National Law Enforcement Training Center


The NLETC was incorporated in 1981 by Mr. James Lindell. The Company was reorganized as a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit corporation in 2007.  The NLETC is currently served by an Executive Board of Directors.

The NLETC conducts reasonable use of force training and consultation utilizing an international cadre of professional instructors; serving Law Enforcement, Corrections, Security and Military clientele.

The NLETC is dedicated to providing reasonable; court defensible use of force training that prepares officers to protect their communities professionally and skillfully.

The NLETC is the sole source provider of the LVNR®, the only system of neck restraint with a 44-year history with no deaths, serious injury or litigation associated with its use.

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Mission Statement:

The National Law Enforcement Training Center is dedicated to providing safe, effective and legally defensible tactics, training and certification to law enforcement, corrections, military and security organizations around the world.

New for 2022

For 2022 there are going to be some fresh changes to our certification programs. For starters, the CDT 2 day module has been revamped into a 3 day module to include

  1. Control Tactics System

  2. Defense Tactics System

  3. Power Handcuffing System


In reality, the number of hours are the same, though the training package has been streamlined using modern teaching methods to help in the retention of techniques and skills. This has been in the works for several years with Founder Jim Lindell, National Bob Bragg and many others.


You will find that many other things such as officer size and growing trends in Law Enforcement have been addressed. This new course is entitled, Core Essentials and includes three certifications (Control Tactics, Defense Tactics & Power Handcuffing). In several discussions with Founder Jim Lindell, the curriculum has been adjusted to reflect things such as officer height and build which was not as much of a concern in the 1970's when agencies had strict height and weight requirements. Trends in law enforcement such as the publics infatuation with MMA and ground fighting are being addressed.

Conferences in the past was 6 days, however very few agencies sent people on the sixth day so the conference in 2022 will be 5 days, M-F. Teaching skills emphasis is during the 3-day Core Essentials program at the beginning of the conference. Both Handgun/Long gun and LVNR were previously 16 hour courses due primarily to teachback however they will now be treated as 8 hour courses provided the user has attended the Core Essentials course. Thursday and Friday will be electives days where additional 8-hour hour specialty courses may be added such as LVNR, HGLG, ACES, OC, Baton and many others. Eventually, as the Core Essentials courses certification is valid for 3 years, additional electives will be offered earlier in the training week in separate rooms concurrently with Core Essentials to those currently certified. For 2022 there is a January Core Essentials course. already posted.

In all, Founder Jim Lindell, the Board of Directors, and other National consultants feel this is a rather large step forward in providing an instructors program that is truly designed to not only make great DT practitioners, but the highest level of instructors possible.

Core Essentials and Ground Tactics - 4-Day Conference - Kansas City, Missouri
Attendees will learn the foundations of becoming a Defensive Tactics Instructor, receiving certifications in CDT, Power Handcuffing and Ground Control Tactics.

$720 Per Instructor - Email for registration information.

Please bring your duty belt or at minimum a set of handcuffs and pouch.

There is no group rate however a hotel we have had good experiences with is:

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Kansas City Liberty

8101 N Church Rd, Kansas City, MO 64158


Annual Use of Force Conference - 5-Day Conference - Kansas City, Missouri
Attendees will learn the foundations of becoming a Defensive Tactics Instructor in various categories.  There will be numerous class held simultaneously. The conference is being moved past Summer as this allows for less staffing shortages by agencies during the Summer months.  NLETC is awaiting confirmation of dates from the host agency, KCMOPD, prior to releasing dates.

  • Core Essentials (24 hours)

    • Control Tactics (8 hours)

    • Defensive Tactics (8 hours)

    • Handcuffing (8 hours)

      • (Please bring your duty belt or at minimum a set of handcuffs and pouch.)​

  • Ground Tactics (8 hours)

  • Straight Baton (8 hours)

    • (Please bring baton and holder)

  • Handgun/Long Gun Retention and Disarming (8 hours)

    • (Please bring holster and training gun.)

  • LVNR (8 hours)

  • More Classes and a Schedule will be listed as we book instructors.

Please bring your duty belt or at minimum a set of handcuffs and pouch.

$900 Per Instructor - Email for registration information.


Northern Illinois Training Advisory Board

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Winnebago County Sheriffs Department

650 West State Street

Rockford, IL 61102

National Frank Ingardona


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Blue River Community College

20301 East 78 Highway

Independence, Missouri 64057-2052 
Telephone: 816.604.1000
Fax: 816.220.6511

National Trainer J.J. Barnes

State Fair Community College

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3201 W. 16th Street
Sedalia, MO 65301

Telephone: 660-543-4090

National Lee Richards

Instructor Stephanie Prindle

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Central Missouri Police Academy

200 Ming St
Warrensburg, MO 64093
United States
Telephone: 660-543-4090

National Lee Richards
National Sonny Lynch


Regional Police Academy

6885 N.E. Pleasant Valley Road
Kansas City, MO 64119
Phone: 816-413-3500

ACCT Jerry Grubb

ACCT Craig Honz

Rhode Island

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ELETE - Enhanced Law Enforcement Training & Education

1010 Tiogue Ave. Unit 11
Coventry, RI  02816

Telephone: 401-862-1008

National Trainer Brad Inman
Rhode Island Sheriff's Department