All across America, police departments struggle with securing the funding for even the most basic of training. Today, Law Enforcement Today is proudly announcing a new partnership that won’t just give agencies world-class training… but it will also let them pay for it using junk that’s sitting in the closets and garages at their department.
And we’re not just talking about any kind of training. We’re talking about highly tactical training at a decommissioned nuclear power plant. It’s the stuff movies are made of.
When Law Enforcement Today (LET) was established, the mission was simple: provide a home, a voice and support for law enforcement officers across America.
Today, that mission was just injected with a load of rocket fuel in a way that has the potential to help every police department in America.
LET is proud to announce a partnership with Government Training Institute (GTI). Established in 2003, GTI was founded to address the tactical needs of law enforcement and military throughout the United States with research-based training, developing custom training based on the needs and requirements of the departments.
The training takes place at the Joint Operations Center (JOC), a radiologically sterile former Nuclear Fuels Reprocessing Plant and the only training center of its kind in North America. The JOC gives groups the opportunity to train inside a real nuclear complex and offers the most advanced real-world options for CQC and CBRNE training that is unparalleled anywhere.
Sounds like something most agencies would never be able to afford, right? Wrong.
That’s where the Asset Trading Program comes in.
Through Law Enforcement Today’s partnership with GTI, law enforcement and military entities now have a new alternative payment option.
Departments everywhere have excess department materials and equipment, forfeited items and confiscated items that would serve a department better as a barter item. Budget concerns are reduced for jurisdictional training needs now that GTI can accept assets in exchange for officer training or facility usage instead of cash payments.
Through a GTI affiliated company, BMG, Inc., we can now offer this service. The program is modeled after one pioneered on a Federal level through the Department of Energy in their “assets for services” program.
We can accept:
- Confiscated/forfeited/Agency- merchandise, vehicles and equipment
- Weapons and ammunition
- Tactical Gear
- Trailers (open or enclosed)
- Heavy Equipment
- Almost anything of value in the open marketplace.
We also can trade “assets for assets” in some cases. For example, your department needs a new patrol car, bearcat, weapons systems or other equipment and no budgeted dollars are available. We can purchase the needed equipment, built to your specs, and take old cruisers, fire trucks, weapons, ammo, confiscated items, donated items and more in trade. GTI has many ATP approved vendors or we can work with the vendor of your choice.
For departments that choose to take advantage of training at the facility, the buildings at the JOC offer an incredibly diverse training environment and are all 360° Simunition® and SRTA capable. Internal and external breach points allow for manual, ballistic, exothermic and explosive breaches.
The JOC has the capability to support complex Full Mission Profile training scenarios to test, train, and evaluate an entire Task Force or provide targeted skill set training from simple to the most difficult levels. Geographically it is naturally situated in a low visibility, discreet location, easily accessible by vehicle or rotor wing aircraft.
Want to learn more? Come visit GTI Training or LET at SHOT Show or drop us a line!