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Instructor Profile

Instruction is provided by Jim Torrez, a former chief of police and 28-year veteran of law enforcement in Colorado. In addition, Mr. Torrez is a training counselor for the NRA (National Rifle Association), and conducts instructor certification courses. Other credentials include:

  • NRA Police Firearms Instructor (handgun/shotgun) since 1985
  • NRA Police Patrol Rifle Instructor
  • NRA Police Submachine Gun Instructor
  • NRA Civilian Firearms Instructor (rifle, pistol, shotgun)
  • Chief Firearms Instructor - Red Rocks Police Academy (Summer Sessions)
  • Former SWAT Team Commander (multi-agency team)
  • Black Belt of the Korean Hapkido Association (Seoul, Korea)
  • Certfied Instructor Courses in PPCT, ASP Baton, Kubotan, Chemical Agents, Less Lethal Munitions, Distraction Devices, Law Enforcement Edged Weapons, Use of Force, and Spontaneous Knife Defense
  • Completion of Instructor-Level Courses with Glock, Smith & Wesson Academy, Chapman Academy, Front Sight, Thunder Ranch and Gunsite
  • Contract Trainer for U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, Colorado Dept. of Corrections, Southern Ute Tribal Police, Windsor Police Dept., Ault Police Dept., Jefferson County School Security
  • Featured on KUSA Channel 9 News and KWGN Channel 2 News for Police Survival Training Courses
  • Contributing writer to S.W.A.T. and Blackbelt Magazine

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