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Our goal is to bring you a platform that gives an in-depth look at the most current training, tactics, and technology used by today's top Law Enforcement, Military, and Security experts. Our Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) bring you their real-world knowledge and experiences and breakdown the incidents, operations, and personal stories that influenced them.We are proud to have partnered with organizations from across Canada to raise awareness of Mental Health and Crisis Response for our First Responders, LEOs, Active & Veteran Military Members, and Security Personnel across the world. We will be bringing on experts to share information and resources that you can use yourself, another person, or your organization.

Tactical Breakdown Adam Kinakin

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Our goal is to bring you a platform that gives an in-depth look at the most current training, tactics, and technology used by today's top Law Enforcement, Military, and Security experts. Our Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) bring you their real-world knowledge and experiences and breakdown the incidents, operations, and personal stories that influenced them.We are proud to have partnered with organizations from across Canada to raise awareness of Mental Health and Crisis Response for our First Responders, LEOs, Active & Veteran Military Members, and Security Personnel across the world. We will be bringing on experts to share information and resources that you can use yourself, another person, or your organization.

    Morgan Ballis: K-12 School Active Threat Events

    Morgan Ballis: K-12 School Active Threat Events

    Morgan Ballis is a nationally recognized subject matter expert in School Active Assailant Events. He is the Founder & Director of Strategic Planning & Training at Campus Safety Alliance. Mr. Ballis served for more than 10 years in the United States Marine Corps and today is an active shooter response trainer for law enforcement and educators. 

    The latest episode of the Tactical Breakdown Podcasts features Morgan Ballis at the 2021 ILEETA Conference, where he trained the trainers on K-12 school shooter threats and sat on the Active Shooter Panel. The ILEETA Conference is unique in that the attendees are educators and learners – they are passionate and excited about the training opportunity. “As practitioners of violence, they [instructors] need to continue to be learners and evolve.”

    Listen in as Adam & Morgan discuss the difference between school active shooter events vs other active shooter events and the importance of using real-world data and case studies in your training. Morgan also dives into the purpose of SRO’s, critical questions to ask trainers, training non-officers, and coordinating with other first responders to improve how we deal with school shooter events. 

    More about our guest: 

    In the Marine Corps, Morgan had the opportunity to protect critical assets and personnel overseas under JTF-HOA and support federal law enforcement under JTF-N. He has a M.S. in Homeland Security & Emergency Management and has presented his research and methodology at conferences across the United States. Mr. Ballis has focused his studies on understanding and preventing targeted attacks against schools. Morgan is also a content provider for PM AM, Virtual Academy, and PoliceOne Academy. 

    Trainer Certifications
    IADLEST Nationally Certified Instructor
    LSU, NCBRT Law Enforcement Active Shooter Emergency Response Trainer
    ALERRT, Civilian Response to an Active Shooter Event Instructor
    SecFor International, Certified Anti-Terrorism Force Protection Specialist
    San Diego County Office of Education Active Shooter Trainer

    ALiCE Instructor

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    • 23 min
    Marty Adcock: Active Shooter Events

    Marty Adcock: Active Shooter Events

    Marty Adcock is a Regional Manager at ALERRT - the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training Center at Texas State University. ALERRT was created in 2002 to address the need for active shooter response training for first responders. They’ve since expanded their program to train out of state, and now train first responders and citizens across all 50 states and even some foreign nations. 

    ALERRT has trained more than 130,000 law enforcement and fire officials nationwide. Strategic partnerships and grant funding have allowed them to expand their course offerings to also cater to civilians – they’ve since trained more than 200,000 citizens in their Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) Avoid-Deny-Awareness program.View ALERRT’s course catalog here. 

    At the 2021 ILEETA conference, Adam and Marty got together to discuss ALERRT’s mission, training model, and their work with both first responders and civilians. They also discuss the benefits of cross-disciplinary training and integrated critical incident response for first responders. In this episode, you will learn about proactive training vs reactive training, citizen training as a means of positively engaging your community, situational awareness, phases of critical incidents, utilizing TECC training, and key takeaways from the training offered by Marty at the ILEETA conference. 

    ALERRT also hosts the ALERRT Active Shooter Integrated Response Conference - the only national conference bridging the law enforcement, Fire and EMS responses to active shooter/attack events. Integrating first responder teams has proven to create stronger local, regional, state, and national active shooter response preparedness. Review the 2021 conference at: ALERRTConference.org.

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    • 32 min
    Steve Hough: Officer Mental Health & Suicide

    Steve Hough: Officer Mental Health & Suicide

    Here’s a sobering reality - the law enforcement world sees more death by suicide than officers killed in the line of duty. 

    On the latest episode of the Tactical Breakdown, Blue H.E.L.P. co-founder Steve Hough discusses mental health, officer suicide, his own healing journey, and the mission of Blue H.E.L.P at the 2021 ILEETA Conference. 

    In December 2011, while working with a violent fugitive task force, Steve was shot three times, twice in the left leg and once in the face. So began his journey of healing, leading him to eventually co-found Blue H.E.L.P. and assist others in the battle with critical incident stress management. 

    Blue H.E.L.P. brings mental health awareness to the forefront by collecting data around law enforcement and corrections suicides. They offer training and readily available resources and usable data to guide law enforcement and their families on the path to developing resiliency and maintaining wellness. See The Numbers. 

    Something to take away from this eye-opening interview – you need to have an outlet, whether it is a friend, partner, significant other, or counselor. Choose the right people to support you in your healing journey. Not every mental health counselor is created equal, and some are not equipped with the right tools to communicate with first responders. 

     

    You can only work as good as your mind lets you work. 

    Contact Blue H.E.L.P.

    Connect with Steve on LinkedIn

    More about Blue H.E.L.P.

    https://bluehelp.org/

    Blue H.E.L.P. is an organization devoted to reducing mental health stigmas through education, advocating for benefits for those suffering from post-traumatic stress, and acknowledging the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers lost to suicide, assisting officers in their search for healing, and bringing awareness to suicide and mental health issues. Recently, Blue H.E.L.P. has begun collecting data for ALL first responders to include: law enforcement, corrections, firefighters, emergency medical personnel, and 911 Telecommunicators

    Take The Pledge: Commit to eradicating the stigma. Publicly show your support for prevention of law enforcement suicide; support for the officers who are suffering and; honor the memory of those we have lost. 

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    • 22 min
    Matt Little: Innovation in Firearms Training

    Matt Little: Innovation in Firearms Training

    Matt Little is a US Army Special Forces combat veteran and a retired Chicago Police Department SWAT leader. He is a lifelong martial artist and a USPSA & IDPA Master Class Shooter. Matt’s passion for innovating his own training experience led him to open Greybeard Actual, where he uses his decades of operational, competitive, and instructional experience to provide advanced training in firearms, tactics, and combatives.

    TBP host Adam Kinakin had the opportunity to sit down with Matt Little at the 2021 ILEETA conference. In this episode, Matt & Adam discuss the diverse background that has shaped Matt’s coaching style, his passion for training, do’s and don’t of firearms training, and how he has used competition as a tool. They also dive into IPSC training, the Stacatto 2011 pistol platform, key takeaways from Matt’s instruction, and how to chart a path to excellence in your shooting. 

    With his high-level military background, Matt has always had accessible firearms training. Despite this, he still had the mindset to seek out more and diverse training to truly become an expert. To reach your full potential as a shooter, you need to seek out training outside of your wheelhouse and understand the science of how to become an expert. Matt put it perfectly when he said “number of rounds fired is no guarantee of skill” – more is not always better. 

    Put simply, the training Matt offers combines his years of experience, mistakes, and best practices to bring you a shortcut to becoming an expert shooter. Matt offers you the tools you need from the get-go. His sole goal is to enable his students to master their craft quickly and efficiently. He approaches firearms training with a coach-to-athlete mentality and feels you should train shooting like you would any other sport – you need to understand the methodology that you are an athlete, doing an athletic drill and not going through a scenario. 

    Is your ego getting in the way of your training? To become one of the best, you need to put yourself up against the best. Don’t avoid competing with someone better than you just because they will beat you. Match yourself with top competitors and learn from them. 

    One of our favorites from Matt Little: “You are either improving or degrading – there is no ‘I’ve arrived’”. 

     

    Train with Matt Little

    Learn more about Greybeard Actual 

    Register for the 2022 ILEETA Conference

    Shop Staccato 2011 

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    • 30 min
    Michael Musengo: Advanced Instructional Methods at ILEETA

    Michael Musengo: Advanced Instructional Methods at ILEETA

    In this episode of the Tactical Breakdown Podcast, your host Adam Kinakin sits down with Michael Musengo at the 2021 ILEETA conference. 

    Michael Musengo is a Force Science Institute Instructor, the Owner of Train the Brain Consulting LLC, a nationally recognized subject matter expert, an IADLEST Certified Instructor, and the recently retired Director of the Syracuse Regional Police Academy. At the ILEETA conference, Mike taught “Advanced Instructional Methods”, a course focusing on his work with non-traditional and empirically supported methods of training to optimize long term learning, retention, and skill transfer. Michael teaches how to deepen your own knowledge and implement changes into your training program despite systematic challenges and “worn out” tools. 

    Join Adam and Michael as they dive into teaching how to teach and discuss the importance of understanding the science behind learning and human factors, and further contextualizing training into something actionable to optimize learning retention. You will learn what “connective tissue” is in terms of training, how we can create better simulator training for skill integration, how to get started as an instructor, and the importance of connecting and collaborating with other experts. 

    More about our guest: 

    Mike has studied and implemented non-traditional and empirically supported methods of training that optimizes long-term learning, retention, and skill transfer into the LEO training experience.  These methods coupled with his experience as an instructor in human performance factors have helped him develop a training curriculum for not only the officer on the street but the trainers who are responsible for them.

    Mike’s innovative application of scientifically supported methods of training has gained the attention, praise, and application from top trainers in the business. His focus is on how we can help each other become more competent instructors, coaches, and leaders within our profession. 

    His background includes NY State DCJS Certifications as a General Topics Instructor, Firearms Instructor, Reality-based Training Instructor, and Academy Director. He has specialized in tactical operations for over 26 years and is the Director of the NYS DCJS Accredited Basic SWAT Operator Course and has experience as the commanding officer for all firearms and tactics-related training for the Syracuse Police Department and SPD SWAT team.  He spent 19 years as a narcotics detective working as an undercover operative and was a sworn DEA Taskforce agent working on larger multi-jurisdictional narcotics cases.

    Want more from Sergeant Mike Musengo? Have a listen to the Tactical Breakdown Podcast, Episode 27: The Science of Training for Law Enforcement. 

    Resources mentioned on today’s show: 
    Dr. Robert A. Bjork – UCLA Department of Psychology
    Motor Learning and Performance – Schmidt and Lee 
    Perception, Cognition, and Decision Training – Joan N. Vickers
    Beyond Automaticity – Pacherie and Mylopoulos  

     

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    • 28 min
    Gary Klugiewicz: An Experiential Look at Law Enforcement Training

    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.

     

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    • 21 min

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