Dave Young is the director of specialized programming for RedMan Training at Northcentral Technical College. He has more than 20 years of combined civilian and military law enforcement and training experience, having served as a certified corrections and law enforcement officer in Florida, and as a gate sentry, patrol officer, watch commander, investigator, and Special Reaction Team leader and commander in the U.S. Marine Corps. Young is recognized as one of the leading defensive tactics instructors specializing in crowd management, chemical munitions, specialty impact munitions, protocol and selection of gear and munitions, ground defense tactics, and water-based defensive tactics. He is a member of the Police Magazine Advisory Board and a technical advisory board member for the Force Science Research Center.
In the last decade, there has been a significant rise in the number of officers killed in training by live weapons. This is documented in Ken Murray’s book “Training at the Speed of Life.”