Survival Edge Tactical Systems was founded in 2006 by then full-time Police Officer Jared Wihongi in response to requests for his training services by a local Army Special Forces unit. Since then, and with the help of business partner Geoff Perrin, the company has grown to encompass multiple facets of tactical training, consulting and professional services.

Over the past decade Survival Edge Tactical Systems has provided regular services in North & South America, Europe, Asia, Australasia & Africa, and their network extends into many parts of these geographical areas. 




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Our high level, Public Order Level 1, is a hybrid of material from Hong Kong, the United States and the United Kingdom. It’s designed to train police support units, consisting of 1 Lieutenant/Inspector, 4 Sergeants and 24 uniformed officers. While classes of up to 3 units at a time can be supported, the 1/4/24 model, up to a total of 40 students, is preferred.

Content covered includes:

  • In-depth introduction into the use of riot equipment; public order formations; tactics, techniques and procedures
  • Close Quarter Combatives
  • Riot survival
  • Introduction to less lethal force within a crowd
  • Less lethal munitions and the legal aspects of their use
  • Live simulated OC/CS Agent training
  • Integration of firearms
  • Canines; Mounted Law Enforcement
  • Artificial lighting; Molotov cocktail (petrol bomb) awareness training
  • Law enforcement action; crowd behaviour; crowd management principles
  • The disorder scale
  • Briefing structure
  • Guidelines for civil disorder units.

This course also has 1 night of night riot scenarios/ FTX and a day time scenario FTX.  This 4-day course (40 hours) is roughly twenty percent didactic and eighty percent practical.

Covert Interdiction 4-day courses designed for undercover officers and agents in a covert role (Forward Intelligence Teams (FIT)) and Evidence Gathering, designed to aid small teams in close contact with crowds to identify dangerous suspects and aid in the removal of ring leaders from behind the blue line.

Additionally, we can tailor-make programs for your Department’s specific needs. We do not offer Mobile Field Force training, as we find it to be insufficient to meet the needs of modern day public order forces. Instead, S.E.T.S., Inc. offers highly practical real-life training, training like we fight. We have 40 sets of riot equipment which is the current British HOSDB (Home Office Scientific Department Branch) standard, which sets the standard for all riot equipment in Europe available for students; to not only protect them, but to encourage full force participation and engagement.

Advanced Public Order Command Foundation Course

S.E.T.S., Inc. offers a variety of practical, scenario-based training courses for patrol officers through upper level managers.

Condensed 5-day introduction to Advanced Public Order Commander Training. Focused on the mechanism of effective command and control the course develops knowledge and understanding of Metropolitan Police Key subject areas that underpin public order rationale and critical decision making.

Main topics will introduce the role police play within protest and disorder command structures, roles, responsibilities, strategy, tactical plans and the police decision making model. Subject matter will include:

  • Intelligence, threat/ risk, lethal frameworks
  • Crowd dynamics
  • Recce
  • Media firearms in public disorder and Audit trails.

Through group and individual participation, students will develop their thinking, culminating in a tabletop public protest exercise. This course forms and excellent theoretical foundation prior to tactical development (Module2 – recce/workbook) and practical assessment (Module 3 • Briefing and scenario command training).







Survival Edge Tactical Systems specializes in developing custom combatives programs catering to the unique mission or needs of each individual organization we train. We have formed a strategic alliance with The Pekiti Tirsia Tactical Association which handles many of our private sector and international training programs. Each course we teach can be done as an Operator level course or as a Train-the-Trainer program. Some of the kinds of organizations that we have developed and taught programs for includes:
· Police Academies
· Law Enforcement Agencies
· SWAT Officers and other Tactical Teams=
· Military Special Operations
· Military Police
· Covert Operations
· Counter-Espionage Units
· Private Security Forces
· Personal Security Details


One of our most popular courses, this program is designed to prepare individuals that work in high threat areas, either alone or in small teams, to face single or multiple assailants intent upon their kidnapping, assassination, death and/or exploitation. All instruction focuses on individual skill sets supplemented with scenario based confrontations to prepare each individual for extremely dynamic, physical, and violent encounters.

This course includes situational and survival based Combatives/ Edged/ Impact and Improvised Weapon training. This includes training in close-quarter weapon disarming and multiple attacker scenarios in various situations that are relevant to the client’s probable work environment. This includes but is not necessarily limited to extreme close-quarters in confined spaces, and in/around vehicles. Integration of extreme close-quarter firearms tactics can be added to the program of instruction upon request of the client.

Statistically more lethal than firearms assaults at extreme close-quarters, edged weapons are a constant threat that law enforcement officers must be aware of and prepared to defend against on a daily basis. The goal of this course is not to avoid “martial arts” techniques, but to analyze what martial artists have learned from centuries of trial and error, and hand pick the techniques, tactics and procedures that have the highest probability of success for the average American law enforcement officer who is often neither a martial artist, nor has the opportunity to train on a regular basis.
This course includes at a minimum:
· Identifying edged weapon threats as early as possible.
· Exploiting optimal angles of approach and engagement.
· Learning strikes and joint manipulations that have the highest probability of success in the “Adrenal State”.
· Focus on Gross Motor movement and actions that prepare the officer for success when experiencing physiological stress symptoms.
· Integrating available use-of-force options.
· Dynamic simulation and micro-scenario drills.

In the extreme close-quarters environment of tactical room entries, the elements of speed, surprise and violence of action must be maintained in order to maximize efficiency and minimize the possibility for casualties. Discriminate use of force is imperative in a law enforcement environment and in most military action . The goal of the TTC program is to provide the operator with the tools necessary for safely dominating a building while at the same time dealing with subjects at all levels of the force continuum. Unique elements of this phase include the necessity of dealing with various threat levels while in full tactical kit while maintaining safe control of weapons in-hand.

Every year in the United States around 15% of police officers that are killed by gunfire are killed with their own weapon. The danger of this reality is enhanced when working in a CQB environment. This course teaches the operator how to protect and retain their weapons from the grasp of a determined adversary using all tools at the operator’s disposal. We also address weapon emergency weapon recovery/disarming in this program of instruction. Long-guns and handguns are both addressed.

In this course, techniques and tactics are taught for dealing with subjects providing various levels of resistance. The focus of this course is on Gross Motor techniques that have a higher probability of success when working the the stress of a real-world environment.

This course is designed to educate the participants on the dangers of ground fighting in a real-world combative environment. Participants are taught how to avoid and resist being drawn into a ground fight situation, and how to survive and escape the ground when the Operator finds themselves in that environment. Training is done in a progression from comfortable gym attire and progresses to performing all techniques in the full equipment each participant commonly works in.

Our combat knife programs are considered the most realistic and effective in the world. They have been proven combat effective on the battlefield in engagements as recent as 2015. They have been taught to Special Operations units throughout North and South America, Asia, Europe, India and Russia. The roots of our program originate with the man considered the worlds foremost authority on knife fighting, Leo Gaje Jr., family heir of the Filipino blade fighting system Pekiti-Tirsia Kali.

Our Expandable Baton Operator and Instructor programs have been taught to Police and Military units throughout the United States, Germany, England, Korea, Singapore, Brazil and the Philippines. We have developed policy, procedure and training programs for Police Academies and Police Departments in the United States, and were contracted to develop the official Program of Instruction for the German company BONOWI and their EKA expandable baton (aka Smartlock or Camlock).







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