Author Archives: ITTS

May/June Class Photos 2015

Check out our May and June 2015 class photos! Share: Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Bookmark in … Continue reading

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Looking Back: Times are Changing

By: Scott Reitz You know you’re getting long in the tooth when the son of your former partner shows up with a few years on the job. The accompanying photo is of Mike Coblenz who I went through the Academy … Continue reading

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Why We Teach.

By Scott Reitz A student recently asked me if I had any idea when we may stop teaching. When will we no longer wake up eagerly looking forward to range days training with all of the great students we have … Continue reading

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ITTS Friends and Family Charity Event!

On April 26, 2015 we held a wonderful event to raise money for our incredibly hard working and brave LAPD SWAT officers. As most of you know, ITTS head instructor Scott Reitz is a former member of this elite unit … Continue reading

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Deadly Force Application: Don’t Let Your History Haunt You

By Scott Reitz If you are involved in a shooting any and everything you have ever said, done, written or posted via the internet is subject to disclosure. This is far from an insignificant fact. One of the very first … Continue reading

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Looking Back: My Hope for the Younger Generations of Officers

By Scott Reitz Time changes everything. This can be both a good and bad thing. Joining the LAPD in 1976 was not an easy proposition. There were lines stretching for blocks at the various high schools throughout L.A. for prospective … Continue reading

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A Funny LAPD Breaching Story

By Scott Reitz In SWAT not everything goes as planned. “The best laid plans of mice and men” is more than an appropriate concept in this story. We had just started to use the Kerie cutting cable which consisted of … Continue reading

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February 2015 Class Photos

Check out some of our class photos from February 2015 Share: Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Bookmark … Continue reading

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Scott Reitz Interviewed on KFI 640 AM Radio

Scott was interviewed this evening on the Tim Conway Show. Follow the link to listen: http://www.kfiam640.com/onair/tim-conway-jr-33371/33-retired-lapd-swat-on-lapd-13375119/ Share: Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on … Continue reading

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KTLA Channel 5 Morning News Interviews ITTS Head Instructor Scott Reitz

This morning Uncle Scotty was on ‪#KTLA‬ 5 Morning News discussing the recent skid row shooting, including that “LAPD FID (Force Investigation Division) does a phenomenal job” and the challenge an officer faces making a split second decision. View the … Continue reading

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