36 episodes

The TTPOA Podcast is hosted by two active duty police officers who are serving as team leaders on SWAT teams in Texas. The podcast will cover tactics, training, leadership and whatever else comes up. The main goal of the podcast is to get information out to our first responders who are working on the front lines everyday. Stay Safe and Train Hard.

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    • 4.8 • 39 Ratings

The TTPOA Podcast is hosted by two active duty police officers who are serving as team leaders on SWAT teams in Texas. The podcast will cover tactics, training, leadership and whatever else comes up. The main goal of the podcast is to get information out to our first responders who are working on the front lines everyday. Stay Safe and Train Hard.

    Chris Palmer and Gabe Rivera "Training Matters"

    Chris Palmer and Gabe Rivera "Training Matters"

    On this episode we sit down with Chris Palmer and Gabe Rivera.  Both Chris and Gabe have served on full time SWAT teams and have years of experience. 

    Chris Palmer:
    1999 to 2001 Patrol officer.  2001 to 2006 N.E.T. Neighborhood Enforcement Team. We were a directed enforcement position within the precincts. Basically we would be tasked by the commander to solve problems brought to them by the community. This is where I got plain clothes and U/C experience. We would work informants, buy dope, write warrants, surveillance and locating subjects with felony warrants, a bit of everything without responsibility for the radio.   2006 to 2019 (SWAT) Full time unit with 5 ten man squads now 4 ten man squads. Barricades, Violent subjects arrested, Present for several (20?) OIS and fired my weapons in 4 of them.  At last count I've had 56 rounds fired at me and been hit once. Most of those have been through the walls on HRT entries. I've never shot anyone during an HR. Mine were all arrests/ barricades2017- present   Contract breaching instructor for Forced Entry Tactical Training. 2019 - present Full time firearms training detail. 

    Gabe Rivera:
    15+ years as a Law Enforcement Officer with 12 years assigned to departments Special Weapons & Tactics (SWAT) team. Has held roles on the team such as Team Leader (TL), Assistant Team Leader (ATL), Sniper, JHAT Member, Maritime Team Member, Firearms Instructor, and Tactics Instructor. Have obtain thousands of hours training with some of the best firearms and tactical instructors in the world. Holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) focused in Criminal Justice and Corrections from California State University-Fullerton.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Matt Little "He's Back for More"

    Matt Little "He's Back for More"

    On this episode we sit down with return quest Matt Little of GreyBeard Actual.  Matt Little, is a US Army Special Forces combat veteran who has extensive law enforcement experience, including serving as training coordinator and an operational supervisor on a major metropolitan SWAT team, and has worked as a government contractor in non-permissive environments. Additionally, Matt is a lifelong martial artist and former national level competitor. He is also ranked as a master class shooter with pistol and carbine by both the US Practical Shooting Association and the International Defensive Pistol Association

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Bryan Williams "The Unicorn Chief"

    Bryan Williams "The Unicorn Chief"

    On this episode we sit down with Bryan Williams. Bryan worked for the MCKINNEY Police department from 1985- 2004 and served 18 years on SWAT.  He taught a number of in service and travel courses to include basic sniper, advanced handgun, patrol rifle and basic SWAT.  Bryan is a USPSA Grandmaster in Limited Division and later achieved a second Grandmaster rating in Production Division.  He rose to the position of Assistant Chief in McKinney in 2001.  In 2004, Bryan was hired as the Chief of Police in Round Rock Texas where he served until 2012. 

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Krystal Dunn "I'm the Captain Now"

    Krystal Dunn "I'm the Captain Now"

    On this episode we sit down with Krystal Dunn.  Krystal is a seemingly unlikely combination—part competitive shooter and part brow and skin care salon owner. Krystal grew up in a military family and spent her childhood all around the country shooting pistols with her dad, mom and uncles. However, she’d never even heard of competitive shooting until the fateful day her dad asked her to try it. After shooting an IDPA match, she quickly transitioned into USPSA and got into precision rifle competition. She’s now well established in her competitive shooting career, traveling to matches and events around the country, proudly promoting shooting sports and 2nd Amendment rights.

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Sons of Liberty Gun Works "I'm not a Customer, I'm a Competitor"

    Sons of Liberty Gun Works "I'm not a Customer, I'm a Competitor"

    On this episode we sit down with Mike Mihalski, Kyle Grouthes and Chuck Pressburg of Sons of Liberty Gun Works.

    Mike Mihalski is the co-owner and founder of Sons of Liberty Gun Works in San Antonio, Texas.
    In 2014, with just one workbench in the basement of a lumberyard, Mihalski founded Sons of Liberty Gun Works alongside current co-owner, Kyle Grouthes. Under Mihalski’s leadership, the company is considered the fastest-growing rifle manufacturer in the United States. Mihalski takes pride in supplying countless government entities and civilians with high-quality rifles. 
    In addition to overseeing the expansion of the business, Mihalski has committed his career to education and fact-based advocacy for the Second Amendment. He travels the country training armorers and fervent firearms enthusiasts on rifle construction. Mihalski also provides counsel to federal, state and local officials on firearm policies.
    While many gun manufacturers shy away from debate and public comment on the firearm industry, Mihalski has, on many occasions, enthusiastically engaged in the public dialogue surrounding gun violence, mass shootings, and other firearm topics.


    https://sonsoflibertygw.com

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Sandy Wall "The Long Road Home"

    Sandy Wall "The Long Road Home"

    On this episode we sit down with “Sandy” Wall.  Sandy is a retired Master Peace Officer and a 28-year veteran of the Houston Police Department. He has worked in Patrol, Narcotics, and has served 22 years on the HPD SWAT Detail. He served as a Team Leader for more than 12 years.
    After Law Enforcement he worked for Safariland Group as Director of Training for 15 years.
    He co-authored, “Training the SWAT Trainer”. (Thomas publishing)
    He is a multi-patent owner and inventor of the WallBanger Tactical System. Owner and CEO of Less Lethal Options, LLC.
    He has been recognized in the U.S. Federal Courts as a subject matter expert in Less Lethal Munitions and Tactics. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Texas Tactical Police Officers Association and Tactical Response Magazine. He has instructed for the FBI, TTPOA, MSTOA, CATO, NTOA, LTPOA, ATOA, Florida SWAT Association, CATI, ALERRT and the US State Department.

    Check out his new book "The Long Ride Home"
    https://www.amazon.com/Long-Road-Home-Sandy-Wall/dp/B0B18N6M3K
    When Andy, a fresh-faced, naïve young man escapes his small town in Texas to embark on a career to become a big city cop, his life is changed forever. When he joins the Houston Police Department, his experiences, sometimes exciting, sometimes shocking force him to confront evils that most of us could never imagine, all while keeping his own demons at bay.  
    After ten years of service as a beat cop, and fighting crime in the dangerous world of narcotics in the nation's fourth-largest city, Andy accepts the ultimate challenge, joining the Houston SWAT Team. His limits are tested like never before and he finds himself living on the edge where he must face his greatest fears, and finally confront the adversaries who have taunted him along the way.

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

Jones_18 ,

Missouri listener here

Great content. Only wish you came out with one monthly. You started sharing your podcast with my team and now they are hooked. Keep it up.

Gnm98 ,

Great Show (for Leo)

Great information and entertainment from professionals who don’t take themselves too seriously!

Will Bill 2 ,

Good job

Podcasts are very timely and cover problems that all agencies are experiencing.

Wild Bill

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