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21 minutes | May 27, 2021
Gary Klugiewicz: An Experiential Look at Law Enforcement Training
Gary T. Klugiewicz is recognized as one of the nation's leading Public Safety Trainers and Instructional Designers specializing in conflict management with four decades of experience.Gary provides a unique blend of physical expertise, adult learning principles, and communication skills along with the hard earned experience necessary to translate complex physiological, psychological, legal and ethical concepts into understandable terms.Gary Klugiewicz’s ability to create realistic training programs is without equal. His programs are based on the “guided discovery” concept that allows participants to discover the training concepts in order to reinforce learning principles. In addition, his programs stress professional communication skills and incorporate verbalization skills into every aspect of these training programs.Gary has channeled all his energies into the development of a control system and conflict management model that addresses the special needs of Public Safety personnel. Coming from a law enforcement background, he is best able to address the complex forces at work within our nation's police, correctional, military, security, mental health and health care organizations. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
39 minutes | May 19, 2021
Chip Huth, Arbinger Institute
In addition to serving as a senior consultant with Arbinger, Charles “Chip” Huth is a Major with the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department. He has 28 years of law enforcement experience, commands KCPD’s Traffic Division, and is the State of Missouri’s defensive tactics subject matter expert. He also consults for international law enforcement, military, and corporate clients. He formerly led the Street Crimes Unit Tactical Enforcement Squad and has planned, coordinated, and executed over 2500 high-risk tactical operations. Chip’s speeches are entertaining and inspiring, linking his law enforcement experiences with Arbinger principles. He leads audiences through incredibly powerful stories, weaving in lessons about mindset change and answering the question, “How does this mindset stuff work in real life?” His energy and the applicability of his stories leave audiences excited and motivated to create change in their lives and work. Chip regularly gives keynotes and other presentations to law enforcement, corporate, government, and other audiences. A few of these engagements include speeches at TEDx, WINx, police departments nationwide, U.S. Army Medical Command, and U.S. Air Force Aviation Commands. Chip is also an accomplished author: He co-wrote Unleashing the Power of Unconditional Respect—Transforming Law Enforcement and Police Training, a textbook used in officer development and graduate programs Chip has a bachelor’s degree in multi-disciplinary studies from Grantham University and an associate’s degree in political science from Park University. He is the former president of the National Law Enforcement Training Center, a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to delivering effective training to the international law enforcement, corrections, security, and military communities. He has 35 years of experience in martial arts and is a veteran of the U.S. Army. Chip mentioned that he also appeared on the CJEvolution Podcast. You can check that out here. https://www.cjevolution.com/chip-huth/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24 minutes | May 11, 2021
Dave Young: Director of Training, Vistelar
Dave Young is a Co-Founder of Vistelar and their Director of Training who has over 30 plus years training and experience in civilian and military law enforcement. Having served as a sworn corrections and law enforcement officer in the state of Florida and he is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Dave conducts his training around the world in places like UAE, Qatar, United Kingdom, Japan, South Asia, Middle Eastern and African Regions. He is a Master Level Instructor-Trainer, course developer who has expanded his expertise in keeping others safe in industries like education, healthcare, churches, casinos, parking enforcement, and other organizations. Dave is a published author of “How to Defend Your Family and Home,” which lead him to develop a lifesaving program for Surviving Active Shooter Attacks. Dave has been featured in national publications and magazines for his innovation and dedication to training in People Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Black Belt Magazine, and has been a spokesperson and consultant with CNN and Fox World News on survival, equipment, and tactics. Dave is considered one of our nation’s leading authorities on personal safety and defense.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28 minutes | May 5, 2021
Harvey Hedden: Executive Director, ILEETA
Harvey V. Hedden is ILEETA’s Executive Director, having previously served as Deputy Executive Director for six years. He spoke with Adam about the importance of always learning. This was recorded live at the Ileta conference in St. Louis earlier this year and covers what is going on at the conference and why you should join in 2022. Harvey served 38 years in law enforcement in ranks from patrolman to chief. He spent 22 years in narcotics enforcement and was the Project Director for the Southeast Area Drug Operations Group. Harvey has a B.A. in political science from the University of Wisconsin and has been a law enforcement trainer for 36 years, having trained thousands of officers in the U.S. and abroad in a variety of subject areas, including use of force, investigations, firearms and defensive tactics. In these areas he has testified as an expert witness, written numerous articles and was a contributor to many law enforcement training videos, books and guides. Harvey’s goals for the future of ILEETA include development of more networking and distance learning opportunities for ILEETA members, increasing member benefits and enhanced sharing of training concepts and technology to continue the ILEETA mission, “Wisdom and courage through knowledge and skill”.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
2021 Update from Adam Kinakin
Adam addresses where the podcast has been and what is in store for the Tactical Breakdown over the next few months, the three phase approach, and an update on the creation of the ILET Network. Now is good time to subscribe or follow the podcast on your favourite app. Episodes are going to be released on Wednesdays and Saturdays; make sure your devices provide notifications. The episodes that arrive on Saturday will be the newly created Weekend Briefing. Connect with Adam on Linked In.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
52 minutes | Nov 16, 2020
The Science of Sleep with Dr. Charles Samuels
Dr. Charles Samuels is a board certified sleep physician with primary research interests focused on understanding the prevalence and effects of sleep disturbances in specialized populations. His aim is to facilitate both broad and individualized clinical treatment strategies and foster effective knowledge transfer initiatives in these groups.Dr. Charles Samuels is the Medical Director of the Centre for Sleep & Human Performance in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a member of the College of Family Physicians of Canada who has served as the Vice President Clinical of the Canadian Sleep Society and is the Chairman of the Alberta Medical Association Insomnia Clinical Practice Guideline Committee. Dr. Samuels is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine and Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. He is a well-respected medical educator who speaks internationally on topics related to sleep health and human performance. Dr. Samuels is a member of the Institute of Population Health at the University of Calgary; his research focus is the relationship of sleep to recovery, training and performance in Elite Olympic Athletes. Dr. Samuels is regarded as an expert in the area of sleep disturbance and health consequences of shift work based on his work with the Calgary Police Service Health and Human Performance Research Initiative, which was a ten-year research project exploring the impact of rotating shift work on the health and performance of police officers. He is also a co-investigator on a similar project that will run from 2015-2017 with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
52 minutes | Oct 27, 2020
Utilizing Your Skills in the Private Sector with Adam Wills
This week I sit down with another Adam who also has a podcast to talk all about the knowledge you didn't know you had. Meet Adam Wills, host and creator of the Public Safety Innovators Podcast. Adam has 15 years of experience in law enforcement and is a former Undersheriff. He kicked off his own marketing agency, Sursum Creative in 2018 where he focuses on helping companies in the public safety and private security industries grow their influence and revenue. With the start of the Public Safety Innovators Podcast, he has dedicated his professional life to helping you discover new technology, new training concepts and unorthodox ideas that will help your organization thrive. Adam talks all about the transition from law enforcement and military field to a civilian occupation after leaving the force. We talked all about our podcasts and how we've made our transition, talking about what we love, and what is most important: the passion. The law enforcement industry is very supportive of its officers and as long as you are passionate you will succeed. The most important thing to take away in regards to the transition is to always be excited and convey your excitement about anything you choose to do. Connect with Adam on Linked In. Listen to the Public Safety Innovators Podcast here. Want to a guest on the Public Safety Innovators Podcast? CLICK HERE to find out how.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
76 minutes | Oct 16, 2020
Force Science: Unlocking Potential in Law Enforcement with Dr. Bill Lewinski
Back for the second time on the Tactical Breakdown Podcast, Dr. Bill Lewinski sits down to talk Force Science and the underlying reason behind how officers are taught in the academy. Not only is he the Executive Director and Lead Instructor at the Force Science Institute, Bill is a leading behavioral scientist whose work has focused on the intensive study of human dynamics involved in high stress, life-threatening encounters.He specializes in police psychology and in this episode we take a deeper dive into just that. Dr. Lewinski talks about the newest study that identifies where we need to be to make our officers most effective, containing, controlling and offsetting situations. As well as 2 new studies he is apart of which are journals in forensic science, bullet strikes and bullet dynamics. Human performance dynamics that people accessing a scene need to understand. He is a very popular presenter in the law enforcement industry and has spoken at conferences across North America and the United Kingdom. Connect with Bill on Linked In. As mentioned at the end of the show: Force Science and Virtra are offering 12 scholarships for officers or instructors to attend a 5 day certification course. The scholarships are valued at $1700 and are fully paid for. You must be a Law Enforcement Officer and be able to attend in 2021. You can also nominate an instructor of your choice. Go here to register. https://www.forcescience.org/apply/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
69 minutes | Oct 14, 2020
A Fresh Take on Firearms Training with Arik Levy
You don't know what you're missing until you compete, this is something Arik Levy believes. As an officer, firearm instructor and the host of his very own podcast, Firearms Nation, Arik knows a thing or two about proper gun control. In this episode, Arik talks about the importance of competing in shooter summits to improve on an officers skills and accuracy. He explains that these competitions better mimic the real life reactions and stress that come with being out in the field. Arik also touches on how he takes old school methods with a new school approach to improve officers accuracy out in the field. On top of all the work Arik does training officers on the proper ways to use a firearm he also has a YouTube channel where he demonstrates these techniques for officers as well as being the host of annual Shooters Summits. Connect with Arik on Linked In. Follow the Firearms Nation podcast on Twitter & Instagram for all the latest updates. Find out when the next Shooters Summit is here. Force Science and Virtra are offering 12 scholarships for officers or instructors to attend a 5 day certification course. The scholarships are valued at $1700 and are fully paid for. You must be a Law Enforcement Officer and be able to attend in 2021. You can also nominate an instructor of your choice. Go here to register. https://www.forcescience.org/apply/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
77 minutes | Oct 7, 2020
The Science of Human Factors in Police Training with Chris Butler
Constable, Sergeant, Instructor but his friends just call him Chris. After being a part of our first roundtable: Use of Force and Defensive Tactics Training Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3. Chris is back and flying solo taking us back to where his passion to train came before even joining the force 34 years ago. In this episode, he talks about his time as a Search and Rescue Technician in the Rocky Mountains and how this experience sparked a deep dive of research into how officers and technicians were trained in the Academy vs. officers performance in the field in high stress situations. Chris discusses the correlation between high stress situations and silly errors made in the field. Chris recently retired as the Inspector of the Major Event and Emergency Management Section of the Calgary Police Service in Calgary. He's now the Director of Program Development for the Force Science Institute (FSI), where he continues to improve Police training with the research and discoveries he's made about human performance in high stress situations. Chris is also the CEO and Chief Instructor at Raptor Protection & Safety Services. Connect with Chris on Linked In. And check out his findings about Heart Rate as a Predictor in the Field. Force Science and Virtra are offering 12 scholarships for officers or instructors to attend a 5 day certification course. The scholarships are valued at $1700 and are fully paid for. You must be a Law Enforcement Officer and be able to attend in 2021. You can also nominate an instructor of your choice. Go here to register. https://www.forcescience.org/apply/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
49 minutes | Oct 3, 2020
Sport and Wellness: Finding Multiple Roads to Resiliency with Doug Pflug
Doug Pflug turned 54 a few weeks ago and wants everyone to know that he's doing okay. His body might be 54 but his passion and mind is still in its early 20's. This episode has some inspirational storytelling from Doug, including the discouragement one teacher gave him, and he advice his father taught him when he was in grade 7 that shaped who he is today. Doug also recounted his last days in grade 12 when he last spoke to a classmate who would perish in the 1985 Air India bombing. It was that incident that Doug knew he would work in policing. In the later years, he showed his value in training athletes like Todd Bertuzzi and Jeff O'Neill over the course of a summer. Today he is the strength and conditioning coach of the Guelph Gryphons football team. Doug spent 18 years working with the Guelph Storm and spent some time working with the University of West Virginia Hockey team. You will hear Doug's story and how an empathetic soul like Doug copes with some of the harder days when policing. He also has some great advice to make the world a better place including making at least 10 people smile everyday! Also ask yourself: "Who was I? Who am I? And who do I want to be moving forward?" Doug continues to be a coach, councillor, and mentor. His website is Rise Up and Excel and there you can find links to his blog, and more. Connect to Doug's personal account on LinkedIn, and Twitter. And his Iron Will 360 Accounts on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Search out the hashtag #RiseUpAndExcel and you'll be in good hands. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
50 minutes | Sep 30, 2020
Street Crimes: Why Experience Matters with Pat McCarthy
Pat McCarthy is the Creator/ Instructor of The Street Crimes Program. He is also the author of “Chicago Street Cop: Amazing True Stories from the Mean Streets of Chicago and Beyond”. Pat is a nationally recognized expert in many areas of police work. He is able to blend his many unique experiences as a Patrol Officer, Gang Investigator, Undercover Cop, S.W.A.T. Team Member, and Special Investigator with the FBI on three separate Federal Task Forces. Mr. McCarthy spent six years with the U.S. Marine Corps. Reserve. Mr. McCarthy has a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice from Lewis University. McCarthy spent 25 years in very aggressive units as a member of the Chicago Police Department. He earned 14 Special Department Commendations and over 100 honorable mentions and letters of appreciation from the Director of the FBI and other Federal Agencies. His diverse background and variety of work experience qualify him as an expert in many types of criminal investigations. McCarthy has qualified as an expert witness in Gang and Drug related cases. Two years as a uniformed patrol officer in a very busy Southside district. Four years as a member of the Elite Special Operations Unit. This unit traveled citywide concentrating on felony and gun arrests. Six years with the Chicago P.D. S.W.A.T. Team with several years as a sniper. McCarthy was meritoriously promoted to Gang Crime Specialist (Gang Investigator) in 1981. As a Gang Investigator, McCarthy concentrated on gang related shootings and murders. For 5 years McCarthy worked undercover buying guns and drugs from hardcore street gang members. During this 5 year period McCarthys conviction rate was an astounding 99%. He put over 300 active gang members in prison while working this undercover assignment. McCarthy was assigned as a Special Investigator with the FBI for 11 years and has participated in major investigations throughout the United States and abroad. He spent 6 years on the Federal Asian Gang and Organized Crime Task Force, 2 years on the International Criminal Enterprise Drug Task Force and 3 years assigned to the FBIs Violent Crime/ Gang Joint Task Force. McCarthy is also a past two-term president of the International Association of Asian Crime Investigators and has lectured on gang and organized crime issues throughout the U.S., Canada and Mainland China. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
83 minutes | Sep 24, 2020
Lee Patterson on Training and Policing Differences between Canada and the U.K.
Lee Patterson is a Staff Sargent within Vancouver Police assigned to the Real Time Intelligence Centre Operations. He has experience of policing in two countries and across 4 cities. In this episode we spoke to Lee about his experience working in England, where up until 1992, police officers rarely carried a firearm. He also spoke to us about the 2011 riots after Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final; he told us where he was and where it went wrong that night. Lee has specialized within the fields of public order and anti-terrorist and crime scene search. Lee has a Masters Degree in Disaster Emergency Management undertaken at Royal Roads University and considers himself as an informed and experienced practitioner within the emergency management field. He also holds the ASIS International Board Certified Protection Professional (CPP) designation. In 2019 Lee qualified to the advanced level of CPTED. He is a Sessional Instructor in two Divisions of the Justice Institute of British Columbia where he teaches both online and face to face in many security and emergency management related subjects. Lee has been a member of research groups including the JIBC SIMTEC Group, and the BC DVI Committee. Lee has delivered many presentations at local and international conferences and workshops.Lee was proud to represent Canada as the Chief Search Coordinator for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games securing the official athletes residences and game sites and being a public order tactical advisor and commander in the entertainment area during the games. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
64 minutes | Sep 20, 2020
Undercover with Former FBI Agent Joaquín "Jack" García
A fascinating conversation with former FBI Agent Jack Garcia who shares his experiences on the cases he worked on in his 24 years working undercover. Now the owner of the Undercover Academy.... You'll hear how he infiltrated the Gambino family and why it was his most challenging case. Born in Havana and a self-professed eater of rice and beans, Jack was able to separate his Hispanic roots to work as Jack Falcone. In his 26 years of service with the FBI and as an undercover FBI Agent in over 100 major Undercover operations, Jack Garcia is best known for his undercover role as “Jack Falcone,” a self-described Sicilian jewel thief and drug dealer from Miami, Florida, who infiltrated the Gambino crime family of La Cosa Nostra in New York for nearly three years. The case resulted in the arrest and conviction of 39 mobsters, including the top members of the Post John Gotti Gambino crime family. Adam referenced episode 2 of Copland which you can connect to hear. Jack referenced his book Making Jack Falcone: An Undercover FBI Agent Takes Down a Mafia Family - which is available for purchase. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
67 minutes | Sep 16, 2020
Executive Protection with James Hamilton from Gavin de Becker & Associates
James Hamilton is the head of Protection Quality at Gavin de Becker & Associates; the leading firm for executive protection in the United States. GDBA protects several thousand clients, including over 90 of the world's most prominent families and at-risk individuals. They also provide consultation on security programs, and protective coverage at home, during travel, and at public appearances. In this episode, James discusses the type candidate that is best suited for Executive Protection, and what constitutes a success in the business of protection. Adam referenced a post that James wrote regarding care and protection during Covid 19. James referenced Byron Rodgers' podcast which can be found here. James is a widely regarded expert on protection recruited by GDBA from the FBI, where he served as the Supervisory Special Agent handpicked to create, develop, and implement the FBI Academy’s Protective Training curriculum. His courses are currently taught to protectors at the NSA, NYPD, and many other agencies. He is co-creator of GDBA’s Active Shooter Prevention and Response methodology, which focuses on awareness and early detection techniques to improve chances of survival during an attack. He has led Active Shooter trainings and exercises for schools, universities, companies and other organizations throughout the world.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
52 minutes | Sep 12, 2020
Robert Rail on Interpersonal Relations, Body Language, and Surviving an International War Zone
Robert Rail is an International trainer for the United Nations Police Task Force and US Justice Dept.to the police of over sixty nations in Bosnia, Kosovo, and Iraq. His experience came from teaching overseas, but his knowledge has grown from learning from the local police forces he worked with. In this episode you will find an extensive discussion about some of the different training methods and tactics that go into policing around the world. Robert also spends so time offering some tips on body language. But best of all, Robert is a great story teller and shares many from his time abroad. As an International Officer for the United Nations Police Task Force in, Bosnia and Kosovo, Bob was responsible for designing curriculums and instructing elite police officers from 56 nations who have been deployed in Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, Jordan, Asia, and Africa. He was also named as a physical confrontation advisor and resource training provider to select personnel of NATO and OSCE (Organization for Security & Co-Operation in Europe). Bob was also a resident instructor at the Specialized Advanced Training Unit of the High Institute of the Baghdad Police College. Bob has an outstanding background of over a quarter of a century of both martial arts knowledge and “on the street” law enforcement experience. He is an internationally respected and acclaimed master instructor. Through all his classes, lectures, presentations and even casual contacts, he displays a constant flow of encouragement, enthusiasm, and instructional humour. Robert's Book include: Reactive Handcuffing Tactics The Unspoken Dialogue: Understanding Body Language and Controlling Interviews and NegotiationsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
69 minutes | Sep 9, 2020
The Intricacies of Target Shooting with Brandon Wright
Brandon Wright is the owner of Wright Shooting. He is a Professional shooter with a background in law enforcement, who teaches the intricacies of shooting. Brandon is short on war stories and social media flash, and long on the basics of how to be an accurate and effective shooter. As a firearms Instructor for a Military contractor, he has worked with over 10,000 students, (many have never who have never fired before) to the most advanced level of SWAT and Military Special Operations groups. In this episode, you will hear the thinking and philosophical teachings of target shooting with Brandon. He also provides some great tips for training at home if your shooting range is inaccessible during the pandemic. The latest class schedule is available here. There are also some video tutorials available here. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
67 minutes | Aug 14, 2020
Utilizing Videos for Law Enforcement Training with Chip DeBlock
Sponsored by the INTERNATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING SUMMIT. *This information should not be taken as medical advice. All opinions are anecdotal and should not take precedent over that of qualified medical professionals. Chip was born and raised in Tampa, Florida in 1962, and graduated from the University of South Florida in 1983 with a B.A. in Criminal Justice. He worked with the Tampa Police Department for 30 years (1983 – 2013) and retired as a detective. Chip is best known for his work in Organized Crime, Public Corruption, Adult Entertainment, and being a Whistleblower. He co-founded the LEOAFFAIRS.COM law enforcement website in 2002, which sold in 2014. Chip created the LEO Round Table law enforcement talk show on in 2015, of which he is currently the host. Contact Chip DeBlock on LinkedIn, Twitter, or through his website. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
45 minutes | Jul 12, 2020
DEA NARCOS - From Cartels to Netflix with Steve Murphy and Javier Pena
Narcos is one of the top series on Netflix and it was based off the true story of how two DEA agents assisted in the manhunt for Pablo Escobar. Those two real-life Law Enforcement officers are Steve Murphy and Javier Pena. EPISODE SPONSOR: International Law Enforcement Training SummitJoin over 20,000+ Law Enforcement Professionals for over 75 hours of FREE training content. We have over 45 world-leading experts and instructors teaching various topics from patrol, tactical and specialty units, leadership, and instructor development. GET YOUR FREE TICKET TODAY!Visit www.iletsummit.com for more information. ABOUTDEA special agents Javier Peña and Steve Murphy were assigned as the lead investigators targeting Escobar and his organization. These true American heroes provide a first-hand lesson in history as they discuss their efforts bringing down the world’s first narco-terrorist, the challenges they faced in oftentimes hostile and life-threatening environments, and the innovative strategies they employed to successfully end the reign of terror of the world’s most wanted criminal. Their presentation is followed by a Q&A opportunity during which Javier and Steve will entertain questions related to their investigation, the making of Narcos, what history-changing investigation is next for them, and more.WEBSITE: https://www.deanarcos.com/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
172 minutes | Jun 25, 2020
IRT - Round 05 - Critical Incident Response Teams with Lon Bartel, Nir Manan, James Hamilton, and Dan Flippo
Round 05 - Critical Incident Response Teams WATCH IT HERE: https://thebreakdown.ca/IRTThe Instructors’ Roundtable (ITR) is a Panel Discussion, recorded live to video, moderated by Tactical Breakdown’s host Adam Kinakin in association with the team at Calibre Press. The program brings together the most sought-after Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in Law Enforcement for a no-holds-barred discussion on a variety of topics.EPISODE SPONSOR: International Law Enforcement Training SummitJoin over 20,000+ Law Enforcement Professionals for over 75 hours of FREE training content. We have over 45 world-leading experts and instructors teaching various topics from patrol, tactical and specialty units, leadership, and instructor development. GET YOUR FREE TICKET TODAY!Visit www.iletsummit.com for more information. IRT Leadership Development Panel:Nir MamanJames HamiltonLon BartelDan Flippo The Instructors’ Roundtable is an ongoing program hosted Live on the last Thursday of every month at 1800 CST. You can view the live show and previous episodes by visiting https://thebreakdown.ca/IRT. Join the top Instructors and Trainers in the world for an inside look at what the experts discuss when the course is over and the doors are closed.You can learn more about the Instructors’ Roundtable and the Tactical Breakdown podcast by visiting https://thebreakdown.ca.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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