Similar names – Different programs. Different entities.
The name “Guardian Training Program” as it pertains to security, self-defense or firearms training in POLK COUNTY was first coined by In-Gauge of Polk County.
For the record, the term/name “Guardian Training Program” (in Polk County, Florida) was coined by In-Gauge of Polk County, Inc. in December of 2017.
Prior to Polk County Sheriff’s Office’s recent use of the name “Guardian Program” the name was the “Sentinel Program“. During the 2018 Legislative Session and when Senate Bill 7026, the Marjorie Stoneman Douglass High School Public Safety Act, was signed into law by Governor Scott, on March 9, 2018, it was termed the “school marshal” program.
In an effort to avoid confusion and to set the record straight, In-Gauge of Polk County announced its “Guardian Training” in December of 2017. See the links below.
By no stretch of the imagination is this announcement intended to demean the Polk County Sheriff’s Office or the Polk County School Board.
Rather, it is the intent of this publication to clarify that the “Guardian Program” offered by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the “Guardian Training” provided by In-Gauge of Polk County are two entirely separate and distinct training programs that have in no way any relationship to one another.
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