our lead instructors have over two decades of patrol & swat experience & more than 6500 t.c.l.e.o.s.e./ T.C.O.L.E. training hours.
instructor mike pendley
Coming from a rich history of family Law Enforcement Officers, Mike Pendley was born with public service in his blood. His twelve year career has given him the privilege of collaborating with multiple county, state, & federal task forces as well as the opportunity to serve as team leader on high risk entry teams. He has spent time as a Patrol Officer, Warrant Officer, Grant Supervisor, Range Master, Training Coordinator, and Field Supervisor. A highly decorated officer, Mike has been named Deputy of the Year as well as receiving the High Risk Citation Award, Unit Citation, and the Patriot Award. Mike holds a Master Peace Officer License. His qualifications include, but are not limited to: Police instructor, Field Training Officer, Background Investigator, Firearms / Patrol Rifle Instructor, Patrol Vehicle CQB Instructor, & Taser Instructor. His certifications include but are not limited to: Patrol Rifle Operator, SWAT Operator, Police Sniper, Rural Ops, Less-Lethal Shotgun, Tactical Police Driving, ASP Baton, Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, Advanced Auto Pistol, Tactical Entry and Movement (T.E.A.M.) Defensive Combat Shotgun, & Background Investigations. He is also a Glock and AR-15 / M4 armorer.
instructor branden grimes
Branden Grimes has a true passion for helping others. He has served as a law enforcement officer for over 14 years & has more than 24 years of shooting experience. His diverse career has given him expertise in many different officer roles, including warrant officer, traffic, field supervisor, and background investigator. He has also served on several special task forces. He was named Deputy of the Year and was the recipient of the Patriot Award. Branden holds an Advanced Peace Officer License & certifications in Background Investigations, Rural Ops, Swat Operator, Patrol Rifle Operator, Less Lethal Shotgun, Tactical Police Driving, ASP Baton, Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, Advanced Auto Pistol, and Combat Shotgun -- just to name a few. Branden is a Certified Field Training Officer, Police Instructor, Firearms / Patrol Rifle Instructor, and Low Light Instructor. He is also a GLOCK and AR-15 armorer.