Dave Spaulding is a 30-plus year law enforcement veteran who has
worked in all facets of law enforcement including communications,
corrections, patrol, crime scene investigation, homicide investigation,
undercover operations, SWAT training and was the commander of a
multi-jurisdictional drug task force that worked cases from Miami to
He has been involved in hundreds of forced entries and raids
and worked for a year in a deep cover operation where he lived under
an assumed identity. He is a graduate of most of the better known
shooting schools and instructors and has taught classes at the major
police training conferences such as ASLET, IALEFI and ILEETA.
Dave has also taught his own firearms training courses across North
America. He is the author of over 1,000 articles for magazines such
as Guns and Ammo, Combat Handguns, Guns and Weapons for
Law Enforcement, Handguns, Gun World, SWAT, Police, Law and Order
and Law Officer.
He is also the author of two best-selling books, Defensive
Living and Handgun Combatives. Recently, Dave was named the 2010
Law Enforcement Trainer of the Year by the International Association of
Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), the
world’s largest police training association, and Law Officer Magazine.
Dave has also been featured in Ruger’s Tactical Tips.