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Chris Lawrence, Beat-1

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Chris Lawrence is the Team Leader of the Defensive Tactics Training Section at the Ontario Police College in Aylmer, Ontario, Canada. Chris began his police career in 1979 as a foot patrol officer in St. Thomas Ontario. In 1983 he joined the Peel Regional Police where his assignments included general patrol, cell officer, Underwater Search & Recovery, Marine Patrol, Tactical & Rescue Unit, Criminal Investigation Bureau and Training.

Chris' teaching experience started in 1983 and includes training related to his assignments, including 4 years as adjunct faculty at Sheridan College in Brampton, Ontario and 10 years as a consultant in the security industry. He became a full-time staff instructor at OPC in 1996.

Chris has a Master of Arts degree in Leadership and Training from Royal Roads University in British Columbia, and is a Technical Advisor to the Force Science Research Center, Minnesota State University-Mankato. He has testified regarding use of force training and subject control in Canada and the United States and has published and presented on the subject of police use of force and sudden deaths throughout North America and in Australia.

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