April 17, 2020
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Criminal Justice Training Center
19010 1st Ave S
Burien, WA 98148
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covid-19 coronavirus update

Following increased and overwhelming concerns about the COVID-19 virus, we felt this was the best way to proceed during such an unprecedented global situation. We are very disappointed that we are unable to hold this event for our members. But we know it’s the right decision based on the information we have today.


Deputy(Officer) Dan Hacker - Pierce County Sheriff's Department (currently assigned as an officer with University Place PD)

Officer Hacker been a Pierce County Deputy Sheriff for over 28 years.  Officer Hacker served as a SWAT Team member for over 14 years and as a defensive tactics instructor in the department for over 11 years.

Officer Hacker has taught workplace safety and emergency preparedness to multiple schools, businesses, citizen groups, and government agencies. 

He’s currently a patrol officer and firearms instructor for his department.

Session 1 - Situational Awareness

In this modern environment, there are plenty of distractions.  It’s important to be alert for dangers, have a plan to deal with them, and to have a mindset to cope with adversity.  

Deputy Dan Hacker will illustrate reasons to develop a survival mindset, and he will describe some ways to develop an effective survival mindset.


This class is designed to teach you ways to help prevent hostile encounters, and techniques that may help you survive those encounters you can’t avoid.  Tools and devices, which you might use to protect yourself, will also be discussed.

The types of hostile encounters discussed range from a person who is argumentative, all the way through an Active Shooter encounter. 

We know that hostile encounters can occur anywhere, and at any time.  Learning techniques that can prevent those encounters has the potential of making everyone safer.

Session 3 - Emergency Preparedness for 1st Responders

3 Days and Beyond - Emergency Preparedness

Deputy Dan Hacker will use his over 20 years of experience to cover topics such as…

  • Why Prepare?
  • What to Prepare For?
  • How to prepare for both short-term and long-term emergencies?
  • Ways to Prepare?
  • Money saving tips.
  • Get the answers to any questions you might have and get a practical plan so you can get started.  
  • Get tips specific to the Code Enforcer.


Session 4 - Defend and Disengage - Self-defense class

Deputy Dan Hacker will discuss ways to help keep you from ever having to use physical self-defense in the first place.  He will also discuss some of the legal implications that may arise from defending yourself, domestic violence laws, how to avoid being a target, and having a plan to survive.

The second part of this class will be discussing and performing physical self-defense techniques.  The techniques chosen are designed to be fairly easy to learn, fairly easy to remember, and fairly effective.  Although no technique works all the time, those techniques taught will be nice additions to your self-defense toolbox.

Feel free to bring your questions about how a particular dangerous scenario might be handled.  And, be prepared to have fun.