Blake Broadhurst is an active police K-9 handler and instructor with the Orlando Police Department. He has served as a police officer for 13 years, spending 11 on specialty units to include SWAT, FTO and Crime Suppression Units. He has been involved in over 150 solo uses of force during his career, ranging from foot pursuits to deadly force encounters. Blake holds instructor certifications in defensive tactics, basic K-9 patrol and as a federal active shooter instructor. He has also developed several police training programs that focus on improving officers tactics and decision making during responses to resistance. Blake is a recipient of four departmental awards, each for the take downs of armed suspects. 

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CLASS: K-9 Tactical Team Take Downs and Choke Defense

The K-9 Tactical Team Take Downs and Choke Defense Course is an advanced class for experienced K-9 teams that are interested in evolving their skills and real world performance. The course introduces a structured, effective and safer way of apprehending and performing a team take down of a resisting suspect. The techniques taught reduce the amount of force used by a handler, which in turn decreases the use of excessive force. The course will consist of three phases of instruction: introduction to a learning strategy, handler defensive tactics and operational K-9 team take downs. The three phases will be bridged together to form a blueprint of a training module that can be added to a K-9 unit's training program.