Episodes

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…

IRT - Round 01 - Part 1 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…

Staying in the Fight & Optimizing your Body with Dave Morrow

Jan. 21, 2020

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, host of the HRD2KILL Podcast, and discusses their similar stories in coming…

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

Jan. 17, 2020

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 officers. Will officers always be required to perform general patrol duties o…

Use of Force Training and Critical Thinking with Chris Lussow

Jan. 7, 2020

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, and how we can role out effective intermediate force options when needed. …

2019 AAR and What to Expect in 2020

Dec. 31, 2019

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 are doubling down for 2020. More interviews, more content, and exciting new …

SPECIAL EPISODE: Making Great Action Movies with Christian Gudegast

Dec. 24, 2019

Adam had the opportunity to sit down with the writer and director of Den of Thieves , Christian Gudegast. He explains just how difficult it is to make a realistic action movie in Hollywood and the extra steps he takes to ensure things are done correctly. They talk gunfights, tactics, special effect…

The Human Element: Building Communtiy During Crisis with Bryan Ward

Dec. 19, 2019

Are you building a ‘human face’ into your department or agency? Dive into the importance of building relationships within the community and Bryan explains why children should be the primary focus for community policing programs around the world. Even though they are over 8000 miles (13,000 km) apar…

Public Order Policing, Riots, and Response with Sgt. Darwin Tetreault

Dec. 13, 2019

This episode dives into the RCMP National Public Order Program. Darwin and Adam discuss the purpose of public order programs, tactical posture and deployment, equipment, training, spontaneous incidents (ie. riots), and where an officer and/or agencies can get more information on these programs. EPI…

Being the One: Into the Squad Room with Garrett TeSlaa

Dec. 5, 2019

Adam and fellow podcaster, Garret TeSlaa, take time to discuss what it means to be the ONE for your agency. What are the things that we as leaders should be sharing with the men and women under our command and what impact that can have at an individual and agency level. Garrett shares his story, hi…

Freeze! - Martial Arts and Human Reactions with Randy King

Nov. 27, 2019

Adam and Randy take a deep look at martial arts training and discuss the overlap between civilian martial arts programs and agency-based DT training systems. Starting from the beginning, Randy explains how he developed his FREEZE model for training and how it is relevant to anyone in a life or deat…

Body and Mind: PTSD Awareness and Treatment with Dr. Robert Perkins

Nov. 19, 2019

If you are a member of the Law Enforcement and/or First Responder community and you only ever listen to one podcast... make sure its this one. There have been hundreds of first responders in North America alone who have lost their battles with stress and have taken their own lives. One is too many…

Catching Hell: Lessons Learned Undercover with Joy Dobyns

Nov. 12, 2019

Jay Dobyns was a federal agent with the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives) for twenty-seven years before retiring in 2014. Jay is perhaps best known for his landmark effort against the notorious Hells Angels. He was the first-ever lawman to defeat the gang’s multilayered se…

Martial Arts, Self-Awareness, and Training Smart with Tony Blauer

Oct. 26, 2019

Do you take it upon yourself to train? Here is what one of the top Defensive Tactics Instructors in the world thinks about Martial Arts training for Law Enforcement personnel. Tony and Adam discuss the motivation for training on your own time and what to look for, not only in a combative system b…

PTSD Recovery and Flipping Tires with Terrance Kosikar

Sept. 4, 2019

What is the beginning of Post Traumatic Stress? Where does it start? For Terrance, it was at 5 years old when his father burned down his home with his family inside. Fast forward to 2010, he's a Fire Rescue Paramedic working at the Vancouver Winter Olympics and was called to respond to a fatal acci…

TACMED (Part 2) - IFAKs and Medical Equipment for the Field with Dr. Mike Simpson

Aug. 15, 2019

Dr. Mike “Doc” Simpson, the host of the “Mind of the Warrior” podcast, joins Adam to discuss tactical medicine for first responders. This two (2) part episode covers tactical medical training, standards, and tactics before moving into personal medical equipment, IFAKs, and Doc’s views on what needs…