Dave Spaulding was awarded the 2010 Law Officer Trainer of the Year at the International Law Enforcement Trainers and Educators Association’s Conference in Chicago. He is a 30+ year Law Enforcement & Federal Security Contractor veteran. Dave was a founding member of his Agency’s SWAT Team which performed hundreds of forced entries, and he spent 12 years as its training officer. Dave spent five years as a full time use of force instructor, and another five years as the commander of a multi-jurisdictional drug task force working major narcotics cases from Seattle to Miami.
Dave is a graduate of most of the major shooting schools including Thunder Ranch, Gunsite, Mid-South Institute of Self-Defense Shooting, Smith & Wesson Academy, SIG-Arms Academy, Heckler & Koch International Training Division, Lethal Force Institute, Beretta Training Division, CQB Services, Ltd. and Defense Training International.
Dave is the author of HANDGUN COMBATIVES .