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The Ellis County Press

FERRIS – Wednesday, July, 22 wasn’t just an ordinary police department meeting.

Police chief Frank Mooney had Dallas Police Department veteran and martial arts instructor Daryell Harmon on hand to give the staff a 101 on street enforcement at the Ferris High school gym.

"We are warrior oriented in our philosophy,"said Harmon.

The Police Training Group consists of Harmon, Matthew Antkoiwiak and Avery Moore. Combined, the founders have over 50 years law enforcement experience and 70 years martial arts training.

"We are a Dallas based group but we train everywhere…Army Special Forces Units, SEAL team operators and we have helped train agencies in several different countries,"said Harmon.

The group keeps a focus on reality based training. Offering field proven strategies used nightly by street officers crucial to keeping officers safe while reducing agency and operator liability.

"I really think this is a good program to introduce to the department,"said chief Mooney.

"This was an introduction, but when it works out with our budget and we can set up a convenient time, I am definitely going to use them."

After the knife techniques, body flipping and excitement had ended, the department held their regular meeting to go over everyone’s progress.

Since recent events have been occurring within other departments across the county about sexual discrimination and use of the web, that was one main point Chief Mooney made clear he would not tolerate.

"If anything should occur in my department, we are going to have a little chat and I don’t mean a friendly one. Those acts will not be tolerated at the station."

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