New Training Course

The Methods of Instruction – Advanced Training For Practical And Professional Law Enforcement Skills course is an intensive 5‑day, 40‑hour program that provides students with a deeply challenging exploration of paradigm‑breaking, scientific principles which they will be able to apply immediately and directly to their setting in Academy or Agency’s training programs.

Upcoming Course Schedule

Methods of Instruction

September 25 - September 29

Location: Alberta Justice Training Academy, Edmonton, Alberta
Organizer: Lac La Biche County
Registration: Contact  to register

Use of Force for Investigators

January 17, 2024 - January 19, 2024

Location: Edmonton Police Service HQ
Organizer: Edmonton Police Service
Registration: *Closed Course* Limited may be made available closer to course date. Please contact to place your name on the waiting list.

Methods of Instruction

January 29, 2024 - February 2, 2024

Location: Edmonton Police HQ, Edmonton, Alberta
Organizer: Edmonton Police Service
Registration: *Closed Course*

Methods of Instruction

April 15, 2024 - April 19, 2024

Location: Urban Tactical Winnipeg MB
Organizer: Hosted by SETCAN Corporation and Urban Tactical
Registration: *Registration Is Now Open* Click here for registration form. Complete the form and send to Douglas Smith at SETCAN at


We provide the most advanced research‑based personal safety and risk management training to law enforcement, public safety agencies (Search & Rescue, Fire, EMS ), and to private industry.


Since 2004 Raptor has been providing the following expert services:

  • Use of Force Analysis
  • Expert Witness
  • Training Services
  • Professional Speaking


Over his 34-year career, Chris Butler has delivered training and instruction, and has authored and published on a wide variety of topics related to law enforcement use of force, workplace violence, personal safety and risk management.