Blake Broadhurst has been a police officer with a major metro police department in Central Florida for 15 years, spending 13 of them on specialty units. He has served as an assault member on the SWAT team and has worked on multiple proactive crime suppression units. Blake has been a K-9 handler for a decade and instructor for the K-9 unit. Currently, he works a K-9 on a narcotics interdiction unit. He has been involved in over 100 uses of force during his career, ranging from hand-to-hand combat to deadly force encounters. Blake has received four departmental awards, each for a different take down of armed suspects.
As a K-9 handler, Blake has deployed on hundreds of real-time calls with numerous apprehensions with over 100 catches with his former K-9 partner, Champion. As an instructor, Blake holds certifications as a K-9 Instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor and Federal Active Shooter Instructor. As a trainer, he has developed numerous creative and high-skilled training scenarios that have been adopted by his agency. He is also the Lead Instructor and Owner of Mav1 Tactics, which developed and hosts a K-9 defensive tactics course focusing on tactical K-9 team take downs of a suspect during violent encounters.
Class: K-9 Tactical Team Takedowns and Deadly Force Encounters
The K-9 Tactical Team Takedowns and Deadly Force Encounters course is an advanced class for tac K-9 teams and handlers who are interested in evolving their skills and real-world performance. The course introduces a structured, efficient and safer way of apprehending and performing a team takedown 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: K-9 defensive tactics, examples of live K-9 team takedowns and K-9 deadly force encounter debriefs and tactics. This course will increase the professionalism and effectiveness of a police K-9 team when operating in real-world deployments.