Episodes

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...

April 21, 2020

IRT - Round 03 - Firearms Training in Law Enforcement

Round 03 – Firearms Training in Law Enforcement Firearms are a reality for most Law Enforcement Officer and Departments around the world. Whether an officer carries a dedicated sidearm, accesses a long gun in their patrol veh...

April 19, 2020

Post Traumatic Stress Injuries in First Responders with Michael Sugrue

In this very important episode, Adam speaks with Law Enforcement and Military Veteran Michael Sugrue about Post Traumatic Stress Injuries. After retiring from the police force, Michael shares his battle with PSTD and how he o...

April 11, 2020

The Importance of Listening in Crisis Negotiation with Dan Oblinger

Dan Oblinger is the leading authority on active listening practices for negotiators and leaders in all industries. He has two decades of law enforcement service, and extensive experience in hostage negotiations, police mental...

March 29, 2020

Reducing Gun Related Crime: Operation Save-a-Casing with Paul Cruz and Clay Germany

Operation Save-A-Casing is a partnership with law enforcement agencies at the local, state and federal level and the community to combat firearm-related crime. The campaign works by submitting two firearm casings to a Wichita...

March 22, 2020

An Open Discussion on Effective Police Training with Adam Wilson and Stephen Strickland

Get ready for some three-way action with two very smart and entertaining guests. Adam sits down with Adam Wilson and Stephen Strickland to discuss topics on current police training, recruitment, tactical requirements, and muc...

March 22, 2020

IRT - Round 02 - Part 3 of 3 - Officer-Involved Shootings

Round 02 – Officer-Involved Shootings - Part 3 of 3 What are the major concerns with Officer Involved Shootings for our Law Enforcement officers? Join us as we discuss the before, during, and after of OIS incidents. We cover ...

March 22, 2020

IRT - Round 02 - Part 2 of 3 - Officer-Involved Shootings

Round 02 – Officer-Involved Shootings - Part 2 of 3 What are the major concerns with Officer Involved Shootings for our Law Enforcement officers? Join us as we discuss the before, during, and after of OIS incidents. We cover ...

March 22, 2020

IRT - Round 02 - Part 1 of 3 - Officer-Involved Shootings

Round 02 – Officer-Involved Shootings - Part 1 of 3 What are the major concerns with Officer Involved Shootings for our Law Enforcement officers? Join us as we discuss the before, during, and after of OIS incidents. We cover ...

March 12, 2020

The Instructors' Roundtable (IRT) Explained with Adam Kinakin

This is a brief explanation of the Instructors' Roundtable, why it was created and what is the main goal. EPISODE PAGE: https://thebreakdown.ca/030 INSTRUCTORS' ROUNDTABLE - IRT Join Us LIVE on the last Thursday of each Month...

March 11, 2020

Community Engagement: A Cultural Perspective in Policing with Joel Pedersen

Adam talks with one of his mentors, Joel Pedersen, as they discuss the challenges surrounding culture and race in policing, specifically from an Indigenous perspective. Joel breaks down some tools that officers have within th...

March 02, 2020

Technology-Enhanced Learning for Law Enforcement with Sandy Sweet

What is "technology-enhanced learning" and why is it important? Adam sits down with Sandy Sweet of CPKN (Canadian Police Knowledge Network) to discuss training and resources available for Law Enforcement. EPISODE PAGE: https:...

February 26, 2020

The Science of Training for Law Enforcement with Mike Musengo

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. EPI...

February 14, 2020

Responsibilities in Critical Incident Response with Scott Savage

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. ...

February 06, 2020

IRT - Round 01 - Part 3 of 3 - Use of Force and Defensive Tactics

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-a...

February 06, 2020

IRT - Round 01 - Part 2 of 3 - Use of Force and Defensive Tactics

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-a...

February 06, 2020

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

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-a...

January 21, 2020

Staying in the Fight & Optimizing your Body with Dave Morrow

Want to learn how 10-15 minutes a day can extend your careers? How a small, consistent regiment can prevent career-ending injuries? EPISODE PAGE: https://thebreakdown.ca/024 Adam sits down with fellow podcaster Dave Morrow, h...

January 17, 2020

Evolution of Policing: From Training to the Street with Jason Cvitanov

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 off...

January 07, 2020

Use of Force Training and Critical Thinking with Chris Lussow

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, ...

December 31, 2019

2019 AAR and What to Expect in 2020

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 ar...