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Chris Lawrence is an instructor at one of North America’s largest police training facilities where his experience includes police skills and procedures, specializing in Defensive Tactics, Officer Safety, and Firearms.  Chris began his police career in 1979 as a foot patrol officer on a small department. In 1983 he joined a major police service where his assignments included General Patrol, Booking Officer, Underwater Search & Recovery, Marine Patrol, Tactical & Rescue Unit, Criminal Investigation Bureau and Training.

Chris' police training experience began in 1983 and includes training related to his assignments as well as four years as adjunct faculty at the College level and 20 years as a consultant to security and police services. He became a full-time police instructor at 1996.

Chris has a Master of Arts degree in Leadership and Training from Royal Roads University in British Columbia, is a Technical Advisor to the Force Science Institute and an instructor on the Force Science Certification Course. Chris was also seconded to a national research entity as a research project manager for nearly 3three years.  He has also presented, consulted, and testified as an expert at the local, state, national, and international level regarding police use of force events; police training, practices, and procedures; subject control; officer involved shootings; and sudden in-custody deaths.

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