Schenectady Police Department
531 Liberty Street, Schenectady, NY 12305
Michael N. Geraci, Sr.
Chief of Police
Michael J. Seber Mark R. Chaires Jack Falvo, Jr.
Assistant Chief of Police Assistant Chief of Police Assistant Chief of Police
May 5th, 2007
To whom it may concern;
am writing this letter in regard to the recent training received from
Lt. Col Al Ridenhour USMC and the Attackproof team under the guidance
of Close Combat Master John Perkins.
have been a Police Officer for 18 years. I am the Element Leader of our
Tactical Team and a Defensive Tactics Instructor. I have been to many
schools, classes and seminars throughout my career in the Marine Corps
and in law enforcement. Unquestionably, the training in basic World War
II type methodology mixed with John Perkins' Guided Chaos philosophy
has enhanced my defensive tactics and those of our training division.
the training, many myths were dispelled and the "anything goes"
philosophy of Guided Chaos answers the question "Why doesn't our
institutional Defensive Tactics work when we need it to?"
training we have received from the Attackproof team has profoundly
influenced the way our operator and instructors train and teach.
Detective Michael Goldman