In his 31st year of law enforcement and after approximately 20 years of street patrol, Sergeant Charles E. Humes, Jr. now serves as a supervisor in Support Services of a large Midwestern police department. Humes 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.
For over three decades, Sergeant Humes has authored highly acclaimed police training articles, which have been published in a wide variety of law enforcement publications. Humes’ articles and his hands-on training have been continually recognized for their substance; as Humes’ work has been cited or acknowledged in eleven training manuals and/or survival oriented books authored by other trainers.
Humes has been repeatedly chosen by selection committees to train instructors at conferences conducted by the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), as well as two for the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI).
Sergeant Humes is the author, director, editor, and producer of a top selling police video training tape entitled DYNAMIC STRIKING TECHNIQUES. It is in use by police departments, training academies, and individual officers worldwide including members of the Anti-Terrorist Unit at London’s Heathrow Airport. With an unwavering personal commitment to excellence and professionalism, Humes' passion is to give students the best, in no-nonsense, street-proven effective, tactics, techniques and concepts.
Full list of Charles Humes results
2 tests to determine if your training is tactical or tacti-cool– 4
We must apply NUM and the Three S Test to everything we do, instilling functional skills early and quickly by focusing on the simple basics
Techniques vs. concepts in use-of-force training– 5
A technique is the procedure, skill or art used in a specific or particular task. In many traditional martial arts, there's a different, specific technique to respond to every possible attack. So i...
How Swayze’s ‘Road House’ can be an officer training device– 14
In the 1989 movie ‘Road House’ Patrick Swayze’s character gave what was arguably the best advice for police officers that ever came out of Hollywood
How to incorporate combat breathing in police pursuits– 3
As Bruce Lee said, we need to “learn it until you forget it,” so that under the conditions we need it the most, you will perform it to your advantage without even thinking about it
How Freud's Pleasure Principle is killing cops behind the wheel– 2
Type T people not only enjoy the rush of adrenaline, but they will actively seek ventures and conditions that create it — and many officers are Type T personalities