Chuck Haggard

Chuck has been active in private defensive training throughout his long career in urban law enforcement. After nearly thirty years of steady upward progression through the ranks of the Topeka Police Department, he ventured out on his own to pursue private training on a more regular basis. Chuck maintains his POST certification and stays active in the law enforcement community, but he now devotes even more time to training other police officers, military personnel, security forces, and private citizens on the art and science of personal defense. Below is an abbreviated list of some of Chuck’s credentials.

  • 28+ years with the Topeka Police Department, including posts as a Field Training Officer, Field Training Supervisor, Rangemaster/Armorer, Response Team (SWAT) squad leader and team leader, and Watch Commander (rising to the rank of Lieutenant)
  • Kansas Army National Guard (1985-1998)
  • National Law Enforcement Training Center (NLETC), National Trainer
  • Strategos International, Adjunct Instructor
  • Survival Operations System, Inc., Instructor/Board of Directors
  • Hardwire Tactical, Adjunct Instructor
  • Countless training courses and train-the-trainer courses from various reputable sources, including:
    • Rangemaster Firearms Training Services
    • Defensive Shooting Academy of Tulsa
    • HK International Law Enforcement Training Conference
    • HSS International
    • National Law Enforcement Training Center
    • Israeli Shooting International
    • Lethal Force Institute
    • Strategos International
    • Sure-Fire Institute
    • Active Countermeasures Systems
    • American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers
    • Casco System (expandable baton)
    • Glock Academy
    • Safariland Training Group
    • International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors
    • National Rifle Association (several civilian and law enforcement instructor certifications)
    • PPCT Training Systems
    • Taser International

Chuck is certified as a civilian and law enforcement trainer on various weapon systems, including pistol, shotgun, rifle, carbine, oleoresin capsicum (O.C.), baton, and Taser. He is also skilled and experienced at teaching weapon retention, disarming, and other empty-hand techniques. He enjoys teaching and is proud to be able to contribute to this nation’s widespread community of responsible, law-abiding advocates of self-defense.

Chuck’s website is Agile/Training & Consulting and his Facebook page is

Chuck will be one of the featured instructors at the Primary & Secondary Training Summit in Logan, Utah Sept 5,6, & 7, 2020.



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