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Sgt. Chuck Humes

After 32 years of law enforcement service with a large urban police department, Charles E. Humes, Jr. honorably retired at the rank of Sergeant in 2015. Independently achieved, he is recognized internationally as one of the pioneers of modern, realistic police defensive tactics training. He has taught seminars and instructor certification schools as far West as Alaska and as far East as North Carolina; and has trained police instructors from as far as Hong Kong. He was a 2016 recipient of the Ohio Distinguished Law Enforcement Training Award from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.

Thirty Guiding Principles: The Road To Hell is Paved With Good Intentions

Within the report, are thirty principles (policies) that PERF believes should be adopted by law enforcement agencies nationwide.


Mix a sixteen story hotel, filled to the brim with a diverse group of 700+ law enforcement trainers from all fifty states and three continents. Combine that with six days of uninterrupted training time. Add many trainers recognized as the “Who’s Who of Law Enforcement Training“ as teaching participants; and you get the best training […]

ILEETA: The Leader in Law Enforcement Training

The 11th annual ILEETA conference was, as it has been in the past, the ultimate learning and networking event for serious, professional, law enforcement trainers.

Review: Make Ready, with Dave Spaulding

I was extremely lucky when I first started training in the Martial Arts. My first instructor had a meticulous understanding of the crux fundamentals and the human kinesiology of unarmed combat arts.

10th-Anniversary Conference Shines Brighter than Ever, Continued

ILEETA Part Two—3 photos → VIEW GALLERY As we discussed in part one, this year’s ILLETA, the 10th anniversary conference, ran from April 15th to the 20th, and the classes were better than ever. I’d like to continue part two of this article with discussion on some of the outstanding classes that I attended, or […]

10th-Anniversary Conference Shines Brighter than Ever

ILEETA is the well-known acronym for the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association. It’s also used synonymously as the prestigious designation for their annual international training conference. Held in Wheeling (just North of Chicago), Illinois, this year’s event ran from April 15-20, with some hard-fought and well-spirited competitive events starting on the 14th. The […]

Less-Lethal Lessons

Dr. Bill Lewinski, the founding father and driving force behind the world-renowned Force Science Institute, has few, if any, equals in the study of human performance under paramount stress. Dr. Lewinski has trained in Goju Karate since 1967.

Body Worn Cameras

Ready or not, they are coming. Within the next 10 years or so, I believe the body-worn video camera will become as common as in-car video units.

I’ve seen a variety of designs with differing locations where the cameras are worn. At least one unit mounts the camera on a pair of glasses, which is presumed by some to capture the officer’s eye view and perspective on the video.  

Force Science Certification Course

Holy cow, I graduated from Harvard. Well, not the Harvard, but the “Harvard” that every law enforcement use-of-force instructor, LE use-of-force investigator, municipal defense attorney and PIO really needs to attend: the Force Science Analyst Certification Course.

If You Wish for Peace, Prepare for War

We all know that violent felons, as a general rule, aren’t academically well-educated. However, it seems that many would hold a doctorate degree in reading people, if such a degree existed.