Superior Training Based on Experience

HTTG provides superior training solutions for law enforcement and private security. HTTG's comprehensive approach to training includes basic, intermediate, and advanced course work in high liability topics such as firearms, defensive tactics, and use of force in law enforcement.

We have utilized decades of law enforcement & military experience, and combined it with real world tactics, innovative techniques, and an unwavering dedication to officer survival to provide the most effective and professional law enforcement training solutions available today.

A unique focus during the creation of our curriculum ensures our training is validated technically, tactically, and legally; making your agency better prepared for any fight you may encounter.

“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”

Aristotle 384 BC

About HTTG

We are the training arm of Hard Target Security Group. We can offer a perspective to your training programs that many other companies simply overlook or frankly cannot provide. HTTG was founded by Jason Knowles who has extensive training experience while serving as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Chief High Liability Instructor. We utilize similarly qualified instructors with decades of experience in various special operations specialties to ensure the training you get is validated technically, tactically, and legally.
Professional LE Handgun Training
The pistol is often the first readily available firearm option for law enforcement professionals. This course focuses on the development of professional, practical, close-quarters shooting skills that can save officers’ lives in real-world situations.
Off Duty/Plain Clothes Survival
Law enforcement professionals today are carrying handguns off duty on a regular basis in a concealed manner. This course focuses on the development of professional, practical, close-quarters defensive tactics and shooting skills that can save citizens and officers’ lives in real-world situations.
Law Enforcement Rifle Training
The Patrol Rifle is the preferred firearm option for law enforcement professionals today. This course focuses on the proper handling and deployment of the carbine or short barrel rifle that can save officers’ and civilian lives in real world situations.

Hard Target Training Team

Meet the people that are going to take your training to the next level.
Jason Knowles
Jason Knowles

Founder and President of Hard Target Security Group, LLC

Jason Knowles is a former U.S. Marine with a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University's School of Criminology. He has over 2o years of law enforcement experience. In 2002, Jason accepted a position with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). In 2006, Jason transferred to FDLE’s training section. Jason planned and coordinated eight special agent training academy’s and served as the Department Armorer, the Primary Firearms Instructor, the Defensive Tactics Coordinator and the Master Taser Instructor. Jason implemented the S.P.E.A.R system into the FDLE's in-service training, and assisted in creating the agency's ground fight curriculum and rewriting basic recruit curriculum. He has testified in court as a subject matter expert in the use of force and police practices. Jason has over 18 years of SWAT experience, and has served  on FDLE’s Special Operations Team in a leadership role since 2004.

Contact us today to put Hard Target's proven training programs to work for you!
1400 Village Square Blvd Suite 3-152 Tallahassee, Fl 32312-1231
E-mail: Phone: (850) 559-6452