I have been a law enforcement trainer for over 20 years. In 2004 I started teaching for a private company as a sniper instructor. I enjoyed teaching but always felt like the it was difficult to implement improvements that would help students evolve and prepare for actual calls, where lives are at stake. I believed I could do a better job of training law enforcement officers for the reality of SWAT deployments if I ran my own schools.
I created Advanced Combat Evolutions in 2011 and ran the first basic sniper course in 2012. Our goal was to take a newly assigned sniper with no knowledge and make them deployable by the end of the five-day course.
We focus on real world applications in our courses and demand a high level of effort from our students. We focus on operational habits and performing under real world conditions. The students deliver on every class and we have been very proud of the warriors that leave our course at the end of the week.
Since 2012 I have added Advanced Sniper, Sniper Instructor, Tactical Mission Planning, and SWAT Team Assessment courses to the curriculum. I focus on providing necessary training that is difficult or impossible to find elsewhere. I only offer a handful of courses that focus on areas in which I feel I can offer some expertise. I only use two other people to help me instruct because I am extremely demanding in regard to instructor standards.
We are committed to providing a positive training experience that enhances the student's abilities to perform on the job. We believe in involving the student as much as possible in the learning process to maximize the impact on job performance and proficiency.
Owner / Lead Instructor:
Matt Alexander is the owner, lead instructor and course developer for Advanced Combat Evolutions. He started his law enforcement career with a Central Valley California sheriff's office in 1994 and has been assigned to a SWAT team in various capacities since 1997. Over a span of 22+ years he has served as an entry operator, sniper, entry team leader, sniper team leader, and team commander. His specialties include chemical agent instructor, rappel master, diversionary device instructor, less lethal instructor, firearms instructor, sniper instructor, carbine instructor, and sub-machine gun instructor.
Matt is currently the commander of a Special Weapons & Tactics team. He instructs in multiple subject matters, including tactical long rifle, narcotics investigations, SWAT Team leadership and management, tactical mission planning, and SWAT Team assessments/audits. He is an instructor for the California Association of Tactical Officers (CATO), Institute of Criminal Investigations (ICI), and the Fresno City Police Academy.
THE LIST BELOW INCLUDES MANY OF THE AGENCIES WHICH HAVE TRUSTED ADVANCED COMBAT EVOLUTIONS WITH THE CRITICAL TASK OF TRAINING ITS PERSONNEL:
Alameda PD / Anaheim PD / Bakersfield PD / Berkeley PD / Bonner County SO (Idaho) / Burbank PD / Butte County SO / California Department of Fish & Wildlife / California Highway Patrol / Carmel PD / Cathedral City PD / Chico PD / Chula Vista PD / Clovis PD / Contra Costa SO / Corona PD / Delano PD / Daly City PD / El Dorado SO / El Segundo PD / Elk Grove PD / Fairfield PD / Fresno PD / Fresno SO / Fullerton PD / Gardena PD / Hanford PD / Hawthorne PD / Hayward PD / Henderson (NV) PD / Hillsborough PD / Huntington Beach PD / Indio PD / Kern County SO / Kings County SO / Kings County DA / Klamath Falls PD (Oregon) / Lake County SO / La Palma PD / Las Vegas Metro PD / Lemoore PD / Livermore PD / Lodi PD / Los Angeles SD / Madera PD / Manhattan Beach PD / Marina PD / Mariposa SO / Martinez PD / Menlo Park PD / Merced PD / Merced SO / Milpitas PD / Monterey PD / Monterey Park PD / Newark PD / Newport Beach PD / Novato PD / Orange PD / Oxnard PD / Palo Alto PD / Pasadena PD / Placer SO / Pleasanton PD / Pittsburg PD / Redding PD / Redlands PD / Redondo Beach PD / Richmond PD / Riverside PD / Riverside SO / Roseville PD / Salinas PD / San Bernadino SO / San Diego PD / San Francisco Fire Dept / San Franciso PD / San Luis Obipso County SO / San Luis Obispo PD / Santa Ana PD / Santa Barbara PD / Santa Barbara SO / Santa Clara PD / Santa Cruz PD / Santa Cruz SO / Santa Monica PD / Santa Paula PD / Stockton PD / Sunnyvale DPS / Sutter County SO / Torrance PD / Tulare SO / Tulare PD / Tuolumne SO / Turlock PD / Ventura PD / Ventura SO / Visalia PD / Watsonville PD / Westminster PD / Woodland PD / Yosemite National Parks / Yuba City PD / Yuba County SO