Episodes

May 27, 2021

Gary Klugiewicz, The Active Countermeasures Instructional Systems

Gary T. Klugiewicz is the Director of the Active Countermeasures Instructional Systems, a national defensive tactics training entity. He is retired from the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department after 25 years of service wher...

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, a...

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 offic...

May 05, 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 ...

April 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...

November 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 broa...

October 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...

October 17, 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...

October 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...

October 07, 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 b...

October 04, 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, inclu...

September 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 m...

September 25, 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 ...

September 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 ...

September 17, 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 p...

September 13, 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 knowled...

September 09, 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 ...

August 15, 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. C...

July 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. EP...

June 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/IRT The Instructors’ Roundtable (ITR) is a Panel Discussion, recorded live to video, moderated by Tactical Breakdown’s host Adam Kinakin in as...

June 10, 2020

Stress, Life, and COVID-19: Our New Reality with David Rutherford

What impact do you think COVID-19 has on a person? Emotionally, mentally, physically? How do we cope as first responders? Here is what I took away from my conversation with a Navy Seal, Coach, Instructor, and all-around great...

June 06, 2020

The Science of Search and Rescue in Law Enforcement with Jamie Stirling

Adam sits down with Jamie Stirling who is one of the top Law Enforcement SAR Experts in Canada. They discuss the relevance of search and rescue skill sets as they apply to patrol officers and special units. Episode Page: htt...

May 07, 2020

The Importance of Sleep and Mental Resiliency with Lt. Col. Dave Grossman

Lt. Col. Dave Grossman (Ret.) is the author of the books On Killing (half-million sold, 1,000+ reviews 4.5 stars on Amazon, USMC Commandant's "required reading list"), On Combat (also USMC list), and many others. He is a reti...

May 04, 2020

Evidence Based Policing, Social Media, and Police Culture with Amy Boudreau

Constable Amy Boudreau is an International Crime Prevention Specialist (ICPS) our of Ontario, Canada. She sits down with Adam to discuss Evidence-Based Policing (EBP) and what officers and agencies can do to increase their ef...