Jeff Chudwin is the Law Officer Tactical Ops columnist. He’s also the 2009 Law Officer Trainer of the Year. He retired as chief of police after 38 years of service for the Village of Olympia Fields, Ill. A founding member and current president of the Illinois Tactical Officers Association, Chudwin is a former assistant state’s attorney and has been a firearms, use-of-force and emergency response trainer for more than 25 years.
On Sept. 2, Illinois law enforcement personnel responded to an Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) request from Louisiana officials for assistance "as soon as possible." One hundred and fifty officers from agencies throughout the state formed Task Force Illinois and...Read more
After my deployment to Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, it's clear to me that how we address emergencies in terms of individual officer sustainment proves critical to our survival and success.Read more