advanced ONLINE law enforcement training course

Response to the Non-Criminal Barricade: Disengagement and Special Relationships ®

A course for law enforcement officers and supervisors who want to learn modern tactics, best practices and liability laws as they pertain to armed and suicidal subjects who have barricaded themselves.

This is an Online Course. If you are interested in our In-Person training, please visit our main web site's Training Schedule.
“We’ve adopted your material as department wide tactics for us and have seen a number of successes. The courses have gotten great reviews from our officers and the ability to access the course online makes it easy to get my officers trained”

SGT. Bart Tweedie, Mount Prospect (IL) PD
This was, hands down, one of the most informative and helpful trainings I have ever had the pleasure of taking. Scott Savage and the Savage Training Group are leading the way and educating law enforcement on how to handle these dangerous, legally-perilous situations


What's Included?

  • 3 1/2 Hours of HD Video
  • 11 Easy to follow chapters
  • Decision-making guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Access to our confidential collection of non-criminal barricade policies

Learn Tactics and Liability Law

Learn step by step how to tactically deploy officers and how to decide when to disengage and walk away. Become confident in the public duty doctrine, the special relationships doctrine, and how to prevent liability for yourself and your agency.

Instruction at Your Own Pace

Once you're registered, you'll have lifetime access to the course. You can view the entire course in one sitting in about 5 hours. Or, log in and out as you please to move at your own pace.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to complete the course in one sitting?

No, this is a self-paced course. Once you register, you have unlimited access and can control the pace of the course. The videos are broken down into small chapters that also include downloads and text. Move through the material at your own pace and log-in whenever you prefer. Want to watch the videos at double-speed? No problem, with this platform you can consume the course how every you prefer.

How long is the course?

If you prefer to view the entire course in one sitting, you could do so in about 5 hours. Or, log in and out as you please and move at your own pace. The course is broken down into chapters so you can consume the course material at your own pace. Naturally, the time it takes to complete the course will depend on each student's own pace. 

Do you offer group pricing for multiple officers to attend this online course?

We’re happy to offer a terrific group discount. What a great way to get all of your officers trained!

For orders of 10 or more students you will receive a 30% discount so you pay only $187/per student.

When you are ready to make your group purchase, contact us and let us know how many students you would like to register.

You can pay either online with a credit card, or we can invoice you so you can pay by check. As soon as we receive payment, we'll send you directions on how each student can access to the course.

I need to register multiple officers. Do I have to register each one individually?

No you don't. We'll do the hard work for you. Simply contact us at [email protected] and let us know how many students you need to register.

You can either pay online via credit card or we can invoice you so you can pay by check. As soon as we receive payment, we'll send you an individual log-in code for each student so they can seamlessly get access to the course. 

Will I receive POST credit by attending this online course?

Sorry, no. For California POST credit please attend one of our in-person training courses scheduled in California. For other states, please contact us to discuss having a course certified in your state. 
Meet the instructor

Scott Savage

Your instructor, Scott Savage, is a recognized expert in the response to non-criminal barricades. Scott is an experienced law enforcement officer who has not only commanded these types of incidents in the field, but also trains officers all over California and beyond on how to do the same. His study of the subject has included gathering best practices from agencies both in and outside of California. Scott is a dynamic speaker who is passionate about bringing this important information to the law enforcement community.
Scott Savage - Instructor / Law Enforcement Officer
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