Brant Harrold
Senior Instructor

Brant Harrold started with the Aurora Police Department in February of 1998. He started his career working District 1 Patrol for 5 years. He was selected to be a tactical team member for the SWAT team in 2000. In 2001, he was transferred to the Aurora Police Academy, where he served as a Full Skills instructor, teaching a variety of skills including:

Firearms, Arrest control, Self-defense, Ground tactics, Edge weapons, Officer survival, High-risk contacts, SWAT tactics, Low and high-risk vehicle stops, Building clearing, Fitness.

Brant left the academy in 2004 and went to District 1 DART (Direct Action Response Team). In 2006, he was assigned to the full-time SWAT team where he worked as a SWAT Team Leader.

He is certified as an instructor in numerous weapons systems to include:

  •  Koga Arrest Control
  • Baton
  • Self-Defense
  • Law Enforcement
  • Ground Tactics (through Shane Pitts)
  • Basic and Advanced SWAT tactics
  • Edged Weapons
  • less-lethal systems.

Brant has worked as an instructor with CCA since 1998, teaching firearms and ground tactics.

He has a B.S. in Business Management and is a 1995 graduate of the CCA Basic Law Enforcement Academy. 



Protective Solutions

private security


Mario R. Morris
Chief Instructor

Mario Morris is a 6 year Navy Veteran with multiple deployments from 1999-2005.  Shortly after the terrible events of 9/11, Mario was assigned to his commands SSDF (Ships Self Defense Force) conducting force protection. During this time Mario achieved his ESWS (Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist) Pin. Mario also is a recipient of the Navy Achievement Medal.

After the Navy Mario founded CORE Protective Solutions as a private security and firearms training company. During this time Mario has completed multiple instructor certifications to include the NRA and CLEET / OSBI Self Defense Act. Mario is a graduate of multiple courses under Charles Cowden at Protective Shooting Solutions, Marshal Lutten of TDSA, Tim Kennedy of Sheep Dog Response and Mike Seeklander of Shooting-Performance. Mario joined the Canadian County Sheriff’s department as a reserve deputy In 2017 and achieved the TOP SHOT award in his Reserve Academy for the Canadian County Sheriff’s office.