The RTC, a prominent UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) innovator in the United States and the largest certified UAS trainer in California is delighted to announce its collaboration with Florida’s Forensic Institute for Research, Security, and Tactics (F1RST) in Land O’ Lakes, Florida. Together, they aim to establish the premier governmental training facility in the United States.

Kris Allshouse, Executive Director of The RTC, expressed enthusiasm for Florida as an ideal location and commends the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office for their vision and innovation in public safety. The F1RST Facility will provide ethical, outcome-focused, high-quality training for Florida residents and the broader region.

F1RST exemplifies this collaboration as it unites academia and practitioners to establish a cutting-edge research enterprise. Focused on informing, innovating, and providing advanced training, F1RST is a unique facility purpose-built to enhance tactical capabilities and develop innovative solutions across critical public safety disciplines by fostering collaboration between researchers and practitioners.

John Kuch, Unmanned Systems Analyst at F1RST, looks forward to collaborating with The RTC. He highlights the shared goal of empowering global leaders with the knowledge to enhance community safety through research, education, and innovation.

About F1RST

Florida’s Forensic Institute for Research, Security, and Tactics (F1RST) represents a partnership between academia and practitioners to develop a state-of-the-art research enterprise that will inform, innovate, and offer cutting-edge training. F1RST is the only known facility built from the ground up to develop innovative solutions and enhance tactical capabilities in key public safety disciplines by partnering with researchers and practitioners. F1RST is creating a network of sites containing indoor and outdoor research and training facilities in forensics, security, and tactics. F1RST will provide the public safety industry with a one-of-a-kind, integrated research and training experience, which includes state-of-the-art instructional facilities, next-generation training techniques, and collaborative partnerships with academia, practitioners, community-based organizations, and local businesses to help spark innovative solutions to the complex problems in today’s world.

About the RTC

The Regional Training Center is an ideologically driven non-profit that was expressly created to enable public safety agencies and Military branches to be the absolute best in the world at a cost true to taxpayers. We are mission-centered and apply intelligent innovation and flexibility to bring consultation and course presentations focusing on measurable outcomes. All our training is built upon our proprietary 85% Rule© of course design and classroom facilitation with material deeply embedded in students using our RRAC Positive Coaching Model©. Each instructor is vetted and brings the experience of having been sought by public and private sector entities because of their operational experience and training prowess.

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