CEO and Chief Instructor
A 34-year law enforcement veteran, Chris recently retired as the Inspector of the Major Event and Emergency Management Section of the Calgary Police Service in Calgary, Alberta, Canada; an agency of over 2200 sworn officers policing approximately 1.2 million people.
During Chris’s law enforcement career, he was a member of the Public Safety Unit for over 14 years and during this time was involved in conducting risk assessments and planning operational tactics for events such as the World Petroleum Congress and the G8 Summit. Chris was also deployed to Toronto for the G20 Summit. Chris has a particular professional interest in Human Rights Policing and has delivered training on this topic extensively.
Chris has an extensive background in law enforcement use of force and has been certified as an instructor or instructor trainer in numerous firearms, combatives, less lethal/chemical agents and emergency vehicle operation disciplines. In addition, Chris has training in special event risk management and close personal protection. Chris is currently a National Trainer for NLETC.
Chris has made presentations at National and International law enforcement conferences and has been qualified at Provincial and Federal court as an expert in firearms safety, police firearms training, law enforcement use‑of‑force training and evaluation. Chris has testified over 30 times as a use of force expert in criminal matters pertaining to officer involved shootings and in-custody deaths in Canada.
Chris is currently an advanced force science specialist and instructor for the Force Science Institute (FSI). He has been certified as a use of force investigator and advanced force science analyst and has instructed the ‘Biomechanics of Human Force Encounters’ workshop for FSI throughout Canada and the United States for over six years.
Chris serves on the Rescue Task Force Committee for the International Public Safety Association (IPSA) as well as serving on the Board of Directors. The mandate of IPSA is to develop a best‑practices interoperability framework for Police, Fire and EMS and Dispatch in response to criminally‑caused mass casualty incidents and natural disasters.
Chris can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.