Scott Reitz, former member of LAPD SWAT, co-founder and lead firearms instructor for ITTS, Inc., and both a state and federal court qualified "use of force" expert, conducts interviews with firearms industry leaders to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of when you can and can not use a firearm in defense of your life and the lives of your loved ones. Scott has been involved in five officer involved shootings that were ruled justifiable with not a single resultant lawsuit. He has taught hundreds of officers that have subsequently been involved in gunfights and to his knowledge, not a single one has resulted in an out of policy shooting. On an average year, Scott conducted the accelerated and advanced firearms and tactics training for over 7,000 officers a year and he did this for fifteen years with a perfect safety record. He has established training programs for numerous entities which have proven to be imminently successful.
Episode 6: LAFD, Public Safety and Bringing Military Experience to Local Units with Dave Danielson
In Episode 6 we interview LAFD firefighter Dave Danielson who has used his 25+ years of experience in the United States NAVY (2 tours in Iraq) as a hospital corpsman, helicopter crew chief and gunner, to help support his current position within the LAFD and to serve his community.
Dave shares details about LAFD and how they've grown over the years from primarily a firefighting outfit to being a complex and highly capable "All emergency department" with an abundance of modern resources. Dave also discusses the the development of the TEMS team (Tactical Emergency Medical Services) and how they have helped support LAPD SWAT as well as other local Police Departments in providing rapid medical support during critical incidents such as active shooter events. And finally, Dave touches on the LAFD drone program that he has helped develop and how this innovative approach not only helps with firefighting, but that drone technology is becoming much farther reaching in broader public safety efforts.
Here's a link to LAFD's website for more information on educational and other resources to help keep you and your family safe: www.lafd.org
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Episode 5: Interview with Forensic Psychologist Dr. Shiloh Catanese
In this episode we interview forensic Psychologist, Dr. Shiloh Catanese, who also served as a Law Enforcement Officer in Los Angeles County. Due to her experience in both fields, Shiloh is in the truly unique position of being able to offer both...
Episode 4: Interview with LAPD Lt. II Kevin Burke (Force Investigation Division)
In this episode we interview LAPD Lt. II Kevin Burke, who has been with the LAPD for 21 years. During his tenure he has worked patrol, gangs, gang detectives and robbery as a Sergeant and Lieutenant. For the past year, Lt. Burke has been assigned as...
Episode 3: Interview with LAPD Sgt. Andy Markel - Officer in Charge of Tactics Training Unit
In this episode we interview LAPD Sgt. Andy Markel, who spent 30+ years on LAPD and held numerous roles including being a pistol, shotgun and carbine instructor, Use of Force Expert Witness, and concluded his career as the OIC (Officer in Charge) of the...
Episode 2: Interview with LAPD SWAT Lt. Lee McMillion
In Episode 2 of With Deadly Force we conduct our first formal interview, and who better than the man in charge of our very own LAPD SWAT team! Lt. Lee McMillion has 32 years on LAPD and 20 of them on "D" Team, otherwise known as SWAT. Listen to Lt....
Episode 1: Meet Your Hosts | Why Deadly Force?
Welcome to With Deadly Force Podcast! We are extremely excited to bring to you numerous discussions from firearms industry experts about the use of deadly force and how to keep you and your family safe. In this first episode you will meet your WDF...
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Important, no BS conversations
Many thanks to Scott & Brett for picking an important time in history to bring their expertise and the expertise of others to the podcasting world. Many civilians out there are wanting to hear more about the intricacies of the law enforcement world and this is an assessable & straightforward way to get it.
Words of Wisdom
Scott Reitz is a living legend and anything he has to talk about, I’m willing to listen to.
If Reitz hadn’t stayed so true to the LAPD and gone on the road, he’s be as famous as Clint Smith or Massad Ayoob.
To say he knows his stuff is a dramatic understatement.
Wonderful to see him and Brett putting out a podcast - be smart, sit back, and soak up the hard won experience.