Reality Based Training Consulting

Enhancing the performance and professional status of law enforcement, U.S. Military, and private security personnel by providing our clients credible Reality Based Training program development.

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Take Your Training Process to the Next Level

At RBT Consulting we aim to provide trainers the understanding, knowledge, and skill to provide their students a safe environment to practice skills learned in the classroom under the stress of realistic scenarios.

Our Philosophy
Program Standard Operating Procedures
Training Facility/Location Design/Selection
Supervisor/Instructor Selection and Testing
Scenario Development
Organizational Wide & Individual Training
Incorporating RBT Into Current Organizational Training

Need assistance with an existing program?

Enhance your program and its participants with RBT's professional consulting services.

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Are you starting a new training program?

From development to implementation, RBT Consulting will guide you through every phase of training.

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Over 30 Years Experience in Law Enforcement Training

Ray DeFrates, RBT Consulting’s President and Lead Consultant started his Law Enforcement career in 1989 with the Albuquerque Police Department (APD). He holds a variety of certifications, including, New Mexico Department of Public Safety (NMDPS) Master Instructor Certifications in Reality Based Training, Officer Survival, and Firearms. He is also a NMDPS Certified Instructor in Use of Force, Defensive Tactics, Intermediate Force, Emergency Vehicle Operations, Pursuit Intervention Techniques, and Health and Wellness. The Albuquerque Police Department entered into a Court Approved Settlement Agreement with the Department of Justice (DOJ) in 2015. Ray has developed, managed, and instructed numerous courses including Annual Department Mandatory Use of Force Training and Supervisor Critical Incident Command and Control training, all approved by the DOJ and the Independent Monitoring Team assigned to oversee APD’s progress on the Settlement Agreement. Ray is uniquely qualified to assist any agency with developing or improving a Reality Based Training Program.

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Master Reality Based Training Instructor
Master Officer Survival Instructor
Master Firearms Instructor
Use of Force Instructor
Defensive Tactics Instructor
Intermediate Force Instructor


"Rays RBT program is outstanding training that was tailored to meet the needs and requirements of our department. I highly recommend any agency that has the potential to use force during their course of business to seriously consider this training."

- R.I. Huntsman, Albuquerque Assistant Chief of Police (ret)
"I have nothing but the highest praise for the dedication and work of Sgt. DeFrates for bringing the Albuquerque Police Department training into the 21st Century. He is a true professional with a strong knowledge base and experience in the realm of modern Reality Based Training. His unique perspective and insight would be a great value to today’s law enforcement administrators and I would highly recommend his services."

- Mike Geier, Albuquerque Chief of Police (ret)
"Since his retirement, Ray and his team of professional trainers have taken their knowledge, skills, and talents to the next level. RBT Consulting, LCC is the source of dynamic reality based training for federal, state, and local law enforcement, first responders, military, private security, and the film industry."

- Gorden E. Eden, Jr. United States Marshal (retired), Albuquerque Chief of Police (retired)
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Improve Officer & Employee Safety

RBT Consulting believes officer/employee safety is the core element of the best training. We want to help you develop a program that will allow you to deliver the most effective training possible, keeping employees safer.

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Stress Inoculation

When referring to RBT, stress inoculation is training in which the student is exposed to stress in a controlled and measured way to increase their "psychological resilience" against stressors. This is intended to help with the consequences of previous stress and 'inoculate' against future stressors. Training occurs in a highly controlled setting where the student learns adaptive strategies for dealing with the situation in the future.

“The best training program in the world is absolutely worthless without the will to execute it properly, consistently, and with intensity” --John Romaniello

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Take Your Training to the Highest Level

Law Enforcement

With realistic and immersive experiences, RBT equips officers with training and tactics to navigate any situation, from everyday circumstances to emergencies, crises, confrontations, and beyond.


Focusing on strategy and efficiency, RBT provides military personnel with the highest quality training to implement the successful tactic of: observation, decision, action.

Private Security

RBT offers security training of all levels with a focus on both armed and unarmed scenarios, led by industry professionals with military and law enforcement experience.