Chuck Joyner was employed by the CIA from 1983 to 1987, a Special Agent with the FBI from 1987 until his retirement in October 2011, and is currently a reserve police officer in Texas. During his career, Chuck worked Violent Crimes & Major Offenders Program, gang task force and training. He was a SWAT team operator, sniper and later served as the SWAT Commander. He has provided firearms, defensive tactics, chemical agent and tactical training to thousands of law enforcement officers and military personnel. Chuck has lectured internationally and throughout the U.S. on myriad law enforcement topics.
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Why police departments should require all long guns to be equipped with a sling–
A long gun without a sling makes as much sense as a handgun without a holster
5 reasons why PERF and IACP's policy on shooting at moving cars is misguided–
When police departments adopt more restrictive policy than the law, it may increase their liability
7 easy steps to successful de-escalation–
De-escalation is nothing new — it’s been around since the beginning of policing, and good officers are skilled at this invaluable, life-saving tool
Why riots won’t die: 3 contributing failures of leadership–
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” — George Santayana
7 rules to prevent 'excessive use-of-force' accusations–
How do we protect the many officers who have been falsely accused of excessive force and then libeled and slandered in the media?
Want to make sure you were understood? Brief back!–
A brief back is simply having a team member repeat the orders/information after receiving them
Want to get better and be safer? Debrief!–
If we don’t look critically at incidents that go poorly, we fail to learn, we fail to get better, and we will continue to lose lives needlessly
Use of force: How much is enough?–
How efficient, effective, use of force can reduce injuries to both suspects and officers
SWAT selection: One key to finding great operators–
What is the most important indicator of an individual’s potential for success on a team?
The UC pepper spray case and the punch-in-the-nose test–
You don't want to put tax payers' money in the pockets of people who break the law, do you?
Bringing back 'the carotid'–
Using the Bilateral Vascular Restraint (BVR), it takes very little pressure to cause the desired result — compliance — in an otherwise noncompliant subject
Don't let your students get 'bullet hand'–
I believe some shooters get in the habit of covering their non-gun hand while holstering because of cheap leather holsters
Blue on Blue: Preventing 'friendly fire' and unintentional discharges–
As Pogo Possum said many years ago, 'We have met the enemy and he is us.'
Pulling the pin: 7 keys to retiring happy from your law enforcement career–
Planning your retirement is like working a case, you should have a plan
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