ATR Division Lead / Master Instructor
Howie Scott currently serves as the Active Threat Response Division Lead, and a Master Instructor in the Calm Every Storm curriculum. Howie is a highly experienced member of the Law Enforcement and Tactical Community. Howie has spent over 31 years working in Law Enforcement, with over 15 years of it on a full-time SWAT team in one of the most advanced and progressive departments in the country.
Having participated as a SWAT officer in over 1500 documented high-risk search warrants, and over 150 hostage-barricade situations, he is no stranger to crisis situations and high threat scenario’s. His experience and dedication towards keeping citizens and the community safe is beyond reproach. A humble and a talented instructor, we are honored to have him on our training and administrative team.
- Active Shooter to Law Enforcement and P.A.C.O.P.S. Instructor
- Defensive Tactics Instructor / 21 Years
- SPEAR – Tactics of Arrest and Control Systems® Instructor
- SPEAR – Personal Defense Readiness Fundamentals® Instructor
- Gracie Jiu Jitsu For Law Enforcement Instructor
- Krav Maga Instructor / CPR/First Aid Instructor
- Undercover Operations / Advanced Lethal Weapons Training
- Firearms Training Specialist
- Firearms and Weapons Expert
- VIP Protection / O. C. Instructor
- Hostage Negotiator
- SWAT Operator 15 Years
- Sniper Instructor / 223 Rifle Instructor
- Handgun Instructor / Tactical Shotgun Instructor
- Tazer® Instructor
- Red Man® Instructor
- Shoot House Instructor
- Mechanical Breacher / Ballistic Breacher / Explosive Breacher
- Tactical Submachine Gun Operator
- Tactical Combat Casualty Care – Military Provider Course (TCCC) – NAEMT
- Participated in over 1,500 high risk search warrants.
- Participated in over 150 Hostage/ Barricade situations
- Involved in numerous United States Presidential details and other VIP details.
- Involved in numerous high risk stakeouts.
- 2013-Present Fairfax Criminal Justice Academy Instructor
- Numerous letters of professional accommodations
- 2000 Co-taught Myrtle Beach SC, Horry County SC. Sniper School
- Lead Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy SWAT School Instructor ’05-’09
- Lead Instructor Charleston South Carolina SWAT School 2009
- 2010 Awarded Meritorious Service Award for outstanding Performance
- 1999 to Present – Active Shooter to Law Enforcement and P.A.C.O.P.S. Instructor
- Guest evaluator for the private sector to include SAIC, NRO and local government organizations.
- 1986-1992 Fairfax County Sheriff’s Deputy assigned to confinement
- 1992-1997 Fairfax County Police / Patrol Officer
- 1997-2013 Fairfax County Police / Full-Time SWAT Team Member (15+ Years)
Ferrum College – Ferrum, VA
Graduated from the Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy 1987
Graduated from United States Capital Police SWAT School 1998
Building Security and Building Search instruction, Qatar – Qatar National Police