Steve 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.
He has certified nearly a thousand Law Enforcement / Correctional Use of Force Instructors in his career and has certified over seven hundred civilians in Carry Concealed Handgun Classes for permits to carry concealed. He has also lectured and taught to hundreds of law enforcement/correctional officers in Use of Force Report Writing and Survival Awareness. Steve is a certified instructor in Electronic Control Devices, Chemical Agents, and Firearms.
Steve is one of approximately 200 Certified PPCT (Pressure Point Control Tactics), Instructor Trainers worldwide in Defensive Tactics, Pressure Points, Collapsible Baton & Impact Weapons, Weapon Retention and Disarming, Spontaneous Knife Defense, and Ground Avoidance and Ground Escape. He is also a certified Instructor Trainer in civilian classes of Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention, (SHARP), and for the education arena in Disruptive Student Management and School Safety,(Bullying) & Healthy Children.
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Butch 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.
Butch is one of 200 Certified PPCT Defensive Tactics Instructor/Trainers worldwide.
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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:
Providing the Public, School Administrators/Staff and Law Enforcementthe necessary skills to be more confident and competent in keeping themselves and others safe.