What is the basis of AcademyTraining for Law Enforcement? How are programs developed and why? Join Adam and Mike as they dive into training and development for police training and explore the science behind the programs. 
 
 

Sgt. Michael Musengo is a Law Enforcement veteran with 28 years of service to the Syracuse Police Department in NY. He is currently the Director of the Syracuse Regional Police Academy and an Instructor for the prestigious Force Science Institute.
 
Mike also has 27 years’ experience as a Swat Leader, Trainer and previous Director of the NYS DCJS Swat Operators course in Syracuse. His past major assignments include: Commanding Officer of the Syracuse Police Training Division, Range master and CO of the Firearms/Armament section, 19 years as a Narcotics Detective and he is currently on the NYS DCJS Firearms board assisting in developing and re-writing the curriculum for the NYS Basic Course for Police Officers.
 
Mike has also developed, coordinated and trained hundreds of officers from numerous agencies in Active shooter response, Rescue Task Force Operations and several other High-Risk Operations and Advanced Firearms courses logging thousands of hours of range, classroom and tactics training time.
 
Mike’s passion for training and teaching has transitioned him from the tactics side of the house to an intense focus on Police Training at the Academy. Mike and his Academy staff have been enhancing and developing a curriculum in Syracuse (NY) that is"Following the Science", utilizing methods that are empirically supported to optimize long term learning and skill transfer. Mike currently resides in upstate NY with his 4 daughters and is passionately looking forward to his work as an addition to the Force Science Institute team of instructors. 
 
What happens when you get a call for a barricaded suspect? What's the first move, the 5th, the last? Join Adam as he has an open an important discussion with Scott Savage about Critical Incident Response and high-risk calls.
 
 

Scott started his career in public safety at age 19, as an EMT and Paramedic.
 
He spent 18 years with the Palo Alto Police Department in California, the last 7 of which were as a Sergeant. In 2007, Scott was awarded the Bronze Level Training Award by the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security for my work in presenting terrorism response training. In 2017, he transferred to the Santa Clara Police Department in California where he continues to serve today.
 
Scott’s previous assignments include Patrol Supervisor, Incident Commander, SWAT, Crisis Negotiator, and Training Officer.
 
He is the founder of the Savage Training Group which provides advanced training to law enforcement officers to help them advance their careers, become experts and save lives.
 
 
 
 
Websites: 
 
 
 
See more of Scott Savage on IRT Round 1: Use of Force and Defensive Tactics - CLICK HERE.

The 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.

 

Round 01 - Use of Force and Defensive Tactics Training - PART 3 of 3

WATCH IT HERE: https://thebreakdown.ca/IRT

 

EPISODE SPONSOR: BLAUER TACTICAL SYSTEMS

Blauer Training Systems provides customized training and resources to conscientious citizens, professional trainers & coaches from the law enforcement, military, and first-responder communities.

Visit blauerspear.com for more information. USE PROMO CODE: TACTICAL to save on all courses. 

 

IRT Use of Force Panel:

Tony Blauer

Founder and CEO of Blauer Tactical Systems (BTS), one of the world's leading consulting firms specializing in research & development of combative training & equipment for the military and police.

WEBSITE: https://blauerspear.com/

John Bostain

President of Command Presence, LLC., he has committed the last 23 years to law enforcement, 20 of which as a law enforcement trainer. John is also an Advisory Board Member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainer’s Association (ILEETA).

WEBSITE: https://www.commandpresence.net/

Scott Savage

Founder of the Savage Training Group, a private training organization that provides advanced training for law enforcement officers. With over 20 years in Law Enforcement, his primary area of focus is on Critical Incident Response.

WEBSITE: https://savagetraininggroup.com/

Chris Butler

CEO & Chief Instructor for Raptor Protection & Safety Services, he is a 34-year law enforcement veteran and a National Trainer for NLETC. He is currently an Advanced Force Science Specialist and Instructor for the Force Science Institute (FSI).

WEBSITE: http://raptorprotection.com/

 

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.

Coming up in 2020:

Round 02: Officer-Involved Shootings – February 27th

Round 03: Active Shooter Incidents – March 26th

Round 04: Critical Incident Response Teams – April 30th

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.

The 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.

 

Round 01 - Use of Force and Defensive Tactics Training - PART 2 of 3

WATCH IT HERE: https://thebreakdown.ca/IRT

 

EPISODE SPONSOR: BLAUER TACTICAL SYSTEMS

Blauer Training Systems provides customized training and resources to conscientious citizens, professional trainers & coaches from the law enforcement, military, and first-responder communities.

Visit blauerspear.com for more information. USE PROMO CODE: TACTICAL to save on all courses. 

 

IRT Use of Force Panel:

Tony Blauer

Founder and CEO of Blauer Tactical Systems (BTS), one of the world's leading consulting firms specializing in research & development of combative training & equipment for the military and police.

WEBSITE: https://blauerspear.com/

John Bostain

President of Command Presence, LLC., he has committed the last 23 years to law enforcement, 20 of which as a law enforcement trainer. John is also an Advisory Board Member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainer’s Association (ILEETA).

WEBSITE: https://www.commandpresence.net/

Scott Savage

Founder of the Savage Training Group, a private training organization that provides advanced training for law enforcement officers. With over 20 years in Law Enforcement, his primary area of focus is on Critical Incident Response.

WEBSITE: https://savagetraininggroup.com/

Chris Butler

CEO & Chief Instructor for Raptor Protection & Safety Services, he is a 34-year law enforcement veteran and a National Trainer for NLETC. He is currently an Advanced Force Science Specialist and Instructor for the Force Science Institute (FSI).

WEBSITE: http://raptorprotection.com/

 

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.

Coming up in 2020:

Round 02: Officer-Involved Shootings – February 27th

Round 03: Active Shooter Incidents – March 26th

Round 04: Critical Incident Response Teams – April 30th

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.

The 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.

 

Round 01 - Use of Force and Defensive Tactics Training - Part 1 of 3

WATCH IT HERE: https://thebreakdown.ca/IRT

 

EPISODE SPONSOR: BLAUER TACTICAL SYSTEMS

Blauer Training Systems provides customized training and resources to conscientious citizens, professional trainers & coaches from the law enforcement, military, and first-responder communities.

Visit blauerspear.com for more information. USE PROMO CODE: TACTICAL to save on all courses. 

 

IRT Use of Force Panel:

Tony Blauer

Founder and CEO of Blauer Tactical Systems (BTS), one of the world's leading consulting firms specializing in research & development of combative training & equipment for the military and police.

WEBSITE: https://blauerspear.com/

John Bostain

President of Command Presence, LLC., he has committed the last 23 years to law enforcement, 20 of which as a law enforcement trainer. John is also an Advisory Board Member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainer’s Association (ILEETA).

WEBSITE: https://www.commandpresence.net/

Scott Savage

Founder of the Savage Training Group, a private training organization that provides advanced training for law enforcement officers. With over 20 years in Law Enforcement, his primary area of focus is on Critical Incident Response.

WEBSITE: https://savagetraininggroup.com/

Chris Butler

CEO & Chief Instructor for Raptor Protection & Safety Services, he is a 34-year law enforcement veteran and a National Trainer for NLETC. He is currently an Advanced Force Science Specialist and Instructor for the Force Science Institute (FSI).

WEBSITE: http://raptorprotection.com/

 

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.

Coming up in 2020:

Round 02: Officer-Involved Shootings – February 27th

Round 03: Active Shooter Incidents – March 26th

Round 04: Critical Incident Response Teams – April 30th

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.

Want to learn how 10-15 minutes a day can extend your careers? How a small, consistent regiment can prevent career-ending injuries?
 
 
Adam sits down with fellow podcaster Dave Morrow, host of the HRD2KILL Podcast, and discusses their similar stories in coming back from injury. In this episode, you will get actionable information and an explanation of short "pre-hab" workouts that can help prevent major injury.
 
Dave Morrow is a Veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces, an online fitness and nutrition coach, and a proud father. He helps military personnel and first responders to move better, increase performance and reduce their chances of injury.
 
Dave proudly served his country during the Afghan War, on Operation Athena, between November 2010 and July 2011. During that deployment, he suffered a career-ending back injury which changed his life.  Why does this matter? Because it led him down a course of self-study and reflection. He realized he had to figure out why he got injured in order to be able to fix himself. 
 
This journey into fitness has paved the way for helping hundreds of fellow warriors prevent or rehabilitate an injury. 
 
 
 

How does training translate to the field? This is one of many questions Adam and Jason discuss during this episode. They talk law enforcement, defensive tactics, use of force, training modalities, and the future of police officers. Will officers always be required to perform general patrol duties or will we have specialties that involve no firearms or combat training?

EPISODE PAGE: https://thebreakdown.ca/023

Jason Cvitanov has over 20 years of law enforcement experience which includes certifications as a Force Science Institute Specialist, deputized federal task force officer, active shooter instructor, shoot house instructor, High Threat CQB instructor, and metro SWAT team leader.

He was assigned to the Special Investigations Unit and was responsible for narcotics investigations, shootings, homicide investigations, and officer-involved shootings. He is an active member of the Nebraska state firearms instructor community and the National Tactical Officers Association.

Complete Tactical Consultants: https://www.completetacticalconsultants.com/

In this first episode of 2020, Adam speaks with Christopher Lussow, a 32-year veteran law enforcement professional with twenty (20) years dedicated to the Emergency Task Force (ETF). They talk Use of Force options, training, and how we can role out effective intermediate force options when needed. 

EPISODE PAGE: https://thebreakdown.ca/022

Christopher’s experiences identified a gap in practice, so he implemented a peer-support program for officer-involved shootings. The program, available across Canada, provides a direct officer to officer connection, focusing on mental well-being, post-incident investigation processes, and inquest expectations.

In Canada and the United States, Christopher has extensive experience as an instructor and keynote speaker in both the classroom and larger conference venues, providing education and insight on a variety of tactical subjects and in-depth incident debriefings.

Currently, in his role as a provincially certified Use of Force Instructor for the largest municipal police academy in Canada, Christopher educates frontline officers in de-escalation, critical thinking, tactical warrant entries, firearms, and dynamic simulation training.

CONTACT Chris on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopher-lussow-687800a/ 

Website: www.haybox.ca

On June 10th, 2019, we dropped the first episode of the Tactical Breakdown Podcast and it has been a whirlwind since then. We have been downloaded over 5000 times to over 14 countries around the world.
 
The best part... we are doubling down for 2020. More interviews, more content, and exciting new formats like the Instructor's Roundtable and LIVE Conference Series'. We will be partnering with major LE Conferences across North America and bringing the show out to you. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast to stay up-to-date on all the new content coming soon.
 
 
NEW in 2020
 
Instructors Roundtable 
 
- LIVE Once-a-Month Video Conferences with SMEs 
- Streamed on YouTube, Facebook, and more. 
- Downloade PDF Reference Materials
- Ask Questions via LIVE Chat with the Instructors
 
Tactical Tips
 
- New Daily Short-Form Content
- Designed for Flash Briefings (3-min or less)
- Shared on all our Social Media Platforms
- Tips and Suggestions from SMEs around the world
- ANYONE can submit a Tactical Tip
 

Conference Partnerships

 
- ILEETA Conference & Expo (International Law Enforcment Educators and Trainers Association) 
- 22-29 MAR 2020   |   St. Louis, MO
 
ILEETA WEBSITE: https://ileeta.org
 
- SMILE/iSMILE Conference
- 15-19 JUN 2020   |   Scottsdale, AZ
 
SMILE/iSMILE WEBSITE: www.smileconference.com

Adam had the opportunity to sit down with the writer and director of Den of Thieves, Christian Gudegast. He explains just how difficult it is to make a realistic action movie in Hollywood and the extra steps he takes to ensure things are done correctly. They talk gunfights, tactics, special effects and everything in between. Enjoy this special episode as we take a dive into how movies are made.

EPISODE PAGE: https://thebreakdown.ca/020

Christian was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from the UCLA Film School in 1992, top of his class. His thesis film, Shadow Box, won the award for Best Student Film that same year. He has since written for major movie productions, including Soldier of Fortune, A Man Apart, and London Has Fallen.

In 2018, he made his directorial debut with the film, Den of Thieves, starring Gerard Butler and Pablo Schrieber. It centers around an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff's Dept. and the state's most successful bank robbery crew planning a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank.

From the gunplay and tactics to the undercover roles depicted by the actors in the film, this sits as one of the most realistic and true to life action films created. The follow-up to this film, Den of Thieves 2, is in pre-production and will begin shooting early 2020.

Christian's IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0345615/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

Den of Thieves: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1259528/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_4

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