Well the good thing for me is that Im a US GOV employed guard which makes me a federal LOE. Now there just needs to be a course offered in my area.It is a hands on class. Lot of learning "by the numbers" type stuff. Very informative and very good class. You must however, (unless something has changed) either be a LEO or GSSF member to attend one. There are some that are closed even to GSSF members and are LEO only.