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Blue Tier Tactical was formed to offer training and consulting in modern tactics in response to today's threats.

While various methods and theories exist which are relevant and sound, they must be applied properly and built upon when experience is gained. Whether a prepared citizen, law enforcement officer, or member of the armed services, the training and education you receive should be current and in context to your needs. 


The best instructors are even better students.  We at Blue Tier strive to bring you training and education based on currently validated techniques and professional experience.

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Joe Turner
Founder and Lead Instructor

Joe Turner is the President and Founder of Blue Tier Tactical. He has spent 18 years in Law Enforcement. He started his career in a suburban Massachusetts town and now serves for a city north of Boston. He is a Sergeant and Director of Training for his agency and has served on a regional SWAT Team for the past 12 years. During his time in tactical operations he has served as an entry officer, breacher, team leader and currently as a team commander. In addition to his law enforcement experience, he possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. He has over 15 years of instructor experience and teaches a vast array of subject matters to both law enforcement and private citizens. He started Blue Tier in 2016.

Nick Riggieri Instructor

Nick Riggieri is an 11 year veteran of Law Enforcement currently assigned to a Special Operations division within his agency. Nick is a member of his departments Tactical team and serves as a team medic. Prior to law enforcement, nick served in the united States army (11B) where he deployed to Afghanistan in 2009 and 2010 with the 82nd Airborne Division and 86th Infantry combat Brigade. Nick is a certified MPTC Pistol, Rifle, and Red Dot Instructor. He is an Instructor in Low Light Tactics, Close Quarters Battle and Vehicle CQB. He possesses a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice. In addition to teaching for Blue Tier, Nick owns and operates Riggieri Firearms Consulting.

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