Emanuel Kapelsohn is an internationally recognized Firearms Training and Use of Force consultant who has instructed thousands of police and security officers, federal agents and others throughout the U.S. and abroad since 1980. A graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School, he is a practicing attorney in addition to his consulting work.
As vice president of the Internat’l Assoc. of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors, Mr. Kapelsohn is a certified in force science and shooting scene reconstruction, and as an instructor in numerous law enforcement disciplines. He is a featured presenter at national and international instructor conferences. He has authored over 130 published articles, is Associate Editor of "Standards & Practices Guide for Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors," and principal author of "Firearms Training Standards for Law Enforcement Personnel," and "Guidelines for Simulation Training Safety."
Mr. Kapelsohn testifies as an expert witness in civil and criminal cases in state and federal courts nationwide, and has testified by invitation before both houses of Congress.
Testimony on the Following Subjects:
- Gun Accidents
- Firearms Safety
- Gun Handling Procedures
- Gun Storage
- Firearms Design
- Ejection Patterns - Ricochets
- Proximity Testing
- Gunshot Evidence
- Bullet Wounds
- Reconstruction of Shooting Scenes
- Bullet Penetration
- Shooting Range Safety
- Hunting Accidents
- Holsters and other Shooting Products
- Self Defense
- Knives and other Weapons
- Involuntary Muscular Contraction and Accidental Discharge
- Police and Security Firearms Training
- Tactics and Procedures
- Use of Force
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Emanuel Kapelsohn (Principal Author)
This manual is designed to address and hopefully reduce, the tragic incidents of officer deaths in recent years which have occurred in role-playing and force-on-force training exercises. These are the most authoritative source of guidance available on simulation training safety.
A guide to help every Police Agency set up and maintain a firearms program with suggestions on training and standards officers should be able to obtain.
Emanuel Kapelsohn (Assoc. Ed.)
This book is a must for any firearms program. As an outline of relevant knowledge for law enforcement firearms instructors, this Reference Guide is more than just a glossary of terms; besides a guide to nomenclature, it is an index to professional standards and practices, whose dissemination is at the heart of IALEFI's mission. It has three complementary functions, combining features of a glossary or dictionary, an encyclopedia, and a handbook.