Director of Training
A 34-year veteran of the Nashville Police, 21-year SWAT team instructor and lead instructor of firearms and defensive tactics for Metro’s Police Academy, Nashville native Bob Allen is a seasoned instructor. FBI Firearms Instructor School, ATF Officer Survival School, NRA Firearms Instructor School, Snipercraft, Force Science Institute—these are just a few of the courses he’s completed. The list of courses he’s taught is even longer. But what excites him most is teaching everyday people how to be safe and secure in their everyday lives. “I’ve been a teacher all my adult life,” he says. “It’s a real honor to be able to pass on what I’ve received as a student, to see that light bulb come on.” Bob and his wife have two grown daughters, one grandson and live in Middle Tennessee.