Client Testimonials

Penney is a great instructor:  taught us a lot in a short period of time and because of his teaching I won't forget what I have learned in his class. Penney cared about our learning and wanted us to succeed.

Bob Penney has an excellent teaching style.  I liked how he taught us techniques and also used real world reasonings or examples.  Penney knows his stuff.

Law Enforcement Training Center Students

Law Enforcement Training Center
Law Enforcement Training Center
Law Enforcement Training Center
Law Enforcement Training Center
Law Enforcement Training Center
Law Enforcement Training Center

Bob Penney is the best!  He shares real world experiences and perspectives on the how and why DT is used in the real world.

Penney was awesome.  He was very encouraging and helpful and knew what he was talking about

“I’ve known Bob Penney for over 20 years. His reputation as an instructor and presenter is well known with law enforcement professionals from our area. His style is upbeat and informative with an emphasis on building confidence and winning. That’s why and without hesitation when my department was approached to put on the organizations first personal safety and protection presentation for employees that my first call was to Bob.”


-  Kevin C. Whitlock

Bob Penney was a Police Officer for 35 years and spent 26 of those years with the Champlin Police Department.  Bob worked as a patrol officer, traffic officer, school resource officer, DARE instructor, investigator, member of the emergency response unit, bike patrol officer, patrol supervisor, administrative sergeant, and investigative supervisor.  Bob’s biggest talent was as a trainer.  He conducted training in a number of subjects for students, police officers, elected officials, business owners and civilians of all kinds.  As a trainer Bob tailored his presentations to the audience before him.  He was always thorough and took the time to educate himself on the topic at hand.  I would recommend Bob as a trainer on a wide variety of safety and security topics.  

-  David Kolb,  Champlin Police Chief 

September 27, 2017

I am writing this letter of recommendation in regards to the building security assessments that were completed by Mr Robert Penney of Copper Penney Training.

Brooklyn Center Community Schools hired Mr Penney to conduct building security assessments in on all of our school buildings.  The security assessments were very thorough with a comprehensive review of facilities, processes and procedures.

At the completion of each building security assessment, Mr Penney held am exit meeting with each school to review the assessment and provided security suggestions along with specific equipment recommendations.

Mr Penney was professional, informative and provided excellent guidance to our staff. Based on our work with Mr Penney and Copper Penney Training, I would recommend them with no reservations


Mark Bonine, Superintendent

Brooklyn Center Community Schools