Gary T. Klugiewicz
Gary is employed by PoliceOne as a Use-of-Force subject matter expert, researcher, program developer, and training specialist. He is also the director of ACMi® Systems, and a member of the Team One Network that, in cooperation with the Northwest Wisconsin Technical College, provides defensive tactics, firearms, and tactical training throughout the United States.
He is retired from the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department after 25 years of service where he was promoted to the rank of captain. As former Street Survival® Seminar instructor and internationally known defensive tactics instructor, Gary has impacted hundreds of thousands of law enforcement officers.
Even more importantly, as a righteous police officer use-of-force defense expert , Gary has defended scores of officers in legal proceedings.
Gary Klugiewicz is the director of research & development for the Verbal Judo Institute. He has collaborated with Dr. Thompson to develop a series of specialized training programs for corrections, mental health, and other public service employees, as well as, one for private citizens, including children and young adults. Currently, he is the lead instructor for Verbal Judo's (Tactical Communication for the Correctional Professional) training program.
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Video: Verbally applying the 10-, 5-, and 2-foot rule– 1
In this video tactical tip, PoliceOne Contributor Gary Klugiewicz — alongside PoliceOne Contributor Dave Young — discusses and demonstrates how to utilize verbal techniques as they apply to the pro...
Video: Improving your verbal response to situations–
In this video tactical tip, PoliceOne Contributor Gary Klugiewicz discusses a concept to help improve law enforcement training and performance on the street, explaining his philosophy that we shoul...
Video: The five levels of Communication– 1
In this video tactical tip, PoliceOne Contributor Gary Klugiewicz discusses law enforcement training for dealing with various people on the street. He discusses the five levels of communication: co...
Video: Ethical intervention– 1
In this day and age of nearly ubiquitous cell phone video, even a small situation spinning out of control can lead to long-term headaches for even the best of cops. In this video tactical tip, Gary...
Video: Officer safety and the phrase 'I've got your back'– 12
The phrase, “I’ve got your back” has become so widely used — it’s even being used in TV commercials for household products — that it’s fundamental meaning is in danger of being lost. In this video ...
Handling suspects with Excited Delirium– 4
Whether the suspect is on drugs or suffering from mental illness, here are a few tips to follow if you approach a suspect who is naked and screaming incoherently with his/her eyes glazed over.BLUtu...
Using a low pulley during your workout–
In the 10th installment of the "Saving Gary" tactical tip series, police trainer James Di Naso explains some tips and tricks for incorporating a low pulley cable attachment to your normal workout, ...
Strengthen your core– 1
In the seventh installment of the "Saving Gary" tactical tip series, police trainer James Di Naso explains the importance of core strength, and shows officers a "pain-free" way to do crunches to bu...
Prone T weight lifts– 3
In the sixth installment of the "Saving Gary" tactical tip series, police trainer James Di Naso explains how to do repetitions of light weights in a prone T position to exercise the shoulder muscle...
Using a Swiss ball– 2
In the fifth installment of the "Saving Gary" tactical tip series, police trainer James Di Naso explains how officers can use a Swiss ball to strengthen glutes, hamstrings, lower back muscles and m...
Using the box squat to increase range of motion–
In the fourth installment of the "Saving Gary" tactical tip series, police trainer James Di Naso describes alternatives to the traditional box squat that officers can use to increase range of motio...
Increasing mobility and range of motion– 2
In the third installment of the "Saving Gary" tactical tip series, police trainer James Di Naso advises Gary Klugiewicz on how to use hurdles to increase and achieve lateral and linear mobility, as...
Assess your physical well-being– 2
In the first installment of the "Saving Gary" tactical tip series, police trainer James Di Naso advises Gary Klugiewicz on how to assess his physical health to devise a plan for improving fitness. ...
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