Programming Considerations for the Tactical Officer in Law Enforcement – Focusing on Fundamentals

by Charles Kornhauser, TSAC-F
TSAC Report October 2018
Vol 3, Issue 49

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In the final stage of the gym opening process everything starts to feel very real. Once a location has been chosen, the next steps are to negotiate and sign a lease, create an opening timeline, and plan the grand opening event for the facility.

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This article originally appeared in TSAC Report, the NSCA’s quarterly, online-only publication geared toward the training of tactical athletes, operators, and facilitators. It provides research-based articles, performance drills, and conditioning techniques for operational, tactical athletes. The TSAC Report is only available for NSCA Members. Read more articles from TSAC Report 



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Charlie Kornhauser is a 10-year veteran of the Colorado State Patrol (CSP). He is currently serving in the role of the Physical Training Coordinator f ...

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