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Dan Severn's: Ground Defensives & Escapes

2 Day Ground Defensives and Escapes
Contact us if you are interested in this program with the information below.

Two-Day Instructor Course for Law Enforcement Officer Trainer.

  • This course will address the need of Officers going to the ground and having the ability to escape.
  • It will train Instructors how to teach escape positions from the ground for Law Enforcement Officers and how to avoid a position of disadvantage.
  • Dan Severn shows the Defensive Tactics Instructor how best to put together a solid Ground Program within their Defensive Tactics Program.
  • This innovate training will complement your Scenario Base Training segments and will allow Officers to understand the concepts and Principles of being on the ground.
This program was developed to help Officers regardless of size to effectively escape from a position of disadvantage and follow through with other force options.

To bring this program to your department, contact us at or call the office at (517) 278-4908

Danger Zone Defensive Tactics offers 8 hour "end user" certification courses and 2 day "instructor certification" courses in a ground defense and escapes program that has been overwhelmingly well received by the Law Enforcement, Corrections, Military and Security Communities.

The focus of the program is to teach the Officer how to escape from various positions of disadvantage on the ground utilizing simple but effective techniques based upon gross motor skill movement.

Please contact Danger Zone Defensive Tactics for more information on hosting or attending a seminar offered in your area.

We would like to offer a special thanks to the following agencies and
departments for inviting us in and hosting us.

Federal Agency's with Certified Instructors
U.S. Coast Guard
FBI - Boston

Florida Departments with Certified Instructors
Seminole Indian Tribal Police
Miami-Dade Police Training Institute
Miami-Dade College School Of Justice
Miami-Dade Police Department
Coral Gables Police Department
City of Miami Police Department
Hallandale Beach Police Department
Venice Police Department

Illinois Departments with Certified Instructors
Sandwich Police Department

Indiana Departments with Certified Instructors
Mishawaka Police Department

Massachusetts Departments with Certified Instructors
Boston Police Department
Boston Police Academy
Massachusetts State Police
Chelmsford Police Department
University of Massachusetts (Lowell) Police Department
Haverill Police Department
Saugus Police Department
Everett Police Department
Cambridge Police Department
Douglas Police Department
Franklin Police Department
Milford Police Department
Quincy Police Department
Wellesley Police Department
Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office
Dedham Police Department

Missouri Departments with Certified Instructors
Rolla Police Department
St James Police Department
Phelps County Jail


Michigan Departments with Certified Instructors
Portland Police Department
City of Burton Police Department
Davison City Police Department
Davison Township Police Department
Durand Police Department
Flint Police Department
Flint Regional Training Academy
Garden City Police Department

Genesee County Parks Department
Genesee County Sheriff Department
Laingsburg Police Department
Lapeer County Sheriff Department
Jackson County Sheriff Department
Michigan State Police Training Academy
Constantine Police Department
Lapeer Police Department
Flint Township Police Department
Birch Run Police Department
Owosso Police Department
Richfield Township Police Department
East Grand Rapids Department of Public Safety
Grandville Police Department
Aquinas College Public Safety
Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police
Oakley-Brady Township Police Department
Northville Township Police Department
Westland Police Department
Wayne County Regional Police Training Center

Waukesha County Police Department

New Jersey Departments with Certified Instructors
Middlesex County Department of Corrections
Union County Emergency Management
Far Hills Police Department
Spotswood Police Department
New Jersey Department of Corrections
Middlesex County Prosecutors Office
Essex County Sheriff Department

Ohio Departments with Certified Instructors
Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail (6 Hour Instruction)

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