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Adam Bercovici


Law Enforcement Best Practices, Use of Deadly Force, K-9 Operations, Active Shooter, Major Scene Management, Crowd Management, Police Internal Discipline, Private Security Best Practices & Use of Force

Adam Bercovici is a retired LAPD Lieutenant and a nationally recognized police Policy Expert who offers 40+ years of proven law enforcement, security, investigative, and consultative experience, and who serves as a subject matter expert across all facets of police initiatives in high-risk, high-demand environments.  Adam has been retained as an expert in some of the most important cases in the last decade.  He is arguably one of the most sought out police experts in the Unites States.   His areas of expertise include the following:  Shooting Policy, Use of Deadly Force, K9 operations, Crowd Management, Use of Less Lethal Munition, Major Scene Management, law enforcement discipline, private security best practices, private security use of force, private security hiring and retention. 


During the course of his 30-year career with the LAPD Adam held led some of the most elite units in that organization, including the Special Investigation Section and Homicide Special. Post 9-11 Adam commanded one of the largest field elements assigned to the Joint Terrorism Task Force Los Angeles.

Adam is Highly Accomplished Leader who exhibits advanced knowledge of law enforcement trends, best practices, and protocols, and who contributes talent in working with national and international and / or public- and private-sector clients with utmost confidentiality and professionalism. 


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Sean Price

Corrections, Prisons, Penal Systems

Sean is a retired correctional professional with over 24 years of service with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Sean worked at the ground level in the Federal Prison system over the course of his career and was promoted to the position of manager.  Sean has managerial and operational knowledge of various security-level correctional facilities. Sean has supervised correctional staff and inmates at the Administrative (jail), Medium, and Minimum-security prisons including a Mental Health-3 level (high intensity) inmate housing unit. 

Sean has  held collateral duty as a member of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT) for a period of 20 years as a squad leader, tactical trainer, rappel master, and self-defense instructor.  In addition, Sean has generated the Admission and Orientation Handbook for the Federal Correctional Institution and Satellite Camp, Sheridan, Oregon.  Sean has prepared, facilitated, and coordinated with regional staff in conducting the Institutional Climate Profile. This is an in-depth and critical audit of the security and daily operations of the correctional facility encompassing department program reviews, safety and sanitation, operational effectiveness, emergency preparedness, offender programming, fiscal controls, staff training and development, and American Correctional Association Accreditation.  Sean has been designated as the Person Most Qualified in the course of civil litigation and is experienced in testifying in Federal and State court.  He is a subject matter expert in areas of policy, use of force, supervision, and correctional tactical operations.


Jack H. Schonely 

Aviation Safety, Police Tactics, Use of Force, Police Aviation

Jack has worked on the front lines of law enforcement for over 36 years.  Retired after 31 years with the Los Angeles Police Department, as a Command Pilot assigned to LAPD Air Support Division but continues to instruct, consult, and write on a wide variety of tactical and aviation topics.  Jack is an internationally recognized expert on the subject of suspect tactics and perimeter containment.  Jack has developed and instructed a law enforcement tactical class titled Apprehending Fleeing Suspects.  Jack has instructed thousands of law enforcement officers across the entire United States, Canada, Australia, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Germany, and Slovenia. In addition, Jack has instructed law enforcement patrol and aviation units around the world in both classroom and scenario-based training on the following topics.


Tactical Flight Officer Selection and Training

Airborne Surveillance Tactics

Air Support to K-9 Operations

Crew Resource Management for Law Enforcement Air Crews

Risk Analysis for LE

Helicopter Patrol Tactics

UAS (Unmanned Arial System) Tactics, Communication, and Search Techniques


Kelly Couch 

Emergency Vehicle Operations, Pursuit Management, Criminal and Abuse Investigations Expert

Kelly Couch is a pursuit management, emergency driving and patrol tactics expert with over 30 years of practical experience in law enforcement operations, complex criminal and administrative investigations, and law enforcement training. After a successful career in law enforcement including patrol, field training and evaluation, department in-service training and four years as a Major Crimes Team Investigator Kelly spent over five years training law enforcement recruits in the areas of emergency vehicle operations, pursuit management, vehicle stop tactics, and patrol tactics. Instrumental in developing emergency driving and pursuit management curriculum and delivering training in law enforcement emergency response and pursuit tactics at a state-wide law enforcement training facility to thousands of police recruits.


Jeremy E. Stafford

Firearms, Ballistics, Defensive Tactics, Use of Force

Jeremy Stafford served as the LAPD Department Firearms Subject Matter Expert. He wrote or re-wrote every lesson plan that touched on anything involving firearms training. Jeremy personally led the firearms training instructor programs, encompassing all handgun, rifle, and shotgun training. He also led the teams that assessed department firearms and firearms related needs and  established the first written LAPD firearms testing protocol. In the wake of the Mumbai terrorist attacks Jeremy  worked directly with the Office of the Chief to develop the LAPD MACTAC response plan that has become the national standard for multiple location terrorist response and received the California POST Excellence in Training Award. As part of the program development, Jeremy led the team that reviewed and approved the new equipment that officers would be approved to use,including holsters, plate carriers, hard armor, shields, and enhanced duty gear. As the LAPD Firearms and ballistics Subject Matter Expert Jeremy also provided counsel to command staff regarding policy interpretations as well as providing expert testimony to the City and District Attorney’s offices.

Jeremy has also done extensive ballistics and firearms research as the lead writer and researcher for a major firearms magazine.  He is considered one of the leading experts in firearms, both pistol and rifle technology and ballistics in the United States and Europe. 


In addition to his firearms expertise Jeremy was the director of Military and Law Enforcement training for the Krav Maga Alliance.  In this role he created all hand-to-hand training content and Krav Maga Alliance training division.  Jeremy is a decorated Marine, who served in Iraq as Civil Affairs Chief. 


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