Tom is a law enforcement veteran with over thirty-eight years of service. He is a retired Police Chief and a Past President of the Mississippi Tactical Officers Association and a Firearms Instructor since 1982
Beginning in 1986, while still maintaining a full-time career in law enforcement, Tom was a firearms instructor at John Shaw’s Mid-South Shooting Institute. This experience opened his eyes to a firearm’s training potential he never knew existed.
As chairman of his state’s committee to investigate police officer fatalities, Tom gained vast knowledge that he applied practically to his firearm’s instruction. Thereby developing courses that better prepare officers for combat confrontations.
He is a recognized law enforcement expert in police firearms, pursuits, policy and procedure in local, state and federal court levels.
As part of an advanced teaching cadre or as individual instructors, Tom and Jabo have taught thousands of military Special Forces personnel as well as Federal, State and local law enforcement officers from around the world.
Tactical Officer Survival School was formed in 1993 in an effort to bring the kind of training to local law enforcement that until then had only been available to an elite few.
Jason "Jabo" Long
Jabo has been a Law enforcement officer for 25 years retiring in in 2022.
Eighteen of those years were spent on a full-time SWAT team in a major municipality/County. Over hundreds and hundreds of missions he brings firsthand tactical experience. As a lead instructor for not only his team but various other institutions, he brings real-world practical experience to combat Firearms training. His is a phenomenal skill set as an instructor from attending numerous shooting and Tactical schools to constantly update his individual abilities as an instructor to make sure he presents the best he can to the attendees in the TOSS classes.
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