Episodes

Harvey Hedden: Executive Director, ILEETA

May 5, 2021

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 in St. Louis earlier this year and covers what is going on at the conferen…

2021 Update from Adam Kinakin

April 29, 2021

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 follow the podcast on your favourite app. Episodes are going to be releas…

The Science of Sleep with Dr. Charles Samuel

Nov. 16, 2020

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 broad and individualized clinical treatment strategies and foster effective kn…

Utilizing Your Skills in the Private Sector with Adam Wills

Oct. 27, 2020

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 in law enforcement and is a former Undersheriff. He kicked off his own ma…

Force Science: Unlocking Potential in Law Enforcement with Dr. Bill Lewinski

Oct. 17, 2020

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 Lead Instructor at the Force Science Institute , Bill is a leading behavi…

A Fresh Take on Firearms Training with Arik Levy

Oct. 14, 2020

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 control. In this episode, Arik talks about the importance of competing in…

The Science of Human Factors in Police Training with Chris Butler

Oct. 7, 2020

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 back to where his passion to train came before even joining the force 34 ye…

Sport and Wellness: Finding Multiple Roads to Resiliency with Doug Pflug

Oct. 4, 2020

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, including the discouragement one teacher gave him, and he advice his father tau…

Street Crimes: Why Experience Matters with Pat McCarthy

Sept. 30, 2020

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 many areas of police work. He is able to blend his many unique experiences …

Lee Patterson on Training and Policing Differences between Canada and the U.K.

Sept. 25, 2020

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 experience working in England, where up until 1992, police officers rarely…

Undercover with Former FBI Agent Joaquín "Jack" García

Sept. 20, 2020

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 the Gambino family and why it was his most challenging case. Born in Havan…

Executive Protection with James Hamilton from Gavin de Becker & Associates

Sept. 17, 2020

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 prominent families and at-risk individuals. They also provide consultation …

Robert Rail on Interpersonal Relations, Body Language, and Surviving an International War Zone

Sept. 13, 2020

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 knowledge has grown from learning from the local police forces he worked with. In…

The Intricacies of Target Shooting with Brandon Wright

Sept. 9, 2020

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 the basics of how to be an accurate and effective shooter. As a firearms I…

Utilizing Videos for Law Enforcement Training with Chip DeBlock

Aug. 15, 2020

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. Chip was born and raised in Tampa, Florida in 1962, and graduated from the …

DEA NARCOS - From Cartels to Netflix with Steve Murphy and Javier Pena

July 12, 2020

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. EPISODE SPONSOR: International Law Enforcement Training Summit Join over 20,…

IRT - Round 05 - Critical Incident Response Teams with Lon Bartel, Nir Manan, James Hamilton, and Dan Flippo

June 25, 2020

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 association with the team at Calibre Press. The program brings together the …

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

June 10, 2020

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 human being. EPISODE PAGE: https://www.thebreakdown.ca/post/stress-life-a…