Join us for a 6-hour firearms training symposium for firearms instructors, police chiefs, and administrative personnel. Each person attending will receive a completion certificate at the conclusion of the symposium.

The topics covered in the symposiums include:

  • Evolution of firearms training
  • Overcoming budget constraints for training
  • Training to fight and fighting to win
  • Why fundamentals matter more than scenarios
  • Effective use of simulation training


Learn about the latest advances in simulated training and how to properly incorporate virtual training into your current training program.

Administrative personnel who are looking for ways to improve training time without a budget increase. Firearms instructors that want more range time for their department.

NEXT SCHEDULED SYMPOSIUM: University of Central Florida

Sponsored by the UCF Police Department

Date: April 25, 2018

Where: UCF Police Department
3610 Libra Drive, Orlando, FL 32816-3550

Cost: $100 per person (lunch provided)

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm


Available Appointments on July 21, 2018

There are no appointment time slots available for this day.

Meet The Trainers

Richard Rippy

Richard Rippy has been an active law enforcement officer in Florida for over 30 years and still enjoys a career as a training sergeant. During his career he has served as a range master, firearms instructor, high-liability and defensive tactics instructor, Master TASER instructor, and field training officer. In addition, Rippy owns and operates U.S. Police Instructor Teams (USPIT) which instructs international law enforcement officers, prosecutors, judges, and CSI techs on American law enforcement methods and procedures. Rippy holds a BS in Criminology and is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps where he was a primary marksmanship instructor.

Ryan Wiles

Ryan Wiles has been in law enforcement for over 17 years and is an active law enforcement sergeant. During his law enforcement career Ryan has served as a trainer in various law enforcement subjects and has worked in warrants, civil, road patrol, hazardous devices, and as a field training officer. Ryan holds a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Criminal Justice, and is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he served two tours in Iraq.

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