Episodes

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

June 6, 2020

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: https://www.thebreakdown.ca/post/the-science-of-search-and-rescue-in-law-enfo…

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

May 7, 2020

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 retired West Point psychology professor, U.S. Army Ranger, and paratrooper who…

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

May 4, 2020

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 efficiency. They also discuss social media, bot its effect and affect on cur…

IRT - Round 03 - Firearms Training in Law Enforcement

April 21, 2020

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 vehicle, or calls for specially trained units, firearms training takes place …

Post Traumatic Stress Injuries in First Responders with Michael Sugrue

April 19, 2020

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 overcame to become one of the leading advocates for PTSD awareness for Firs…

The Importance of Listening in Crisis Negotiation with Dan Oblinger

April 11, 2020

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 health crisis response, undercover operations, anti-human trafficking inv…

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

March 29, 2020

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 Police Department Officer after a gun theft has occurred. These casings a…

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

March 22, 2020

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 much more. EPISODE PAGE: https://thebreakdown.ca/032 Adam Wilson is a highly …

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

March 22, 2020

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 the psychology and physiology of lethal force on force incidents, reports,…

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

March 22, 2020

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 the psychology and physiology of lethal force on force incidents, reports,…

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

March 22, 2020

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 the psychology and physiology of lethal force on force incidents, reports,…

The Instructors' Roundtable (IRT) Explained with Adam Kinakin

March 12, 2020

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 at 6:00 PM Central Time. Topics include: Use of Force, Firearms, Officer-…

Community Engagement: A Cultural Perspective in Policing with Joel Pedersen

March 11, 2020

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 their communities to help build engagement as well as generating motivated r…

Technology-Enhanced Learning for Law Enforcement with Sandy Sweet

March 2, 2020

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://thebreakdown.ca/028 Sandy Sweet has been an advocate for technology-enha…

The Science of Training for Law Enforcement with Mike Musengo

Feb. 26, 2020

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. EPISODE PAGE: https://thebreakdown.ca/027 Sgt. Michael Musengo is a Law Enfor…

Responsibilities in Critical Incident Response with Scott Savage

Feb. 14, 2020

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. EPISODE PAGE: https://thebreakdown.ca/026 Scott started his career in publ…

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

Feb. 6, 2020

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-after Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in Law Enforcement for a no-holds-barre…

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

Feb. 6, 2020

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-after Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in Law Enforcement for a no-holds-barre…