Welcome to LEEP
Law enforcement leaders will tell you that when finances are tight the training budget is the first casualty.
The National Association of Chiefs of Police’s (NACOP) Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) offers world class tactical/strategic training with the nation’s premiere instructors at little or no cost to LEOs or their agencies -- and LEOs may also receive mandatory retraining credit, thanks to our partnership with Eastern Florida State College (EFSC) and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).
Likewise, the classes are offered in manageable chunks of time so agencies and offers are not disadvantaged in the process.
Years of Research/Analysis
For 30 years, NACOP has annually surveyed command LE staff about challenges they face. The need for more, better training has been a consistent theme. Even as agencies acknowledge the importance of tactical education, the number of agencies that actually make it available, let alone a priority, remains between 50-60%, leaving 40-50% of officers with no mandated or supported annual training in defensive techniques, force-on-force, defensive driving and more.
Beyond simply reporting the realities of training deficiency, NACOP’s Board of Directors has charged the organization with taking action to change those numbers and, in so doing, protect both law enforcement and civilian lives.
World Class Trainers and Classes
Trainers include authorities like Dave "Boon" Benton of 13 Hours/Benghazi fame (pictured), CQB expert Fred Mastison, Retired FBI Agent Ed Mireles, SOCOM hand-to-hand expert Paul Pawela, "American Warrior" Gary O'Neal, Defensive Tactics expert Michael Lazarus and a host of other highly skilled trainers, including NACOP's own FDLE-certified tactical experts.