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

Location: Training Academy, Alberta Public Safety and Emergency Services. 1568 Hector Road NW, Edmonton, AB
Organizer: Lac La Biche County
Registration: *Course Full / Registration Closed*

Course Cost: $700 / student

Methods of Instruction

July 24 - July 28

Location: York Regional Police Training Centre
Organizer: York Regional Police
Registration: *Very Limited Spots Remaining*

Contact Pat Ross, Practical Skills Unit, York Regional Police Service to register.

Contact Details: email:  Phone: 905-881-1221 ext 2668

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Methods of Instruction

September 11 - September 15

Location: Abbotsford, British Columbia
Organizer: Abbotsford Police Department
Registration: Contact Constable Alex Odintsov at to register

Use of Force for Investigators

September 18 - September 20

Location: Legacy Sports Centre Abbotsford, BC
Organizer: Abbotsford Police Department
Registration: *Registration is now open* For advance registration contact Constable Alex Odintsov at

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 Not Yet Open* Contact Chris Butler at or Douglas Smith at  to express interest and be notified once registration opens.


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.