Insp. (Ret.) Chris Butler
A 34-year law enforcement veteran, Chris Butler recently retired as an Inspector for the Calgary Police Service. For several years Chris was in charge of the delivery of all officer safety, subject control tactics, emergency vehicle operations, Incident Command and Strategic Communication training for the Calgary Police Service in Calgary, Alberta Canada; a major Canadian police agency of over 2000 sworn officers.
During Chris’s law enforcement career, he has been member of the Public Safety Unit for over 12 years and during this time was involved in conducting risk assessments and planning operational tactics for events such as the World Petroleum Congress and the G8 Summit. Chris is currently the Commander in charge of the Public Safety Unit.
Chris is certified as an instructor or instructor trainer in numerous firearms, combatives, less lethal/chemical agents and emergency vehicle operation techniques. In addition, Chris has training in Incident Command, special event risk management and is certified as a close protection specialist (ESI – honors).
Chris has made presentations at National and International law enforcement conferences on a variety of topics. From 2006 to 2007 Chris was seconded to the Canadian Police Research Centre where he co-published a national study on the use of neck restraints in policing.
Chris has been qualified at Provincial and Federal court as an expert in firearms safety, police firearms training, law enforcement use of force training and evaluation and is used as an expert witness on law enforcement use of force in criminal and civil court cases across Canada. Chris is certified as an Advanced Force Science Analyst and regularly gives presentations to law enforcement audiences across North America as part of the Force Science Institute instructional cadre.