“Andrew and his team delivered everything they promised. His situational awareness course SAFE has given our family much more confidence and we feel better prepared should the unforeseen situation arise. 

Kathyrn H.


30 + Years Security experience 

Thousands trained

We strive to help our clients develop a solid foundation and consequence avoidance strategy so they and there loved ones can remain safe when situations become critical. 


TO IMPROVE YOUR chances of avoiding a crisis situation and if that is unavoidable to prepare you and your family in survival and crisis/consequence management

What is your safety worth?

What would you do to keep your loved ones safe your children safe?

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Urban Survival
Andrew C. Hopkinson

Years of experience: 35
Position: President & CEO

Mr. Hopkinson is the founder of Personal Defensive Tactics and serves as the Director of Training. He provides Personal Self Defense Tactics and Training to High Net worth Individuals and the family office. He is a nationally recognized Law Enforcement and Defensive Tactics Trainer. He received his Facility Security Officers training from the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point. 

​Mr. Hopkinson is a FBI certified firearms instructor, a New York state certified firearms and NRA instructor. He is the former lead instructor for MSA Security, a leading Counter Terrorism and Explosives Detection company in NYC, where he taught Security and Counter Terrorism to employees of Rockefeller Center and numerous other fortune 500 companies. He holds certifications in various law enforcement, rescue and emergency management disciplines from the FBI, DHS and FEMA. Mr. Hopkinson is a charter member of ILEETA (International Law Enforcement Educators & Trainers Association) and has numerous other industry related affiliations.