Howie Scott

ATR Division Lead / Master Instructor

Howie Scott currently serves as the Active Threat Response Division Lead, and a Master Instructor in the Calm Every Storm curriculum.  Howie is a highly experienced member of the Law Enforcement and Tactical Community. Howie has spent over 31 years working in Law Enforcement, with over 15 years of it on a full-time SWAT team in one of the most advanced and progressive departments in the country.

Having participated as a SWAT officer in over 1500 documented high-risk search warrants, and over 150 hostage-barricade situations, he is no stranger to crisis situations and high threat scenario’s.  His experience and dedication towards keeping citizens and the community safe is beyond reproach.  A humble and a talented instructor, we are honored to have him on our training and administrative team.


  • Active Shooter to Law Enforcement and P.A.C.O.P.S. Instructor
  • Defensive Tactics Instructor / 21 Years
  • SPEAR – Tactics of Arrest and Control Systems® Instructor
  • SPEAR – Personal Defense Readiness Fundamentals® Instructor
  • Gracie Jiu Jitsu For Law Enforcement Instructor
  • Krav Maga Instructor / CPR/First Aid Instructor
  • Undercover Operations / Advanced Lethal Weapons Training
  • Firearms Training Specialist
  • Firearms and Weapons Expert
  • VIP Protection / O. C. Instructor
  • Hostage Negotiator
  • SWAT Operator 15 Years
  • Sniper Instructor / 223 Rifle Instructor
  • Handgun Instructor / Tactical Shotgun Instructor
  • Tazer® Instructor
  • Red Man® Instructor
  • Shoot House Instructor
  • Mechanical Breacher / Ballistic Breacher / Explosive Breacher
  • Tactical Submachine Gun Operator
  • Tactical Combat Casualty Care – Military Provider Course (TCCC) – NAEMT


  • Participated in over 1,500 high risk search warrants.
  • Participated in over 150 Hostage/ Barricade situations
  • Involved in numerous United States Presidential details and other VIP details.
  • Involved in numerous high risk stakeouts.
  • 2013-Present Fairfax Criminal Justice Academy Instructor
  • Numerous letters of professional accommodations
  • 2000 Co-taught Myrtle Beach SC, Horry County SC. Sniper School
  • Lead Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy SWAT School Instructor ’05-’09
  • Lead Instructor Charleston South Carolina SWAT School 2009
  • 2010 Awarded Meritorious Service Award for outstanding Performance
  • 1999 to Present – Active Shooter to Law Enforcement and P.A.C.O.P.S. Instructor
  • Guest evaluator for the private sector to include SAIC, NRO and local government organizations.


  • 1986-1992 Fairfax County Sheriff’s Deputy assigned to confinement
  • 1992-1997 Fairfax County Police / Patrol Officer
  • 1997-2013 Fairfax County Police / Full-Time SWAT Team Member (15+ Years)


Ferrum College – Ferrum, VA

Graduated from the Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy 1987

Graduated from United States Capital Police SWAT School 1998


Building Security and Building Search instruction, Qatar – Qatar National Police