a fantastic course. It’s been challenging, fast paced, minimal down time, dynamic & well rounded. The instructors, Jeff Felts and John Sherman, were fantastic at challenging & motivating students. They brought a high degree of credibility and moral authority, passing on solid information in an unassuming manner. There are many trainers in the law enforcement community, but Center Mass has really put a program together that puts it among the best.

Sgt. Raymond Hamilton, Chicago PD, IL

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May 22, 2009 – Patrol Rifle Instructor School:Very good class – Great! Knowledgeable instructors who didn’t brag, but taught what they know and were competent. I really enjoyed the class. It was tough with long hours, but I really did get into it. Thanks

Ofc. Don Blalock, Oakland University, MI

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November 20, 2009 – Tactical Pistol Instructor School:The instructors, John Sherman and Russ Lyons, were very knowledgeable and extremely proficient with all tasks they taught. This was very good training and I would recommend it to anybody.

Ofc. Aaron Mickey, Canton Twp. PD, MI

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September 25, 2009 – Tactical Pistol Instructor School (Palisades Nuclear Station, MI):Instructors John Sherman and Russ Lyons were very helpful and informative. The instructors were outstanding in their presentations; knowledge, ability and insuring all students were both competent and confident in the all facets of pistol shooting. A lot of real world experience. Great school, I learned a lot!

Anonymous students

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November 3, 2008 - Sniper Instructor SchoolJust wanted to drop you a quick note. I attended the Sniper Instructor School in New Britain, Ct in October 2008. I thought the school was great and was very demanding. All instruction was very well presented. A job well done. I always look forward to receiving training from Center Mass.

Mike Chauvin - Hartford PD, CT

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October 2, 2008 - Basic Police Sniper School:  I totally enjoyed being taught by you guys and can’t wait for an advanced class with you also. I feel confident that if I am called up tomorrow to make the shot, it will go where I want it to.

Bernie Davin - Daytona Beach PD - FL

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August 22, 2008 - Tactical Pistol Instructor School:  I learned some things I have never seen before. I have been to a lot of schools and never had this level of instruction. The course was fantastic. I look forward to attending another Center Mass School.  

Anonymous Student

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May 23, 2008 - Patrol Rifle Instructor School:  After 20 years in the military, this is by far the most valuable training I have ever had.  

Anonymous Student

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May 23, 2008 - Patrol Rifle Instructor School:  This was by far, the best combat training course I have attended. Instructors were knowledgeable and reflected genuine concern that each student learn, understand and be able to employ each of the objectives in the course.  

Anonymous Student

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May 16, 2008 - Tactical Pistol Instructor School:  An excellent course that was challenging, exciting and educational. All aspects were a benefit to everyday ops, as well as combat. I am definitely coming away a better shooter under stress and with speed.  

Anonymous Student

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May 16, 2008 - Tactical Pistol Instructor School:  Great class and both instructors knew and displayed great professional tactics. Very impressive class that will help our SWAT team back home.  

Anonymous Student

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May 6, 2008 - Advanced Patrol Rifle School:  Realistic training that was appropriate for field application. Very knowledgeable instructors, eager to help, identify problem areas and offer sound advice for certification.  

Anonymous Student

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May 6, 2008 - Advanced Patrol Rifle School:  Class was very, very challenging, both mental and physical. A definite eye opener.  

Anonymous Student

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April 12, 2008 - Basic Police Sniper School:  This was a well run class that covered a lot of info. Down time was very limited which was great compared to other schools.  

Anonymous Student

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May 25, 2007 - Patrol Rifle Instructor School:  Thank you for opening my eyes to the practical use of the patrol rifle. Before this course I was a shotgun user 50 years in – not anymore!  

Anonymous Student

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May 18, 2007 - Patrol Rifle Instructor School: One of the best, possibly the best, training I have attended. I like the straightforward approach the instructors have.  

Anonymous Student

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May 18, 2007 - Patrol Rifle Instructor School: The instructors went above and beyond the assist with extra training and were helpful and flexible. I have learned more about the weapon system than when introduced to it at my home academy.  

Anonymous Student

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April 18, 2007 - Advanced Sniper Workshop:  CAPS was the best training I have ever had. Evolutions tested my ability and now I have a firm base for my continued education.  

Felipe Nunez - Chicago PD, IL 

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September 22, 2006 - Patrol Rifle Instructor School: Instructors were very patient with the lesser skilled students and built their confidence very quickly.  

Anonymous Student

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May 19, 2006 - Sniper Instructor School: I have been to many good schools and never have had the results that I got from this one!  

Anonymous Student

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April 21, 2006 – Patrol Rifle Instructor School: The course was very well run; all instructors showed a vast knowledge of the rifle and how to deploy and shoot the weapon. The instructors were patient and informative. I will be able to take the skills learned and use them in every day work.  

Anonymous Student   

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April 7, 2006 - Basic Police Sniper School: This was the best and most challenging training I have received. Instructors were great, extremely knowledgeable - excellent role models. You guys have it right!  

David Holfelder - Clinton Township PD, MI 

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April 7, 2006 - Basic Police Sniper School: I was very impressed with all trainers capabilities, knowledge, and training. Instructors conducted themselves very professionally and the entire course was very good and made trainee use several skills to compete and prepare for course. This course was very informative, physically demanding and developed, as well as cemented sniper/ observer skills. Very well put together in all aspects.  

Corey Bonner - Clinton Township PD, MI 

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April 7, 2006 - Basic Police Sniper School: Great training! Put the sniper to the test and makes the sniper think about training harder and evaluate all equipment.  

Sean Jones - Gary PD, IN   

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March 24, 2006 - Basic Police Sniper School: I feel this class will make me a better operator, office and shooter. You built up my confidence.  

Anonymous Student

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April 30, 2004 - Patrol Rifle Instructor School:Instructors had a good balance of knowledge and seriousness yet made the training fun.  

Kelly Ingram - Eaton County SD, MI

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December 17, 2003 - Patrol Rifle Instructor School:Being a graduate of the FBI Academy and numerous other schools in my 29 years of law enforcement experience I can truly say that this course ranked as one of the best I have ever attended.  

Captain Charles T. Cabaniss - Rock Hill PD, SC

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June 11, 2003 - Advanced Sniper Workshop:Great class! The CAPS system was excellent training! This class helped me with several skills, movers and glass.  

Anonymous Student

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June 11, 2003 - Advanced Sniper Workshop:Easily one of the top 5 instructors I have encountered in this country in the past 23 years of training. The various barrier-penetrating courses of fire, plus the instructor’s willingness to allow us to use different caliber weapons, provided us with physical proof to present to our commanders either supporting or disputing their “theories” of how things should be.

Greg Moore - Oakland County SD, MI

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June 10, 2002 - Patrol Rifle instructor School:I enjoyed your class and felt there was an enormous amount of good information covered. The cadre was excellent and very professional. I once held my SWAT certification above all else. I would like to inform you that I hold the Patrol Rifle Instructor Certification I just received from Center Mass in equal regard.

Sgt. G. Stone - Macomb County SO, MI

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June 7, 2002 - Patrol Rifle Instructor School:By far the most challenging in-service training I’ve ever attended. I did not know very much about the patrol rifle before and I am confident now in my ability to operate it, especially under stress.  

Tara Kane - West Bloomfield Township PD, MI

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June 3, 2002 - Patrol Rifle Instructor School:Outstanding instruction. Very efficient use of time. New tricks taught to old dogs. Very professional. Great Job!

Charles Mendham - West Bloomfield PD, MI

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May 16, 2002 - Basic Police Sniper School:The absolute best class I have attended either military or civilian!  

Santo Pizzo - Bloomfield PD, CT

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May 3, 2002 - Basic Police Sniper School:In my 22 years of law enforcement, this has been the best course of training I have ever attended.  

Mark Pryzbylo - Palos Hills PD, IL 

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May 3, 2002 - Basic Police Sniper School:Excellent course. The knowledge of the instructor was outstanding. The course was tough. Don’t change a thing. The instructor was one of the best I have ever had the pleasure to train with.  

Brian Kinney - Eaton Rapids PD, MI 

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May 5, 2001 - Patrol Rifle Instructor School:This is an outstanding class which all departments should look into sending their instructors to. The core subjects and standards are by far the best around. Any department who sends their instructors to this training will be assured their instructors will return very competent and confident.  

Sgt. Mike Ciucci - Wayne PD, MI

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March 30, 2001 - Basic Police Sniper School:I received more training than I anticipated. The course was at an intensity level that makes me proud I could gradate. Your knowledge of the subject and the way it was presented showed your professionalism and dedication to police sniping. I know I graduated from the best!  

Lt. Mike Trester - Washtenaw Co SD, MI

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March 30, 2001 - Basic Police Sniper School:I learned as much info in one week as I did in 4 weeks in a military sniper course.  

Marty Waymen - Gross Point Park PD, MI

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October 8, 1999 - Patrol Rifle Instructor School:This course is the finest firearms class that I’ve attended.  

Jim School - Antrim Co SO, MI

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April 16, 1999 - Patrol Rifle Instructor School:Very professionally done. By far the best and most challenging firearms course I have ever been through. I believe I learned more than I thought possible.

Jeff Rimer - Allen Park PD, MI

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1998 - Patrol Rifle Instructor School:Best Law enforcement training I have had to date. You sincerely care about the student’s performance and it shows. Thank you for an outstanding job. I will highly recommend your company to all interested officers and administrators.

Brian Harger - Alcona County SD, MI