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Susan Hutchcraft

Firearms & Personal Safety Instructor

Susan Hutchcraft has been a sworn Law Enforcement Officer in Kansas for over 17 years, and spent 8 years also working as a Firefighter & Emergency Medical Responder in both Public Safety and Volunteer positions. During her career she specialized in the Investigation of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence & Juvenile Crime, and spent several years working in the local schools as a NASRO Advanced School Resource Officer.

As a single mother she has also volunteered as a Cub Scout Leader and encouraged her children to assist in training opportunities for others by maintaining their own training and certification in Hunters Education, First Aid/CPR/AED, Bleeding Control, Firearms &  Archery.

Susan founded Not A Victim Firearms Training in early 2016 in order to provide a safe, comfortable environment for anyone of any skill level and background to learn the skills needed to provide safety for their own family. The company has grown to include work with several National Organizations and she has quickly become one of the Nation’s Leading Female Firearms Instructors, personally training over 6,500 students and over 300 new Instructors in the last few years. Her personal & professional life experience, understanding of well-rounded, multidisciplinary safety concepts, and commitment to the best interest of her students provide a truly unique training experience. 

Professional Certifications Include: 

  • Sworn Kansas Law Enforcement Officer

  • Licensed Private Detective in Kansas & Missouri

  • National Firefighter I Certification

    • Hazardous Materials Awareness & Operations Certification

  • National Emergency Medical Responder

  • USCCA Account Executive- Kansas & Missouri

  • Licensed Property & Casualty Insurance Agent​ in Kansas, Missouri & Arkansas

  • NRA School Shield Staff Instructor

    • NRA School Shield Security Assessor​

  • 2A Women National Spokesperson & Kansas State Director

  • NRA Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor

    • Handgun & Shotgun

  • National Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Association (NLEFIA)

    • Advanced Handgun & Rifle Instructor

  • NRA Instructor & Training Counselor 

    • Chief Range Safety Officer

    • Handgun, Shotgun & Rifle

    • Home Safety

    • Refuse To Be A Victim

    • Marksmanship Simulator Training

    • Women on Target

    • Personal Protection Inside the Home

    • Hunter Education
  • USCCA Instructor & Training Counselor

    • Concealed Carry & Home Defense Fundamentals

    • Emergency First Aid Fundamentals

    • Countering the Mass Shooter Threat

    • Women’s Handgun Fundamentals

    • USCCA Laser Train

    • USCCA Range Safety Officer

    • USCCA Defensive Shooting Fundamentals 1 & 2 

  • Kansas & Missouri Concealed Carry Instructor

  • Law of Self Defense Instructor Program Graduate

    • Law of Self Defense- Self Defense Insurance Explained

    • Law of Self Defense Level 1- Kansas & Missouri

  • Force Science Analyst

  • Force Science De-escalation Instructor

  • US Gun Class Kansas & Missouri Instructor

  • The Well-Armed Woman Instructor & Kansas State Leader

  • ALICE Training Institute Instructor

  • ALERRT Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events Instructor

  • AVERT Instructor

  • Kansas Hunter Education Instructor

  • USA Archery Level 1 Instructor

  • ASHI & Medic First Aid Instructor & Training Center

  • American Red Cross Instructor & Training Center

  • American Heart Association BLS Instructor

  • ECSI BLS & Wilderness First Aid Instructor

  • Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Instructor

  • Stop The Bleed Instructor

  • FEMA Crisis & Emergency Management Training

  • FEMA Civilian Preparedness Training

  • FEMA Crisis Management for School Emergencies

  • National Incident Management System Training (NIMS)

  • Sexual Assault Response Team Training (SANE/SART)

  • Missing & Abducted Children Training (NCMEC)

  • IED & Suicide Bomber Training (EMRTC)

  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Certification (CPTED)

  • Front Sight Defensive Handgun Graduate 

  • Glock Law Enforcement Armorer

Professional Memberships:
National Rifle Association Life Member
United States Concealed Carry Association
National Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor Association
International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors

National Tactical Officers Association
Kansas Peace Officers Association
Kansas Rifle Association

National Wild Turkey Federation

Ducks Unlimited
National Association of School Resource Officers

International Association of Women Police
American Women’s Self Defense Association
The Well-Armed Woman Shooting Chapters
A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League

ASIS International Member

2A Women