Jay Hawkins

Training & Compliance Manager

Meet Jay



As a Police Officer and veteran of the U.S. Army I have always been very passionate about training, becoming more efficient and challenging myself to improve my skills.  It was obvious if I wanted to become more knowledgeable I should become an instructor. Throughout my career I have learned many different disciplines from several great resources.  This has provided me with the opportunity to teach and instruct not only officers of the Reno Police Department but public safety professionals from all around the state of Nevada. As an instructor I was responsible for training and educating recruits, active duty police officers, along with private citizens in many different disciplines, including Defensive Tactics, Less Lethal, Taser and Firearms.  It is and has been my desire to share my training with others, especially those who strive to excel in the context of personal protection.

firearms training

2011- current RENO GUNS & RANGE

Training & Compliance Manager

  • NRA Instructor Development Course
  • NRA Range Safety Officer
  • NRA Instructor; Basic Rifle Shooting
  • NRA Instructor; Basic Pistol Shooting
  • NRA Instructor; Personal Protection In The Home
  • NRA Instructor; Personal Protection Outside The Home
  • I.C.E. Training, Defensive Firearms Coach Instructor Development
  • I.C.E. Training, Combat Focus Instructor Development
  • I.C.E. Training, Reality Based Training Instructor
  • NEVADA C.C.W. Instructor
  • P.I.L.B. Certified Firearms Instructor
  • Sabre Red L.E. Aerosol Projectors Certified Instructor
  • Taser Civilian Certified Instructor


  • Patrol Officer
  • Traffic/Motor Officer
  • Domestic Violence Unit
  • Honor Guard Member
  • Police Field Training Officer
  • Reno-Sparks Consolidated Police Academy Staff Instructor
  • T.M.C.C. High Sierra Police Academy Instructor
  • Nevada P.O.S.T. Law Enforcement Academy Instructor
  • Nevada P.O.S.T. Firearms Instructor
  • A.S.P. Tactical Baton Instructor
  • Reno Police Defensive Tactics Lead Instructor
  • Gracie Jiu-Jitsu G.R.A.P.L.E. Instructor
  • Active Shooter Response Training Instructor
  • Officer Survival Instructor
  • Nevada P.O.S.T. Instructor Development Course
  • Nevada P.O.S.T. Bullet Proof Mind Course


  • Military Police
  • Special Response Team Member (SRT)
  • Helicopter Mechanic/Crew Member (National Guard)