Gary T. Klugiewicz
Gary is the training director for Vistelar (www.vistelar.com), a global consulting & training firm that addresses the entire spectrum of human conflict. His Verbal Defense & Influence (www.verbaldefenseandinfluence.com) training program is used worldwide in a variety of disciplines to teach non-escalation of conflict and reduce the need for de-escalation tactics. Gary specializes in transforming theory (“fire talks”) into reality (“fire drills”) through the use of Emotionally Safe Performance-Driven Instruction.
He retired from the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department in 2001 after 25 years of service, during which he rose to the rank of captain. As a former Street Survival® Seminar instructor and internationally known defensive tactics instructor, Gary’s training has impacted literally hundreds of thousands of officers.
Gary developed the Principles of Subject Control (P.O.S.C.®) for Correctional Personnel that have been adopted by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Training & Standards Bureau and Wisconsin Department of Corrections for their correctional training programs. He has been instrumental in the development of Correctional Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) training programs throughout the United States. Gary has revolutionized crisis intervention training through the development of the “First Responder Point-of-Impact Crisis Intervention (PICI) Training Programs for Persons with Special Needs” training program. PICI focuses on keeping people safe through a system of time-tested crisis intervention tactics and the development of Special Needs Strategies.
Gary Klugiewicz has spent more than 30 years as a line officer, supervisor, and a control systems designer. He currently serves as a defensive tactics consultant for numerous police and correctional agencies throughout the United States.
Full list of Gary T. Klugiewicz results
A good deed with tragic results: A view from the sidelines– 1
All people in crisis — whether mentally ill, under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, or simply having a traumatic time in their lives — are potentially dangerous
A view from the sidelines: Passive vs. active resistance– 10
Can you deploy a TASER on an inmate who is holding onto his bunk and displaying no other obvious signs of resistance?
A view from the sidelines: Prisoner transportation searching procedures–
Remember that you are responsible for your safety and the prisoner's safety
Complete public transparency–
We all know that whether the officer's actions are justifiable or not depends on the totality of the circumstances known to the officer at the time of the incident
Responding to mentally ill inmates–
The best way to keep everyone safe is to properly train your staff for emotional, medical and psychological emergencies
Tactical email communication– 1
Email has changed the way we communicate with each other on the job and in our private lives. Gary Klugiewicz looks at some ways to improve your email communications while minimizing the chance of ...
Develop knockdown baton cross strikes– 1
Officers who utilize impact weapons often spend time developing power on the their strong side baton strikes while overlooking the importance and effectiveness of cross strikes. Gary Klugiewicz wor...
Classroom Model: Benefits and Drawbacks– 2
The only place the “Classroom Model” works as planned is in the classroom. Real-world complications and dangers necessitate the modification, and even rejection, of this model. It is important to c...
Ethical Interventions– 2
This video will teach you how to protect fellow officers through ethical interventions during officer/inmate interactions. Verbal Judo expert Gary Klugiewicz examines an incident that occurred in O...
The art of asking questions– 2
Gary Klugiewicz demonstrates how asking questions, instead of making demands, gives corrections officers a strategic advantage over inmates. CorrectionsVideo.com is powered by CorrectionsOne
Fighting man dummy drills–
Gary Kugiewicz demonstrates the ways in which a fighting man dummy can be used to simulate close quarter combat and allow officers to practice a variety of defensive tactics. CorrectionsVideo.com i...
Top 10 correctional issues for 2011–
CorrectionsOne columnist Gary Klugiewiez offers his predictions for the topics that will be making the news next year
2010 training highlight: Asking for cooperation–
As we near the end of 2010, CorrectionsOne editors have looked back at the most popular training videos from 2010. Last week we saw the importance of developing baton striking power, even though ma...
2010 training highlight: Baton power development–
As we near the end of 2010, CorrectionsOne editors have looked back at the most popular training videos from 2010. This week and the next, we'll post our two favorites. In this week's video, Gary K...
Star Tactic: Team stabilization techniques–
In this video, Gary Klugiewiczsz demonstrates the “star tactic” technique, which is extremely useful as a tool for team stabilizations of unruly inmates. Though this video shows the tactic being us...
- Load More