Open to the Public - Men & Women - Protect Yourself & Your Family
Saturday, Mar 24th - Haynesville Fire Department, Haynesville, LA
Saturday, Mar 24th - Haynesville Fire Department, Haynesville, LA
Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention - (SHARP) Instructor School
Feb 19th - 20th - St Tammany Parish Sheriff Office Training & Education Facility - Pearl River, LA
Mar 12th - Mar 16th - Webster Parish Education Resource Center - 109 Clerk St., Minden, LA
Mar 21st - Mar 23rd - Webster Parish Education Resource Center - 109 Clerk St., Minden, LA

Golden Eagle Training & Safety

In 1993, Butch Shavers & Steve Risner attended a PPCT Defensive Tactics Instructor Course in Baton Rouge, LA at the Louisiana State Police Academy. It was then that Butch & Steve started their career in teaching the Use of Force skills to law enforcement & correctional officers. Prior to attending the Instructor class with LSP, Steve had attended an NRA Police Combat Firearms Instructor Course and a Louisiana Peace Officer Standard & Training (POST) Firearm instructor Course.

After 1993, Butch & Steve traveled over the state of Louisiana certifying and re-certifying peace officers in Use of Force.

In 1996, Steve attended and completed a PPCT Defensive Tactics Instructor Trainer Course in Illinois. At that time, Steve was one out of only 122 in the world of Instructor Trainers for the then and now worlds largest Use of Force company, PPCT Management Systems, Inc., which later formed into Human Factor Research Group & Warrior Science Group. Butch later obtained his Instructor Trainer status with this same world wide known Use of Force company.

In 1999, Steve & Butch, seen a need to not only pass their Use of Force skills on to Peace Officers, but also to the civilian arena. It was then that they started conducting Carrying Concealed Handguns,(CCH) Classes for the public in Springhill, LA. Up until 2009, Butch & Steve had conducted numerous CCH classes and Women's Safety Courses to the public free of charge as they had no trouble finding a Sheriff's Office or Police Dept. to sponsor the classes. However, with a change in the economy, finding a sponsor was getting difficult or none could be found.

In 2010, Steve & Butch held their first CCH Class in Homer, LA, having a registration fee of only ten dollars. After discovering that ten dollars would not cover the expenses of holding these classes, the fee for the course was raised to thirty dollars for several more classes conducted in Homer and Springhill, LA. After one of the last classes conducted in 2010, Steve & Butch discussed forming a Use of Force Company that would provide excellent and quality training for law enforcement / correctional officers and for the public at at a affordable price for the agency or the civilian. Golden Eagle Training & Safety,(GETS), was thus formed in 2011.

With their 18 plus years of conducting training together, Butch & Steve have committed themselves into offering numerous Use of Force or Self Defense Courses and to continue to provide valuable information and research to their clients. Having been in numerous survival and critical incidents throughout their 30 plus years of service, they have life-saving skills and techniques to offer to everyone.

Steve Risner -Instructor

Steve RisnerSteve Risner has over thirty–two plus years of experience in law enforcement & corrections, fulfilling such roles as: State Correctional Officer, State Probation and Parole Agent, Deputy Sheriff and a Warden of a correctional facility for a Sheriff's Department, Police Officer in a municipality; Instructor/Trainer for city, parish and state law enforcement agencies, Instructor in P.O.S.T. Academies and currently as a Training Mentor & Advisor for Afghan National Police & Prison systems in Afghanistan. Steve has also performed duties as a K-9 handler in narcotic detection and tracking. 


Butch Shaver -Instructor

butch-150Butch Shaver has worked in law enforcement for 32 years fulfilling such roles as: state support enforcement agent, state probation and parole agent, instructor and trainer for city, parish and state law enforcement agencies, liaison officer between state probation and parole office and U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Apprehension Strike Force working with FBI, DEA, ATF, ICE and the SOIB (Sex Offender Operations Branch) departments in the apprehension of felons and some of Americas Most Wanted, student of martial arts for fifteen years and teacher of high school history and english for several years. 
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Our Qualifications

 Instructor Training and Special Skills: 

  • Emergency Medical Technician CPR Instructor
  • Aerosol Subject Restraint Instructor
  • NRA Police Firearms Instructor
  • Training for Trainers (NIC)
  • POST Firearms Instructor
  • GLOCK Armorer
  • Advanced Training for Trainers
  • PPCT Defensive Tactics
  • PPCT Spontaneous Knife Defense Instructor/Trainer
  • PPCT Dynamic Simulation Instructor/Trainer
  • PPCT Inmate Control Restraint Instructor/Trainer
  • PPCT Sexual Harassment, Assault and Rape Prevention Instructor/Trainer

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Staff Instructor Team

Our Experienced Team of Staff Instructors help us realize our mission at GETS, to offer any type of survival skill to anyone, any agency and/or institution, so that it may one day possibly save lives during a critical incident, whether it is with a firearm or empty hand techniques - through our CCH Classes or other courses.

All of us have been involved in serious situations where the training we have received has made it possible for us to be here today. We, thru GETS, would like to share our survival skills and techniques to those who are interested in not being a victim.