With Deadly Force Podcast

With Deadly Force Podcast

Scott Reitz, former member of LAPD SWAT, co-founder and lead firearms instructor for ITTS, Inc., and both a state and federal court qualified "use of force" expert, conducts interviews with firearms industry leaders to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of when you can and can not use a firearm in defense of your life and the lives of your loved ones. Scott has been involved in five officer involved shootings that were ruled justifiable with not a single resultant lawsuit. He has taught hundreds of officers that have subsequently been involved in gunfights and to his knowledge, not a single one has resulted in an out of policy shooting. On an average year, Scott conducted the accelerated and advanced firearms and tactics training for over 7,000 officers a year and he did this for fifteen years with a perfect safety record. He has established training programs for numerous entities which have proven to be imminently successful.

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October 1, 2020 78 min

In Episode 6 we interview LAFD firefighter Dave Danielson who has used his 25+ years of experience in the United States NAVY (2 tours in Iraq) as a hospital corpsman, helicopter crew chief and gunner, to help support his current position within the LAFD and to serve his community.  

Dave shares details about LAFD and how they've grown over the years from primarily a firefighting outfit to being a complex and highly capable &...

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In this episode we interview forensic Psychologist, Dr. Shiloh Catanese, who also served as a Law Enforcement Officer in Los Angeles County.  Due to her experience in both fields, Shiloh is in the truly unique position of being able to offer both theoretical and practical insights.  She's been there, done it, and now she helps other officers address the multitude of challenges they face due to the high demands and stress on the...

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In this episode we interview LAPD Lt. II Kevin Burke, who has been with the LAPD for 21 years.  During his tenure he has worked patrol, gangs, gang detectives and robbery as a Sergeant and Lieutenant.  For the past year, Lt. Burke has been assigned as the Bureau Gang Coordinator for Operations-South Bureau (OSB), overseeing the Gang and Narcotics Details for four LAPD Areas and approximately 150 officers and detectives.  

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In this episode we interview LAPD Sgt. Andy Markel, who spent 30+ years on LAPD and held numerous roles including being a pistol, shotgun and carbine instructor, Use of Force Expert Witness, and concluded his career as the OIC (Officer in Charge) of the LAPD Tactics Training Unit.  

Topics Discussed Include:

  • Teaching tactics to officers.
  • Connecting with and motivating young officers.
  • Changing trends in Use of Force methods deployed...
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    In Episode 2 of With Deadly Force we conduct our first formal interview, and who better than the man in charge of our very own LAPD SWAT team!  Lt. Lee McMillion has 32 years on LAPD and 20 of them on "D" Team, otherwise known as SWAT.  Listen to Lt. McMillion provide insight on a variety of fascinating subjects including:

  • SWAT's overall mission.
  • LAPD SWAT's inception, evolution and capabilities.  
  • Team structure and d...
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    Welcome to With Deadly Force Podcast!  We are extremely excited to bring to you numerous discussions from firearms industry experts about the use of deadly force and how to keep you and your family safe. 

    In this first episode you will meet your WDF hosts, Scott Reitz and Brett McQueen, learn about how their unique experience landed them here, why they were inspired to do a podcast and what listeners can look forward to in future e...

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