Senior Instructor & Training Department Manager
A longtime SWAT team member and police trainer, Kurt Sorys brings with him nearly 33 years of experience. As a sergeant with the Omaha Police Department, Sorys was assigned to the Uniform Patrol Bureau, Narcotics Unit, Criminal Investigations Bureau, and Training Unit. During his time at the academy, he oversaw training of 350 rookie officers. In his 22 year career with OPD SWAT, Sorys was an operator, team leader, and senior team leader, and participated in barricaded gunman situations, hostage rescue calls, Presidential protection details, high risk surveillance operations, and the execution of 550 high-risk warrants.
Sorys is a State of Nebraska and NRA certified handgun and shotgun instructor, State of Nebraska and Singleton International patrol rifle instructor, and certified police trainer. He also holds instructor certifications in low light tactics and active shooter response.
Kurt is a Senior Instructor and 88 Tactical’s Training Department Manager. In addition to teaching both civilian and law enforcement courses, he oversees all instructors, curriculum development and scheduling.