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Dave Sauer

Dave Sauer

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An avid outdoorsman, hunter, horseman and trainer, Dave Sauer has been in law enforcement for over 27 years, including three years as a full time firearms instructor. A California Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Master Instructor, he has attended numerous instructor level schools, including:

  • FBI Firearms Instructor School.
  • FBI SWAT School.
  • FBI Sniper School.
  • FBI Chemical Agents Instructor School.
  • LASD Sniper School.
  • LAPD Handgun Instructor School.
  • Sig Arms Shotgun Instructor School.
  • HK Sniper School.
  • Several Suarez International courses taught by Gabe.

At SI, Dave found the progressive, common sense, real world training philosophy and staff he is proud to be associated with.  His goal for his courses is simple:

Each student will be better prepared to win as a result of their training experience with SI.

Dave works hard to ensure his students reach their goals by providing them with enthusiastic and effective instruction and coaching that challenges and motivates them. He has developed and taught numerous courses to law enforcement and military personnel, as well as civilians.

Dave served nine years as a Search and Rescue Team coordinator, and facilitated training in air operations, high and low angle rope rescue, rappelling, man tracking, land navigation; desert, winter and wilderness survival, and search management. He currently serves as a patrol sergeant and supervisor on his department's Mounted Enforcement Detail. He has a Bachelors degree from California State University, Long Beach, and Advanced and Supervisory POST Certificates. He has been married for 29 years and has three happy children who know how to move and shoot.



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