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Note: If you are an ALPHA Instructor, you will re-certify as a a Vanguard Two Instructor. The ALPHA course will no longer be offered. With the vast majority of instructors opting to get Vanguard I & II Certified, keeping up the ALPHA Program became unfeasible.

So, you may now become Vanguard II Certified independent of having a Vanguard I Certification.

 

NOVEMBER – DECEMBER 2020

LOUISIANA COURSE:
VANGUARD LEVEL ONE 40-HOUR INSTRUCTOR COURSE
NOTE: (Vanguard Level Two the Following Week! See Below!)
DATE:
November 30 – December 4, 2020

HOST:
(Last minute change of venue due to Governor changing COVID restrictions)
East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office
Training Center
2829 Lt. Benjamin Davis, Jr. Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70807

CONTACT:
Johnny Lee Smith

PRICE:
$600.00/officer for Full Certification
$400.00/officer for Re-certification

INSTRUCTOR:
Johnny Lee Smith

Class begins at 8:00 AM each day!

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LOUISIANA COURSE:
VANGUARD LEVEL TWO 40-HOUR INSTRUCTOR COURSE
DATE:
December 7-11, 2020

HOST:
(Last minute change of venue due to Governor changing COVID restrictions)

East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office
Training Center
2829 Lt. Benjamin Davis, Jr. Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70807

CONTACT:
Johnny Lee Smith

PRICE:

$600.00/officer for Full Certification
$400.00/officer for Re-certification

INSTRUCTOR:
Johnny Lee Smith
Class begins at 8:00 AM each day!

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MISSISSIPPI COURSE:
VANGUARD LEVEL ONE 40-HOUR INSTRUCTOR COURSE
DATE:
December 7-11, 2020

HOST AGENCY:
Lafayette Co. Sheriff’s Dept.
711 Jackson Ave. 
Oxford, MS 38655

CONTACT:
Tony Carleton
tcarleton@mail.com
662-231-3201

Price:
$600.00/officer for Full Certification
$400.00/officer for Re-certification

INSTRUCTOR:
Tony Carleton
Class begins at 8:00 AM each day!

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JANUARY 2021

TENNESSEE COURSE:
VANGUARD LEVEL ONE 40-HOUR INSTRUCTOR COURSE
NOTE: (Vanguard Level Two the Following Week! See Below!)
DATE:
January 18-22, 2021

HOST AGENCY:
Williamson Co. Sheriff’s Office
Academy Park Gyms
120 Everbright
Franklin, TN 37064

CONTACT:
Nikki Osborne at
nikkiosborne@williamson-tn.org

Price:
$600.00/officer for Full Certification
$400.00/officer for Re-certification

INSTRUCTOR:
Johnny Lee Smith
Class begins at 8:00 AM each day!

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TENNESSEE COURSE:
VANGUARD LEVEL TWO 40-HOUR INSTRUCTOR COURSE
DATE:
January 25-29, 2021

HOST AGENCY:
Williamson Co. Sheriff’s Office
Academy Park Gyms
120 Everbright
Franklin, TN 37064

CONTACT:
Nikki Osborne at
nikkiosborne@williamson-tn.org

Price:
$600.00/officer for Full Certification
$400.00/officer for Re-certification

INSTRUCTOR:
Johnny Lee Smith
Class begins at 8:00 AM each day!

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FEBRUARY 2021

ALABAMA COURSE:
VANGUARD LEVEL ONE 40-HOUR INSTRUCTOR COURSE
NOTE: (Vanguard Level Two the Following Week! See Below!)
DATE:
February 15-19, 2021

HOST AGENCY:
Hoover Police Department
100 Municipal Lane
Hoover, AL 35216

CONTACT:
Wayne Weems at
wayne.weems@hooveralabama.gov

Price:
$600.00/officer for Full Certification
$400.00/officer for Re-certification

INSTRUCTOR:
Johnny Lee Smith
Class begins at 8:00 AM each day!

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ALABAMA COURSE:
VANGUARD LEVEL TWO 40-HOUR INSTRUCTOR COURSE

DATE:
February 22-26, 2021

HOST AGENCY:
Hoover Police Department
100 Municipal Lane
Hoover, AL 35216

CONTACT:
Wayne Weems at
wayne.weems@hooveralabama.gov

Price:
$600.00/officer for Full Certification
$400.00/officer for Re-certification

INSTRUCTOR:
Johnny Lee Smith
Class begins at 8:00 AM each day!

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MARCH 2021

ALABAMA COURSE:
VANGUARD LEVEL ONE 40-HOUR INSTRUCTOR COURSE
NOTE: (Vanguard Level Two the Following Week! See Below!)
DATE:
March 1-5, 2021

HOST AGENCY:
Cullman County Sheriff’s Office
1910 Beech Ave. S.E.
Cullman, AL 35055

CONTACT:
Rex Sorrow at
rsorrow@cullmansheriff.org

Price:
$600.00/officer for Full Certification
$400.00/officer for Re-certification

INSTRUCTOR:
Johnny Lee Smith
Class begins at 8:00 AM each day!

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ALABAMA COURSE:
VANGUARD LEVEL TWO 40-HOUR INSTRUCTOR COURSE
DATE:
March 8-12, 2021

HOST AGENCY:
Cullman County Sheriff’s Office
1910 Beech Ave. S.E.
Cullman, AL 35055

CONTACT:
Rex Sorrow at
rsorrow@cullmansheriff.org

Price:
$600.00/officer for Full Certification
$400.00/officer for Re-certification

INSTRUCTOR:
Johnny Lee Smith
Class begins at 8:00 AM each day!

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LOUISIANA COURSE:
EQUALIZER 40-HOUR INSTRUCTOR COURSE
(8-HOUR COURSE POSTED BELOW THIS POSTING)
DATE:
March 8-12, 2021
HOST:
East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office
Training Center
2829 Lt. Benjamin Davis, Jr. Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70807
CONTACT:
Carl Dabadie
225/413-9937
Price:
$600.00/officer for 40-hour Certification
$400.00/officer for24-hour Re-certification
INSTRUCTOR:
Carl Dabadie
Class begins at 8:00 AM each day!

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LOUISIANA COURSE:
EQUALIZER 8-HOUR INSTRUCTOR COURSE
(For SSGT Vanguard 1 & 2 Instructors)
March 11, 2021
HOST:
East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office
Training Center
2829 Lt. Benjamin Davis, Jr. Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70807
CONTACT:
Carl Dabadie
225/413-9937
Price:
$200.00/officer for 8-hour Certification
$200.00/officer for 8-hour Re-certification
INSTRUCTOR:
Carl Dabadie
Class begins at 8:00 AM each day!

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GEORGIA COURSE:
VANGUARD LEVEL ONE 40-HOUR INSTRUCTOR COURSE
NOTE: (Vanguard Level Two the Following Week! See Below!)
DATE:
March 22-26, 2021

HOST AGENCY:
Dunwoody Police Department (Training Annex)
4470 North Shallowford Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338

CONTACT:
Lt. Patrick Krieg at (678) 343-0883
patrick.krieg@dunwoodyga.gov

Price:
$600.00/officer for Full Certification
$400.00/officer for Re-certification

INSTRUCTOR:
Johnny Lee Smith and/or Jason Eddie
Class begins at 8:00 AM each day!

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GEORGIA COURSE:
VANGUARD LEVEL TWO 40-HOUR INSTRUCTOR COURSE

DATE:
March 29- April 2, 2021

HOST AGENCY:
Dunwoody Police Department (Training Annex)
4470 North Shallowford Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338

CONTACT:
Lt. Patrick Krieg at (678) 343-0883
patrick.krieg@dunwoodyga.gov

Price:
$600.00/officer for Full Certification
$400.00/officer for Re-certification

INSTRUCTOR:
Johnny Lee Smith and/or Jason Eddie
Class begins at 8:00 AM each day!

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APRIL 2021

MISSISSIPPI COURSE:
VANGUARD LEVEL ONE 40-HOUR INSTRUCTOR COURSE
DATE:
April 5-9, 2021

HOST AGENCY:
MDCC Law Enforcement Training Academy 
289 East Cherry St.
Moorhead, MS 38761

CONTACT:
Amy Vanderford
aspencer@msdelta.edu
662-392-3640

Price:
$600.00/officer for Full Certification
$400.00/officer for Re-certification

INSTRUCTOR:
Tony Carleton
Class begins at 8:00 AM each day!

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MISSISSIPPI COURSE:
VANGUARD LEVEL ONE 40-HOUR INSTRUCTOR COURSE
DATE:
April 12-16, 2021

HOST AGENCY:
Lowndes Co. Sheriff’s Dept.
549 Yorkville Park Square
Columbus, MS 39702

CONTACT:
Tony Carleton
tcarleton@mail.com
662-231-3201

Price:
$600.00/officer for Full Certification
$400.00/officer for Re-certification

INSTRUCTOR:
Tony Carleton
Class begins at 8:00 AM each day!

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MAY 2021

MISSISSIPPI COURSE:
VANGUARD LEVEL TWO 40-HOUR INSTRUCTOR COURSE
DATE:
May 3-7, 2021

HOST AGENCY:
Lafayette Co. Sheriff’s Dept.
711 Jackson Ave. 
Oxford, MS 38655

CONTACT:
Tony Carleton
tcarleton@mail.com
662-231-3201

Price:
$600.00/officer for Full Certification
$400.00/officer for Re-certification

INSTRUCTOR:
Tony Carleton
Class begins at 8:00 AM each day!

REGISTER HERE!

TO PAY WITH CREDIT CARD CLICK HERE!

LOUISIANA COURSE:
VANGUARD LEVEL ONE 40-HOUR INSTRUCTOR COURSE
NOTE: (Vanguard Level Two the Following Week! See Below!)

DATE:
May 17-21, 2021

HOST AGENCY:
Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office Rifle Range
268 Sheriff Richard Fewell Rd.
West Monroe, LA 71292

CONTACT:
Chris Jerkins at
Christopher.Jerkins@opso.net

Price:
$600.00/officer for Full Certification
$400.00/officer for Re-certification

INSTRUCTOR:
Johnny Lee Smith
Class begins at 8:00 AM each day!

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LOUISIANA COURSE:
VANGUARD LEVEL TWO 40-HOUR INSTRUCTOR COURSE

DATE:
May 24-28, 2021

HOST AGENCY:
Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office Rifle Range
268 Sheriff Richard Fewell Rd.
West Monroe, LA 71292

CONTACT:
Chris Jerkins at
Christopher.Jerkins@opso.net

Price:
$600.00/officer for Full Certification
$400.00/officer for Re-certification

INSTRUCTOR:
Johnny Lee Smith
Class begins at 8:00 AM each day!

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JUNE 2021

MISSISSIPPI COURSE:
VANGUARD LEVEL ONE 40-HOUR INSTRUCTOR COURSE
DATE:
June 14-18, 2021

HOST AGENCY:
Ocean Springs Police Dept.
3810 Bienville Blvd.
Ocean Spring, MS 39564

CONTACT:
Josh Fox
jfox@oceansprings.ms.gov
228-365-5262

Price:
$600.00/officer for Full Certification
$400.00/officer for Re-certification

INSTRUCTOR:
Tony Carleton
Class begins at 8:00 AM each day!

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MISSISSIPPI COURSE:
VANGUARD LEVEL TWO 40-HOUR INSTRUCTOR COURSE
DATE:
June 21-25, 2021

HOST AGENCY:
Ocean Springs Police Dept.
3810 Bienville Blvd.
Ocean Spring, MS 39564

CONTACT:
Josh Fox
jfox@oceansprings.ms.gov
228-365-5262

Price:
$600.00/officer for Full Certification
$400.00/officer for Re-certification

INSTRUCTOR:
Johnny Lee Smith
Class begins at 8:00 AM each day!

REGISTER HERE!

TO PAY WITH CREDIT CARD CLICK HERE!

AUGUST 2021

ALABAMA COURSE:
VANGUARD LEVEL ONE 40-HOUR INSTRUCTOR COURSE
NOTE: (Vanguard Level Two the Following Week! See Below!)
DATE:
AUGUST 16-20 , 2021

HOST:
APOSTC Law Enforcement Academy Baldwin County
LOCATION:
15950 Mosley Road
Stapleton, AL 36578

CONTACT:
Michael Miyaji
mmiyaji@baldwincountyal.gov

Price:
$600.00/officer for Full Certification
$400.00/officer for Re-certification

INSTRUCTOR:
Johnny Lee Smith
Class begins at 8:00 AM each day!

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ALABAMA COURSE:
VANGUARD LEVEL TWO 40-HOUR INSTRUCTOR COURSE
DATE:
August 23-27, 2021

HOST:
APOSTC Law Enforcement Academy Baldwin County
LOCATION:
15950 Mosley Road
Stapleton, AL 36578

CONTACT:
Michael Miyaji
mmiyaji@baldwincountyal.gov

Price:
$600.00/officer for Full Certification
$400.00/officer for Re-certification

INSTRUCTOR:
Johnny Lee Smith
Class begins at 8:00 AM each day!

REGISTER HERE!

TO PAY WITH CREDIT CARD CLICK HERE!

NOVEMBER

ALABAMA COURSE:
VANGUARD LEVEL ONE 40-HOUR INSTRUCTOR COURSE
NOTE: (Vanguard Level Two the Following Week! See Below!)

DATE:
November 8-12 , 2021

HOST:
Northeast Alabama LE Academy
LOCATION:
100 Gamecock Drive
Anniston, Alabama 36205

CONTACT:
Brian Staude
bstaude@jsu.edu

Price:
$600.00/officer for Full Certification
$400.00/officer for Re-certification

INSTRUCTOR:
Johnny Lee Smith
Class begins at 8:00 AM each day!

Register with Academy Here!

ALABAMA COURSE:
VANGUARD LEVEL TWO 40-HOUR INSTRUCTOR COURSE

DATE:
November 15-19 , 2021

HOST:
Northeast Alabama LE Academy
LOCATION:
100 Gamecock Drive
Anniston, Alabama 36205

CONTACT:
Brian Staude
bstaude@jsu.edu

Price:
$600.00/officer for Full Certification
$400.00/officer for Re-certification

INSTRUCTOR:
Johnny Lee Smith
Class begins at 8:00 AM each day!

Register with Academy Here!

NOVEMBER – DECEMBER 2021

LOUISIANA COURSE:
VANGUARD LEVEL ONE 40-HOUR INSTRUCTOR COURSE
NOTE: (Vanguard Level Two the Following Week! See Below!)

DATE:
November 29 – December 3, 2021

HOST & LOCATION:
East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office
Training Center
2829 Lt. Benjamin Davis, Jr. Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70807

CONTACT:
Johnny Lee Smith

PRICE:
$600.00/officer for Full Certification
$400.00/officer for Re-certification

INSTRUCTOR:
Johnny Lee Smith

Class begins at 8:00 AM each day!

REGISTER HERE!

TO PAY WITH CREDIT CARD CLICK HERE!

LOUISIANA COURSE:
VANGUARD LEVEL TWO 40-HOUR INSTRUCTOR COURSE
DATE:
December 6-10, 2021

HOST:
East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office
Training Center
2829 Lt. Benjamin Davis, Jr. Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70807

CONTACT:
Johnny Lee Smith

PRICE:

$600.00/officer for Full Certification
$400.00/officer for Re-certification

INSTRUCTOR:
Johnny Lee Smith
Class begins at 8:00 AM each day!

REGISTER HERE!

TO PAY WITH CREDIT CARD CLICK HERE!