Episodes

Todd Fletcher: Incorporating Fun & Games Into Training with a Purpose

Dec. 4, 2021

Your Tactical Breakdown host Adam Kinakin sat down for a conversation with Todd Fletcher of Combative Firearms Training at the 2021 ILEETA Conference.  Todd has over 25 years of full-time law enforcement experience and 30+ y…

Morgan Ballis: K-12 School Active Threat Events

Dec. 2, 2021

Morgan Ballis is a nationally recognized subject matter expert in School Active Assailant Events. He is the Founder & Director of Strategic Planning & Training at Campus Safety Alliance. Mr. Ballis served for more than 10 ye…

Marty Adcock: Active Shooter Events

Nov. 27, 2021

Marty Adcock is a Regional Manager at ALERRT - the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training Center at Texas State University. ALERRT was created in 2002 to address the need for active shooter response training for fi…

Steve Hough: Officer Mental Health & Suicide

Nov. 24, 2021

Here’s a sobering reality - the law enforcement world sees more death by suicide than officers killed in the line of duty.  On the latest episode of the Tactical Breakdown, Blue H.E.L.P. co-founder Steve Hough discusses ment…

Matt Little: Innovation in Firearms Training

Nov. 20, 2021

Matt Little is a US Army Special Forces combat veteran and a retired Chicago Police Department SWAT leader. He is a lifelong martial artist and a USPSA & IDPA Master Class Shooter. Matt’s passion for innovating his own train…

Michael Musengo: Advanced Instructional Methods at ILEETA

Nov. 20, 2021

In this episode of the Tactical Breakdown Podcast, your host Adam Kinakin sits down with Michael Musengo at the 2021 ILEETA conference.  Michael Musengo is a Force Science Institute Instructor, the Owner of Train the Brain C…

Gary Klugiewicz: An Experiential Look at Law Enforcement Training

May 27, 2021

Gary T. Klugiewicz is recognized as one of the nation's leading Public Safety Trainers and Instructional Designers specializing in conflict management with four decades of experience. Gary provides a unique blend of physical…

Chip Huth, Arbinger Institute

May 19, 2021

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, …

Dave Young: Director of Training, Vistelar

May 11, 2021

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 offi…

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…

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 …

The Science of Sleep with Dr. Charles Samuels

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 bro…

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 experienc…

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…

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 …

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 ba…

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, incl…

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 …

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…

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…

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 …

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 knowle…

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 …

Utilizing Videos for Law Enforcement Training with Chip DeBlock

Aug. 15, 2020

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