Author Archives: ITTS

Hostage Resolution

Years ago when I was still on LAPD, a hostage situation developed in a large metropolitan city. The suspect held the hostage in the typical configuration of a controlling arm about the neck of the victim while positioning himself behind… Continue reading →

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Looking Back: Our Family Trip to Normandy

Brett and I and two of our sons were in Europe this year combining training and vacation. During a break we spent two days in Normandy, France. It was a humbling experience. The day we visited Omaha Beach the sky… Continue reading →

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Police Pursuits

A number of people have approached me concerning an LAPD pursuit, which took place last Friday. They heard me narrate (in real time on KCAL News) the pursuit, commenting on police policies and procedures. The following is an article I… Continue reading →

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The Importance of Low Level Light Training

Daylight training and low level light training are two very different evolutions. Low-level light training brings to the table a much different set of problems to overcome than that of bright, ambient light training. The simple fact that targets and… Continue reading →

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Old School P.I.R. (Preliminary Investigation Reports)

LAPD Circa 1976 Academy; Class on P.I.R. (Preliminary Investigation Report.) The absolute high art of Police writing… Third person narrative. Just the facts Ma’am! Dragnet, Sgt. Friday style. Police report writing demands a succinct, straight to the facts, narration style…. Continue reading →

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Can You Shoot in the Rain?

We often get asked that question in the days leading up to a weekend that’s forecasted for a downpour. You know what, for those who don’t have much experience with firearms it’s actually a very fair question. Southern California… sand,… Continue reading →

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Recent ITTS Class Photos

Check out some our our recent training 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 Browser… Continue reading →

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Looking Back: Bested by Our 4-Year-Old Niece! By Scott Reitz

I have come across my share of bad guys to be sure… bank robbers, gang members, murderers, politicians etc. Brett and I have also raised our own children and overcome all the obstacles and impediments that normal, everyday life seems… Continue reading →

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Hostage Resolution – By Scott Reitz

This past month we’ve received numerous requests from major news outlets to comment on the LAPD Van Nuys Division hostage shooting. The shooting was captured on body cameras worn by the Officers. The suspect had taken a hostage in the… Continue reading →

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Recent Class Photos

Check out some our our training for this month! 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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