About Jerrod

Jerrod Hardy is a 20 year police veteran having served for four years with a small agency before moving to a large municipal agency for the past 16 years.  He has worked in patrol assignments, as a school resource officer, SWAT officer, and training academy coordinator.  Jerrod is a certified Defensive Tactics instructor in numerous police disciplines, a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and mixed martial arts competitor. He currently owns one of the largest and most renowned mixed martial arts gyms in Colorado, TRIALS Mixed Martial Arts.   The gym is home to over 100 students and 30 fighters both professional and amateur, men and women.  Jerrod will use the same coaching strategies and skills that enable competitors to succeed at the highest levels to prepare his instructors to be prepared to deliver the same high level training to their officers!

Ground Tactics for Law Enforcement Instructor Certification

Students will learn skills in the following areas:

  • How to Avoid the Ground
  • Winning on the Ground
  • Weapon Retention
  • Transitioning from a Ground Encounter to Handcuffing
  • Weapon Transitions


Balancing our Roles in Use of Force Training

This is a lecture and group discussion based course that will challenge the thinking, routines, and mindset of the newest or most seasoned officers.

  • Identifying the Roles Law Enforcement Professionals Must Fill
  • How to Sharpen our Warrior Skills
  • Being Mindful of our Guardian Role
  • How to Improve our Recognition and Identification Before Use of Force Occurs
  • Proper Mindset and Will During Use of Force
  • Conscious and Controlled De-Escalation After Use of Force
  • Transitional Thought Process