Huntsville, AL – Yorktown Systems Group, Inc. (Yorktown), a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), announced today the successful delivery of the Identifying Risk Indicators at the Scene™ (IRIS) Course to the Texas Rangers, members of the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Highway Patrol.
Yorktown’s IRIS course is designed to help mitigate the growing trend of law enforcement officer injuries and deaths due to ambush/surprise encounters. The training is focused on detecting and deterring threats toward the law enforcement officer and methods to alleviate those threats. The skills learned in the course are invaluable tools for evaluating people, places and events in any culture or location. IRIS delivers security, officer safety and improved community relations. The IRIS course was held recently during the first week of February in Austin, Texas. The course was a resounding success. Participant feedback was overwhelmingly positive, indicating that the course provides essential training for law enforcement.
Sergeant T. Lambert, a participant in the course, said of the training, "[The] class was very well presented. It exceeded my knowledge base in all learning objectives. [The] Instructors were very thorough. The last exercise was very good. I would recommend the course to all Law enforcement, especially first line officers."
Nick Fuller, Senior Vice President of Yorktown, said, "The success of this course validates how valuable and relevant IRIS training is for law enforcement. Yorktown looks forward to training more participants in future courses throughout the United States. This training is critically important for members of all areas of law enforcement who risk their lives every day to keep us safe."