Episodes

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, …

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 of…

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,…

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 a…

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 ensu…

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 progr…

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…

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 th…

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 F…

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 los…

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 Hell…

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 traini…

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…

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 m…

TACMED (Part 1) - TCCC, Training, and Tactics for First Responders with Dr. Mike Simpson

Aug. 14, 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 m…

Situational Awareness - You Don't Know What You Don't Know with Dr. Rich Gasaway

July 31, 2019

What is Situational Awareness and why does it matter to Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Personnel? How do we teach situational awareness and what are the challenges faces by agencies and departments when it comes to esta…

Student to Instructor - Who is Responsible for Your Training? with Scott Warren

July 26, 2019

EPISODE PAGE: https://thebreakdown.ca/008. Scott is a 35-year veteran of the RCMP, retiring in 2017 as a Staff Sergeant. He deployed to Afghanistan in 2013 where he led a small training cadre tasked with delivering training …

Mental Health Interractions - Finding the Correct Response with Leslie Hadfield

July 19, 2019

Interacting with People with Special Needs or a Mental Disability can be an extremely difficult task for any First Responder. Adam and Leslie dive deep into "What is an appropriate response?" for officers and emergency perso…

How Things Change After Incidents: Police Training & Tactics with Scott Burge

July 11, 2019

Plainclothes/Covert Firearms Training, Issued vs Non-Issued Equipment, How training changes after a Serious Incident or Line-of-Duty death. Adam and Scott discuss many topics in this open conversation about police training i…

Crisis Negotiation: The Stuff You Don't See In Movies with Dr. Andy Young

July 3, 2019

What is the difference between the Crisis (Hostage) Negotiation tactics we see on TV and in movies versus what actually happens in real life? Adam sits down (via phone) with Dr. Young to discuss what Crisis Negotiation is an…

Training Philosophies: A Guide to Leadership in Training with Brian Willis

June 27, 2019

Adam talks with Brian Willis after he returns from the 2019 ILEETA Conference. They discuss what Brian believes to be life's most important question: What's Important Now? and break down the current state of law enforcement …

Building Effective (Firearms) Training Programs with Nick Brazeau

June 20, 2019

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Honey Badgers Don't Give a F--K with Grant Ellsworth

June 12, 2019

Adam sits down with Grant Ellsworth, a Federal Corrections Officer, to discuss how do deal with difficult people in difficult situations. We discuss Honey Badger Alliance, a community build by Grant to promote positive think…

An Introduction: What Are We Doing Here?

June 11, 2019

WELCOME. This is the first episode of the podcast and I couldn't be more honored to be able to deliver this platform to the brave Men and Women who CHOOSE to put themselves on the line to protect their friends, their familie…