Robert Bragg is a Board Advisor for the National Law Enforcement Training Center.
* Master of Science in Physical Education, University of Washington, 1978.
* Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education, University of Washington, 1976.
Hundreds of hours of training in the area of Physical Force through governmental and privately sponsored events. Listed below is a sampling of training events attended:
• International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association: 2007
• International Association of Chiefs of Police (medical/in-custody death panel) 2007
• Institute for the prevention of In custody Deaths Las Vegas 2007
• American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers (ASLET):
1988, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
• NLETC Training seminars: 1997, - 2008, 2010, 2011
• DTN Training seminar: 2003, 2005
• Monadnock International Training Seminar 1998, 2003, 2008
• American College of Sports Medicine annual conference 1999, 2009
1981 - Present Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission. Academy Program Manager and Instructor of Physical Fitness and Force Tactics for entry level and in-service (instructor level) Police and Corrections Officers.
1985 - Present Defensive Systems Training Institute, Inc. Co-owner and Vice President providing contracted services in: Job Task Analysis, Program analysis and curriculum development of content and instructional methods surrounding Psychomotor Skills; Injury Reduction Training for Physical Skills Instructors, Defensive Tactics, Oleoresin Capsicum spray, Impact Weapon instruction for law enforcement agencies, security firms, and security departments; martial arts instruction; personal self defense instruction for individuals and groups; expert witness case review and testimony.
Job Task Analysis projects, Law Enforcement:
North Little Rock PD
New York City PD
Salt Lake City PD
Fort Worth Texas PD
Federal Protective Services
Defensive Tactics Program Analyses
Alaska Law Enforcement Training Academy, Sitka
Texas DPS, Austin
• National Law Enforcement Training Center - National Trainer/Curriculum Committee Chairman
• Washington State Defensive Tactics Instructors Association - founding member and past president
• Washington State Firearms Instructors Association
• Inosanto Martial Arts Academy - Associate Instructor Rank
• Kyokushin Budo Kai via Jon Bluming Fourth Degree Black Belt -Honorary
• Japan Karate Federation - Second Degree Black Belt
• National Field Training Officers Association
• Bellevue Community College - Law Enforcement Advisory Board Past member
• FATS (FireArms Training Systems) Past Curriculum Advisory Board / Instructor-Trainer
• American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers – Past Board member and chairman.
• International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association.
• NIJ Technology Transfer, TASER trainer Advisory Panel, 2006-2009
• American College of Sports Medicine
• Florida, Defensive Tactic News Letter National Defensive Tactics Instructor of the Year 1995
• Washington State Physical Fitness Instructor of the Year, 1990
• United States Army Award of Excellence in Training – SRT training 1985
Published in the Following Journals:
• Police Magazine (past Advisory Board member)
• Defensive Tactics News Letter
• The Law Enforcement Trainer; multiple articles and coauthor of The Trainers Safety Net a regular column
• Ophthalmology 2000 Dec;107(12):2186-9: Effect of OC on the Human Cornea
International Chiefs of Police (Medical Section) Panel Member: In-custody Deaths Oct. 2007
International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association: 2007
International Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Association: 1998
ASLET International Training seminars: 1990 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004
NLETC Training seminars: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004. 2005, 2006. 2007.2008
DTN Training seminar: 2003, 2005
Monadnock International Training Seminar 1998, 2003, 2008
Featured on NLETC, LETN, and ALERT video training series.
Featured on various newspaper and TV reports regarding police use-of-force issues.
Presentation subjects range from Sudden In-custody Deaths; separating the hype from hysteria, The science behind motor skill instructional techniques, Training injuries; who is really at risk? Functional Fitness for the LEO, Training women police officers in a “gender neutral” setting, to a wide variety of motor skills classes in the area of Control/Defensive Tactics.