Testimonials for USDSA’s Officer Survival Training Program
United States Deputy Sheriff's Association is honored to receive letters and testimonials from outstanding law enforcement offices and agencies around the country.
USDSA in the News
- Local Law Enforcement Take Part in Active Shooter Training (Cherokee Messenger & Republican - February 18, 2017)
- Why Police Shootings Will Drive Up Law Enforcement Costs (CBS News Money Watch - July 19, 2016)
- Local Officers Practice High-Risk Situations (Freestone County Times - May 18, 2016)
- A Natural Affinity: Veterans as Law Enforcers (VFW Magazine - March 2016)
- Pat Boone Raises Awareness of Law Enforcement Survival Training with Special iTunes Release
- New Equipment (Fort Scott Tribune News - August 29, 2014)
- SWAT Lobby to Congress: Hands Off Our Mine-Resistant Vehicles! (Daily Beast News - August 22, 2014)
- Local Law Enforcement Participate in Active Shooter Training at MLHS (The Gyp Hill Premiere News - July 21, 2014)
- WALB NEWS Channel 10 Georgia
- Wichita Nonprofit Trains Police in Martial Arts (Wichita Eagle - July 29, 2012)
- Wichita Organization Provides Law Enforcement Survival Training (KAKE News - July 28, 2012)
The ability of our local law enforcement agencies to achieve their objectives is dependent on its continued ability to sustain and instill knowledge and skills within the officers and civilian staff they employ.
The very nature of police work itself is characterized by complex challenges. Training is the key to providing those necessities however funding can at times be difficult to secure for such initiatives.
The training provided by Mike and Dave was relevant, informative, interesting, and desperately needed by the officers in attendance. It is my belief that this class will enhance officer safety and their ability to function as law enforcement professionals.
—Captain Kevin Marsee
Anderson Police Department (South Carolina)
Testimonials about USDSA Survival Training
I want to personally thank you Mike Willis and the United States Deputy Sheriff’s Association for helping to meet the needs of our Sheriff’s Office. Our most valuable assets within the Sheriff’s Office are our first responding deputies. They’re usually the first to have arrived at a potentially dangerous scene and have the enormous responsibility in identifying and containing any possible threats. To say the least they need and deserve any type of equipment or training that will give them the leading edge and to ensure their safety. We humbly thank you for the donation of the 8 ballistic proof vests to our office. They have been immediately issued to our deputies and placed into service. May God bless you and your organization for your generous donation.
—Investigator Michael N. Mathews
Elbert County Sheriff's Office (Georgia)
Testimonials about USDSA Equipment Donations
On behalf of the Cook County Sheriff's Office and the family of fallen Officer Jason Gallero, I want to extend our sincerest gratitude for your condolences and support during this difficult time. Thank you for your generous contribution, and we will be happy to present it to Jason's family on your behalf.
The USDSA is an extraordinary foundation and your mission to assist the families of fallen officers is beyond admirable.
—Thomas J. Dart
Cook County Sheriff (Illinois)